Psychic ability, intuition, or sixth sense is as real as the 5 scientific senses of a human being, according to well-celebrated psychic and “spiritual medium”, James van Praagh. This sixth sense often disregarded because it can’t be logically explained by science. Every person possesses a sixth sense and can be considered as a psychic. However, the type and degree of this sense differs from one person to another. This explains why people have different interpretation of the concept of the sixth sense.
As defined by James van Praagh, a “spiritual medium”, or simply “medium”, is a type of psychic who has been able to fine-tune his extrasensory perception. This makes him capable of seeing unusual images, feeling odd vibrations, or hearing weird voices that are said to be coming from the spiritual dimension. Technically, a medium’s capability of perceiving higher frequencies or energies opens him to a discarnate energy. He may then serve as the interface to what is in the other world that must be interfaced in the physical world. In other words, he can communicate with the spirits of dead people through some form of mental telepathy. There are two types of mediumship – the mental and physical mediumship.
Mental mediumship is the more common type and is often used by James van Praagh. Through this, a person can communicate with spirits while remaining fully conscious. It does not utilize the rational or logical part of the mind. Also, mental mediumship can be further divided into 7 types. These are the Clairsentience or clear feeling, Clairtangency or clear touching, Clairvoyance or clear vision, Clairaudient or clear vision, Clairegustance or clear tasting, Clairscent or clear smelling, and Clairempathy or clear emotion. Among these types of mental mediumship, the Clairsentience and Clairvoyance are the ones he specializes in his spiritual encounters. He said that in order to get in touch with the spirits, he must raise his vibrations and lower the spirits’ vibrations through meditation. On the other hand, the physical mediumship covers the actual utilization of a person’s physical body to communicate with the spiritual world, often through the process called channeling.
In his best-selling book “Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection”, James van Praagh shared his personal techniques that help a person enhance his own natural psychic capabilities. Other than that, he founded 4 meditation programs that are intended to aid people in understanding and developing their sixth sense. The 4 meditation programs are titled “Meditation Tools”, “Soul Discoveries”, “Divine Love”, and “Spirit Speaks”. Each of these comes in a package of 2 CDs, 2 cassettes, and a workbook.