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Difference Between Clairvoyant and Medium

Updated on July 27, 2012

Many people have probably heard the term clairvoyant and thought nonsense is what it really means and as for a “medium” well that is just ridiculous to. But today these terms can be heard in regular conversations by seemingly “normal” people. Clairvoyance, psychics, and mediums have gotten scoffed and laughed at for years by those that are non-believers but today there is such an interest in the paranormal and these gifted people are related to that area, but what does each of them really do?

A clairvoyant has the ability to gain information or knowledge by being perceptive to things that are beyond normal human perception. This knowledge can be gained by a thing, person, or place. Clairvoyance is most often called ESP or extra sensory perception where the person that has this gift is more open to the activities around them such as smelling scents, hearing sounds or voices, or even feeling things in the air around them that others may not pick up.
A medium has the ability to talk to or receive images from those “otherworldly” beings such as spirits, angels, demons or souls. A medium can be considered a bridge or a channel for those on the other side to make their presence known of for them to impart knowledge to the medium. Mediumship has been one of the phenomenon that scientists cannot explain and would most often be considered a paranormal activity.

Once you have met either a clairvoyant or a medium you would be able to distinguish the differences between the two. If you have never had the opportunity to meet either the easiest way to remember the difference between the two is that a medium is communicating with the other side and possibly receiving messages. A clairvoyant is sensitive to their surroundings and is able to pick up other things that “normal” persons cannot perceive.

Clairvoyant's and mediums have been around since a human has been on the Earth and in some circles are considered to be magical. They are a very special group of people who did not ask for this ability but hopefully have adopted themselves to it and are using it to help others in our society. If you have the opportunity to meet either of these special people take the chance and see what they may have to say about you.


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    • JesadaB profile image

      JesadaB 6 years ago from Home!

      Hi Gracie!

      I just try to be open to everything, to not scoff or turn my back to anything, plus I feel like the more you know about what you love the better. I am hoping to start posting more about a variety of things, most all paranormal related as that is my favorite area. Thanks for reading!!

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      GracieLake 6 years ago from Arizona

      I'm glad you posted this. I've been practicing to increase my sensory perceptions, with some improvement, but I still need to work on this. But I'm definitely not a medium. Have you tapped into this JesadaB?

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      JesadaB 6 years ago from Home!

      I just call it that ole "gut feeling" lol I just could not believe how many people thought they were the same thing lol Maybe I should try to pay more attention to "whatever" and see what happens :)

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      galleryofgrace 6 years ago from Virginia

      Great article- Ok- just call me a clairvoyant with a touch of medium and a few other things. Keen sense of intuition maybe?

      The more attention you pay to these things the stronger they are.