Guest writer PAUL SANDS gives us some tips on how to unleash the power of clairvoyance
Say the word clairvoyant and the majority of the population will conjure up images of psychic “experts” on paranormal TV shows, that or frail old spinsters dressed in black lace, playing “Cherry Bright” on an old gramophone to please the spirits.
It is certainly a phrase that has been both exploited and widely mocked within the media. Yet despite this, philosophy, analysis, and more recently quantum science, all lean towards the human mind possessing precognitive abilities.
Clairvoyance, derived from the French “clair” for clear and “voyant” for seeing is the ability to see things that are hidden from ordinary view. This may either be where objects are physically hidden, e.g. buried under the ground, events temporally hidden, in as much as they have yet to happen (often referred to as precognition), in the past and even different frequencies of existence (the spirit world).
We are used to relying on our five primary senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch), but clairvoyance provides insight independent from those levels of input, allowing our mind’s eye to “see” for us on a subconscious level.
But where does the power of clairvoyance sit on the Wiccan path?
The Universe is made from vibrations, vibrations not readily recognisable to our five senses. In order to connect more meaningfully and creatively with that vibration it is essential to develop at least some level of clairvoyance.
For anybody seeking harmony with nature this will be one of the most important facets of your craft. Developing a strong power of clairvoyance will allow you to tune into nature’s vibrations and therefore move closer to the Universe’s secrets.
This power will also be indispensable for your practice of divination and communication with your spirit guides.
Developing a high degree of clairvoyance will allow the hidden wonders of creation to be revealed to you, which will in turn enhance your power to influence your environment.
The wonderful thing is that every single one of us is born with this latent ability, it’s just that the majority have never learned to develop it. To some it will have been evident from a very early age, or developed spontaneously in later years but for most it will be a gift that needs to be learned to be utilised.
The following practices will help you towards fullfilling your greater potential
Meditation is fundamental to realising your clairvoyant capabilities, as it will clear your mind, adjust your own vibrations and set you free from your concious mind. While meditating you should employ crystals as they will amplify the vibrations eminating from you.
You should record your dreams in a journal, with the intention of receiving intuitive guidance. As with meditation, while you sleep your concious mind is subdued and spirit guides can communicate with you. Write your dreams down as soon as you awake and you should, within time, begin to notice meaningful symbolism and patterns of recurring events from which you can formulate responses.
To further strengthen your abilities you should practice visualising images in your minds eye. This does not mean straining your eyes when they are closed by trying to “see” objects, people or places but rather by creating the image in that space often referred to as your third eye. You can even start by playing memory style games and look at a physical object before closing your eyes and conjuring up that same image inside your head.
In summary developing clairvoyance is important for those following the path of Wicca and, while it may take a lot practice and development, it is an ability that we all have inherent within us.
PAUL SANDS was born in 1962 and currently lives and works in Lincolnshire, though was raised on the banks of the River Trent in Nottingham. Having worked in IT from leaving school he was outsourced and downsized in 2006, had some success as an event photographer before getting another “real” job as a learning support worker in further education.
Having being spooked at a very young age by the books of Dennis Wheatley and Peter Underwood and from sneaking downstairs on Friday nights to surreptitiously watch whatever Hammer/Amicus/Tigon offering was on the TV, he remains a lifelong horror aficionado.
He occasionally writes poetry and short screenplays. Of late his life seems to have gone a bit occult/vegan/metal in no particular order as he seeks out the wonders and mysteries of our world, and any others that might cross his path.