"Telepathy in the classical sense means that you can read other peopleís minds. It means that you can communicate through thought alone, and that youíre deepest most innermost thoughts and insecurities are on display because others can read your mind. This may manifest itself in the notion that the FBI or the government has planted a chip in your head, or that you somehow have gained magical powers because youíre a prophet or a magician. Either way, this set of symptoms is particularly insidious in the moment.
What may not be evident is how terrifying the notion is that people are rifling through your brain, that they can read your thoughts and that thereís nothing you can do to stop them. It may seem strange that anybody can arrive at the conclusion that they are telepathic or that the world is telepathic, but a function of mental illness are the careening, paranoid thoughts and delusions that everything has a purpose: even the most innocuous coincidence means something so, inevitably, you start to string together the things you think and feel and the things that happen to you into some semi coherent (to you) web of connections, and some of the connections canít hold up unless someone knows your deepest secrets and the innermost workings of your mind. Once youíve accepted that strange possibility, itís pretty easy to arrive at the conclusion that people can read your mind.
The simple and blunt truth of the matter is that this perception is a function of a serious brain disorder. It is an illusion brought to you by the mixed up chemicals in your head, and itís something that you have to be very very careful not to fall into."