Psychic Skills

The word "psychic" means of or pertaining to the soul or mind (Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, 1989), therefore teaching psychic skill will help children develop and use their minds to a greater degree. Why would anyone disagree with this? It is oft-quoted that humans only use about 10% of our brain power. What would be wrong with increasing this capacity? Other purposes of developing psychic skills could be to develop intuition which could be a method of protection; to develop imagination, visualization and creativity; to enjoy the journey or process of learning and developing with less fear and concern of the end (Peaceful Warrior philosophy), and to learn greater focus and attention (ie. via meditation).

Types of Precognition

Precognition is the ability to know ahead of time before the actual occurrence of an event. There are three main types of precognition - clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience.

Clairvoyance is the most prevalent form of precognition since most people are visual. Clairvoyance means inner seeing with your mind's eye; seeing clearly that which most people can't see at all such as visions or auras.

Clairaudience means to hear voices or messages in one's inner ear without anyone speaking aloud. The message sender may not be present. An example of this is parents hearing a child's cry for help as they are in an accident when they are physically way too far away to be heard. This is the most common method for channelers to receive information.

Clairsentience is another way of saying "empathy". This means to have the motional feeling or inner knowing of events which are unknowable. These empathic people are also called "sensitives". Some clairsentients can smell odors not present in the physical world. Extreme sensitives may feel emotional highs and lows and even physical sensations that do not belong to themselves. The trick then is discerning which moods are not your own and protecting yourself from unwanted receptivity, particularly in crowded areas or at emotionally laden events, such as funerals. Many people are familiar with this skill from the Star Trek - The Next Generation show, where the ship's counselor, Deanna Troi, was known for her skill as an empath.

Other types of psychic skills include telepathy, psychometry, and channeling. Telepathy is being able to receive thoughts from someone else in your mind. Psychometry is the ability to hold an object and know about the owner and circumstances of the life the object has been in. Some psychometrists can use their skill to locate lost children and are hired by police departments to aid in investigations. Channeling is the ability to receive messages from spirits in other dimensions, such as our guides, angels, or ascended masters. Some channels, called trance channels, go out of body entirely while another spirit takes over, and some called conscious channels stay in their bodies while a spirit sends them information which they translate and share with their audience or client.