The existence of distant reading skills, as well as of other ESPs or extrasensory perceptions, is still way beyond scientific explanations. Though there are people who believe that these abilities are innate to some people only, others believe that these skills can actually be developed and acquired as one grows.
Distant reading skills involve psychic abilities classified under the clairvoyance and precognition categories of ESPs. ESPs are collectively known as the psi phenomena, and are divided into four main categories. These categories are telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and retrocognition. Telepathy is the ability to make mind-to-mind communication even between distances. Clairvoyance refers to knowledge of remote thoughts, events, and even objects. Precognition is the ability to know (not predict) the future. Its opposite, retrocognition, refers to knowledge of the past that the person did not “learn.” Distant skills combine clairvoyance and precognition, making use of knowledge of what’s going on in a person’s life, and what lies ahead for him or her.
Some people believe that the development of one’s sensitivity can help develop one’s distant reading skills. Others believe that meditation and other intensive and extensive spiritual and mind activities could give way to one’s having psychic abilities to be able to do distant reading. However, some believe that psychic abilities are gifts that only a few people are privileged to have. But with constant practice of this skill, by constantly trying to detect vibrations, psychics are able to master their distant reading skills, believing that their abilities can still get stronger with time.