Project Stargate was an initiative the CIA undertook in response to international hostilities, particularly the very real threat posed by Russia (at that time called the Soviet Union.) Defectors from the Soviet Union informed the U.S. government that they had been effectively using people with psychic abilities against U.S. interests. Such testimony was enough to convince the powers that be that the phenomenon was at least worth investigating.

“The evidence for ‘psi’ [psychic abilities] is ten times stronger than the evidence that aspirin prevents heart attacks.” – Russell Targ, laser physicist and chief scientist for the CIA’s “Stargate” program

After some preliminary research, the evidence for psychic ability was so overwhelming that the U.S. government established an entire department for experiments at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI).

Dr. Russell Targ, a pioneer in the field of laser physics, says that the results convinced Congress to continue funding the research over the next two decades. It was Targ who coined the phrase “remote viewing” to describe the practice of an individual (“viewer”) detailing the characteristics of distant and unseen “targets” – the person, place, or thing that was to be viewed.

According to Targ, the remote viewers generated quite a list of accomplishments, including:

  • Locating a downed jet pilot
  • Discovering hidden nuclear piles
  • Describing China’s failed launch of a nuclear test missile
  • “Checking in” on the hostages during the Iran hostage crisis


The 4 Psychic Abilities

“Everyone has psychic abilities, but not everyone is able to identify which psychic ability they are working with.” – Laurie Barraco, author, and psychic medium

Here are four other common types of psychic abilities – and how to know if you have them.

1. Clairaudience:

Clairaudience is the ability to perceive spiritual information through hearing. Clairaudient people report hearing spiritual communications, either externally (in the environment) or internally (in the mind. Of all the psychic abilities that go undiscovered, clairaudience is thought to be the most common.

Here are signs that you may be clairaudient:

–  You always think that you “heard something,” and nobody else ever seems to hear anything.

– You have constant ringing or buzzing of the ears.

– You’re able to give superb advice without even thinking about it. (You probably get “I needed to hear that!” often.)

– You frequently hear creaking, dragging, knocking, or whispering sounds.

2. Clairvoyance:

Extra-sensory perception (ESP) falls under the umbrella of clairvoyance – the ability to perceive things beyond the five senses. Development of clairvoyant abilities goes all the way back to Gautama Buddha, over 2,500 years ago – and possibly further. Dogzchen Buddhism teaches the absolute truth of this ability to some of its followers.

Here are a few signs that you may possess this hidden talent:

– You have pictured future events with relative accuracy.

– Your dreams are ultra-vivid, and you’re able to remember them the morning after.

– You have an extraordinary “mind’s eye”; perhaps you’re an artist.

– You seem to see things out of the corner of your eye.

3. Telepathy:

You’ve probably had a telepathic experience more than once in your life. Telepathy involves the sending and/or receiving of non-verbal, non-local communications through belief and thought. Telepathy, as with many other “super-normal” abilities, is thought possible due to consciousness’s non-local nature.

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Here are a few signs that you may be telepathic:

– You’ve “felt” a strong yet unknown sense of worry about a loved one (this happens to mothers frequently).

– You predicted that someone was trying to call or otherwise make contact.

– You directed a genuine sense of love and care to someone, and they confirmed “receiving” it.

4. Intuition

Uh-huh … intuition is psychic ability! In this case, your subconscious mind tries to communicate with your forebrain. The question is: do you listen to it?  If you do, your life is probably better off because of it. People who don’t listen are often too busy thinking to stop and contemplate. Yours truly definitely weighs heavier on the thinking than the listening. Without attempting to dodge responsibility, this is natural. “Logical” and “rational” types are more likely to place too much importance on our conscious faculties, albeit wrongly. The answer lies in quieting the mind and tuning into the sixth sense we already know is present!

Here are a few out of a countless number of ways you have experienced intuition:

– You, all of a sudden, come up with an answer to a complex problem without thinking.

– You’ve avoided someone out of a suspicion that was later confirmed.

– You’ve “felt” someone watching you who was out of your field of vision.

– You “chose” a “worse” alternative that ended up being better than the original (enter husband/wife joke here).


Final Thoughts on Awakening Your Psychic Abilities

In today’s day and age, where endless distractions surround us, learning to silence the mind isn’t easy. But, and this is important, silencing the mind is absolutely critical to awakening your innate gifts.

Almost as important is tuning into your intuition – and listening to your “gut instincts.”

We, especially in the West, place a high premium on “logical” and “rational” thinking. In doing so, we “think ourselves out” of opening up any possible alternate reality – and then wonder why happiness seems to elude us.

You needn’t forgo your thinking mind to awaken your innate gifts. You must stop identifying solely with your logical and critical mind and open up to other possibilities. The rest will take care of itself.