To many people the word clairvoyant has become synonymous for anyone psychic or anyone working in conjunction with the spiritual world. Strictly speaking, clairvoyant simply means ‘clear seeing’ and is one of a number of terms that define more specifically how a medium may interact with the spiritual world. There are actually a number of terms that define more accurately how a medium interacts with the spirit world. Many people who are known as psychics or clairvoyants actually perceive information using a combination of one or more of the following, depending on the environment and the connection.
Clairvoyant (clear vision) — The visual perception of another vibrational frequency. A clairvoyant is one who receives extrasensory impressions, and symbols in the form of “inner sight” or mental images. Not necessarily physically seeing something. Clairvoyants may obtain visual information regarding the past, present and future in a variety of environments
Clairaudience (clear audio / hearing) — To perceive words or sounds, an extrasensory noise from the spirit world. In a similar manner to clairvoyants, clairaudience perceive the sound in the mind rather than physically hear the sound.
Clairsentience (clear sensation or feeling) – To perceive information as a “feeling” within the whole body as opposed to any physical stimulation.
Clairscent (clear smelling) – To perceive a smell / fragrance or odor.
Clairtangency (clear touching) — More commonly known as psychometry, Clairtangency relates to the perception of information from handling or touching an object.
Clairgustance (clear tasting) — To taste a substance without putting anything in one’s mouth. It is claimed that those who possess this ability are able to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.
Clairempathy (clear emotion) – An Empath is a person who can psychically tune in to the emotional experience of a person, place or animal. Clairempathy is a type of telepathy to sense or feel within one’s self, the attitude, emotion or ailment of another person or entity. Empaths tune into the vibrations and “feel” the tones of the aura.