Updated: Mar 15
Not everyone who is a psychic is a clairvoyant, not everyone who is a clairvoyant is a medium, so I thought I’d expand a little on the differences between, and definitions of, Psychics, Clairvoyants and Mediums.
The word Psychic comes from the Greek word ‘psychikos’ - meaning “of the mind”, or “soul”. ‘Psyche’ was also the Goddess of the Soul in Greek mythology. The latin derivation of the word ‘Psyche’ means to ‘breathe’ or ‘live’.
Psychics have an ability, sometimes referred to as a sixth sense or second sight, that allows them to search the human soul, link to the aura (or energy field) of that person and connect to their past, present or future.
Psychics have been around for a very long time. From the seers of early civilisations, the prophets and oracles of antiquity and the advisors of medieval kings and queens to the modern spiritualists today and a staple of popular culture. We are most certainly here to stay.
In French, the word “Clairvoyant’ simply means clear seeing. This clear sight, often deemed to be an ability to see people and events that are ‘distant in time and space’, and these sensory perceptions can refer to precognition, retrocognition and remote view. Or past, future and present to you and I.
The difference being here that rather than referring to an inbuilt sense, a clairvoyant channels spiritual energy in order to obtain that information.
The classical exercise of ‘fortune-telling’ would normally be achieved by clairvoyance, although I can invariably see much more than a tall, dark, handsome stranger.
Being able to connect to past, present and future events, places and people, can help people make sense of it, perhaps make positive changes and influence their future for the better.
The word medium in this sense is ‘by way of’, ‘via’ or ‘between’ - and in connection with spiritual mediumship is the method of communication between the spirit and physical worlds. Again, mediums have been here for a while - recorded throughout history across all civilisations, although the purpose, method of communication and nature of the spirit manifestation varies considerably.
I have had considerable success in passing on messages from loved ones, bringing closure, reassurance and in some cases resolution. The proverbial finding of the will, a perennial of the situation comedy, has actually happened - to my astonishment more than the beneficiary it has to be said.
Of course, messages will only come through if there are messages to pass on. The spirits can be notoriously stubborn and it isn’t just a case of ‘summoning’ them up for a natter. Spirits cannot be influenced or instructed.