There are many different types of psychic ability. Some are common and others (like physical mediumship) are extremely rare and downright fascinating! Learn all about the various types here.
John Edward, James Van Praagh, and Theresa Caputo are examples of famous mediums.
Things to Know About Mediumship
- Talking to those in spirit is a form of channeling. You can be totally aware and conscious to do this – you do not have to be in a trance (which is a different, much higher level of channeling).
- All information received by the medium is received mentally (think of it as mental telepathy). In other words, if you visit a medium to connect with your departed grandmother, the medium is not seeing your grandmother sitting next to her. The medium will see a vision of your grandmother in her minds eye – like watching a little movie inside of her head.
Usually, people receive information via their physical senses. That is, they hear something, see something, etc.
Psychic ability is the opposite. It’s using extrasensory perceptions (non-physical senses) to pick up on energetic signals about people or events.
Want an example? Sure!
Have you ever had a feeling about something? Ever just know something? That’s what we’re talking about here.
How We Receive Psychic Information
There are lots of ways that we can communicate with each other…text, email, telephone – just to name a few.
And there are lots of sensory ways that we receive information – sight, sound, touch, etc.
That said, there are also different ways in which we receive psychic information. They are called:
- clairaudience – hearing
- clairvoyance – seeing
- claircognizance – knowing
- clairsentience – feelings
You can get examples of all of these senses, and learn how they work by visiting the list of psychic abilities page.
A medical intuitive uses their intuition to read your energy (also known as the aura) and receives intuitive impressions about what is going on in your body.
Some people see a medical intuitive when they are unable to obtain a medical diagnosis from traditional methods. I would not recommend seeing a medical intuitive in place of a traditional physician, as they cannot legally diagnose, treat, etc., but…
The interesting thing about medical intuitives is that they can often tell you what the root cause of your physical ailment is.
For example, the intuitive may be able to tell you if there is an underlying emotional issue that is causing you to feel physically ill. Sometimes, they may even tell you that there is a past life connection.
Like I said, I wouldn’t use this in place of traditional methods, but it can be pretty interesting stuff!
Is telepathy real? Absolutely! It’s another one of the types of psychic ability.
Mental telepathy is the ability for people to communicate via the mind. Some people refer to it as thought transference.
Now, you can’t go having a full conversation via mental telepathy, but it is possible to pick up on some thoughts.
Practicing Mental Telepathy
Zener cards are a fun way to practice strengthening telepathy. You can buy them online, at new age shops, or you can make your own.
So next time you ask, “are you thinking what I’m thinking?” or say, “you read my mind!”…it just might be mental telepathy!
Rare and Odd Types of Psychic Ability
Trance channeling is one of the types of psychic ability. In this, a medium allows a spirit to speak through her using her mind and body.
In a deep trance, the medium has no awareness of what took place during the channeling session – she is merely a conduit and lets the information from the spirit flow through her. It’s a rare phenomenon.
Is it Risky?
I wouldn’t recommend it to the average person. Those who perform trance channeling are highly trained and have years of study under their belt.
Physical mediumship is one of the most rare and odd types of psychic ability. I learned about it during my years of study.
It’s said that first, the medium goes into a very deep trance.
At this point, a spirit is able to manipulate certain energetic matter in her body.
The spirit can then manipulate this energy to create ectoplasm which will emerge from one of the orifice’s of the medium’s body – usually the nose or mouth (sounds like something from the Ghost Busters movie, doesn’t it?)
The ectoplasm can then be manipulated by the spirit into images, or a voice box (direct voice).
Is it Risky?
I’ve heard stories that the entire room would need to be swept clean before physical mediumship could occur. If it wasn’t, any debris (like a pin, for example) could cause physical harm to the medium when the ectoplasm was reabsorbed into her body. I don’t know if it’s true, but if it is, I’d say it’s risky!
- Popular during the 1800’s
- Physical mediums are said to have an abundance of energetic matter in their body
- Takes years to develop the ability
- Flashes of light can also be present
- Table tipping also considered physical mediumship
I think this is one of the most bizarre and interesting types of psychic ability. I would love to see a demonstration of this!