Clairgustance or ‘clear taste’ is probably the most unusual of all the psychic phenomena. It is a form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) that allows the gifted person to taste a substance associated with someone or something from the past, present or future.
Some medical intuitives can taste certain foods a person may need for their health, such as the taste of orange juice for someone who lacks Vitamin C. The taste of certain medicinal substances could also indicate a possible cause of illness, or what kind of treatment to seek. It is also very handy in some situations if you can ‘taste’ something that is harmful or dangerous; this enables you to get the necessary information about what or where the substance was, without having to physically expose yourself to it.
But this gift of taste is not only applicable to the deceased, or non-physical entities. Psychics also experience tastes that are linked to the living. For example, when I am about to get a phone call from one of my closest friends, I always get a strong taste of Cabernet Sauvignon, his favorite red wine cultivar. He is an avid wine collector and connoisseur, and whenever we visit him, he always opens a bottle. Over the years I have come to associate this taste with his energy signature. Surprise visits from him are therefore impossible, try as he might!
Another odd habit I have is to get a craving for cupcakes with pink frosting – always when I am forgetting someone’s birthday (don’t ask, it is a peculiar story dating back to grade school). Needless to say, this happens a lot, because I am absolutely useless at remembering names and birthdays. At least I am good with faces and energy vibrations!
Fortunately, I don’t experience these tastes very often, and I usually have to deal mostly with normal food items, or pleasant flavors, when it does come around. Friends and co-workers, however, have mentioned some really weird and funny taste sensations they have had over the years, including rubber, charcoal, cigarettes and bile! Some clairgustants, including myself, also experience related oral sensations from time to time, such as a dry mouth, burping, hiccups, salivating, or sudden food cravings.
© 2010 Anthon St Maarten