I actually have two answers for this question. The first pertains to the experient, and the second pertains to the experient as a function of nature.
(1) As simply an experient, the answer is, no. However, several variables if altered, can lead an experient of psychical phenomena into a gradual decline and or sudden discontinuance of psychical experiences regardless of the magnitude or frequency of these experiences.
These variables include mild to severe behavioral or lifestyle changes in which no longer support these experiences. Common alterations can include, but are not limited to, developing an anxiety disorder [or antisocial behavior], developing or an increase in depression, sleep disturbances, drug or alcohol use [including medications], a physical condition or disorder, or by not exercising the underlying ability resulting in the experiences [extrasensory perception or psychokinesis].
(2) As an experient as a function of nature, the answer is yes. Many reports suggest an influencing nature, whether it is part of nature itself, or an intermediary [often designated a spirit guide], in which appears to maintain regulations expected to be upheld by experients.
These assumed regulations appear to vary experient-to-experient based on unknown variables. For example, common regulations reported in regards to telepathy and clairvoyance include publicizing information deemed private or requesting information in regards to immodest applications.
Reports suggest âmisuseâ or âostentationâ as the most common ambiguous reasons for the sudden discontinuance of psychical experiences [ESP and PK].
Disregard for regulations has been reported to result in punitive provisions, which can revoke access or influence, and is described by former experients of clairvoyant phenomena as âa sudden inability to obtain information regarding objects or events for an extended duration of time.â
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On average, and for valid reasons, people believe in what they have experienced in some form or another. For a small few, this can be a single event experienced though one form of sensory modality [e.g. visual evidentiary support].
Others on the other hand, may require many recurring experiencing through several forms of sensory modalities [e.g. visual, auditory, tactile, etc.]. Of course, many people will oppose such phenomena even after numerous experiences.
While the two aforementioned types of individuals can be persuaded with time via convincing experiences, the latter may be more challenging. This impossibility stems from the fact that people tend to internalize and build upon the beliefs of the people around them during their childhood.
If a person uses these beliefs as a permanent foundation to build a permanent core belief structure, they may inadvertently become incapable of accepting such conflicting beliefs.
In this case, accepting such phenomena as reality would devastate if not entirely annihilate their entire core belief system. While convincing this type of person that such phenomena do indeed exist may be quite a challenging endeavor, usually, over much time and debate, some level of agreement can be reached.
This is not typically achieved by explaining how such phenomena are possible in hopes the other person understands and accepts what has been shared, but rather by the believer learning more about the unbelievers core beliefs in which are restricting their ability to even consider the existence of such phenomena, let alone begin to believe.
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Unstable psychical phenomena can be the result of many factors. One factor can be mental or physical health. Through my years of research I have found direct correlations between psychophysiological health and psychical stability.
When the psychophysiological health of an experient of psychical phenomena is compromised to any degree (e.g. stress, anxiety, acute or chronic pain), the experient is bombarded with an increased reactivity to psychical stimuli.
This increase is typically equivalent to the magnitude of the psychological or physiological factor initiating the increased reactivity (e.g. mild stress = mild increased reactivity). In the case of psychophysiological factors, ideally, experients should address the condition and instability as soon as they emerge.
Whether the condition is the result of the psychical instability, or the psychical instability is the result of the condition is never clear, but treating the condition appears to treat the psychical instability every time.
Another factor can be the result of the experients immediate environment. I have found many correlations between elements in the environment and increased psychical phenomena during my years of research.
While these elements maybe advantageous to those experiencing stable phenomena looking to enhance said phenomena, these elements can also send unstable phenomena spiraling out of control. Elements can include specific wavelengths of light, pigments of color, and various types of materials in the experients immediate environment.
Experients can identify these factors via psychical assessment. Once the experient is aware of what factors to work on, or avoid, the experient can begin their way towards psychical well-being.
Recent parapsychological research suggests that psychical system (e.g. psychical processes) are both “need-based” and are the result of a normal subconscious engagement with Nature (including reality and all constituents of reality e.g. individuals) beyond our physical and sensorial boundaries. This engagement, termed &ldquosi,” void of spatial proximity (distance), can be broken into two main categories (e.g. Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis).
Such received and assimilated information is assumed involved in the development of all experiences. Psi is assumed to operate continuously at the basic, beginning level of human functioning (i.e. a first sight rather than a second sight). Since it seems that perceptual experiences begin with the psi level of engagement and shares similar functioning patterns with other subconscious processes, psychical processes are assumed to be integrated with these other subconscious processes.
Research has also lead to the finding that psi processes work with the memory (specifically the long-term memory) which is stored in various regions throughout the brain. Because psi is a fundamental basis of human functioning (e.g. perceptual experience), and the information is received and stored throughout the mind, there may be no way to “shut off” a psychical ability.
However, the psychical system appears to be linked to the emotional system and personality. Typically, in an individual will low stress and well maintained mental and physical health, psychical processes present themselves in a non-intrusive and typically unnoticeable manner, whereby simply contributing to experience rather than be an experience in and of itself.
Acute and chronic periods of heightened stress, mental illness (anxiety, depression, etc) and or physical illness, can increase the noticeability of a particular form of psychical phenomena. The resolution here is to remedy the stress (stress management, meditation, behavioral therapy, other forms of medical or therapeutic treatment, etc.) to alleviate the noticeability of the phenomena.
In addition, I have found correlations between personality types and specific phenomena. I have also found that personality deviation (altering personality) can result in the “disappearance” of one form of phenomena, to be replaced by another (e.g. telepathy for clairvoyance). However, even if personality deviation leads the exchange of a psychical specialty, the stress related factors will still play a critical role in the operations of the “new” phenomena (i.e. personality deviation in conjunction with stressors will still present intrusive phenomena).
In other words, if the psychical phenomena experienced by an individual is intrusive, the individual should focus either on alleviating stressors from their life, or learning new methods of coping with stress, as stress puts the body in continual state of “need” (e.g. needing to reduce stress, therefore “searching “ for a means to do so, as a means to promote system wide health). Once such needs are addressed, the phenomena will no longer be intrusive (i.e. will appear “shut-off&rdquo.