the ability to acquire information without using the known senses. Real-life experiences that appear to involve ESP are commonly termed psychic experiences. Anomalous cognition. See also clairvoyance, precognition, retro cognition, telepathy, the sixth sense. ESP is an acronym, a term made from the first letters of the words extra-sensory perception. Extra means "above," "beyond," or "super." ESP, proper, deals with the receptive arm of psychic phenomena. Its very name says so. ESP is distinguished from PK, the active or outgoing arm. On another level, ESP actually embraces all psychic phenomena. The term seems to shape shift into extra-sensory phenomena. In this sense each of the psychic gifts are particular manifestations of ESP. They each have their own characteristics and qualities. healing: another of the psychic gifts. The kind of healing that occurs in the Bible and occurs among spiritually awakened people forever is accomplished through prayer and the transfer of energies. Jesus does much of his healing by the laying on of hands. Yet he tells the apostles at one point that certain healing can only be accomplished by prayer: "This kind can not be driven out by anything but prayer" (Mk. 9.29). Clearly, there is a hierarchy of power in psychic activity/healing. This subject is by itself so large that it merits a separate book. On our current adventure we only cursorily visit healing and the healing principles.