Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Levels Of Clairsentience Part 1

There are as many levels of intuitive and/or psychic abilities, as there are different types of gifts. But for the sake of this discussion we will be looking at one specific group of abilities, that of the feeler or sense abilities, which tend to orbit around one particular term, Clairsentience.

Levels & Definitions

To understand what we are going to be talking about, lets make a chart of the Extra Sensory Perception abilities, or Clair Abilities. And then we will focus in on the levels of the feeler abilities, which stem from one particular Clair ability. And, of course, we shall explore each with a definition.

In this chart you will note how it begins with the term 'Extra Sensory Perception' or ESP and how everything stems out of this single term. This is because each of the clair abilities is based off of a single sensory ability such as feeling, smelling, seeing, tasting, hearing and knowing. Below the chart you will find information on each of the individual Clair abilities.

Extrasensory Perception (ESP) is perception that involves awareness of information about something (such as a person or event) not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience.

ClairvoyanceClear Seeing. This does not mean that they have sight of the future or past, like seers; however they sometimes can give information into your future or past by visioning an incident or scene. Clairvoyance is associated with the 6th Chakra known as the 3rd eye. Clairvoyants are able to see places, people, words, or objects within the minds eye; they read for people by describing to them what it is that they can see. They also have the abilities to see auras, guides and other energies. They do not see like we do physically in 3-D form but rather like a vision or a dream. The images just appear within our mind. These visions can appear as if they are watching a movie or may even be still images like a photograph. Occasionally the clairvoyant feels as if they are actually there physically and watching the scene.

Clairsentience Clear Sense or Clear Feeling. This is where the person feels or senses things. This can be emotional feelings or feeling physical pain that has occurred. You could always refer to this as our intuition. Although there may be no knowledge of where this feeling is coming from or who it is from, it is just simply there, it is known. This is the ability to feel what others can feel.

Claircognizant Clear Recognition. People often confuse this with clairsentience. This is the ability to know something, no-one tells them and it is not something that they’ve read before, they just simply know it. It is an inner feeling, gut feeling, something which is just known. They have an ability to answer questions and back them up with facts; when before they did not know anything.

Clairaudience Clear Hearing. This means that they have the ability to hear information and things that are not actually near them; such as voices, tones, bells, music, song and other types of sound. They receive information from spirits, which could be the spirit of a loved one who is being read for or it could be spirit guides. Some clairaudients hear these voices on a physical level whilst others hear the voice in their head. Some skeptics often argue that it is all within their imagination. However, these words come to clairaudients at such a fast rate that they wouldn’t have time to think of these words themselves even if they wanted to. These people are often misjudged as to “hear voices” is sometimes thought of as to be crazy or even schizophrenic. Some clairaudients pick up on conversations when there is no one near them or within hearing distance.

ClariscentistClear Scent. These are people who are able to smell fragrances, or substances that are not near them. This can include perfumes, smoke, alcohol, food, coffee and so on.

Clairgustant Clear Taste. These people are able to taste substances without even putting anything in their mouth. This could be cigarettes, food or drink. Sometimes the person will drink water or something with no taste in order to pick up/receive tastes from a person that they are reading.

In the chart below, you will note that it all begins with the term Clarsentience, and everything else stems out of that term. So the first level would be Clairsentience. The second would include Psychometry, Prophetic Clarisentience, and Feeler Clairsentience. And since we are focused upon the feeler abilities in particular in this discussion, the next level would be Empathy. And below that Cognitive Empathy and Emotional Empathy.

Clairsentience Clear Sense or Clear Feeling. This is where the person feels or senses things. This can be emotional feelings or feeling physical pain that has occurred. You could always refer to this as our intuition. Although there may be no knowledge of where this feeling is coming from or who it is from, it is just simply there, it is known. This is the ability to feel what others can feel.

Prophetic Clairsentience is a person who picks up thought and has the ability to just know things although they do not understand or know why they know. This type of person also experiences precognition that may express in the form of hunches, dreams and knowing revolving around past, present or future and how it will effect another person. For example this person may have dreams that turn out to happen although those dreams may not be literal and may still have to be translated.

