"Einstein believed in psychics. Newton was obsessed with the Bible. In fact, many of history's most brilliant minds were outright mystics with deeply held spiritual beliefs—yet today we are told only atheists can do "proper" science. In this groundbreaking work, the authors show how mainstream science has blinded itself to centuries of evidence proving the validity of telepathy and other paranormal activity—arguably the animating spark that gave rise to mystical traditions and religions worldwide. Drawing on scientific research and case studies in hypnosis, they argue that in order to fully understand what it means to be human, we need to recognize the incredible potential of ESP and other "forbidden powers."