The word Clair is a French word from the late 17th century meaning clear. It is the standard prefix for classic psychic abilities. The attachment of words to the end explains the ability associated with that gift. Most readers identify with at least one Clair that represents their personal communication style. If they are normally visual people they will usually be clairvoyant, if they are normally sound orientated people they will be clairaudient. Readers who have been working to develop their gifts often find that they have more than one method for receiving these messages. As they explore how to help more people they discover that latent abilities start to be unlocked.



A person who receives messages by hearing is considered as possessing the ability of clairaudience. While a clairaudient may not be hearing audible sounds, they are hearing words and sounds that exist in their mind’s ear. While these messages are rarely recorded or heard by others, they are obvious to the clairaudient. This is the same way that many people have the impression of knowing what an event sounds like. For example if your toast pops, the jug boils or the postman is here. You just know that this is true. This ability is characterised by the use of the words “I hear….”


Simply translated this refers to “Clear knowing.” This is often described by people with this gift as the sense that the message just “popped into their mind.” In the absence of associated senses that humans rely on, it is hard to describe where these messages come from. An example would be when the thought that you should check on your kids just pops into your mind. This ability is characterised by short, fast, clear messages that seem to come out of the blue. This is the reason is that there is no prefix like “I see,” “I hear,” or “I feel,” for this type of clair.


Detecting a sent without it being present is the gift of clairescence. The faint aroma of a familiar smell, with no good reason for it being there, can be a very powerful message. Smell is widely regarded as one of the most powerful of all the 5 senses. This is because studies have shown that odours trigger strong reactions of brain chemistry. An example of this gift would be the smell of alcohol when no-one had been drinking or even the smell of mums Sunday roast with all the aromas that would make up that smell. This ability is characterised by the use of the words “I can smell….”


While taste is considered with less regard in the regular senses, it is still a strong conveyer of intense messages. A person who gets a distinct flavour of a familiar taste is referred to as having clairgustance. Taste plays such an important role in our lives that messages associated with it often have a major impact on our memories. Examples of this gift would include being able to taste mums pavlova or dads BBQ sausages by the reader. The characteristic of this sense is found in the words “I can taste….”


Clairsentience is the ability to feel without an external stimulus. People with this gift demonstrate an ability to share the feelings, both physically and emotionally, with a person, place, object or event. In the physical realm these centre on smooth, rough, hot, cold, hard and soft. In an emotional context they centre on happy, sad, warm, cool, light, dark, good and bad. When someone possesses this gift they often report things like feeling the dark and manifesting physical symptoms of people who are connected to them. This ability is characterised by the use of the words “I feel….”


The term clairvoyant refers to an ability to receive messages by actually ‘seeing’ a scene. Readers receive these messages, often in the mind’s eye, and sometimes even seeing them as hallucinations right there in the room with you. These messages can be of anything and may manifest as still images or as short clips. The language used to pass on information is usually drawn from the readers own memories. This means that if a symbol is meant to represent love, it may be a symbol that the reader associates with love, and not a symbol that the recipient would use to represent love. When people have this gift they talk about visual components like colour, texture, motions, objects, acts and patterns. This ability is characterised by the use of the words “I see….”