Clairvoyance is often an overrated and romanticised ability,
typified by august visions or eerie crystal balls. While it
is true that both of these are included under the clairvoyant
they are by no means the bulk of it.
Clair-voyance is literally "clear-seeing",
and denotes being able to see at a range beyond what is considered
the normal human spectrum. To relate how this ties in with visions
and spirits, a basic understanding of energy and vibrational
patterns is necessary.
All things at their base forms are made of energy, this has
been proven by science. How they interact with each other, and
what vibrational level they operate on determines how we perceive
them, eg. A chair as opposed to an apple. Objects with a relatively
slow vibration rate will appear more solid and anchored in the
Things of a higher vibrational level, however, tend to be more
ethereal, elusive, and even to the point of invisibility. A
good example that everyone would be familiar with is the differences
between ice, water, and vapour - in which case, differing temperatures
act as the trigger for a change in the vibration levels.
Everything we see can be accorded a different vibration rate
which, for the vast majority, will fit in under the colour spectrum
visible to the human eye - red being the lowest, and indigo
the highest. But beyond that lies the realm of clairvoyance,
where the boundary is not set at the usual human limit.
Of the great variety of things that a clairvoyant person may
see, spirits are perhaps the most publicised. They are, by their
very nature, without physical form and therefore existing on
a slightly higher frequency than we are - the degree of vibration
depending on the type of spirit itself.
Clairvoyants may also see events, either past, present, or
future, and there has been a popular sub-branch of clairvoyance
that has sprung up and is based entirely on this, called psychometry.
It has often been asked why such visions or foreknowledge of
events is most usually of a bad or tragic nature, for example,
a plane crash.
The answer is surprisingly simple, given what is known of frequency
rates: negative events act at a lower vibrational level, in
a sense shouting out to the clairvoyant and making
them much easier to tune into, while positive actions have a
much more subtle and higher frequency.
The techniques for seeing such things are varied and probably
individual for each person, although there are certain elements
or methods that are considered useful by large amounts of people.
The stereotyped crystal ball is not as silly as
its made out to be, as it allows the clairvoyant to relax
their eyes and enter into
a light state of meditation - something particularly useful
for a budding clairvoyant to hone their skills. Of course, a
crystal ball is not the only form of this method, only the most
sensationalised and arguably the most expensive.
Other similar techniques include using a bowl filled with black
ink, water with crystals at the bottom, and I have even heard
a successful attempt using a mug full of coffee. Other popular
triggers are items with existing magical associations, such
as tarot cards, runes, and other divination tools.
More often than not, the form of clairvoyance that this initiates
is primarily seen within the mind rather than a seemingl! y
physical image or vision, which brings us to the next main variation
in clairvoyance - how it is seen.
For simplicitys sake, Ill call the two main forms
of clairvoyant sight physical and non-physical.
Physical sight should not be confused with seeing something
that is physically there, but rather having it appear in usual
surroundings, no matter how incongruous it may be.
A perfect, if extreme example of this would be what the little
boy saw in the movie, "The Sixth Sense" (which, incidentally,
had a great deal of truth in it, despite Hollywoods influence).
In this movie, the boy randomly saw the spirits of dead people
appearing as solid as you or I. This is perhaps the most extravagant
case of clairvoyance, and on the whole it is not so defined.
Have you ever been convinced you have seen movement from the
corner of your eye, then to have found nothing when you turn
to face it? Most likely, you will have dismissed such happenings
as imagination or nerves.
Well, perhaps next time you should rethink that, given that
the rods (outer sides) of our eyes are much more sensitive than
the cones (center). We use our cones everyday whenever we look
directly at something, and it is this extended use that has
damaged them and made them less likely to pick up the finer
details. The rods, on the other hand, are in much better condition,
and will in essence, see more.
A simple experiment to test the authenticity of this is to look
up at the night sky. The stars will always appear brighter and
sharper when we are not looking at them directly.
The second form, the non-physical, is in my experience the
most common. Often experienced as a picture in your minds
eye, or as an image projected on the back of your eyelids (when
your eyes are closed), its much harder to pin down, and
therefore is often discounted as imagination by beginning clairvoyants.
It is, however, every bit as valid as seeing things physically,
and in fact can often be more useful to an experienced clairvoyant
as its usually accompanied by clairsentience. It takes
a while to hone and trust this form, but for goodness sakes
dont discount it.
Its recommended that someone wishing to extend their clairvoyant
abilities keep a journal of all they see and any resulting impressions,
not matter how odd they may seem at the time. I can vouch for
this personally, as its often an eye-opening experience
to go back later and have details verified.
So, youre probably asking, what causes clairvoyance and
can anyone learn to do it? To answer the latter, yes, anyone
can everyone has the capabilities to see clairvoyantly, given
a little time, practice and patience.
As for what causes it, it has been theorised that humans are
slowly evolving into greater and greater clairvoyant abilities,
and those that already use such techniques have just jumped
slightly ahead on the evolutionary ladder. This view is supported
by several Greek philosophers of Classical times referring to
the "tri-coloured rainbow". So, if weve increased
from three to seven in just a few thousand years, imagine what
the future holds...
Article by Saau Hatshepsut