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The term Heyoka empath is a Native American term used to describe an empath that functions as a trickster or an unconventional go-between. Heyoka empaths are disrupters, but not in a negative sense. They have the empathic ability to move between both physical and spiritual worlds and act as a psychic medium to communicate between. They absorb others emotions and feelings and act as a mirror to show others what they need to see about themselves or the opposite direction.

Star Trek 1968 Episode "The Empath" Read more below...

Star Trek ahead of its time. 1968!


 Wikipedia: "The Empath" is twelfth episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, broadcast on December 6, 1968. It is episode #67, production #63, written by Joyce Muskat and directed by John Erman. It was not without controversy and, for many years, was one of a handful of episodes of the series not screened in the United Kingdom by the BBC owing to its perceived disturbing content. It was not broadcast by the BBC until a repeat run in January 1994. 


The first use of the word EMPATH in 1956

Apparently modeled on telepath, the word empath is shortened from empathy, or the psychological ability to identify with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others. Empath originates in science-fiction literature. The term is first cited in Scottish author J.T. McIntosh’s 1956 “The Empath,” a story about paranormally empathetic beings, called empaths, that the government exploits to oppress workers. Here is the sentence where the word appears for the first time in recorded history: "How exactly does the government use empaths?" Tim shrugged. "We can tell the level of a man's loyalty just by meeting him. We can walk around a factory and sense that there's going to be a strike."

 Other quotes in literature: 

  • 1957, Hans Stefan Santesson (editor), Fantastic Universe  "She was the empath who would betray empaths if she got the chance. So they'd tried to fix things so that she didn't get the chance."
  • 1971 Ursula LeGuin also featured an empath in her story, “Vaster Than Empires & More Slow. 
  • 1984, Marvel Comics introduced a mutant who could perceive and manipulate emotions, Empath, as part of its X-Men universe. 
  • 2005, Catherine Asaro, Schism  "How did a complete stranger know he was an empath? He rarely if ever talked about it, even to his closest friends. It made people uneasy."
  • 2007, Ellen Dugan, Natural Witchery  "The aura may, in fact, linger around objects or places and that 'lingering energy' is what an empath senses and intuits."


 Wikipedia:  Commander Deanna Troi /diːˈænə/ is a main character in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and related TV series and films, portrayed by actress Marina Sirtis. Troi is half-human, half-Betazoid and has the psionic ability to sense emotions. She serves as the ship's counselor on USS Enterprise-D. Throughout most of the series, she holds the rank of lieutenant commander. The Betazoid race has telepathic abilities. Due to her half-human heritage, Troi has only partial telepathic abilities and as a result is more of an empath with clairsentience. In Star Trek: Nemesis, Troi has expanded her empathic abilities as she is able to connect to another psychic and follow that empathic bond to its source. In this instance, her ability enables Enterprise-E to target and hit the Romulan vessel Scimitar, despite the fact that it is cloaked. She is also able to communicate telepathically with her mother and other telepathic Betazoids or races with sufficient aptitude. There are several species who are resistant to the telepathy and empathy of Betazoids such as the Ferengi, the Breen and the Ulians.[2]  

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use of the word Empath in books 1955-2000

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