What Is A Clairvoyant? – All Your Questions Answered

Such an ability is described as supernatural, and it can be used to perceive events in the future that have not yet happened, or to pass on messages from those who have passed away to those who are living.

In this article, we’re going to spell out exactly what a clairvoyant is and answer all your most frequently asked questions on the subject along the way. Please feel free to scroll ahead to any section that jumps out at you. Here goes…

What Is a Clairvoyant - All Your Questions Answered

Is A Clairvoyant A Medium?

The term clairvoyant is often used interchangeably with the term psychic…

A medium is somebody who helps physical souls connect with souls in the spirit world, but a psychic is someone who connects living souls. 

A clairvoyant medium is someone who can have spirits from the other side show them pictures, and these pictures can be conveyed back to the living, and they can state what the picture means for them.

What Does Clairsentient Mean?

A Clairsentient or Clairaudient is not to be confused with a Clairvoyant.

Whereas a clairvoyant will typically see pictures or persons as a means of communication, someone who is clairaudient will hear audio sounds, and a clairsentient person is one who uses other senses, such as taste and smell.

Many clairvoyants also claim to be both clairaudient and clairsentient as well.

There is also the term claircognizant, which means you simply know something, without knowing why you know it. This is the form of paranormal sensing that we commonly refer to as a 6th sense.

Much like when you turn around because you can sense someone staring at you. It’s about intuition.

Is Clairvoyance Real?

There is a consensus among the scientific community that there is no evidence to support any claims of clairvoyance ability. But there’s abundant anecdotal evidence to the contrary. 

Non-believers explain away clairvoyance by saying that it’s either fraudulent, or the result of confirmation, expectancy bias, and wishful thinking. 

Admittedly it can be hard to put clairvoyance to the test, however certainly scientists have tried. Parapsychologists have been rigorously researching such phenomena since the days of Franz Mesmer back in 1784.

However, parapsychology is dubbed a pseudoscience and is rarely given a fair chance. What’s more, clairvoyance is considered hallucination by mainstream psychiatry.

Skeptics contend that those who believe in such paranormal phenomena do so for merely psychological reasons

Types Of Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance can be divided into 3 main types: precognition – when you can see events before they occur, retrocognition, when you can see past events, and remote viewing, also known as astral projection, when you see contemporary events outside of normal perception.

Clairvoyance In History And Religion

In the past, religion has often accepted clairvoyance as a very real and profound phenomenon. Many pagan religions for example have used oracles to predict the future, and it is believed that such prophecy requires an element of clairvoyance.

Some of the Christian saints were also said to be able to know things that were far beyond what their sensory perception could tell them, and this ability was seen as a gift from God.

There is also a religion known as Jainism, whereby clairvoyance is regarded as one of the 5 kinds of knowledge.

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Could I Be Clairvoyant?

If you sense something being about to happen, and then, hey presto it does, this could get wondering whether you might be clairsentient yourself, tapping into magical forces that transcend the physical world.

However, such beliefs are considered the hallmarks of a psychiatric condition known as psychosis, which is experienced most commonly in those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

But there are growing numbers of people, who wonder if they do have some kind of extra-sensory perception, like a sixth sense.

So, we can safely conclude that believing you have a sixth sense does not mean that you are in fact hallucinating or indeed schizophrenic.

Instead, there is a large gray area, and your ability to hone your sixth sense can be worked on over time and with practice.

Can Someone Become Clairvoyant?

Many people believe that anyone can become clairvoyant. But this is not something that’s usually considered to happen overnight.

You must first work on strengthening your natural intuitive ability. Only when this has been thoroughly fine-tuned can you then begin to exercise an ability to access sights, sounds, and feelings beyond your normal sensory perception.

It is said that we all have this innate ability and that we simply harness this ability through dedicated practice.

Do You Have To Be Clairvoyant To Read Tarot Cards?

I am pleased to confirm that you do NOT need to be clairvoyant in order to read tarot or oracle cards.

Clairvoyance is but one psychic ability, and there are others that you might be able to tap into, as touched upon earlier.

You can read tarot cards by simply developing your empathic ability. This is basically about “tuning in” to another person and seeing what vibes you get from them. Anyone who is sufficiently intuitive can read tarot cards, and do so quite effectively.

Wrap Up

So, in summary, a clairvoyant is someone who sees things outside of normal sensory perception. This ability can be used to predict the future, or in mediumship, to pass on messages from loved ones from the other side.

There is a general consensus among the scientific community that there is no evidence to support any claims of clairvoyance ability. But there’s abundant anecdotal evidence to the contrary. 

If you believe that you may be clairvoyant, it is believed by some that you can hone this ability, and enhance your intuition, bringing it to a whole new level.

But it’s not necessary for you to be fully clairvoyant in order to develop your empathic ability and intuition enough to do your own psychic readings with tarot or oracle cards.

Anna Drescov