How To Test Your Powers of Clairvoyance

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Here's an easy way to test your psychic powers of clairvoyance with just a few friends, a pencil and some paper

Clairvoyance, a word derived from the French, means "clear seeing" and in the context of the paranormal refers to the supernatural psychic ability to perceive things -- people, places or events -- that are beyond the natural range of a human's five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch).

Do you have this power of ESP (extrasensory perception)? Here is a way to find out.

What you'll need

Three people (including yourself), a pen or pencil, a 5 to 10 slips of paper.

How to test

One person will be the "sender", one will be the "receiver" (the person whose abilities are being tested), and the third person will be the "moderator" or "recorder".

  1. The sender should write on the slips of paper the names of famous cities; one city per slip of paper. This can be done on 5 to 10 slips of paper. The sender will keep the identity of these cities secret; only he or she will know what they are.
  2. Looking at the slips of paper one by one, the sender will concentrate on the city written on it, focusing on some of the city's most well-known features or attractions. For example, if the city is New York, the sender could envision The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty -- objects that clearly identify the city.
  1. Taking the first piece of paper, the sender says, "Begin" and concentrates as described above. Now the receiver also concentrates, trying to receive or perceive the images that the sender has in mind. The receiver should speak aloud the images that he or she is receiving.
  2. The moderator should write the images down just as the receiver speaks them, no matter how odd they might seem.
  1. Note that the sender should be careful not to give away any clues (with a smile or a nod, for example) that the receiver is on the right track. In fact, it might be a good idea for the sender and the receiver to sit facing away from each other (or even in different rooms) to avoid any inadvertent clues.
  2. Spend one or two minutes on the city. Then the sender will say, "Next" and take the next slip of paper and repeat the exercise, saying "Begin" when the receiver should start trying to receive the images.
  3. It's the moderator's job to keep track of the images being spoken and the slips of paper to which they belong.
  4. When you've gone through all the slips of paper, you can then all review how well the cities correspond to the images received.
  5. You can then switch roles, with each person having a chance to be the sender, receiver or moderator. Be sure to provide completely new sets of cities for each trial. You'll be able to see who among you is the best clairvoyant. (And perhaps some people are better senders than others.)

Options

You don't have to use cities, of course. You could also use countries, famous people, television shows -- anything that will provide you with enough distinctive traits that you can concentrate on.

Tips

  1. If you don't do well with the test the first time you try it, don't give up. Perhaps you were just having a bad day or were not "in tune" for some reason. Psychic phenomena is not an exact science and it is often hard, if not impossible, to predict how and when it will work. You might get better at it over time.
  2. Try conducting the test at different times of day. Some believe that psychic phenomena works better at night for some reason. Give it a try. Also try different locations.
  3. You might also consider keeping a record of your tests. Record them on video so that you have evidence of your hits. (You might also detect where hints are subtly being given.) The more you can document your successes, the better.

And let me know how you do!