Kenneth, I have been a magician for 19 years. My astral senses were fully opened and awakened quite some time ago. I educate newbies about awakening their astral senses all the time so I am already fully aware of how the astral senses work.
This is not something that started happening to me recently, I have been experiencing this since I was 4 years old. I was under the impression that this was something we all experienced from time to time, like a brain glitch thing but as I got older and began to ask other people about it, most people had no clue what I meant so I figured maybe I was just asking the wrong people all these years?
As for the synesthesia thing, it does not quite match the term I was looking for, although similar in some ways, what I was speaking of is something that only happens on occasion and according to the info I found on google synesthesia is not the best term for this because those who suffer from it will taste, smell, see or hear the exact same thing every time the same trigger is put in front of their face. And what I speak of is not trigger based. In other words, someone with synesthesia would smell broccoli EVERY time they see it on Tv but someone without that disorder would smell it one time and never smell it again and a few weeks later they would smell sawdust or chocolate, one time only, when they see it on Tv.
I do have oversensitive senses, but nothing like that. I cannot taste or hear colors, I cannot smell music notes, that stuff seems a little weird to even me. Like I said, what I experience from time to time is not a hallucination, not a side effect of some weird medication, not spirit related. This is something psychology related where if I see the right visual cues it fools my mind into thinking the food or substances I see on Tv are actually in the same room with me and I smell those foods but not every time I watch Tv, only on occasion.
And if I watch someone get hurt very badly on Tv like deathly pain like breaking their arm in 5 places, I suddenly feel a phantom pain in the same places. Or if I see a swarm of bees or bugs on Tv I start itching all over uncontrollably because it suddenly feels like my body is crawling with insects. Just from typing that in, I am starting to itch now! It almost seems like my imagination is just overly vivid and running wild on me. Because I don’t have any major psychological conditions or health problems that would cause anything like this, no brain tumors or schizophrenia.
But there seems to be not enough info on google about this, every time I try to search for something along these lines now it keeps pulling synesthesia information but the more I read about that disorder, the more that disorder seems to NOT have anything to do with my experiences. There has got to be another term here that we are all overlooking. I’ve looked into Clair— everything and it seems closer to my experiences but still not quite the same thing as these experiences are not connected to any spirits.
Sorry, I have a really hard time explaining my feelings and experiences to other people. Things I say make sense to me but to other people I either don’t make sense or they confuse what I really mean with something else. It’s my own fault, but I wish I could communicate better with other people.