It is the ability to use the thoughts and perceptions of others. It is about feeling things in your head. It is about using your mind to create reality. It is about manipulating people in your life using your inner power.”
According to the report, the research firm has a team of scientists, researchers, and psychologists to investigate its ideas, and in May will announce the results of the project.
“My personal opinion is that it’s very very good,” said Jansen. “In the last few years it has been very hard for us. We are in trouble because of the financial and moral crises that have affected us in Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, and Germany. The country has lost its confidence and now that there is a government that has lost its confidence in its citizens, I think it would be ideal. They do not mind spending more or more money on the project, as long as it is properly justified.”
The study of psychics is not as well respected as scientific research, which has to go through peer-review, but “psychics’ influence does not need further validation by scientific institutions,” said Jansen.
The idea that their skills may be used to make people behave and respond to their needs has been around for some time. In 2006, an Italian philosopher named Andrea Della Pergola, a professor at the Universite della Scala (Italy’s Institute of Logic), created the term “mental technology” to help explain how technologies could alter human behaviour.
“This technology, which I like to call psychic technology, allows us to have a direct influence on someone’s mental state. The use of these techniques is the equivalent of telekinesis — the manipulation of the brain,” he wrote in an article about his research.
In 2006, a team of scientists from around the world came up with the idea of testing psychics with a form of psychodrama. Called “the Dilemma Test,” one group of people watched a man die while another group watched a cat sleep. The psychologists compared what they saw on television, where the same subject had been portrayed, with what the subjects said while watching the footage. It seems that even when the audience was not aware of the influence of the subject over the viewer, it became obvious with the audience that he or she could “see” events.
At the time, psychics like Richard Speck and Thomas Estes were seen as con artists who had nothing more to offer than a “wish upon a