After having reviewed Freud’s position on extra-sensory perception (ESP) and his disagreement with Ernest Jones, the explicit "resistance" of Freud and other psychoanalysts towards ESP phenomena and the general tendency to ignore them are discussed. Since ESP phenomena in psychoanalysis manifest themselves specially in dreams, four dreams - made in analysis by patients of Emilio Servadio, Alessandro Calvesi, Loredana Micati Zecca, and Elvio Fachinelli - are reported. These dreams seem to show that these patients were able to know aspects of their analysts’ life only through extra-sensory perception. These four dreams, and the relationship between dream and ESP, are discussed.
Keywords: ESP phenomena; Dream; Tracer element; Unconscious influence of the psychoanalyst; Resistance of the psychoanalytic community