A novel approach is introduced to explain the appearance of telepathy like effects as the consequence of disturbances in the normal equilibration or ‘equilibrated non equilibrium’ of ordinary human experience. A new electromagnetic version of Freud’s psychoanalytic model is proposed, which begins by treating the mind as a charged object that interacts with others and the environment in a generally balanced pairwise fashion. If the brain is assigned a net charge for a given state of mind, there may be considered to be a balancing of superego, ego, and id level interactions. A temporary altered state of consciousness may result from an over or undercharged experience (from a social perturbation or unconscious wish) that would otherwise be processed during normal habituated experience as part of interdependent behavior during conscious awareness or sleep. Deviations from the normal “equilibration” of such balanced charge states that are not immediately cathected or decathected during personal interactions may result in the deceptive perception of telepathy or a neurosis like symptom, perhaps in the form of a remembered dream. However, a genuine telepathy like phenomenon may be postulated to exist due to synchronistic effects when considering the unique aspects of synchronous human behavior and possible subconscious information acquisition through inference. Electrochemical charges and energies may be assigned to the thoughts, emotions and actions of the human body and these may often be psychologically and socially coordinated and coherent with others: two people may change state at the same time. A macroscopically relevant coherence may result in approximately simultaneous thoughts and actions, and even a form of knowledge, between separated people.
synchronicity; psychoanalysis; quantum mechanics; entanglement; electromagnetism