I am not a scientist. I have the utmost respect for them, and I often wish I had their brains and ability to absorb theories such as quantum physics, Einstein's theory of relativity and new theories that have ushered in the nuclear age and technological advancements.
Having said that, there are books a-plenty that discuss in minute detail how science and psychic phenomena are coming closer together.
When a psychic spy is learning how to perform a mission, one important concept is that of time and space.
Try this experiment:
Close your eyes. Think of a happy childhood experience. Relive it to the best of your ability in your mind.
When you open your eyes, you might be tempted to think that it was a daydream or a memory pulled from a physical piece of your brain. Both are true. But what is also true is that during that period of time, you relived that experience.
Science has shown that when a person recalls an experience, their bodies will react exactly the same as when the experience first occurred. With PTSD cases, someone reliving a battle fought, an injury sustained, or another traumatic experience will have the same emotions and the same bodily responses - whether it's fear, terror, anger, rage, depression, helplessness, etc. Their palms may sweat; their skin may grow hot or cold; their heart might pump wildly; they may have trouble catching their breath.
That is because in that moment, they are reliving that particular experience.
You can try it yourself by closing your eyes and recalling an upsetting experience. If it involves other people, you may find yourself feeling angry, sad or betrayed all over again. Even after opening your eyes and attempting to resume your schedule, that memory may still be with you, coloring the rest of your day.
Psychics are taught how time and space bends and is not linear at all. And just as you can not physically see your mind at work, psychics can turn their attention to another place and another time - invisibly.
With Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, time dilation was studied in minute detail and is still studied today. For example, if a clock is sitting still, it ticks at a different pace than a clock that is put in motion. It ticks differently when it is in space. In an upcoming NASA experiment, they will send one twin into outer space while another twin remains on earth, and they will compare how their bodies differ in the aging process. Time reacts differently depending on where someone is in the universe.
The concept of time with watches and clocks is a uniquely human invention, brought about by the steady rotation of the earth around our sun. But what happens in environments that have no sun? What happens with planets that orbit the sun every six hours, versus every twenty-four? And binary pulsars bring about entirely different scientific principles regarding space and time as well.
Science has also determined that our universe (and let's be clear, there is more than one universe, dispelling the myth that gave us the name "universe") is expanding. That means that everything you see in the sky is moving further apart. And the further out they move, the faster time is.
Every time you look into the sky, you are looking back in time. Depending on how far away the sun, the moon or the stars and planets are from your position on earth can mean in one glance at the sky, you are seeing some things that were there six minutes ago - and others from thousands of years ago. Some of the stars you might be looking at tonight in the night sky may have actually blown up by now (as all stars do eventually) and yet, night after night, there they are. Why? Because you are looking into the past.
By studying the forces of space and time, psychic spies can train their minds to move outward from the beliefs we've held for eons, using the power of their minds to take them elsewhere on earth, relating back information from a distant country. The better they are at their craft, the more detailed the information. It is never taken for granted that the psychic is right; their visions are used as one piece of a puzzle, always confirmed by boots on the ground - or satellites in the sky.