Clairvoyance and Second Sight
The Transfer of Information
|Clairvoyance and Second Sight
The Transfer of Information
How Do You Define Consciousness? What are psychic powers? What is the
soul? Are we connected at the quantum level? For thousands of years we
have asked these existential questions and religions have attempted to
explain our divine nature. With the advent of quantum mechanics, string
and membrane theory, science has reached a new level of understanding.
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important questions. These brilliant minds explain how it is possible to
have precognition, telepathy, clairvoyance; and how science has learned
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Within parapsychology, clairvoyance is used exclusively to refer to the transfer of information that is both contemporary to, and hidden from, the clairvoyant.
It is very different from telepathy in that the information is said to be gained directly from an external physical source, rather than being transferred from the mind of one individual to another.
70 Years at the Rhine
View this historic oral presentation with Dr. Elizabeth A. McMahan as she shares her memories of working with J.B. and Louisa Rhine at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.
Dr. McMahan was a staff member of the Duke Parapsychology Lab and originator of the 'Pure Telepathy Test", presenting conclusive evidence for telepathy which could not be explained by remote viewing or clairvoyance.
sight is a form of extrasensory perception, the supposed power to
perceive things that are not present to the senses, whereby a person
perceives information, in the form of a vision, about future events
before they happen (precognition), or about things or events at remote
locations (remote viewing).
It is unfortunate, indeed careless, that clairvoyance has come to be indicative of all/most forms of purported mediumship.
Second sight may have
originally been so called because normal vision was regarded as coming
first, while supernormal vision is a secondary thing, confined to
Darna Shealladh is the Gaelic name given to
"second sight", the involuntary ability of seeing the future or distant
events. It originated in the Scottish highlands.
earliest notice of symbolical second sight is found in the Odyssey,
where Theoclymenus sees a shroud of mist about the bodies of the doomed
Wooers, and drops of blood distilling from the walls of the hall of
The Pythia at Delphi saw the blood on the walls during
the Persian War; and, in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, blood
and fire appear to Circe in her chamber on the night before the arrival
of the fratricidal Jason and Medea.
Similar examples of
symbolical visions occur in the Icelandic sagas, especially in Njala,
before the burning of Njal and his family.
In the Highlands, and in Wales, the chief symbols beheld are the shroud, and the corpse candle or other spectral illumination.
Higdons Polychronicon (14th century) describes Scottish second sight,
adding "that strangers setten their feet upon the feet of the men of
that londe for to see such syghtes as the men of that londe doon".
Within parapsychology, clairvoyance
is used exclusively to refer to the transfer of information that is both
contemporary to, and hidden from, the clairvoyant.
It is very
different from telepathy in that the information is said to be gained
directly from an external physical source, rather than being transferred
from the mind of one individual to another.
The term clairvoyance (from 17th century
French with clair meaning "clear" and voyance meaning "vision") is used
to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person,
location or physical event through means other than the known human
senses, a form of extra-sensory perception.
Outside of parapsychology, clairvoyance is often used to refer to other
forms of anomalous cognition, most commonly the perception of events
that have occurred in the past, or which will occur in the future.
This is known
as retrocognition and precognition respectively, or to refer to
communications with the dead.
related to remote viewing, although the term "remote viewing" itself is
not as widely applicable to clairvoyance because it refers to a specific
There are four primary channels, clair sensing, trance, healing and physical plus a whole raft of others that do not fit neatly into any one primary channel.
Clairvoyance (seeing) and clairaudience (hearing) for example are both kinds of clairsensing and belong in that main group. Many mediums who are good clairvoyants may well have little or no clairaudient capability even though both "gifts" belong in the primary channel of clairsensing.
Remote viewing is a facet of clairvoyance and usually appears in practitioners suffering from arrested development.
Trance is the ability to communicate with, and mainly to receive from, other entities, incarnate & discarnate, and may sometimes be independent of time; it is usually divided into deep trance (obliterative & so dangerous, where the operative abdicates the throne, quite common) and light trance (a high or even total degree of awareness & thus safer for the practitioner, and extremely rare when well-done).
Healing is the ability to induct health benefits from some usually unspecified higher source where the healer can direct the effects to the beneficiary. Contact healing involves the healer being in the closest proximity but not necessarily actually touching.
Absent healing is explained by its alternative name of distant healing and is independent of spatial distance.
Physical mediumship includes events such as table turning, production of quasi-physical objects (even personages) & sometimes involving so-called ectoplasm. It is often said to require either total darkness or at the most a weak red light.
There are many further mediumistic events, still unfortunately too often dubbed clairvoyance, which do not fit neatly into any of the four main channels. These include psychometry (establishing the history of an object), slate writing (common in Victorian times), extras appearing in photographs (seemingly no more; possibly since the advent of compound camera lenses using plastic as well as quartz-glass) and a long list of other curiosities too extensive to be dealt with here.
It is most unusual for a medium to have more than one primary channel "open" and under control.