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Stages of Empathic Cognition
Empathy is the psychical influence of emotion via experient influence over the emotional basis of consciousness and the mental and physiological processes associated with a wide variety of emotional experiences.
In regards to intentional empathic clairvoyant cognitive techniques, several stages are assumed to exist through which the clair-empathic cognitive acquires emotional information. During spontaneous (non-intentional) clair-empathic cognition, these processes are assumed to run automatically via the subconscious.
However, since the processes are run subconsciously, there is no conscious directive. To obtain a level of conscious direction, the clair-empathic cognitive is assumed to require achieving each step in order to perform successfully.
Stage 1 of the clair-empathic cognitive process involves initiation, i.e. the empathist recognizes his or her need for collective emotional information consciously, and therefore subconsciously.
Stage 2 involves selection, i.e. the empathist begins to decide what collective emotional experience, or event will be investigated. Selection techniques vary per the limitation of the empathist.
Stage 3 involves exploration, i.e. the empathist begins to gather information on the decided collective emotional experience or event, and new emotional knowledge comes into knowing (i.e. conscious awareness).
Stage 4 involves formulation, i.e. the empathist begins to evaluate the emotional information that has been gathered.
Stage 5 involves collection, i.e. the clair-empathic cognitive now “knows” the collective emotional information he or she set out to gather.
Stage 6 involves search closure, i.e. the empathist has completed his or her search for collective emotional information, and will continue by summarizing the collective emotional information that was found via the exploratory search process, which involves emotional mapping.
Selection techniques include, but are not limited to; touch, altered states of consciousness, spatial proximity, or the use of an electronic medium (e.g. phone or computer; real-time programs such as a webcam, chat or internet phone).
Empathic clairvoyant cognitive processes (ESP processes in general) appear limited to exploratory search parameters. Exploratory search is a specialization of information exploration in which represents the activities carried out by clair-empathic cognitives. Exploratory search includes a broad class of activities for the clair-empathic cognitive to implement including investigating, evaluating, comparing, and synthesizing.
(Adapted from the book “Empathy: A Quantum Approach - The Psychical Influence of Emotion” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)