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Pyrokinesis is the psychical influence of propelling charged particles to high speeds, typically electrons because of their light weight, via an experients own electrical fields or through the remote influence of similar fields. Experients act as low energy particle accelerators whereby increasing the temperature of systems, or objects, that are not in thermodynamic equilibrium. Increased temperatures can lead to object phase changes via the physical processes of melting/fusion or boiling, or result in smoldering or flaming combustion. Pyrokinesis is also the psychical influence of energy flow in regards to heat. In the case of heat emission, the raised temperature of the system [heat] spontaneously flows from the experient, or remote source, in the direction of the system as long as the system is cooler than the experient as per the second law of thermodynamics. In the case of heat absorption, heat flows from a system, which has a higher temperature, towards the direction of an experient of a lower temperature. In either case, when a thermal connection is made, such as radiation or conduction, the experient and system will exchange internal energy until their temperatures are equalized; that is, until they reach thermodynamic equilibrium. (Kelly, 2011)


The term pyrokinesis is derived from the Greek words πυρ (pûr, meaning “fire, lightning”) and κίνησις (kínesis, meaning “motion”). It literally means “to move fire”, but more commonly denotes the ability to create and/or to control fire using only the mind.


Heat Conduction vs. Radiation

Reported limitations include heat conduction verses heat radiation. Heat transfer is due to a temperature gradient, which directs the flow of heat from regions of higher temperatures to regions of lower temperatures. In conduction, this flow is possible via the direct touch between the experient and an object. Conduction takes place in all forms of matter such as solids, liquids, gases and plasmas, leaving little limitations in regards to the physical properties of a substance or system. Radiation on the other hand, does not require direct touch, but rather localization to a substance or system. This range of localization is debatable, but is most commonly reported to be within 2 feet, and up to 5 feet. (Kelly, 2011)

Vaporization vs. Melting

Another limitation includes increasing the temperatures of substances or systems in regards to solid verses fluid influence. In other words, experients of pyrokinetic phenomena in which can influence fluids [liquids and gases] report limitations when attempting the melting or fusion of solids. This limitation presents itself during the process of phase transition. Vaporization, or boiling, is a type of phase transition, which typically occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point. Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid. This form of phase change is most commonly reported by experients of pyrokinetic phenomena in regards to electronic circuits more so than other substances or objects. (Kelly, 2011)

Flame vs. Flameless Combustion

Typically, flame and flameless forms of combustion are equally as common as the other is. The fundamental difference between a flameless and flaming fire [smoldering and flaming combustion] that appears to limit an experient is that of temperature. The characteristic temperature and heat released during smoldering are low compared to flaming combustion (i.e., 600°C vs. 1500°C). Experients can gauge their temperature range of influence by attempting to combust several types of materials. Experients should start with controlled experiments involving crumpled up tissue paper then light [newspaper] to standard weight paper. Experients can then increase difficulty by attempting to ignite combustion in small pieces of dry wood. (Kelly, 2011)

Measurement & Observation

Thermo-Therapeutic Heat Transfer

The heat transfer produced when an experient of pyrokinetic phenomena places their hands on or near an individual is the transition of thermal energy from the experient to the individual. This heat flow, or heat transfer, will continue to occur until the local of the individual’s body reaches thermal equilibrium [at the same temperature] with the hands of the experient, though the thermoregulation of the individual’s body tends to prevent this from happening to a small degree. This heat transfer, from the experients heated hands to the individual, warmer to warm, is the result of the second law of thermodynamics or the Clausius statement. When an experient is able to regulate and control their hand temperatures, they should be encouraged to engage in thermal therapies, which can treat many illnesses and ailments including chronic pain, inflammation, and potentially cancer. In exercises, experients should attempt to increase the temperature in their hands from average temperature [female hands 90.3°F, male hands is 89.2°F] to no higher than 102°F. Temperatures higher than 102°F can result in physiological damage such as burns and nerve impairment in regards to the experient or individuals in direct contact with the experients hands. For scientific measurement, experients will need to obtain a digital biofeedback thermometer, which can typically cost around $20 and up. (Kelly, 2011)

Indoor Thermal Influence

Indoor thermal influencing exercises should be held in a small room [e.g. 7”W x 5”L x 8”H] at room temperature [68°F to 77°F]. To measure progress, the experient should obtain a digital indoor [room] thermometer with a medium to large LCD display with digits at least 1-inch high that is capable of measuring temperatures up to 110°F. These thermometers rage in price, but are typically priced around $10 and up. Experients should record starting temperatures and end temperatures to measure progress. Experients should avoid increasing temperatures to above 106°F [41.1°C] as to avoid heat-related illnesses during prolonged exercises. All doors and windows should be shut during exercises and all fans/air conditioners should be turned off. Immediately prior to exercises, experients should be encouraged to drink plenty of fluids if the exercises caused the experient to break a sweat. For experients in which cannot heat an area as large as a room, containment-based exercises should replace room-based exercises. For containment-based exercises, experients should be encouraged to obtain a wireless digital indoor/outdoor thermometer and place the indoor potion within a container, and the outdoor portion outside of said container with the container starting at no larger than roughly 1ft sq. (Kelly, 2011)

Symptoms & Side Effects

Spontaneous Combustion

Experients of pyrokinetic phenomena under stress are prone to spontaneous heating and spontaneous combustion. The most common form of combustion reported amongst experients is that of fires designated Class A. These fires occur when an organic solid, such as wood, cloth, rubber or some plastics become heated to their flash point and ignite. At this point, the solid undergoes combustion. Fortunately, these types of fires are easy to fight and contain – by removing the heat, oxygen, or fuel, or by suppressing the underlying chemical reaction. Experients with mild to high stressors should be encouraged to keep a fire extinguisher readily accessible in their home and office. (Kelly, 2011)


  1. Kelly, Theresa M.(2011) Manual of Pyrokinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement
    Charleston, South Carolina USA.

Further Reading

  1. Kelly, Theresa M.(2013) Quantum Psychics – Scientifically Understand, Enhance and Control Your Psychic Ability,
    Charleston, South Carolina USA (ISBN: 9780557034024).
  2. Kelly, Theresa M. (2011) Manual of Pyrokinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement
    Charleston, South Carolina USA.

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