ESP. Extra Sensory Perception has many specific names for each paranormal experience. Different practitioners refer to their various supernatural talents as being ‘Psychic’. Usually these various psychic talents begin with the prefix ‘clair’ which is a French form of ‘clear’ and is used with various suffixes.
In the study of parapsychology, the first of many various psychic talents we will discuss is clairsentience. A person often acquires this type of information known as a feeling, emotion, or through the conventional gut. Sentience is derived from the Latin word senfire which means to feel.
Many parapsychologist and some religions consider the ability one of human’s special functions, achieved by advanced meditation. There are different degrees of clairsentience ranging from perception of diseases of other people to the thoughts or emotions of other people. Clairsentience is a very vivid feeling.
Let me clarify that clairsentience is Not achieved by advanced meditation. You might be able to achieve it through meditation, but, that is not the only way. I am living proof. I don’t meditate and I’ve been clairsentient, clairaudient, and clairvoyant since a small child. The first experience I remember happened when I was three years of age.
Psychometry is related to clairsentience. When we break the word down it translates to Psyche (soul) and Metric (measuring).
Clairvoyance is often tossed under the catch-all phrase, ‘psychic’. Clairvoy is French from the mid 1800’s and converted to English by adding an ‘ant’ on the end. Voyeur means ‘to see’. Clairvoyance is seeing with the third eye to perceive pictures not seen by other people. Some clairvoyants see in technicolor, while others see in two or three colors.
The word, clairaudience developed in the late 17th century with audience meaning hearing. A person acquires information by paranormal auditory ability. Essentially the person has the ability to hear in a supernatural manner. Studies reveal this is similar to telepathic abilities, where people hear words other people are thinking. This is developed within the inner mental ear. This may be true, but also includes voices, tones, and noises which are not apparent to other humans or recording equipment.
Clairalience refers to smelling of various scents and fragrances. A person with this ability accesses paranormal knowledge through the physical sense of smell.
We don’t hear much about this ability, clairgustance. It is all about the taste. This extra sensory perception allows one to taste a substance without putting anything into his/her mouth. The perception comes through the ethereal realm through their tastebuds.
Claircognizance is knowing. When a person says, “I know that I know that I know.” They are referring to their claircognizance ability. Cognizance or conoissance translates to knowledge. This comes from intrinsic knowledge. It is the ability to know something without a physical explanation of why you know it, very similar is the concept of mediumship.
The more practice you use developing each one of your various paranormal talents or abilities, and using them together will allow you to develop a path to the spiritual realms.