This collective word phrase includes any or all types of psychic sensitivity corresponding to the senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, touching. Clair Senses in psychic terms are translated: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairscent, clairtangency, and clairgustance. Additional gifts are clairempathy and channeling.

Clairvoyant (clear vision) — To reach into another vibrational frequency and visually perceive “within the mind’s eye” something existing in that realm. A clairvoyant is one who receives extrasensory impressions, and symbols in the form of “inner sight” or mental images which are perceived without the aid of the physical eyes and beyond the limitations of ordinary time and space. These impressions are more easily perceived in an alpha state and during meditation, though many clairvoyants can obtain visual information regarding the past, present and future in a variety of environments.

Clairaudience (clear audio /hearing) — To perceive sounds or words and extrasensory noise, from sources broadcast from spiritual or ethereal realm, in the form of “inner ear” or mental tone which are perceived without the aid of the physical ear and beyond the limitations of ordinary time and space. These tones and vibrations are more easily perceived in an alpha state and during meditation, though many clairaudients can obtain verbal and sound-related information regarding the past, present and future in a variety of environments. Most Channelers (also known as Mediums) work with both clairvoyance and clairaudience.

Clairsentience (clear sensation or feeling) – To perceive information by a “feeling” within the whole body, without any outer stimuli related to the feeling or information. (Also see clairempathy)


Clairscent (clear smelling) – To smell a fragrance/odor of substance or food which is not in one’s surroundings. These odors are perceived without the aid of the physical nose and beyond the limitations of ordinary time and space.

Clairtangency (clear touching) — More commonly known as psychometry. To handle an object or touch an area and perceive through the palms of one’s hands information about the article or its owner or history that was not previously known by the clairtangent.

Clairgustance (clear tasting) — To taste a substance without putting anything in one’s mouth. It is claimed that those who possess this ability are able to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.

Clairempathy (clear emotion) – An Empath is a person who can psychically tune in to the emotional experience of a person, place or animal. Clairempathy is a type of telepathy to sense or feel within one’s self, the attitude, emotion or ailment of another person or entity. Empaths tune into the vibrations and “feel” the tones of the aura.

(clear knowing) — You suddenly know something. You have no idea why you know this to be absolute truth, but you do. This is really all The Clairs in one.

Channel — A person who allows his/her body and mind to be used as a mechanism for etheric world intelligence to bring psychic information or healing energy to others.
Channeling — To allow an etheric world intelligence to enter one’s mind and impress thoughts upon the consciousness to be spoken aloud, using one’s voice or body to deliver the information or healing energy.

Originally posted

Updated and revised by Karen Borga 🙂

About The Author

Angels are a major part of my life. Seven years ago, I took an "AngelSpeake" workshop offered through the local Adult Education Program. As a ACP, Angel Certified Practitioner, I teach other people how to communicate with their Angels. I receive signs from the Angels. Most come in the form of feathers. I thought I was unique with these blessings. As it turns out, there are people all over the world confirming the same signs. Blessings to you and all you do, Karen


  1. Hi Karen,

    What about claircognizance – clear knowing?

    I love your site. A couple of years ago I was in a rather unhealthy business situation though I didn’t know it at the time. Amazingly I would find feathers every morning on the doorstep of the business and every time my partner and I were out and about in town. No one could tell me why they were coming to me and I could not discern a reason either. After six months I left the business, due to my partner’s financial mismanagement, and the feathers stopped. Angels truly do watch over us, in this case protecting me from serious loss. As you can imagine, I now have a huge collection of feathers and a soul bond with the angelic realm.

    Keep up the good work!

    Many Blessings,

  2. Thank you Charlotte… the post has been updated! You are so right. Claircognizance is the big one… all of them wrapped up into one.

    I love your story. Life really begins to be easier when we start to watch for the signs, and follow our intuition. I am glad it did you you. 🙂

    Blessings to you and all you do,

  3. I have tried to see and feel angels but just can’t. My sister believed in angels. She was killed in a car accident so I want to see what I can learn from her. Could she be my angel?

    • Know she is with you, guiding you and sending you love. Angels were not human, they are a different energy. You have Angels, too.

      Meditation is the first step to making a good connection. ~ Karen

  4. Hello Karen! I love visiting your site. I have a question about the clairs, particularly clairsentience. Would this be an example? Three years ago I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter, Ava. I had a feeling something was not quite right as her movements had slowed right down. I went to the doctor and he said it was nothing to worry about—all babies slow down their movements as they run out of room! I went home. Well, that evening, I was sitting on the edge of my bed. I had this incredible feeling of dread wash over me. Just pure dread, like something was very wrong. My husband walked in and asked what was wrong. I told him we really needed to get to the hospital. We got to the hospital maternity ward where I was hooked up to monitors and immediately, the nurse and doctor knew something was very awry. Within minutes I was taken into the ER and my baby was delivered via emergency C-section. Apparently, I had suffered a placental abruption. This was why she had slowed down her movements! She was oxygen deprived. We were told we could not have waited any longer to come in. Had we left it any longer, Ava would have passed away without ever having taken her first breath. I have always believed something or someone prompted me to go to the hospital that night. Do you think this is an example of clairsentience? Do you think perhaps I picked up on a light being advising me to get medical attention? I am so grateful for my sweet little girl who turns 3 on Monday. She is a gift. Blessings, Tanya

    • Energy is pouring over me as I write to you. Yes, it was Angels. I was also the telepathic love of a mother. This is something no one is really able to measure, but absolutely knows it true. What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it. Many blessings to you and your lovely family ~ Karen

  5. I lost the love of my life 3 and a half years ago. I often smell a beautiful
    fragrance around me, is that a sign from him or the angels?

    • Claire,
      Our deceased loved ones come to us through scent just like the Angels. If the fragrance reminds you of him, you know the answer. Of course, trusting your heart and intuition will help you discern who is sending you the message. ~ Karen

  6. Recently, I went for a foot massage. The lady said I had two Angels beside me one on each side. Is this usual? She didn’t say anything of this nature to my friends that went.

  7. I feel like when I talk about spiritual things no one believes me I’ve been reading all comments and few seem like things that I’ve been through I hope to some day get a white feather like other people 🙂 I will keep praying and this just convinced me that Angels r real <3

  8. Thanks a lot for your information it really helped me to know about my question. I think I m channel to communicate to others feeling. I also feel the pain if somebody is having in their body. Even in last 2 days I came across butterflies when ever I travelled so I feel my angels are with me.

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