Everyone knows what a psychic is. Many people also know what a medium is. But what is a clairvoyant? Here, we have detailed a short introduction to what the practice actually is.
Clairvoyance—or ‘clear vision’ in French—is the ability for seeing visions beyond the basic sensory plane. It is closely linked to the phenomenon of ESP (extra sensory perception) and is made possible by the opening of the mind’s third eye.
Most of the time, clairvoyants are confused with psychics, or are even seen as cursed peoples suffering with the burden of foresight. In reality, though, a clairvoyant is gifted with the ability of viewing your past or future in abstract, metaphorical, or even straightforwardly visual terms (often in the form of film clips).
Clairvoyance through history has generally been attributed to the powers of God. Whatever the cause, though, the simple fact is that clairvoyance exists in the Bible. From Daniel, Jacob, and Abraham in the Old Testament to Paul, Peter, and Joseph in the New, many biblical figures experienced visions of the future, culminating in the apocalyptic Book of Revelations, which is based solely on foresight.
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was gifted by visions that helped France to claim victory over the English during the Hundred Years’ War. For this, she was persecuted by rebellious French forces who handed her over to the English, who then proceeded to burn her at the stake.
Nostradamus is history’s most acclaimed and prolific Seer, and his book, Prophesies, is canonical literature that contains many visions that continue to come true to this day.
The Nostradamus of the twentieth century, Cayce had trance-like visions that predicted the deaths of presidents, the Great Depression, and other major events—including, correctly, his own death.
In 1784, Franz Mesmer investigated a village peasant whose visions included correct predictions of things he could never have known about. Through this, Mesmer invented parapsychology—the study of clairvoyance.
In the nineteenth century, parapsychologists ran tests on clairvoyants by having them predict cards that were contained within sealed envelopes. This method developed into ‘Zener cards’ in 1931 through the research of JB Rhine at Duke University. However, scientific research tends to reject parapsychology as a bona fide discipline.
Why Trust Clairvoyance?
Clairvoyants are experts in reading visual signs, so if you are having strange dreams or becoming absent-minded, a clairvoyant reading can explain a whole lot of mysteries to you. It reads into your third eye, and is especially useful for evaluating why certain things in life stand out to you.