The dictionaries say:
That brought me up short since scientists are saying we have more than five senses. Science now states that we have " between 14 and 20 different senses"*!
psychic (sī'kĭk) n.
1. A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.
2. See medium.
Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy. Or relating to such mental processes.
Perception that involves awareness of information about something (such as a person or event) not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience.
Knowledge or perception without the use of any of the five senses.
* Quoted from here
If scientists agree we have way more than 5 senses, is ESP really extrasensory at all? Are psychic abilities just a group of senses the scientists have yet to add to that now huge total of 14 to 20? Could the extraordinary just be an ordinary we don't have a standard test for yet? Maybe one day ESP will become JASP - Just Another Sensory Perception!
One thing I am certain of - there is nothing mystical or magical about what we currently label as "psychic abilities". I think they are as much a physical human ability as smelling a rose or hearing music. In fact, I'm sure of it.
Years back I read, in a local newspaper, how a man began to have so-called psychic abilities after falling off a ladder and hitting his head. If psychic abilities were "supernatural" why on earth would a physical thump on the head make a difference? At the time I stored the story in my brain under "unusual and interesting" and left it there. It might still be there except for the fact that recently I've read of another similar case as well as having my own personal experience related to this topic.
I think so-called psychic abilities are simply human talents we haven't found names for.. yet. Something no stranger than our abiilty to create music. Most people like listening to music. Some people compose and write glorious music. Some of us can sing beautifully, most of us belt out an average-bearable tune and some of us are tone-deaf dreadful. Just like singing some people are good at these things we label psychic and some are useless, but most of us have a certain basic ability or two. The difference is that schools teach music, they don't teach ESP!
Which, I think, makes me a karaoke psychic. : )