Psychometry, or "token-object reading", is a form of extra-sensory perception in which a psychic is said to be able to obtain information about an individual through paranormal means by making physical contact with an object that belongs to them.

Feeler Clairsentience is a person picks up thoughts, feelings and experiences that manifest as a feeling. What they are feeling is energy translated into a feeling.

An Empath is a person who has an acute or highly developed sense of empathy. Empathy is the capability to share your feelings and understand another's emotion and feelings and is often characterized as the ability to "put oneself into another's shoes".

Emotional Empathy occurs when you feel physically along with the other person, as though their emotions were contagious. This kind of Empathy makes someone well-attuned to another person’s inner emotional world.

Cognitive Empathy is having a consciousness of the need to imaginatively put oneself in the place of others in order to genuinely understand them, which requires the consciousness of our egocentric tendency to identify truth with our immediate perceptions of long-standing thought or belief.

Clarisentience Vs. Empathy

Now that we have journeyed from the wider spectrum of sensory gifts to a more focused area centered on the term Clairsentience, and we have a grasp on what each of these terms mean, it becomes time to do a comparative analysis of Clairsentience and Empathy. This is because people often times confuse these two gifts and use the terms interchangeably, when Clairsentience is a much broader umbrella term than Empathy. And Empathy exists beneath the umbrella term Clarisentience.

So Clairsentience is an extrasensory ability based on the sense of feeling and can extend outward to sensing, as well. An alternate name for it would be either Clear Sensing or Clear Feeling. It encompasses a wide range of abilities such as the sensing of physical pain, emotions, the emotional information attached to objects, and spiritual entities. But it is not limited to the few that are mentioned here.

Empathy, on the other hand, is based soley on sensing and/or feeling the emotions of others and being able to imaginatively place oneself in the other person's shoes and see through their eyes, in order to better understand the other person's perspective. This gives the Empath the ability to exist symbioitically with another person for a time. And it can manifest certain emotional traits, within the Empath, that belong to the other party involved in the symbiotic link.

So to paraphrase what we are talking about, Clairsentience is a broad spectrum term that encompasses many 'feeling gifts'. Where as, Empathy, which exists along side other 'feeling gifts' beneath the term Clairsentience, is singularly focused on sensing/feeling other people's emotions.

What This Means For You

What does this mean for you? Well, it will help you discover whether you are an Empath alone, or if you exhibit other 'feeling' abilities, which in turn, would then place you in the category of Clairsentience. The more 'feeling abilities' you exhibit, the more likely you are Clairsentient, as opposed to being an Empath alone.


  1. Hi

    im a 23yr old female, and for years i have been able to sense something wrong before it even happens, even from a child. example december 24 2009, i got the strongest unexplained gut feeling the whole entire day (as i usually do when something is wrong). and i said to myself when i was sitting outside late at night chatting to a family member (when they left to go inside).. God i hate this feeling and i know it from anywhere, as in, i know theres something.. not quite right. and this seems to be the only time i pray to god to protect and look over my family... and at 4:15am in the morning i woke up from a shock of feeling, not because i was dreaming, but like i was freaked out and had this adrenalie rush but thats the best i could describe it.. but i was unsettled the whole entire night and told my aunty its going to be a horrible night tonight, not knowing what actually was wrong.. Anyway i woke that morning to a phone call, it was my mum, she told me at just after 4am that morning my brother had crashed in my mums car, the car was a right off and it had exploded, my brother walked away without a scratch or bruise and sprinted as fast as he could all the way home. So that all explains my freaking out and adrenaline rush. But the question i want to ask is... For quite sometime i have been able to sense these troubles a week well before it even happens always 7days no later, but the one about my brother happened the following morning. is there areason for this?? or is it normal, also i have only opened up to my family about my intuitions since feb 2009, so ive been goig through this alone for many years growing up

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