Guidance from Craig Hamilton-Parker
What is Clairvoyance?
Clairvoyance literally means ‘clear seeing’ (from the French clair meaning “clear” and the word voyance which means “vision”) It is a term that is used in parapsychology as perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses. It is an aspect of ESP or Extra Sensory Perception. In common usage, it is a blanket term to cover many psychic skills including seeing the past or future. A ‘Reading’ is a term we use for a consultation. So a Clairvoyant Reading is a consultation that uses clairvoyance as it’s the main aspect.
If we use the literal meaning of the word clairvoyance is defined by parapsychologists as a form of Extra Sensory Perception then a Clairvoyant Reading would primarily be ‘remote viewing’ where the reader ‘sees’ a location. Today it is a term that is somewhat misused to include all things that a psychic person sees. This can include the future or visions about your life and even the spirit world. Many people – who make no claim to being a reader – have latent clairvoyant powers and abilities.
The difference between Clairvoyance and Clairvoyant?
In common language, a clairvoyant usually refers to a person who uses psychic skills rather than need tools such as palmistry, tarot cards, and the like. (Clairvoyant Readings are readings given by someone who has the clairvoyant ability) A clairvoyant will ‘pick up’ information about the sitter directly. A good clairvoyant will not ask lots of questions and certainly would not try to feedback information that you have already given them.
What Spiritualists mean by an ‘Evening of Clairvoyance’
This is another common misuse of the word ‘clairvoyance’. What Spiritualists are talking about really is an evening of Mediumship. Mediumship Readings are about communicating with the spirit world.
Working over any distance
Research has shown that remote clairvoyance can work over any distance. Some of the most interesting experiments were unofficially done on the Apollo Space Mission when the astronauts endeavoured to send messages to people back on earth. A series of special cards were used (called Zener Cards) and the recipient on Earth received the information being projected to them from space.
When you telephone for reading the reader can tune into your vibration even though you may be on the other side of the world. It makes no difference to a professional clairvoyant whether you are with them or not. In fact, readings by telephone are a testament to the reality of these psychic gifts as the reader has no visual clues from your facial expression or your body language to influence his readings.
Pure clairvoyance requires no tools so the reader probably will not use tarot and other divination tools. However, some clairvoyants like to enhance their natural gift by also using an oracle. This helps them to focus their gift and understand the intuitive information they are receiving.