Psychic Readings and Skills

Also occasionally referred to as clairscent, clairalience is another psychic ability forming part of the family of clair senses. Defining Clairalience Derived from the 17th Century French word 'clair' ('clear') and the word 'alience', which means 'smelling' or 'scent', clairalience is defined by varying sources (definitions have...

Better known to most people as psychometry, clairtangency is another one of the psychic abilities known as clair senses. Defining Clairtangency A combination of the French term clair: clear and tangency, from tangent: touching, in physical contact, abutting, clairtangency basically translates into 'clear touching'. It is defined...

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Clairsentience is one of the 'clair senses', or psychic abilities, which also include: clairgustance and clairscent; clairtangency, clairvoyance and clairaudience. Another psychic ability, clairempathy (clear emotion), which is an individual's ability to physically tune into and feel another person, animal or place's emotional experience, is...

Many people refer to psychics as fortune tellers. Even some psychics use the term 'fortune telling' to describe what they do when providing psychic readings. I must admit that I have a little bit of a problem with this. Here is why. Fortune Telling In my mind, the terms 'fortune teller' and 'fortune telling' always conjure up images of 'fairground mystics' in darkened tents (usually filled with all kinds of weird and wonderful objects) 'predicting the future' at often ridiculous prices. These individuals often:
  • Use clever questioning to get information they can use to appear real.
  • Tell people exactly what they want to hear.
  • Predict the soon to be expected arrival of a 'tall, dark and handsome stranger' (or incredibly beautiful woman, as the case may be).
  • Predict impending incredibly good fortune.
  • Frighten the living daylights out of some poor, unsuspecting individual by talking about imminent doom and gloom (including terrible accidents and even unexpected deaths!).
These people are, as far as I am concerned, not only incredibly irresponsible (and more often than not also fakes), but also one of the main reason why so many people deny or laugh at the reality of psychic abilities. psychic readers Psychic Readers Genuine psychic readers rarely operate in this manner. First of all, we are normal, everyday-type people just like you who, as a rule, only dress up in outlandish costumes for Halloween or other fancy dress parties. While we may have divinatory tools like crystal balls or tarot cards at hand, we typically also live in and work from perfectly 'normal' homes and/or offices.

Most people wrongly assume that psychics and mediums must invariably be clairvoyants. In reality, clairvoyance is just one of many different psychic abilities, which also include clairaudience. Defining Clairaudience First coined sometime between 1860 and 1865, the term 'clairaudience' is a combination of the French word 'clair', meaning 'clear', and the word 'audience' (as in the state or act of hearing). Subsequently basically meaning 'clear hearing', it is defined by dictionaries as:
  • "the supposed ability to hear (voices or) sounds beyond the normal hearing range" (British Dictionary).
  • "the power (ability) to hear sounds believed to exist beyond ordinary capacity or experience's reach, as, for example, voices of the deceased" (
  • "the faculty or power to hear something that is not present to one's ear, but considered to have objective reality" (Merriam-Webster).
  • "the presumed faculty to perceive, as though by hearing, that which is inaudible" (Oxford Dictionaries).
Please note: These definitions have been paraphrased to avoid copyright infringements. clairaudience So what exactly does this mean? In essence, a clairaudient psychic or medium has the ability to 'hear' sounds that cannot be heard 'normally' by the human ear or recording equipment (including voices, music, tones and other noises; even the sounds of moving cars, trains or planes). Able to 'tune in' to different frequencies (almost like tuning into a radio station), they may perceive these sounds either in their head (through their so-called 'inner ear') or by actually hearing them as audible sounds (through their 'outer' ears).

Having pondered varying arguments for and against the reality of mediumship in my post ‘Are Mediums Real?’, I would like to take this opportunity try and help you separate fakes from real mediums. Basically, knowing how genuine mediums and charlatans, fakes and even some inexperienced genuine mediums who have not yet leaned how to responsibly use their gift operate will easily answer the question ‘Are psychic mediums real or fake?’.

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Are Psychic Mediums Real or Fake? How Fakes Work In most cases, fakes and inexperienced individuals will:
  • Give vague messages that could be made to fit in with anyone’s life
  • Claim to be able to contact any deceased person you wish to get in touch with at any given time
  • Give initials, rather than names, as proof that they are communicating with spirits. More often than not, you will recognise these initials as belonging to someone, somewhere you once knew or a long dead, distant relative you had forgotten all about if you dig deep enough into your family history
  • Ask many leading questions in order to pry information they can use to appear genuine out of you
  • Make frightening or preposterous predictions

As I mentioned before, some psychics use different tools to assist them during psychic readings. Among these tools is the ancient art of reading the runes. About Runes The actual origin of runes is somewhat debated by historians. For our purpose here, it suffices to say that according to Norse legends, a set of 24 runes was revealed (in the shapes and combinations of stakes thrown to the ground) to a shaman by the name of Odin as he was hanging upside down from a tree. Often shown forming a circle, these runes form an alphabet (depending on traditions, the arrangement of the runic alphabet used may vary slightly in order and the exact shapes of runes). runes There are at least three ‘different’ runic alphabets, the Elder Futhark, the Anglo Saxon Futhark and the Uthark, which is supposed to show the true, original order of the runes. Depending on the tradition followed, each rune has a specific name and shape; potency (or power), key quality and meaning, as well as being associated with a specific:
  • Direction (east, south, west or north)
  • Tree
  • Time of day
  • Season
  • Set of dates (as a so-called birth rune)

The question ‘Are mediums real?’ has sparked heated debates around the world for generations. Opinions are basically divided between three main factions, namely those who believe that:
  • There are indeed many individuals with the ability to sense subtle energies and communicate with spirits
  • The whole idea is utter balderdash conjured up by greedy scam artists
  • Mediums do not exist because the thought goes against their own religious faith
Are Mediums Real Well, everyone is entitled to have and voice their own opinions. Ultimately, however, only one answer to the question ‘Are mediums real?’ can be right. Let’s start by taking a look at why so many deny the reality of mediumship and psychic abilities in general. Lack of Faith It is often difficult to believe something you have never felt or experienced yourself. The idea of a spirit world alone seems preposterous to many, let alone communication with spirits. In many cases, the people who most vehemently deny that mediums are real also do not believe in God, Allah or any other kind of deity, for that matter.