ESP Cards

Serious scientific investigation into ESP began as far back as 1915 at Stanford University. Harvard began their researches in the 1920’s, but the momentum really grew when Duke University opened a parapsychology laboratory under the direction of Dr J. B. Rhine in the early 1930’s. One of their innovations was the development of a special deck of cards for testing psychic abilities. This deck, originally called “Zener cards”, consists of 25 cards, five different symbols repeated five times each. (Circle, Wavy lines, Star, Square and a Plus sign) These cards can be used to determine someone’s ability at telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition.


Here is a good test you can do on your own to demonstrate clairvoyancy:


1. Sit down comfortably with your cards and paper and pen.

2. Mix the cards thoroughly and place them face down on the table.

3. Take the top card off the deck, holding it so you can not see what the design is.

4. Write down what you think the card is.

5. You can carry on in two different ways from here. You can look at the card to see if you are correct before moving on to the next card. This gives you instant validation, which is good if you are correct but can prove discouraging if you are not. OR, you can continue all the way through the deck, checking your success at the end. (This is called CDT – Clairvoyant Down Through.) You will have to decide for yourself if you are a person who can handle getting several incorrect answers yet still carry on positively.

6. The chance score is five correct out of the twenty five cards (20%). If you can consistently do better than that you are successfully demonstrating your clairvoyant abilities.


            The only problem with ESP card tests is that they can get boring if you spend hours working on them. It is far better to spend quarter of an hour every day ‘playing’ with the cards. And I do mean ‘play’. If you are relaxed and do the tests in a positive, playful manner you will get consistently better results than a grim, serious approach.

One thing to be aware of. Some people consistently psychically pick up the next card in the deck, rather than the one they are holding. This is called “anticipating’. No one knows why this happens, but it is just as valid as picking up the identity of the card you are holding.


            With two people: This is an experiment in telepathy. One person becomes the “sender”.  He mixes the deck , picks up a card, visualizes it and transmits that thought to the “receiver”., who either writes down the thought received or says it out loud. It is important to swap roles every now and again as some people are better as receivers than senders, and vice versa.

            With three people: In this situation the third person becomes the record keeper, enabling the sender and receiver to simply concentrate on their tasks. Once the experiment is over the record keeper can show his results.

            You can also test precognition with these cards. Mix the cards and then “guess” the identity of the card you are going to cut to. You may for instance, guess that you will cut to the ‘circle’ card. If you actually do cut to the ‘circle’ you have successfully predicted your own future.




            Clairvoyancy.  Ask someone to thoroughly mix the cards and then place them in a box or envelope. Relax and then try to clairvoyantly identify the top card of the deck. Write it down. Then try and identify the second card, and so on, right through the deck. Once you have guessed all twenty five cards take the deck out of the envelope and check to see how well you have done.


            Precognition. Remove one each of the five symbols and place them to one side. Divide the remaining cards into five piles, each containing one symbol (one pile contains four ‘circles’, another fout ‘wavy lines’, etc.). Place these five piles in order from your left to right where you think the five cards you previously removed will go. Once this has been done, determine where the remaining five cards will go in the following manner: the ‘circle’ relates to 1 and 2, the ‘plus’ sign to 3 and 4, the ‘wavy lines’ to 5 and 6, the ‘square’ to 7 and 8, and the ‘star’ to 9 and 0. Open up a telephone directory to any page and look at the last digit of the very first entry on the page. If it is a’1’ place the ‘circle’ on top of your first pile of cards. If it is a ‘5’, you would place the ‘wavy lines’ on top. Repeat this four more times and then check to see if you have managed to successfully predetermine the correct spot for each pile.