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Different Types of Clairs

Updated: May 15, 2023

As we mentioned in our "What are Clairs?" blog post, the four most common Clairs are Clairvoyance, Claircognizance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience. However, did you know there are even more Clairs that you may not have heard of before? We'd like to share with you what we know about the different types of Clairs starting with the most commonly known senses and moving into the lesser known senses.


The Four Major Clairs:


Clairvoyance is also known as "clear seeing". This is when you receive visual messages with your mind's eye/Third Eye. You can see pictures, symbols, colors and even what seems like movie clips with your eyes closed or open (depending on your level of experience).


Claircognizance (clear knowing) is when you receive knowledge without seeking it. You have a certainty about something but no reason as to why. This is very similar to intuition but on a much higher level. It is more than a gut instinct, it's a knowing.


Clairaudience is the ability to hear clearly. With this Clair, you are able to hear messages from out of the blue. You may hear them with your physical ear or with your "spiritual ear". This can sound similar to when you hear your own thoughts in your head or when you are reading to yourself.


Clairsentience is the sense that allows you to receive physical feelings with clarity. This Clair is often known as the ability to sense emotional and physical feelings. However, Clairsentience is actually specifically being able to receive messages through physical sensation.


This brings us to the often less understood Clairs:


Clairempathy is the ability to receive clear emotional feelings. This Clair gives you the means to be receptive to the emotional energy. Clairempathy is how Empaths are able to sense the emotional state of others around them.


Clairtangency, often called Psychometry, is the ability to receive knowledge with physical touch. A person who can work with Clairtangency, can gain information about a living being or an object with physical contact.


Clairsalience is clear smelling. Those with Clairsalience are capable of being given the sensation of smell when encountering certain energies.


Clairgustance allows you to connect with energetic messages through taste.


(View this blog post and additional writings by Nicole Glosser on her business website nicoleglosser.com)

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