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Seer; Seeress

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Aseer is a “see-er;” a clairvoyant. It is one who is able to see the future; one to whom divine revelations are made in visions. In the Bible, I Samuel 9:9 reads, “Beforehand in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer, for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.” In Israel a seer was called ro’eh(meaning “visionary") or hozeh ("gazer"), while a prophet was nabhi.

Bletzer defines seer as “a male psychic specializing in clairvoyance, clairsentience, and prophecy. Female is called seeress.”


Bletzer, June G.: The Encyclopedia Psychic Dictionary. Lithia Springs: New Leaf, 1998
Buckland, Raymond: The Fortune-Telling Book: The Encyclopedia of Divination and Soothsaying. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 2004
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A hint as to Fuller's divided self-perception may perhaps be read in a pair of sentences she quotes in her translation of Kemer's work on the Seeress of Prevorst: "She was often in situations when one who had, like her, the power of discerning spirits, would have seen her own [spirit] free from the body, which at all times enveloped it only as a light veil.
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I remember once telling a seeress to ask one among the gods who, as she believed, were standing about her in their symbolic bodies, what would come of a charming but seeming trivial labour of a friend, and the form answering, "the devastation of peoples and the overwhelming of cities.
Despite her recognition that Helen is a mere phantom, Cassandra's position as seeress, priestess, and daughter of the King is implicated in her conscious subjugation of others, in her tacit support of the palace's official version of truth.
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