|Literal English||Psychic Arts|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game, Movie|
|Classification||Hiden, Fighting Style|
|Class||Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary|
The Psychic Arts is said to be one of the greatest hiden techniques a member of the Yamanaka Clan can learn. In a nutshell, it allows the Yamanaka shinobi to combine Yin Release with their ability to control their consciousness in order to gain the ability to use techniques that revolve around various psychic abilities.
This fighting style is nearly forgotten in the Yamanaka Clan because of how it is to learn. Its difficulty lies in the fact its practitioner's mind must be supernaturally powerful. It requires a powerful mind because one must be able to use yin energy alongside their very consciousness. If one has a weak mind, their consciousness might reject the yin energy because it is an outside substance. The techniques derived from this fighting style use the yin energy with their consciousness in one of two ways.
The first way is using yin energy to form a metaphysical link between the user's consciousness and something or someone else. This allows them to use hiden techniques that are a lot more complicated the basic Yamanaka Clan. An example of such a technique is the Mind Body Transportation Technique. This technique allows the user to fully connect their consciousness with their body before firing their consciousness to any desired location. Since their consciousness and body are fully connected, their body will be transported as well, which allows them to teleport to that location.
The other techniques require the user to merge yin energy with part of their consciousness. This creates psychic energy that can be produced from the body and control in numerous ways. Psychic energy can be used in techniques to gain a lot of different psychic and mental-abilities. Since it is only a part of it, the user won't be knocked unconscious. In addition, after the technique is used the part of their consciousness that is used will return to them.
- Psychic Arts was inspired by Otohime Dragonborn's psychic abilities.