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The Many Faces of Clairvoyance

This article was written by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
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This article is the first in a series on Clairvoyance for Psychic Empowerment, by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke. Click here to read the second article in the series.

Dr. Joe Slate and I are currently at work on Clairvoyance for Psychic Empowerment, the next book in our series on contemporary evolutionary empowering psychic techniques. This article is the first in a series providing background to the important issues being discussed in the book, while the book itself focuses on proven techniques for developing innate psychic powers into genuine Clairvoyance and empowering applications with specific, practical benefits.

What is Clairvoyance?
Clairvoyance (pronounced: clair·voy·ance) comes to us from the Seventeenth-Century French, clair meaning clear and voyance meaning vision, hence "clear vision." This Clear Vision means more than just good vision or even vision enhanced by eyeglasses and other physical aids. Rather, it means the ability to see beyond the limitations of location and may mean beyond the limitations of the physical dimension.

In today’s usage, clairvoyance refers to the psychic ability to gain information or knowledge about an object, person, place, event, or a situation (or Deep Insight) into Cosmic Realities.

As a psychic ability, this means that the information is obtained by means other than the basic five physical senses. This, of course, is what "psychic" means—extra-sensory perception involving the two senses beyond the five physical ones, and the ability to expand or alter consciousness to see beyond the physical dimension.

But clairvoyance also refers to acquiring "knowledge," and knowledge is more than just information. Knowledge is the organized and systematic foundation for understanding and insight, and may include foreknowledge of future events.

Extended Awareness in Divination
Clairvoyance traditionally refers to direct and unaided psychic ability. It also refers to the extended awareness associated with the many psychic tools and techniques involved in practices of divination. Systems of divination primarily involve the manipulation of physical objects or the measurement of physical phenomena and then their interpretation through complex symbols and standardized definitions based on years—perhaps thousands of years—of recorded experience.

Whether recognized or not by the practitioner, the acts of manipulation, measurement, and interpretation all "awaken" psychic awareness as an extension of the technical knowledge of the signs and symbols or of the psychic tools themselves.

In later articles in this series, and (of course) as a major discussion in the forthcoming book, we will explore both direct clairvoyance and extended awareness, and also the three major forms of direct clairvoyance and the chakras empowering each.

Clairvoyant and Divinatory Practices
There are so many practices that I tried to organize them in ways to facilitate our study and understanding. In each case, I have given a simple definition of the practice. The following lists are by no means intended to be exhaustive but rather to be illustrative of the system of classification.

Direct Psychic Perception of an Event, Object, or Person (mostly contemporary) External to and Hidden from the Observer, Including:

Direct Psychic Perception by Means of Altered States of Consciousness:

Direct Psychic Perception By Means of Extended Consciousness:

Indirect Psychic Perception Through Another Person or Entity:

Augmented Psychic Perception By Means of Divinatory Tools:

Augmented Psychic Perception by Means of Manually-Manipulated Complex Symbolic Divination Systems with Established Rules and Meanings:

Augmented Psychic Perception in Association with Scientific Measurable Physical Phenomena:

Common Types of Divination Involving Extended Psychic Awareness:
The following is just a selection of the many divinatory system, basically demonstrating the point that anything can be manipulated and "read" because the real meaning is found not in the object but in intentional human consciousness. In most cases, the "reading" is accompanied by a light state of trance. In some, but not all systems, there are established "dictionary" meanings. Further information may be found in Llewellyn's online Encyclopedia (as well as by clicking the provided links).

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