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What is the study of tarot, telepathy, telekinesis called? other than magic?

What is the study of tarot, telepathy, telekinesis called? other than magic? I believe there is or was a college in Roseville, MI that studied this and i would like to know more about it.


  1. I think those are completely different areas of study. Tarot really doesn’t fall into the same category as the other two. Telepathy and telekinesis would be parapsychology.

  2. The course is indeed parapsychology… I’m actually considering going back to school for this, and am looking selectively at colleges.

  3. Hello
    Well it has nothing to do with magic!
    Tarot are a tool for psychic guidance, meditation & growth.
    Telepathy is an emotional/psychic link between 2 people.
    Telekinesis is more of a mental activity.
    Look for psychic development. I run courses myself!

  4. It is called parapsychology. It began in the late 1800s, and was quite popular by all the fashionable ladies and their frou-frou husbands. It slowly lost popularity, however, and it isn’t respected in the modern day and age.
    A parapsychologist is a scientist that studies parapsychology. Any ESP (extrasensory perceptions, just in case you don’t know) is studied by these professionals.
    Hope I helped!!!!
    PS- Try googling ‘parapsychology’. It really helped. Also, James Randi and this guy who lost his son were/are parapsychologists.

  5. Parapsychology is the study of telepathy, psychokinesis, clairvoyance, precognition and phenomena suggestive of survival of bodily death. The study of tarot and other divination methods, including astrology, is sometimes part of anthropology, or religious studies, but is generally not considered parapsychology.

  6. Some term it Occult, New Age, (although it’s been around forever and it’s only new to us) or Mysticism. It’s all the same no matter what name you give it…

  7. I suppose that depends on how you are using them. Tarot, for example, isn’t always used for divination. Sometimes it’s used for psychology or just played as a game.
    ESP covers most of your psychic stuff like telekinesis. If your think about it, what makes extra sensory perception anything special? If you simply think about it as an “extra” sense and not as magic, then you demystify it instantly.
    I consider tarot a spiritual thing since I don’t have ESP but enjoy using the tarot and get a lot of insight from it. I see it as a spiritual tool like prayer or meditation. If I were psychic and I could make predictions with it, I’d call it a tool for my psychic ability.
    Your question makes me think of the word “paranormal.” People instantly assume that the word has to do with spirits, ghosts, demons, and all that woo woo stuff. But all the word really means is “beyond normal.”
    In answer to your question, perhaps what you can call these things are abilities or phenomena that haven’t been explained or proven YET.

    Term coined in German by Max Dessoir (1889) and adopted by J. B. Rhine in English to refer to the scientific study of paranormal or ostensibly paranormal phenomena, that is, psi; except in Britain, the term has largely superseded the older expression “psychical research;” used by some to refer to the experimental approach to the field. [From the Greek para, “beside, beyond,” + psychology, derived from the Greek psyche, “soul, mind,” + logos “rational discussion”]”
    (link below)
    “Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events, objects, people, and physical phenomena) through mystical, paranormal or supernatural means.”
    (link below)
    “Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy investigating principles of reality transcending those of any particular science.”
    (link below)


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