(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Similar in many ways to clairaudience, clairvoyance and clairsentience, clairgustance is the smelling of scents coming from other dimensions. It is frequently grouped under the general heading of clairvoyance, but is actually a separate and distinct form of psychic cognizance. It is also known as clairaliance.

Many times at a séance, the medium and all present will be aware of the perfume of a particular flower of significance to someone at the sitting. Specific pipe tobacco might similarly be smelled. Any odor that is significant to someone at the séance may be smelled by any or all present. Not all smells received are pleasant but all are significant, frequently tied in to some memory of a past event.


Owens, Elizabeth: How to Communicate With Spirits. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 2002
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