If you’ve ever seen the movie Firestarter, you’ve seen what pyrokinesis is, and the cool yet terrifying effects it can have. In the movie, Drew Barrymore has the unique psychic ability that allows her to create fire, sometimes even hold it, and manipulate it to make it do what she wants it to do. That’s exactly what pyrokinesis is. Pyrokinesis is the ability to make fire, and control it so that you can even move it and hold it.
How it Works
When a pyrokinetic wants to create fire or set something on fire, they will usually concentrate and meditate on the area or object very hard. They will block everything else out and focus only on creating fire. As they do this, the temperature will slowly go up. It will get hotter both inside the object and in the air surrounding it. So if you’re in the presence of a pyrokinetic who’s in the midst of the process, you’ll probably feel it get hotter in the room. Once the interior of the object has become hot enough, it will burst into flames.
Being a Pyrokinetic
Being a pyrokinetic is having the ability to make and control fire. The skill can be acquired and if one has the gift already, it can be nurtured and guided in the right direction. This is important because if one has the gift but no control over it, they could find themselves accidentally starting fires, with catastrophic results. In order to acquire the skill, it’s helpful if the person already has another kind of psychic gift, but that too is a skill that can be acquired and tuned.
One way to start honing in on your pyrokinetic skill is to light a candle and sit comfortably. Focus on the candle and try to guide the flame towards you. This is a skill that’s a stepping stone to becoming a pyrokinetic and takes a great deal of determination, focus, and patience to acquire.