There is a lot of talk going on these days about the supernormal. Traditional Western Scientists will argue, that the supernormal doesn't exist. Or, that, for "extraordinary claims, there needs to be extraordinary proofs." With the modern advancements in neuroscience, physics, and quantum mechanics - scientists are starting to see more and more, that particles are affected in a myriad of different ways. What they aren't quite understanding, is that the human mind doesn't need all the fancy equipment of a particle accelerator, to see into these fundamental truths.
The ancients, from many different traditions - that span the entire globe - like: Yoga, Zen, Taoism , Sufism, Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism (Native American, South American, European, Middle Eastern), Roman Catholic Saints, Kabbalah, etc Have been studying the mind for centuries. Meditation practices of the East, have existed in all of the ancient traditions mentioned above. The only problem, is that these intensive studies have been relegated to the realm of spirituality. I would say religion, but they are too left-brained to have figured it out either.
The mystical, magical, sorceress, & heretical - have been outcast by society at large for centuries. People never wanted to believe that these things existed. To even go so far, as calling people witches for having these abilities. Whether they were outright born with them, or developed them at a later stage in their lives.
What a bunch of baloney! The same people who are making a mockery out of our civilized society today (politicians, lawmakers, presidents, corporations), have been doing this since the Roman Catholic Church killed Christ. The worlds' earliest buttheads (although, I'm sure buttheads existed in other times before this).
Supernormal phenomena of the mind, have existed for centuries. They have existed in the arts, music, and movements of human beings - since time immemorial. When we slow down the mind through meditative breathing, we are able to experience the world from another vantage point - a subtle energetic point of view. Check out this excerpt below from The Mysticism of Sound and Music, by Sufi master musician Hazrat Inyayat Kahn, as he explores the ideas behind the subtle energy and vibrations of the human power of thought.