Defining the CLAIR senses

CLAIR is the French word for CLEAR and is a collective phrase that groups together sensitivities that relate to our own 5 senses.

OBJECTIVE occurrences are witnessed by all present. They are witnessed using our physical senses. They may fall within the category of Physical mediumship (anything happening of a physical nature that can be perceived by the medium and others present).

SUBJECTIVE occurrences are only witnessed by the medium using the Clair senses.

ClairALIENCE (Clear Smelling)

To smell a fragrance that is NOT in one’s physical environment and has no physical source. During sittings I may smell a cigarette or a favourite perfume which provide evidence about the person visiting from the Spirit World. This mostly occurs SUBJECTIVELY (noticed only by myself). There have been times when our development group all smell the same thing and this would be an OBJECTIVE occurrence.

ClairAUDIENCE (Clear Audio)

Hearing that which is inaudible. The perception of sounds or words heard without using one’s physical ears. May sound like one’s own thoughts. During the times that I am aware of a persons name it is received this way. I have created a video that goes into greater details about my own experiences:

Clairaudience – aspects of sound

ClairCOGNIZANCE (Clear knowing)

When we just know something but may not know how. Mediums can be influenced by the spirit world with thoughts and knowledge that just pop into our thoughts and we just know they are correct. A skill those that are intuitive possess. I have found my Clairsentience seems to have developed more into Claircognizance over the years. Now I often just know things yet often have no idea how that information has arrived and it tends to be very accurate.

ClairGUSTANCE (Clear Tasting)

An awareness of a taste that doesn’t exist in the physical world. This may be the taste of a favourite recipe or food. At times I’ve been able to tell medical conditions from tastes. An example would be a metallic taste indicating an imbalance in the blood. A quick icky fact – Doctors used to taste a patients urine to diagnose certain diseases and illnesses. Thankfully times have changed but it does show that there is a place for Clairgustance in a sitting if you learn to associate certain tastes with their causes. My favourite times are when someone in spirit brings forwards a taste of their favourite sweet or drink.

ClairSENTIENCE (Clear Sensing)

I believe this is the main faculty of the majority of mediums. To receive information by FEELING and SENSING. When a loved one or friend draws close from the Spirit World I would generally initially sense them. I may sense they are larger or smaller than myself. I may sense their physical ailments while they were this side of life or their gender. Clairsentients may sense peoples moods or the energy in a room and may soak up feelings that are not their own. This can be a faulty that can overload a medium if self care isn’t taken and regular energy clearing doesn’t take place.

ClairVOYANCE (Clear Seeing)

Obtaining VISUAL information from a variety of origins, omitting ones own eyes. This may be a flash of information received via our 3rd eye also known as the mind’s eye or inner eye. Genuine mediums working responsibly won’t predict the future however they may at times get views of things that are coming up. All can change of course based on the sitters current actions.

Aura colours – Rose Powell

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Colours contain a wealth of invaluable information, this, a document shared with the permission of Rose contains her interpretation of colour having read the energy/aura of many different people over many years.

There is a huge amount of colour interpretation information available on the internet. Having met Rose a number of times and having deep respect and trust for her work this is the one I use for reference with students and I am confident that sharing this on my site will help many others trying to grasp a small part of what can be a huge and very interesting subject of discovery.

We shouldn’t approach the colours within the aura as merely hard bands of colour stepping out one from another as often shown in images we see on the internet as the Auric field is very much alive and changes constantly. This is influenced by our physical health, our emotional states, our spiritual place at any time and our mental state. These four states, of course, having much influence on each other and mood swings also having a major effect not only in the colouring but in the expansion and withdrawal of the Auric Field. We can of course quite simply use visualisation to over-ride the current state.

If we decide to undertake serious research and learning about the Aura we again start on a massive journey with so many interpretations by a wealth of publishers and again I would urge that you don’t just follow any text-book meanings as a given. Experiment, experience, ask that your Spiritual Helpers bring forth information and if you attempt to interpret colours in an Aura TRUST the information even though at times variations from the text-book lessons occur.

Build a catalogue of the colours in the way that you understand and can remember. If you associate healing as GREEN and I associate it as BLUE and we link into a HEALER we will receive the colour that we associate as correct. Some of us SEE the auric colours, many of us KNOW the auric colours, the majority initially in my opinion SENSE the auric colours.

