What Do The Different Psychic Abilities Mean?

Going to a psychic can be exciting and it can seem like magic. Psychics can help you make some of the toughest decisions you are faced with and answer some of your deepest questions. Sometimes it feels like you have lost your way in life and don’t know where to go next, psychics are great at pointing us in the best direction. But how do they do this? What makes them different than say, a therapist? The way that they work is a mystery to most of us and their powers leave me in awe. Before they were known as psychics, they were known as ‘seers’ and ‘prophets’ and the bible is full of accounts of how people would consult them a regular basis. Psychics are not a new commodity by any means.

I love knowing that psychic gifts can be passed down from generation to generation, that is so amazing to me. Just as a genius father has a high chance of passing on his mental gifts to his offspring, a psychic grandmother can also passing on her psychic abilities. In my opinion, it is a good idea to try and understand the world of a psychic a little better. I’ll try to explain some of the incredible powers and gifts that psychics are blessed with.


Clairvoyance is a power that all psychics possess. It is one of the biggest abilities that makes a psychic, well, psychic. Clairvoyance is the power to see visions with the “minds eye” and seeing things beyond the surface in order to experience a deeper knowing and understanding. Psychics have the ability to perceive things that are not present to the senses. They also have the power of becoming aware of things beyond the scope of the normal perception that most people are limited to.

A psychic can get visions in a dream or even by just touching a person. It is believed that psychics feel clairvoyance as a “tingling” sensation in their ‘third eye’ and they are able to focus on that and get information that isn’t available to the average person. Psychics also experience clairvoyance as a vivid and recurring dream that they cannot shake off like you or I would be able to. These dreams and visions can be good or bad and can also be a warning of danger for someone that the psychic speaks to or comes in contact with. Clairvoyance works through energy and auras which can be felt, so they don’t have to be face to face or even see the person they are doing a reading for, they are able to just focus on the other person’s energy and decipher what their third eye is showing them about that person.


Channelling is when a psychic receives a message from a “higher power”. It is the process of communicating with consciousness that isn’t in human form. They do this by being susceptible to and permitting that consciousness to reveal and express itself through the psychic’s body, which makes them a channeller.

Channellers are able to access higher knowledge which allows them to grow spiritually and gain greater clarity about life. Since everything in life is vibrational, channellers plug in to the frequency of the grid program that we experience everything from. This is similar to tuning a radio. Each energy plug-in, or radio station, gives them a specific frequency of information that comes through to them in the form of colors, tones, auras, and chakras. The message is usually relayed to the person by either the psychic speaking or by them writing down a message. Channelling isn’t a new concept, throughout history, humans have been making connections with a higher vibration.

It is not enough for a psychic to just “receive” this information and use their body to channel it. They also need to be able to discern the messages and visions they are receiving. The messages may come from Spirit, but they are coming through the human channeler who acts as a filter. The channeler has to be careful not to add their own agenda to the messages, or get their ego involved. That is one of the reasons it is so important to only get readings from genuine, trustworthy psychics that take their time in discerning the messages, instead of just charging you a flat rate so they can speed through the session and add whatever they think you want to hear.

ESP or extra sensory perceptionESP

ESP is a common term for psychics being aware of things or events that are about to happen. It is usually referred to as the “sixth sense”. Psychics receive sensory information that doesn’t come from the normal five senses regular people have- touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing. They have an additional sense that almost seems to come from an alternate reality and which provides them with information concerning the past, present and future. It is believed that all humans are born with one form or another of ESP but it is a lot stronger and more developed in some people. Around the age of 4 or 5, our mind starts to focus solely on logic and reason, and we start to lose our ability to think beyond those limits. Psychics however, retain or reacquire this sixth sense by actively developing it. This is especially true for psychics who were born into a family of psychics or are multi-generational psychics. Usually when older psychics have these gifts, they want to pass it on to the younger ones and they encourage and nurture the gifts that a younger family member is showing to have.

ESP has been a topic of interest in parapsychology for many years. Parapsychology sometimes refers to ESP as ‘PSI Experiences’. When doctors and universities do experiments on ESP, they do so under very controlled conditions, so that doubt is removed and the conclusions are valid. One of the most famous parapsychologists is a man named Joseph Rhine. He was so interested in this topic that he ended up being known as, ‘The Father of Modern Parapsychology”. Him and his wife, Louisa Rhine, worked with a colleague of theirs named Carl Zener and together they created what are known as the ‘Zener Cards’. These cards consisted of a 25-card deck that contained five groups each of five like symbols and were used to test a person’s telepathic abilities. Along with using Zener cards to test ESP, psychics have also had their brain activity recorded and studied during a telepathic session, and scientists agree that changes in brain activity do take place when compared to a regular person.

Remote viewingRemote viewing

Remote viewing is another power in which a psychic can see things that others cannot. The objects or persons that the psychic sees are usually from a different time and place. Psychics that have remote viewing abilities possess mental capabilities that allow them to describe and/or give details about something that is unreachable by the normal senses, for reasons such as distance, time, or shielding. For example, a psychic with these abilities can be asked to describe a city on the other side of the world that they have never heard of and describe it with incredible accuracy. Or they could be asked to describe an event that happened before their time and which they were not involved in and they will be able to give factual details about that event.

