Monday, August 30, 2021

"There Is No Telepathy" (Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi)

When Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi was asked about the subject of telepathy, which is the belief in the communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses, he replied:

There is no telepathy. It is as we said. Either there is the Grace of God or the delusion of the demons. When man begins to live a Christian life, after coming out of the margins of the unnatural, sinful life, he begins to live normally, naturally. From the natural he rises to the supernatural towards sanctification. Then the intuition, which is a gift he had before the fall, begins to awaken in him. After intuition, clairvoyance follows. Clairvoyance is followed by foresight. Then with the increasing of grace there is prophecy. In these situations when there is a pious person with intuition, clairvoyance, foresight and prophecy he will see these things, if he sees them. This is the only way. Otherwise they are a charlatan. What does telepathy mean? The "fallen" man is fallen. The sinful man is deprived of everything. He has nothing left. What you say about the transfer of thoughts from person to person is done only with the energy of Satan.