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Twin Telepathy: Why Do Twins Share This Special Mental Bond?

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Twin sisters looking at each other
We are constantly communicating telepathically, whether we are aware of it or not. But there are certain individuals who share a deeper telepathic connection than others.

There is no doubt that twins have an intense telepathic bond. In some cultures, twins are thought to have spiritual powers, and others will seek them out for psychic readings to bless and guide them on their journeys. But why do twins share this unique telepathic bond?

Let's take a look.

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What Is Twin Telepathy?

Twin telepathy refers to mind-to-mind communication between twins. These twins can share thoughts, feelings, and mental images and communicate through their senses without saying a word. 

Why Do Twins Have This Special Connection?

Twins have a special connection because they are brought into life together. When a single zygote splits into two in the womb, they share the same genes and developmental stages. The timing of the split may determine the intensity of the telepathic bond they share early on, though studies have shown that twins interact with each other as early as 14 weeks in the womb. They are 30 % more likely to focus on their twin in the womb than themselves.

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3 Different Ways Twin Telepathy Can Manifest

Twin telepathy goes further than one twin knowing what the other is thinking. It can manifest as a shared mental bond, a shared physical bond, or even a shared language.

1. Shared Mental Bond

Twins connect to each other's brain waves, forming a shared mental bond. They know what their twin will ask before they open their mouth or know when something is wrong. They can sometimes see what the other twin is doing through mental images, even when they're not together.

Sir Francis Galton, a Victorian-era polymath, studied twin behavior. He encountered a man in Scotland who bought a set of engraved champagne glasses for his twin brother in London, only for his brother to surprise him with the same engraved champagne glasses.

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2. Shared Physical Bond

Twins that share the same physical sensations across different locations tap into each other's electromagnetic frequency. Since the mind projects our existence, the same goes for its connection to the body. Twins with a solid telepathic bond are connected to each other's brain waves and can register each other's sensory responses in the brain and feel them in their bodies. 

An example of this phenomenon can be found in 1958's Double Exposure: A Twin Autobiography by Gloria Vanderbilt and Thelma Furness. Gloria and Thelma were twins living in different locations. Pregnant Thelma was living in London, while Gloria was living in New York. Gloria reported experiencing severe abdominal pains and felt like she was having a baby! That night, she took a sedative and went to sleep, only to find out the next day that Thelma had given birth to her son several weeks prematurely.

3. Shared Secret Language

Twins can develop a secret language only they can understand. This phenomenon is called cryptophasia. Twins can understand each other without working within the grammar of their parent's language. It is as if they learn to maintain a language of delayed linguistic development. 

A real-world example of cryptophasia can be found in June and Jennifer Gibbons, a set of identical twins who lived in Wales. They were silent twins who never spoke to anyone except each other in a language only they could understand.

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Real-World Examples of Twin Telepathy

Gemma and Leanne Houghton

Twins Gemma and Leanne Houghton share a deep telepathic connection. Gemma always feels dizzy when Leanne has an epileptic attack. She believes that this telepathic link is what let her know her sister Leanne was in trouble when she found her unconscious underwater in the bathtub after an epileptic attack in 2009. Gemma was able to save Leanne's life thanks to their shared mental bond.

Dylan and Daniel

In 2018, twin brothers Dylan and Daniel were born when their mother, Hanna, went into labor after only 25 weeks of pregnancy. Dylan was born at 900 grams and gained weight quickly after one month. At the same time, Daniel was born at 700 grams, unable to gain weight or breathe independently.

Doctors advised the parents to say goodbye as they thought he could not survive. The next day, the parents put Dylan in the incubator next to Daniel. Dylan hugged his twin brother, and Daniel's condition started to improve. Miraculously, Daniel was taken off the ventilator after five days with Dylan by his side.

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Do You Have a Telepathic Ability?

Hearing other people's thoughts and impressions can be a sign that you have psychic abilities. Telepathy is a psychic ability that anyone can achieve at will.

Although, to practice telepathy, you must acknowledge in what aspect you are sending or receiving messages. This state of higher consciousness requires a strong awareness and connection to your mind, astral body, and energy to recognize which element you are using.

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Rozalia is a Holistic Health and Spiritual Writer who writes for Top10.com. In addition, she is a professional Spiritual advisor trained in Tarot Divination, Astrology, Reiki Healing, and Dream Analysis. Her background as a Nutritionist and Fitness Trainer allows her to look at the whole Body, Mind and Spiritual Connection.