Telepathy is defined by the dictionary as being communication between two persons without recourse to the senses. The word was formulated in 1882 by Frederic William Henry Myers an English poet and essayist. He was also a leading founder of the Society for Psychical Research in London. Telepathy experiments have been conducted in Europe, the Soviet Union and the United States.

Although telepathy is perhaps not "psychic" in the way that most people use the word it does without a doubt fall under the category of extra-sensory perception and so has been included as a psychic ability..

The most common examples of telepathy often involve twins, particularly identical twins. No matter where they are in physical relation to each other can often know what the other is doing, seeing, feeling etc.

Telepathy, in some ways, is what most of us consider to be "mind-reading". Many people think that psychics "read their mind" - nothing could be further from the truth. This is one of the most popular misconceptions concerning psychics and psychic abilities.