Extrasensory perception (ESP) is the ability to acquire information by paranormal means independent of any known physical senses or deduction from previous experience. The term was coined by Duke University researcher J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as telepathy, precognition and clairvoyance. ESP is also sometimes casually referred to as a "sixth sense." A person who possesses ESP is called an "esper."

In the laws of physics, there are four known fundamental forces. The four forces are: the electromagnetic force, the weak nuclear force, the strong nuclear force, and gravity. The strong nuclear force holds together positively charged protons and neutral neutrons in the nuclei of atoms. The weak nuclear force controls the radioactive decay of atoms. The other two forces can operate on larger scales. Electromagnetism attracts negatively charged electrons and positively charged protons to each other, creating atoms and molecules and all matter. Gravity governs all matter, drawing it together, creating the structure of every star system and the universe.

There also exist a fifth force, a quantum potential "psionic" force field that pervades all space. This force acts on us at all times. It acts on every particle in every atom in our bodies. And on every particle in every atom in everything else in the universe. It surrounds and penetrates us and it binds the superstring structure of the universe together.

Every particle is accompanied and governed by a wave in this "psionic field." This quantum psionic wave is part of a physical force field, like a gravitational field, that affects the course of particles. This force does not decrease with distance, unlike other forces. A single psionic wave can control two entangled particles, no matter how far apart they go. So the "psi force" violates both locality and independence. The psionic field conveys any change instantaneously over all of space because it carries information about the whole universe.

Simply put, the psionic field is a continuous field throughout the universe that acts instantaneously throughout the universe. It is not created by or concentrated around matter, unlike other forces. Although the psi force guides particles, it is not generated by them. Unlike the other forces, it has no physical source.

Because the psi force permeates all space and is not affected by distance, it in essence entangles or interconnects all particles. The universe is not a collection of objects, but a web of vibrating interconnected patterns governed by this force. Just as space and time are interconnected as part of a space-time continuum, everything is connected as part of a single continuum. The entire universe is one single, complex entity. The whole universe is enfolded in everything and each thing is enfolded in the whole; and it is the psionic field that controls and connects all things.

The emergent property of human consciousness is not only one piece of the unified universe, it is actually an expression of the psi force as it interconnects with the quantum structures of the complex neurons of the human brain. Thus, the human mind is a projection of the unifying force in the universe and therefore has an omnipresent and universal aspect that is known as the "metaconscious mind". Most people are neurologically incapable of casually perceiving the metaconscious. However occasionally the metaconscious and the subconscious might interact with each other, which explains the rare clairvoyant intuition that some people every once and a while have.

In espers, the subconscious and metaconscious are permanently interconnected in an extraordinary way. These people can subconsciously perceive through the seemingly chaotic physical universe to the true order and nature enfolded in the universe. On a subconscious level, they observe this order and are a part of it. This is the source of extrasensory perception.

Espers are connected to all things and are unconsciously aware of the position and velocity of every particle in the universe at any given moment (clairvoyance, clairsentience). This enables the subconscious mind of some to ascertain their past locations (retrocognition) and some to even deduce their probable future interactions (precognition). There are even those tremendously rare espers who can strengthen the metaphysical bond in the psi force between themselves and another person, allowing them to send and receive thoughts and/or emotions (telepathy). An esper's mind can store so much information because along with the neuronal, the metaconscious mind also works on a quantum level that extends beyond the mere organic.