Types of Mediumship or Extra-Sensory Perception

Clairvoyance: One who acquires psychic knowledge primarily through visions or one who sees clearly. Derived from the French word clair meaning “clear” and voyance meaning “vision”.Clairsentience: One who acquires psychic knowledge primarily through feelings. Derived from the French word clair meaning “clear” and the Latin word sentire meaning “to feel”.Clairaudience: One who acquires psychic knowledge primarily through hearing.  Derived from the French word clair meaning “clear” and audience meaning “hearing”. It is often considered a form of clairvoyance.Clairalience: One who acquires psychic knowledge primarily through smell.Derived from the French word clair meaning “clear” and alience meaning “smelling”. Also known as clairescence.Claircognizance: One who acquires psychic knowledge primarily by means of intrinsic knowledge. Derived from the French word clair meaning “clear” and cognizance meaning “knowledge”.Clairgustance: One who acquires psychic knowledge primarily by means of taste.  Derived from the French word clair meaning “clear” and gustance meaning “taste”.

John Beattie Seance 1872

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