Thought photography – ‘the power to visualize thoughts’

Some people are said to be able to project images, images, or feelings onto unexposed film through the power of their thoughts alone and then view them. By what laws of nature do psi phenomena such as mind photography function? It must be a kind of law that, despite all the groundbreaking successes of the various sciences, has remained hidden from us until now.

Thoughts become reality

Thought pictures are psychogenes, that is, creations of thought that become reality through great concentration, impulses of feeling or a rich imagination. A person sees his fantasy as an object in front of him. When it comes to the appearance of a person, it can become connected to the medium through an interaction of forces and become real in this sense. The density of the initial mental image depends on the soul power contained in that image. Because it is not actually thoughts that are depicted (the expression is a loan translation of the English concept of thoughtography ), but fantasy images, the chosen expression is not entirely correct: moreover, it is a telekinetic phenomenon.

The spectacular case of Ted Serios

Within parapsychological research, the psychiatrist and parapsychologist Dr. Jule Eisenbud (1908-1999) is considered a pioneer of thought and psychophotography. In his 1967 book, he describes his spectacular experiments with Ted Serios, a hotel porter from Denver, Colorado, who could have his thoughts recorded when he pointed a camera at his face. Many of the images showed only his concentrated face, but others were particularly remarkable, showing famous people or landmarks that Serios had focused on and managed to capture on film. Dr. Eisenbud and other scientists had Serios medically examined, but without abnormal results. His environment and body were carefully examined and monitored to find clues to possible deception. This also yielded no results. The case had to be regarded as an authentic parapsychological phenomenon, one of the most astonishing in all piss research.

Excerpt from the book that Dr. Jule Eisenbud wrote in 1967 about Ted Serios
‘Possibly – as mentioned earlier – the conceptual apparatus of physics, which in my opinion is subordinate to psi phenomena, will never be able to accommodate these kinds of esteems . to give. Perhaps only a way of seeing like that in the mythical consciousness, which does not view things from an abstract point of view, will be able to arrive at a clear understanding of psi and nature as a whole.’


Hidden wisdoms from the distant past

The great interest in Ted Serios and his gift can partly be explained by the general interest in the paranormal or supernatural in the 1970s. New religions, mind-altering drugs and a new attitude to life defined the time, in which conventions were broken in many areas. Serios was in that sense just part of a cultural phenomenon, and in a sense Eisenbud regarded him as a savage from the modern jungle of the big city. However,
he also saw in him someone who had a handle on long-hidden wisdom and skills from the distant past. Skills that the new age had put away in the corner of superstition and the uncivilized. Serios connected us all to something that lies dormant in every human being, parallel to the world around us.

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