Don’t be despondent if you don’t see colours in the auric field. I’d given up on it ever happening and then around 5 years after I first attempted this I saw beautiful colouring above the head of a very spiritual friend and I was absolutely stunned. It hasn’t happened again since in the same way but it happened once and that proves to me that these colours do exist and that they are living elements not just blocks of hard lines with one colour ceasing as another begins.

We must always remember is to use our intuition, it’s there for a reason and we may find that we work in different ways to each other. Find out what works for you and in time you will easily be able to call on colours as a great tool to support your mediumship.

Placement of colours in the Aura

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Left Side (future) – The colour on the left side is normally the vibration coming into your being. The closer it is to you, the sooner it will be felt. This could be a few moments, hours, or as long as a few months.
Centre (experience) – The colour seen over your head is what you experience for your self now. It is the colour that would best describe you. If the colour is high, it could mean aspirations, or what you wish to be.
Right Side (expression) – The colour on the right side is traditionally the energy being expressed. This is the vibration frequency most likely seen or felt by others around you. Many times, your friends will think this the energy that you are made of. However, it is what you are putting out to the world.

The Aura colours and their meanings

Aquamarine: Compassion together with a peaceful nature and you are a natural energy worker, teacher, counsellor, parent, and encourage those around you. A good listener, people tend to confide in you. You can accomplish goals when focused. This can be a period of transition and change at the present.

Blue: You are experiencing a restful phase and easily access Spiritual levels of consciousness. This includes extra-sensory and spiritual awareness, nurturing, inner peace, commitment, wisdom, sensitivity, depth of feeling, trust, loyalty, intuitive receptive, non-competitive, desires unity, peace, love and affection.  Relates to the throat, thyroid, blue is cool, calm and collected, caring, loving and love to help others.

Soft blue: Peacefulness, clarity and communication; truthful; intuitive 

Bright royal blue: Clairvoyant; highly spiritual nature; generous; on the right path; new opportunities are coming.

Dark or muddy blue: Fear of the future; fear of self-expression; fear of facing or speaking the truth.

Light Blue: Transformation period, a clear conduit for spiritual energy for you and those around you. Restful phase. Means you are focused toward the healing arts and/or nurturing those around you. Your highest goal at the present time is to achieve absolute inner serenity with developing a relationship with your Maker.

Gold: You feel rich and luck is yours. You lift the spirits of all you encounter, which brings you great love, acceptance and abundance. You have unlimited potential. This is also focused on happiness, transformation, Higher Spiritual Energy, Higher Awakening, and being inspired.

Golden Orange: Your life brings you great joy both in friendship and working. To you, life is a canvas and your experiences are your own creation. You have a good sense of humour and laughter comes easily.

The colour of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, the spiritual mind and intuitive thinker.

Green: Growth and healing are your main qualities as well as an intelligent mind. You love change, nature, devotion, patience and teaching.  This means you have a high value on work and career, are ambitious, and desire respectability and personal attainment.  You are deeply alert and flexible. This is the colour of balance, earth and money.  Relates to the heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy colour of nature. When and most of all. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social.

Bright emerald green: A healer, also a love centred person.

Yellow-Green: Creative with heart, communicative.

Dark or muddy forest green: Jealousy, resentment, feeling like a victim of the world; blaming self or others; insecurity and low self-esteem; lack of understanding personal responsibility; sensitive to perceived criticism.

Green/Yellow: You enjoy your work and travel this life with compassion and idealism. Serious in accomplishing goals but does not mean you live life serious. You are fun to be with and inspire those around you with your happy and optimistic attitude.

Indigo: Spiritual healing ability, kindness, introversion, seriousness, caution, morality and visional.   Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Is indicative of being intuitive, sensitive, and having deep feeling.

Lavender: Spiritual energy flows through you and you are able to channel pure light and inspire those around you. You are focusing on the spirit rather than the physical.

Magenta: The core of spirituality connects one to endless intelligence, unbiased, curious, and loving.  Imagination, visionary, daydreamer and etheric.

