What are psychic senses, really?
(Some) psychic senses are spiritual counterparts of your physical senses, but you also have extra senses, and they’re all strongly linked to your living imagination.
What psychic senses are there?
Clairaudience - ability that will allow you to hear spirits
Clairvoyance - ability that will allow you to see spirits
Clairgustance - ability that will allow you to taste spirits (why would you want to do this even, weirdo…)
Clairsentience - ability that will allow you to feel spirits and their energy
Claircognizance - ability that will allow you to tap into your omniscience (very good for divination)
Clairscent - ability that will allow you to smell spirits and energy
Clairtangency - ability to receive information via touch
How does one “open” their psychic senses?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t “open” your psychic senses. You learn how to use them. Just like babies learn how to see, you have to learn how to use these senses, and over time they’ll develop into a great complexity which can detect more complex stimuli. You might say, “Well that’s just semantics.” No, trust me, this false belief can actually kill your development. So many people their psychic senses are blocked or something, and so they’ll keep creating this blockage and make their progress harder. It’s a self-imposed limitation.
Remember: all of your psychic senses are open, they’re just rudimentary because you don’t use them often. The more you stimulate them, the more they’ll be able to detect complex spiritual stimuli.
Okay, Einstein, how the fuck do I stimulate my psychic senses, then?!
There are possibly countless ways to do this. I’ll cover several practices that you can do daily in order to stimulate your senses.
There are ‘compound’ exercises which stimulate multiple psychic senses at once, just like you have compound lifts that hit multiple muscle groups. The compound exercises are:
Psychic vampirism - stimulates clairvoyance (because you’re visualizing tendrils and energy leaving the target and entering you), clairsentience (because you’re feeling the energy enter you and surge through your body), clairgustance in some cases (this is if you really want to focus on the taste of energy which I’ll cover later on).
Divination - stimulates clairvoyance (if scrying), claircognizance (if tarot, scrying or runes), clairaudience (if pendulum).
Important note: Pendulums are not bad like E.A. Koetting makes them out to be! You just have to practice to shut your mind off after you ask a question to the spirit. Also, you can enchant the pendulum so it only receives truthful answers from the spirits, and not allow your subconscious to interfere. Yes, this actually works. Try it. Practice. Pendlums are great for developing clairaudience which allows you to HEAR spirits! Why does pendlum stimulate clairaudience? Because pendulum gives yes/no answers, the spirit will often clarify (unless it’s not needed or if it’s being lazy) after they influenced the pendulum; them speaking to you will stimulate your clairaudience.
Remote Viewing & Place re-creation - stimulates clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience
Place re-creation is a method of closing your eyes and recreating your environment in as much detail as you possibly can in your mind, but don’t make it an exact copy. Rather, as you’re maintaining the image, try to also recreate sounds, allow your living imagination to fill in the gaps. Take note of what you see around you, how different it is from reality, what sounds do you hear, etc?
The key here is to let your living imagination take over! Don’t forcefully imagine stuff (aside from holding the image of a place in your head). Just relax, and see what happens, and take note of everything.
Visualization - stimulates clairvoyance
Structuring - stimulates clairvoyance
How to structure: extend your right hand, and visualize an object outside of yourself in front of you; take notice of a faint form revealing itself before you. Note: this is an exercises that requires forceful imagination, but it’s not counterproductive because the more you do it, the more your mental image will overlap with your physical perception. By doing this exercise, you’re allowing your psychic perception to merge with your physical perception.
Daydreaming of an emotionally packed event - stimulates clairsentience
Here you’ll have to immerse yourself in your daydream until your living imagination takes over. You’ll have to learn how to take a backseat and allow the event to unravel in your mind. Simply observe and take notice of the feelings you’re experience.
Daydreaming of somebody’s voice - stimulates clairaudience
Same stuff. Immerse yourself in the daydream of someone speaking, allow your living imagination to take over. Take note of the person’s intonation, depth of the voice, and so on.
Premature response to possible criticism:
Some of you may say, “well you’re just imagining shit! It’s just mental masturbation! I automatically detect spirits, I don’t have to imagine them!”
Yeah, YOU don’t, who already developed his/her psychic senses. Those who have rudimentary psychic senses need to stimulate them, because they can’t automatically detect spiritual phenomenon. Thus, they have to forcefully imagine things, and then take a backseat as their living imagination takes over. The more they practice, the less they’ll have to forcefully imagine things. It will come to a point where their psychic senses and physical perception become one, so you automatically detect spirits.
Even E.A. Koetting talks about this in his videos and courses. Living imagination is the key to most aspects of magick! Society and certain subgroups (like the rational skeptic atheist community™) have drilled it into us that imagination is just fantasy bullshit that isn’t real. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Suppressing your imagination is a nice way to keep you powerless.
I’ll leave this topic with the quote:
“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable” - Carl Jung
Things that can accelerate your psychic senses progress:
Demons! What demons, you ask? Here’s a list:
You don’t have to invoke them, necessarily. You can gaze at their sigil, state your request (to help you improve psychic senses), and then resume your practice. You can invoke too, if you’d like.
Demons will not help you unless you’re willing to put in some effort. Resume your exercises, and the demon will insure that your progress is much quicker than normal.
Do not beat yourself up if a particular psychic sense isn’t developing fast enough for you. Everyone is better at using some psychic sense. Don’t compare yourself to others! You might suck at hearing spirits, but you probably see and/or feel them good. Don’t sweat it, you’ll get the hang of it. Keep practicing!
That’s it. If I’ve left something out or if there are any mistakes, let me know.
I’m open to feedback.