Clairvoyance Definition, Types, Books and Examples



Clairvoyance is the psychic ability or power to see objects, and visions, or to gain information regardless of its distance. The visions may also be in the future, and some times in the past. Clairvoyance is an umbrella term which often refers to telepathy, spiritualism, psychic research, second sight, prophetic visions, and dreams. The person related to clairvoyance is called  clairvoyant.

Clairaudience, which is similar to clairvoyance, is the psychic ability to hear things from afar. Both phenomena can occur in normal state of consciousness, but also can be induced by drugs, fasting, illness, hyperesthesia, or scryingA.G.H.

Related: Clairsentient, ESP, Premonition

Clairvoyance is derived from two words highlighted below:

  • Clair stands for Clear
  • Voyance stands for Vision

So, clairvoyance means clear vision. Individuals with the gift of clairvoyance have the ability to gain information about a physical event, a location, person or an object via extrasensory perception. Any individual claiming to have such ability is a clairvoyant; that is, someone that sees clearly. Clairvoyance is a psychic and paranormal ability.

Though, there is no scientific proof or evidence to support it yet. Despite that, the entire idea is being investigated under parapsychology but nothing much has come out of the study to make clairvoyance an acceptable phenomenon to the scientific community. Be that as it may, there are evidences to prove the existence of clairvoyance an aspect of science called pseudoscience.

Clairvoyance is not seen as ability within the individual, but more as an attribute or ability deposited in the individual by a higher power. Clairvoyance is seen as one of five kinds of knowledge in Jainism. Beings of heaven and hell (angels) are clairvoyant by the reason of their supernatural existence. Even at that, they too have some limitations since they lack the ability to predict the future except the Supreme Being grants them such ability for as long as He deems fit.


Types of clairvoyance 

Clairvoyance can be divided into three classes as highlighted below:

  • Precognition: This is the ability to predict or perceive future events.
  • Retrocognition: This is the ability to see past events.
  • Remote viewing: This has to do with the perception of contemporary events that are happening beyond the range of the normal perception.

The various types of clairvoyance are highlighted below:

  • Spiritual clairvoyance: This type of clairvoyance suggests that the allegiance, true spirituality, sanity and virtue can be traced to the purview of spiritual clairvoyance. It focuses on the existence of the Divine with the claim that all forms of faculties come from the Divine being and that all the works that manifest do so under the immutable natural law.
  • Astral clairvoyance: This is the perception of living beings having no physical body. It is believed that the Devas, the Spirits of elements, the Lordly Ones of Celtic tradition live and also have their existence in astral and etheric realms.
  • Spatial clairvoyance: It is also called the clairvoyance in space and time. It can be exercised without the use of an object and by only concentrating. And this can help to maintain the clairvoyant ability to work within the limits.
  • Psychological clairvoyance: This type of clairvoyance is also called psychic counseling. It refers to the inexplicable likes and dislikes of the individual and provides various explanations to each of these feelings we have toward others.


Examples of clairvoyance

In the course of history, many people have laid claims to being clairvoyant or knowing people that are clairvoyants. Many Christian faith leaders of the past were said to be clairvoyant in that they could see or know things far removed from the immediate sensory perspective; this gift is ascribed as a gift from God. Few examples of these Christian leaders in the course of history are Anne Catherin Emmerich, Padre Pio, and Columba of Iona.

Principal among them all is Jesus Christ and many of the clairvoyant manifestations of the biblical prophets were said to be focused on predicting his gynecology, birth, works on earth, suffering, death and resurrection, as well as ascension. In fact, Jesus Christ foretold things about his own suffering, death and resurrection long before these things took place. Strangely enough, everything he said about these events (now called the Passion of Christ) came to pass. Consequently, we can say that Jesus Christ is the perfect example of a provable gift of clairvoyance.

A look into the Holy Bible of the Christians will show several prophets of old, like Isaiah, Jeremiah and so on predicting the genealogy, birth, resurrection of Jesus Christ; bear in mind that these prophets existed thousands of years before the birth of Jesus Christ. Even King David of Judah is not left behind, same with Daniel.

Will it interest you to know that everything said about Jesus Christ by these prophets came to pass?! This is a proof that clairvoyance is real. While science may not have a scientific explanation for how such a thing is possible, science cannot disprove the fact that these gifts do exist.

Jesus’ predictions were not left to issues surrounding his Passion; he also predicted several other things about the world and its future. To make things even scarier, some of the things thus predicted have come to pass; principal among them is the recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital city of Israel!


Books about clairvoyance

There are so many books already written about clairvoyance and humans are deeply interested in these books since virtually everyone needs a kind of meaning t things happening in his life, things that have already happened in the past and also clarity about what the future holds. Some of the available books on clairvoyance are free of charge and you will also have to pay to access some other books written on this subject matter.

Some of the most popular books on clairvoyance are highlighted below:

  • Clairvoyance and Occult written by William Walker Atkinson.
  • Clairvoyance written by Charles Webster.
  • You are Psychic: The Art of clairvoyance reading & Healing written by Debra Lyne Katz.
  • Clairvoyance for Beginners written by Alexander Chauran.
  • Man Visible and Invisible: Examples of Different Types of Men as Seen by Means of Trained clairvoyance written by Charles Webster.
  • The Boy Who Saw True written as far back as 1953.
  • Auras: Clairvoyance & Psychic Development written by Crystal Muss in 2015.
  • There is a River written by Thomas Joseph Sugrue.
  • Clairvoyance: How to Develop the Gift written in 2001.
  • The Mime Order written by Samantha Shannon.

The above are ten of the most popular books on clairvoyance. Reading these books can help transform an ordinary person and make a clairvoyant out of him; this indicates that the gift of clairvoyance can also be learned. This idea casts doubts on the idea that one can only be a clairvoyant by divine choice or appointment.

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