This gift is also what gives psychics the ability to know remarkable details about individuals they have never met simply by talking to them or tuning into their energy during a written conversation. Being able to remote view allows them to know more about us than we even know about ourselves most of the time. That is what makes consulting psychics so helpful. It is believed that the same brain mechanism a psychic has that allows them to practice remote viewing, is the same underlying ability that makes clairvoyance, ESP, and other parapsychological and psychic phenomena possible.

Clairsentience or EmpathyEmpath

Clairsentience or Empathy is a psychic ability in which they pick up energies or emotions from people or places. Often a psychic can walk into a room and be overcome with a wave of energy from the past. The word clairsentience means “clear sensing” and it gives the psychic an ability to FEEL the past, present, or future physical and emotional states of others without using the normal five senses, much like ESP. Empathy is basically the same as clairsentience. It is the ability to pick up on others’ emotions and feelings without being verbally told by that person what they are feeling. Psychics with this ability are often referred to as ’empaths’.

Clairsentient psychics can retrieve information not only from people, but from outside areas, public buildings and houses as well. Psychometry and aura sensing also utilize clairsentience. The sacral and heart chakras are tied to clairsentient ability. Emotions and gut feelings are attributes of the sacral chakra, while unconditional love, compassion, and empathy are attributes of the heart chakra. Psychics can enhance their clairsentient abilities by following a rigorous meditation practice, particularly one called chakra alignment mediations where they pay special attention to not only the sacral and heart chakras, but also to the brow chakra. The brow chakra is also known as the third eye and it the portal to the sixth sense psychics possess.


Clairaudience is a psychic ability to hear voices or messages. These voices or messages can be heard through the ears or even sometimes they are directly delivered into the psychics mind. Clairaudience comes from the French words, clair, which means clear, and audience, which is the action of hearing. Together they form ‘clear hearing’ and that is exactly what psychics are able to do. Clairaudient psychics are able to obtain intuitive information from their Higher Self, their spirit guides, angels, and spirits.

They hear voices, music, sounds, or or words that everyday people do not hear. They receive these sounds and voices internally and these voices and sounds are extremely important to them and their ability to help others. It is very common for a psychic to have the gift of both clairvoyance and clairaudience simultaneously. Clairaudience ability is ruled by the throat chakra, which is in charge of communication. Only when a psychics throat chakra is balanced and open are they able to receive these messages. If you have ever been asked by a psychic, “what does the name so-and-so mean to you?” without you ever telling them about that person, it is usually because they received that name internally and knew it had to be significant to you.

Intuitive or IntuitionPsychic intuition

Intuitive is the power of guidance from a higher power. This is how psychics seem to always know the right answer and which path people should choose. Everybody has some level of intuition, it is also known as a ‘gut feeling’. Intuitive psychics are different however, because they have focused on, developed and honed those feelings that they get beyond what an everyday person has. Some individuals are born with a base amount of intuition, while some are gifted with remarkable amounts. Those that pay attention to those gifts and pursue them are usually the ones that become psychics. Some psychics were drawn to astrology, the Tarot, or other tools of divination from a young age, and others realize their psychic potential after life-altering events, such as traumatic or near-death experiences. When someone realizes at an older age that they are “suddenly psychic”, it is usually as a result of listening to their intuition and opening up to their sixth sense instead of being afraid of it.

TelepathyPsychic telepathy

Telepathy is the act of a psychic communicating or being communicated with solely through the mind. There are no words. All communication is done from one person to another by way of the mind. This also includes the power to read minds. Telepathy allows someone to be able to read what one is thinking. Telepathy is the way that feelings and thoughts are transmitted through extra-sensory channels. A lot of people believe that telepathy explains the seemingly supernatural mental connection between a set of twins, or a mother with her child. Scientists believe that all humans and animals have a collective consciousness and that telepathy plays a major role in this synchronicity. It is also believed that our brains emit radio-like frequencies and psychics are able to tune into and therefore, literally read our mind.

A Trance ChannelTrance

A trance is when a spirit or higher being uses the psychic’s body to communicate with us. The psychic will enter a trance like state and call upon the spirit that they want to communicate with. The psychic will then allow the spirit to takeover their body so that it can directly contact with the person that wishes to contact it. This is called trance mediumship, and also goes by the name of channelling. Trance mediumship, along with most other forms of spirit communication, is still very misunderstood and feared. Essentially what happens is that a spirit links to a psychic medium and exerts different levels of control over the medium. The spirit takes control of the medium’s consciousness, this can be to a lesser degree or a greater degree depending on the needs of the spirit and what kind of message it is trying to get across via the mediums body. It also depends on how able and open the medium is to being controlled by the spirit.

This can appear scary because the medium is no longer themselves, their voice changes, their facial expressions change, their whole demeanor changes. Psychics who are in a trance have physical changes taking place in their bodies, such as; a slowed down heart rate, a lack of rapid eye movement, a higher threshold for pain, and many more. Scientists have actually studied psychics while they were in a trance to get more information about this psychic phenomena.

Psychics are blessed with many powers, and understanding all of them will help you get better results during a psychic reading. All psychics may not have all of these powers and some will be stronger than others. You may even have some of these gifts yourself that you just need to hone in on and develop! Curious about working with a psychic and understanding their gifts? Or in cultivating your own? Check out one of these genuine psychics today to learn the next steps on your psychic journey.


Angela Moore started Psychic Review Online in 2008. After being ripped off and deceived by a mother/daughter team and then having her life completely turned around by a real Psychic, she has dedicated herself to helping people avoid fake Psychics. Angela provides tips, psychic reviews, ratings and more on her website Psychic Review Online

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