Orange: Creative expression is natural to you. Your heart is that of an artist and your path is not that of most people. You are creative, artistic, actively intelligence, self-confidence, expresses happiness, emotions and warmth.  You show independence, sociability, intuition, and love the challenge and excitement of physical danger. Relates to organs and emotions.

Orange-Yellow: Creative, intelligent, detail-oriented, perfectionist, scientific.

Orange/Red: Your dynamic creative drive to express your ideas has come to the forefront, and you inspire people with your confidence as you enchant them with your charisma and originality. You have thirst for action, idealism, desire, pride and independence. Can be a businessperson or an artist with unique foresight.

Red: Challenge is facing you and your schedule leaves you barely enough time to breathe. Your dynamic personality is the centre of attention and you may bowl people over with the force of your ambitious energy and your passion.  There is an urge to win, and you are intense, competitive, have physical, courage and an emotional, leader who gets things done. One can also have unresolved issues. Relates to the physical body, heart or circulation. The densest colour, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unable to forgive; anxiety or nervousness.

Deep Red: Grounded, realistic, active, strong will-power, survival-oriented.

Muddied red: Anger (repelling)

Clear red: Powerful, energetic, competitive, sexual, passionate.

Pink-bright and light  Loving, tender, sensitive, sensual, artistic, affection, purity, compassion; new or revived romantic relationship. Can indicate clairaudience.

Pink-dark and murky  Immature and/or dishonest nature. In a good, bright and pure state, red energy can serve as a healthy ego.

Pink/Fuchsia Pink: Selfless, Softness, Emotionality, Femininity, Sensitivity, Love, things are changing for the better.

Turquoise: A time to relax and regenerate your healing powers. Also, you possess artistic talents, a healer and a therapist.  You are compassionate, sensitive yet of a practical nature. You may need to be alone, and need to rest and recuperate. Turquoise is self-nurturing and essential for those who are constantly giving to others.  This colour is in association with being a natural teacher, counsellor, artist and parent.  Relates to the immune system.

Violet: A colour indicating strong intuitive and mystical abilities. There is an ability to connect with Higher Planes of Consciousness.  Also sensitive, compassionate, non-judgemental, faith, and appreciates kindness and tenderness in others.  This colour shows one has charisma and charm, it is creative with logical thinking skills and has the ability to make dreams come true and/or manifest desires in the physical plane. Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. This is the most sensitive and wisest of colours. This is the intuitive colour in the aura and reveals the psychic power of attunement with self. It also relates to intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic and magical.

Light Violet: Indicating a supernatural or spiritual type of focus or awakening. Others around one may be uplifted to one’s vibration.

White: Ability to be open and receptive to your Creator or Spiritual World. Denotes a higher consciousness, cosmic wisdom and an inner illumination flow through you.  Blissful. “All that Is”, One with your Creator. You are able to channel a Heavenly White Radiance that indicates you are acting as a clear Divine Medium for yourself and others.

Reflects other energy. This is a pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Conveys spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent and higher dimensions. Relates to purity and truth; angelic qualities.:

White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon.

Yellow: This colour denotes happiness and great joy in what you do. It means free-spirited, energetic and fun-loving. You enjoy the mental (very intellectual) stimulation of new warmth and are inspirational to others. Yellow helps you release burdens and ego.  You are usually organized, enthusiastic, cheerful and bright. Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the colour of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going. Yellows are very creative, love to work with their hands and are intuitive through touch. People are attracted to your sunny disposition.

Light or pale yellow: Emerging psychic and spiritual awareness; optimism and hopefulness; positive excitement about new ideas.

Bright lemon-yellow: Struggling to maintain power and control in a personal or business relationship; fear of losing control, prestige, respect, and/or power.

Clear gold metallic, shiny and bright: Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person.

Dark brownish yellow or gold: A student, or one who is straining at studying; overly analytical to the point of feeling fatigued or stressed; trying to make up for “lost time” by learning everything all at once.

Silver: This is the colour of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.

Bright metallic silver: Receptive to new ideas; intuitive; nurturing.

Dark and muddy Gray: Residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if Gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body.

Black: Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term unable to forgive (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entities within a person’s aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries.

Earth Tones: Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colours display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the outdoors….construction, farming, etc. These colours are important and are a good sign.

Rainbows: Rainbow-coloured stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a star person (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)

Pastels: A sensitive blend of light and colour, more so than basic colours. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.

