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The Touch is a type of psychic ability present in individuals living in Mid-World. It is most closely linked with the psychic ability of telepathy because people "strong" in the Touch are capable of reading people's thoughts and projecting thoughts to other people. However, people gifted in the Touch are also capable of sensing objects that are undetectable with the five senses and are capable of a limited form of pre-cognition.

Role in the Dark Tower Series[]

Alain Johns and Jake Chambers were both strong in the Touch.

Jake used his strength in the touch to find "the hook" that would open the Unfound door and take the ka-tet back into the Keystone World.

Intertextual Reference[]

The Touch seems to be similar in nature to "the Shining" which is referenced in several other Stephen King novels.