Parergische phenomena

Science Vitalitycross August 7, 2016 0 7
The parergische phenomena form a branch of parapsychology. These are the phenomena, in which the physical result is much stronger or different than the applied force.


In this word we recognize two tribes: para: beside and very, labor. Think of words such as occupational therapists, ergonomic, etc.
Parergie is therefore engaged in a psychic way force.

Types parergische phenomena

We distinguish five primary categories of parergie:
  • Telekinesis
  • Parakinese
  • Psychokinesis
  • Pyrokinesis
  • Levitation

The terminology has grown over the years and sometimes a bit contradictory or inconsistent. So the words are not always literal load.


Telekinesis is remote: remote and kinesis: movement.
We mean so all paranormal phenomena, whereby an object is moved without touching it.


Parakinese comes from para: beside and kinesis: movement. Literally it would mean move something in a psychic way.
In reality, the term is used for a form of parergie, wherein touching is allowed, but the effect is much greater than the applied force.
One example is the ancient Chinese Qigong Master of 50kg which extends the hand and four heavy invites men to push him down with their collective strength. This push as hard as they can and hereby develop a pressure of perhaps 300 kg, but not get him down. According to the ordinary laws of physics, this is impossible, but the old master is doing it anyway.
Another example is when a person with one finger pushes a trainset in motion.


Psychokinesis comes naturally psycho: the spirit and kinesis: movement. Literally moving through the mind.
It is clear that this translation is not to be construed literally.
Usually we mean by psychokinesis: by means of exercising the mind affects moving structures. Often these are dice, but it may also be a clock, or a computer program.


Pyrokinesis comes from pyro: fire and kinesis: movement.
The term is used in parapsychology for two types of phenomena:
Projection of fire at distance
Spontaneous combustion


Levitate the body with means of taking off the ground, and possibly linger for a time in the air. This phenomenon has been repeatedly reported about Christian saints and mystics, but also about Tibetan monks and experimentally at the Transcendental Meditation.