1. What Does the Term Clairvoyance Mean and What Does It Involve?
We predict the future all the time, but we usually, if not always, do it by taking into account our experience, knowledge, and surroundings. Some predictions by psychics come true. So do some predictions by non-psychics. No doubt much of our anticipation of the future is unconscious and second nature, but it is based on quite natural and mundane abilities and not on mysterious or supernatural powers.
Clairvoyance, a psychic ability to see things beyond the range of the power of vision, is often called the “sixth sense.” Clairvoyance is the art of “seeing” with senses beyond the five we normally use. It is usually associated with precognition or retrocognition. Clairvoyance is related to the images that are always present in your mind that bring messages from other realms. These images can be shape, colors, still, animated, remain on a few seconds, or last a longer time. You may “see” them with your eyes open or closed.
The faculty of seeing into the future is called second sight if it is not induced by scrying, drugs, trance, or other artificial means. The word clairvoyance means “clear-sighted,” or being able to see in the invisible (to physical vision) worlds. It is a faculty latent in all and will eventually be possessed by every human being in the course of his or her spiritual unfolding.
Although, inherently, each of us has this faculty, a persistent effort is required to unfold it in a positive manner, and this seems to be a powerful deterrent. If it could be bought, many people would pay a high price for it. Few people, however, seem willing to live the life that is required to awaken it. That awakening comes only by patient, persistent effort. It cannot be purchased: there is no royal road to its acquisition.
A Gallup poll indicates that belief in clairvoyance has increased from 26 percent to 32 percent over the past decade. It is, undoubtedly, the element of prophecy...