(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Clairsentience is the psychic perception of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, emotions, and physical sensations. Many mediums receive all their information by means of psychically sensing it. They may sense that words are said, rather than actually hearing them. Or they may sense that a deceased person is tall and elderly, for example, rather than actually “seeing” them clairvoyantly. They may sense the spirit’s previous occupation, likes and dislikes. All of these things, and more, are sensed, or “picked up,” by the medium and relayed to the sitter(s).

Many people experience clairsentience without realizing that they do. Many people have had a sense, or sense perception, of something about to happen. They might think they have had a “flash,” or fleeting impression of some scene or sound. This is actually clairsentience. A far more common clairsentient experience often occurs on meeting someone for the first time. For example, you might feel intense dislike for a particular person yet are unable to find any logical reason for it. You just “feel,” or “know,” that you do not like the person. This sometimes extends to a feeling that the person is in some way evil. Sometimes later investigation brings to light good reasons for the feeling.

Many psychics (as opposed to mediums) use clairsentience. They may get initial impressions directly from the person they are reading but then supplement this information with other material they get through clairsentience.


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