What is telepathy?

It is the ability that allows two people to communicate using the power of thought (i.e. not using physical communication methods). In fiction, this is extended to controlling other individuals with the power of the mind (there is no indisputable evidence of this ability in real life). Some conspiracy theorists suggest that various government agencies or nefarious groups utilize telepathy, by psychic ability or technology.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that some individuals may have "shared" thoughts, and this is especially noted among twins. But no way has been found to develop this as a science.

Answer 2:

Science is going to change.

I generally agree with the first answer to this question. However, there is more to it than that.

Telepathy is the universal language of Spirit. It is how people on the Other Side communicate with one another. The reason why we all don't go to Telepathy 101 in grammar school is because of the antiquated understanding of telepathy within the field of Parapsychology and Transpersonal psychology.

Telepathy is a function of one's spirit, not of one's brain. When we are corked up in three dimensional bodies, we are cut off from The Light on the Other Side - the non-living higher power that is the energy source - that naturally allows for easy telepathic communication. Like a land-line telephone that is not plugged in to a phone jack, when we are in bodies we no longer have that communication advantage until we return to The Light.

That is why telepathic communication here, among those in the flesh, is so unstable and so unreliable. In order for it to work you have to enlist the help of spirits to take the message from one person in the flesh and then relay it to another in the flesh. Spirits are people, each with their own personality. You can't turn them on and off to help you like you do a light switch. This is also how Gifts of the Spirit operate. They manifest when the spirits who are causing them to happen decide to make it happen with their access to The Light. Assuming of course that there aren't other spirits who are opposing such a transmission, and thereby damper or prevent it from happening in the first place - which also occurs.

The Spirit World is likened to a large number of special interest groups, all of which use telepathy constantly.

Want to know what telepathy feels like?

Take note of your dreams. They are all based in telepathic communication. Contrary to the distorted paradigm of Sigmund Freud, when we sleep at night one part of our brain does not activate to create dreams for us. Instead, what really happens is that when we are asleep or in a meditative state, we are more receptive to telepathic messages from the Other Side that are often projected symbolically. As a spiritual medium, this has been confirmed to me directly. I have had situations whereby I would be communicating with a Spirit Guide in a dream; to then wake up and continue the conversation. *LOL*