Tactile thought projection
Ability information




Usage information
Ability to

Project one's thoughts into the mind of another

Used by

Renesmee Cullen

"She can show people her thoughts by touching their skin."
―Entry on Renesmee's gift

Tactile thought projection is Renesmee Cullen's gift to place her thoughts and memories into another person's mind. Aside from this gift, she also has the power of anti-shield, which allows her to penetrate Bella Swan's mentally defensive power.


This power allows the user to project his or her thoughts into another person's mind in the form of vivid pictures, thoughts and feelings, and requires physical contact. It works most handy in communicating with others when words are not suited to the purpose.One can also hijack the user's power to access his/her dreams by placing his or her hand on their faces as shown when Renesmee fell asleep and Bella "peeped" her dreams.


This power is very similar to Aro's tactile telepathy, given they both need to be in physical touch to activate their powers. Unlike most other mind-directed powers, this power cannot be blocked by Bella's shield due to Renesmee's second ability to penetrate shields.


Renesmee's thought projection is an exact reversed incarnation of Edward Cullen's power of telepathy: while Edward can read the thoughts of others from a distance, she can project her thoughts into others through physical touches. Also, her mother Bella keeps everyone out of her mind and no one can keep Renesmee out.

Similar abilitiesEdit

  • Aro can read others' minds by touching others.
  • Kate can send an illusion of electrical jolt into others' minds by touching them.