An Introduction to Clairvoyance

What is Clairvoyance?

Clairvoyance is a term derived from the French language that refers to one’s capability to achieve visual telepathic information about an item, human being, site or physical event through resources that do not involve the commonly known human senses. Clairvoyance is also known as ESP or extrasensory perception. This phenomenon is an ancient occurrence that can be a study of the mind, the spirit and the history of mankind.

A study of the mind

To become more clairvoyant, one must understand how the human brain functions. It is easiest to think of the brain as a computer. Computers are programmed using binary code and function based on whatever patterns are keyed in. The brain is very similar in that the brain is programmed by the pattern of past events and the hereditary character traits of an individual. One must be focused enough to see those patterns and bring about the insight that is desired.

A crystal clear spirit

Clairvoyance is often referred to as a pseudoscience or a paranormal psychology because of its longevity. There are many records of clairvoyance in number of cultures throughout history. This is usually recorded in a more religious sense. For instance, antiquated texts from the Hindu religion list clairvoyance as a form of ‘clear’ experiencing, which helps one to acquire skills that are attained through proper meditation and personal discipline.

An additional sense

Clairvoyance can come as a surprise. Sometimes a person of the general population may see a deceased relative or seem to recollect something that they clearly could not have witnessed. According to the experts, this is no cause for alarm. While tales of these experiences do not provide scientific evidence, they do spark a curiosity that makes clairvoyance worth studying.

A little history

eye of the world

The most primitive record of clairvoyance was of somnambulistic (sleepwalking) clairvoyance. This record is credited to the Marquis de Puysegur, a man who followed Franz Mesmer. Puysegur was responsible for the treatment of Victor Race. During treatment, Race would go into trance and his personality would transform, as he became confident and eloquent, giving analysis and instruction for his ailment as well as the ailment of others. This was shocking because Race, in his more normal state, was equivalent to the village idiot. When he came out of the trance state he would be oblivious of anything he had said, thought or done. Even though Puysegur used the ‘clairvoyance’ to reference this phenomena, he did not revere it as ‘paranormal.’ He accepted this happening as a natural science.

A look toward the future

Today, psychologists and psychics alike are studying clairvoyance. For psychologists, clairvoyance is a study of the mysterious subconscious mind and for psychics; clairvoyance is a clearing of the spirit and a medium for communication with the deceased. Either way, clairvoyance is currently in the spotlight and could open the door to a better understanding of the way humans live, think, and treat one another.