Clairvoyant psychics and mediums have the ability to see mental images or perceive paranormal visions that are beyond the normal human senses. Simply stated, clairvoyants are able to 'see' beyond the normal range of physical eyesight.
It is also not merely the perception of an intuitive feeling, or a familiar image from your memory. True clairvoyance refers to physically ‘seeing’ a person, object, place or event in your mind’s eye.
My own clairvoyant visions are typically accompanied by clairsentient feelings and clairaudient sounds. Clairvoyance also tends to go hand-in-hand with other psychic gifts, including clairolfaction (smelling), clairgustance (tasting) and clairtangency (touching/psychometry). Clairvoyance is usually involuntary for the young or inexperienced psychic, but with conscious development and gaining of greater control, this special gift can become voluntary over time. In other words, the experienced clairvoyant can choose to be open to 'seeing' at a particular moment in time, or not.
Although anyone can learn the basic techniques of remote viewing, studies have shown that not everyone is equally successful in their performance or their results. It appears that some people simply have a more natural talent, or a greater aptitude, for remote viewing. These people, I believe, simply have an aptitude for clairvoyance.
A more old-fashioned, traditional psychic technique, closely associated with clairvoyance, is known as scrying. Scrying is to 'see' prophetic visions by staring into an object that is translucent, shiny or reflective. The most famous and popular scrying tool is, of course, the crystal ball. Many other media or objects can also be used for scrying, including mirrors, glass, flames, smoke, water and reflective surfaces or polished gemstones. It is, however, a myth that clairvoyants physically see actual images or shapes inside, or on these objects. The truth is that the crystal ball, candle flame or glass of water merely serves as a neutral portal or connection point to focus one's concentration, while accessing your inner sight. The image or vision is therefore seen in the mind's eye of the clairvoyant, not physically inside the crystal ball.
What clairvoyants see tend to differ from psychic to psychic, because of its subjective nature. Each psychic or medium tend to develop their own 'psychic vocabulary' or personal set of psychic symbols over time. Some psychics only get vague impressions, while others may see archetypes or symbols, colors, auras, geometric shapes, or actual imagery of people, events and places. Some clairvoyants also report a rare form of ‘x-ray vision’, which is known as etheric vision.
Seeing these ‘mental movies’ is similar to when you recall vivid memories, but I don’t know the places, people or events I see. Pure clairvoyant visions tend to be unfamiliar or unrecognizable to me. On rare occasions I even see things that I have no name for, or find very difficult to describe, because I have never seen anything like it before. These visions are the most difficult to translate or interpret during psychic and mediumship readings.
Often, I do see memories from my own life, or images from films, television programs or books. I do not, however, consider these symbolic images to always be clairvoyant visions per se. Instead they are merely the product of a ‘mind filter’ which enables me to interpret or translate some of the clairsentient or precognitive information I pick up during readings. It basically enables me to match up a mental picture to an intuitive feeling or sensation, which makes it easier for me to interpret it for my client.
I also see spiritual entities. It is my opinion that these spiritual vibrations (or thought-forms) take on the more recognizable human appearance of ‘angels’, ‘spirit guides’, ‘ascended masters’ or people who have crossed over, in order to make it more acceptable or recognizable to us. We also assign these entities a name and a gender. For most people it is simply easier to relate to and understand spirit in this shape and form.
Clairvoyance is especially challenging, because it requires a lot of self-knowledge and a lack of preconceived ideas or prejudice. The clairvoyant must have the ability to distinguish clearly between three things: your own thoughts, ideas and feelings, as opposed to the thoughts, ideas and feelings of others, as well as the true clairvoyant images or visions that are not native to your own mind.
© 2010 Anthon St Maarten