Eyeless Sight

As we learn more about the body's capabilities in conjunction with the mind, a new physiology is unfolding in the world.

The hocus pocus about ESP (extra- sensory perception) is evolving out of the realm of mysticism and occultism and into the world of science.

In other words, as our instrumentation improves, we're beginning to measure and explain things that formerly were mysteries.

Under hypnosis, people proceed much faster in the training process of finger and skin perception, because they accept the power of suggestion and believe they can do it.

It also has been found that if your finger temperature is down to around 70° - 75°F, your perception is off a bit.

If your finger temperature is over 90°F and the colored construction paper is at room temperature, your perception is heightened (review "Exercise -- Seeing With Your Skin & Body").

In fact, experiments reveal that the greater the difference between the temperature of the hand and the temperature of the object, the better the result.

For a simple exercise, paint one side of an aluminum square black and put it into the freezer.

Drop the temperature of the plate to about 40°F.

Now while blindfolded have an assistant let you feel the air just above the black painted side without touching it.

Now feel the air just above the unpainted side.

Notice a definite feeling of draft on your fingers on the painted side?

! This is simply an exaggerated example of what is perceived on a finer level with colors at room temperature.

Now sit facing a partner (preferably of the opposite sex) across a table and get into a comfortable, relaxed position.

Blindfold yourself with a black sleep mask and pass your hand a few inches in front of your face.

While moving your hand from side to side, sense your hand by imagining it as it moves.

Work with the other hand the same way.

Now hold hands with your partner.

Have your partner move her hand in front of your face and around the side of your head.

Perceive it in your mind.

Feel it.

Imagine it.

Let her stop her hand in various positions and you tell her where it is.

Now you put your hands to the sides of the table.

Have your partner touch your forehead with her hand and then place it on the table somewhere in front of you.

When she says, "Go," you immediately touch her hand with your finger.

Let your partner put a sponge on the table in front of you.

Now have your partner pass your hand over areas of the table to see if you can discern a difference when it passes over the sponge.

Use other household objects.

Practice pointing at and picking up the objects while blindfolded.

Brush your teeth, comb your hair and wash yourself in the shower with your eyes closed.

If you practice these drills a lot, you’ll eventually get results.