The Most Popular Types of Psychic Abilities
Also known as metaphysics, psychic ability can be defined as the mysterious ability of having psi (a Greek letter which is used for equating the human mind to the unknown), sixth sense, prophecy and Extrasensory Perception or ESP. People who have psychic abilities are known as psychics.
Given below is a list of a majority of common psychic abilities:
Animal Telepathy – A person having this ability, like a pet psychic will be able to communicate to different kinds of animals, however the psychic would not be able to influence or command them.
Astral Projection – This is defined as the ability to free one’s spirit from the body and travel to another location.
Aura Readings – This is one of the many forms of psychic readings by which psychic abilities can be detected. This is defined as the ability to observe energy fields that living beings project.
Automatic Writing – This is the writing carried out by the subconscious mind without the individual having any proper conscious thoughts. At times an outside intelligence can also guide automatic writing.
Channeling – This is related to mediums, it is the ability of psychics to act as a vessel or channel which can be used by outside intelligence.
Clairaudience – This is the ability of being able to hear what other normal human beings cannot hear. An example of this ability would be being able to ‘hear’ a cry of distress given out by one’s loved one even thought they are a thousand miles away.
Clairvoyance – This ability can be described as something similar to ‘remote viewing’. It is not the same as precognition. Clairvoyance is not the ability to see the future but the visions which are deeply concealed or hidden at a distant place.
Clairsentience – This can be described as an ability to be able to know or get an insight of facts which have long been forgotten or hidden.
Divination – This is actually a very broad term that encompasses abilities like phophesy, precognition, fortune telling and various other methods that can be used for forecasting the future.
Dowsing – This calls for the use of sticks, a rod and a pendulum for the purpose of locating lost or misplaced items and water. It is also called ‘water witching’.
Empathy – This is the supernatural ability of being able to sense the emotions, drives, desires of people. This is similar to aura reading in the sense that psychic ability can reveal itself only when empathy develops.
ESP – Extra Sensory Perception is the ability by which psychics can discover information pertaining to events which cannot be detected by normal human beings. ESP is a method that is used for describing telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, etc.
Intuition – Closely related to clairsentience, this is the ability of obtaining cognition or direct knowledge without inference or any kind of rational thought.
Precognition – This is the ability by which one can ‘know the future’, but it isn’t possible for the psychic to obtain complete information about the future because time is very dynamic. However, with precognition one can find out about the general results of actions.
Psychometry – The ability to read vibrations or impressions left on a object by a person who is associated with the object. An unfamiliar object can be used for revealing a lot of facts about the owner using psychometry.
Pyrokinesis – This is the ability to create fires using one’s mind solely.
Telekinesis – This is the ability of moving objects using one’s mind. It is also called psychokinesis.
Telepathy – It is defined as the ability to communicate mentally with another person.