Dirty Brown Overlay: Holding on to energies. Insecurity.

Dirty Gray Overlay: Blocking energies. Guardedness.

©Rose Powell – This item is subject to copyright and published with the full consent of Rose Powell. Permission to publish it outside this website isn’t given. Links to this document are welcomed. Rose passed to the Spirit World recently and I know she’ll be pleased that her knowledge is getting shared. If you feel this information has been helpful please share with others but do include her name as the Author as a respect to the work Rose provides.

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Wikipedia – the Aura

Psychometry – a very interesting subject

an image of an old watch an example of an item that you can attempt psychometry on

I’ve always enjoyed Psychometry, The feelings you can get from tapping into energies embedded in an object. The exciting information you can obtain by holding that item and tuning in to it!

Psychometry I’ve found is a subject there is so much interest in. Psychometry is something I’m often asked to demonstrate. Often it is referred to as “the thing you do when you hold an object”! Because of that interest, I decided to write this document.

Psychometry is a PSYCHIC ability

Psychometry is a psychic ability. Psychics are able to read or sense the history of some objects by touching them and may be able to receive information very accurately. They may be able to hear sounds, see images, receive smells or tastes. There are times when they can feel emotions from an object. Psychics may find some types of items work better than others. They may get no information from one item yet manage to get lots from the next. Some materials may hold information better than others too.

Approach with an open mind

Approach psychometry with an open mind with no preconceptions of what may or may not be received from an item. I have found a number of times that I have started working with an item on a psychic link (psychometry) and this has then naturally lead on to a mediumistic link. The items previous owner may arrive and provide more information. Early stages of my development involved borrowing items of jewellery from a number of kind friends and then in return giving them a sheet of information I’d been aware of as I practised. At times I got some pretty good results.

Like anything, of course, there were times I didn’t but it was a great way of getting in some practice.

My most interesting experience

In the past, my most interesting attempt at psychometry arose when a cherished friend (now back over the other side) showed me a treasured family box with 5 old war medals inside. As I started to lift the lid to see what was inside I was very aware that the contents were originally owned by two separate men.

I had no prior knowledge of this, and it was as though the two original owners took an immediate interest and visited their relation who brought the medals to mine. I knew this to be factual as I could see two very different gentlemen present and gauge who owned which medals just by their reaction as I removed them one by one from the box.

Scrying and divination

an image to show scrying with a crystal ball

Psychometry is known as a type of scrying or divination, a psychic way of seeing or obtaining information about an item without using what is classed as our 5 normal senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, smelling).

Some people scry using a mirror, a bowl of water, a tray of sand, or a crystal ball. With psychometry, this vision and information retrieval is available by holding an item or even by just sitting in a location.

What are we aiming for?

When working with psychometry I have been able to hold an item (again I will use one of the medals as an example) in order to obtain information about the history of the item. I was able to receive information about the person who owned the item, and I was able to get information about the person’s life while they were in possession of the item. I have had flashback images of their life, what they did to earn the medal and also obtain information about how they left this world and joined the next. The person’s emotions were strongly linked to the item and it was relatively easy to pick up on any strong opinions they had while they were alive, how they were emotionally, and what type of person they were. Physical descriptions of the person and their conditions/interests/habits were available once that link was established.

The history of psychometry

an image of a pile of books indicating psychometry as an old researched subject

“Psychometry” as a term was originally used by Joseph R. Buchanan in 1842 and it was taken from two Greek words. The first being psyche meaning “soul” and the second being metron meaning “measure”.

Joseph Rodes Buchanan is believed to be the first person to experiment with psychometry by placing different drugs in glass vials and then he would ask for identifications to be made by his students just by holding them. He ascertained that the success rate was higher than could be expected from random guesses and the rate of success was, therefore, higher than just being one of chance.

Joseph Buchanan published a book called the Journal of Man and included his results on psychometry in it. His theory was that all objects or physical items have souls that are able to retain a memory.

Differing opinions

Some psychical researchers think the information about an object is recorded in its aura or energy field surrounding it. Some think that the information is held in the items magnetic field almost like an ability to record information like a tape recorder. The psychic can, therefore, be thought of as a tape player, recalling the information held about the item.

Following the publication of the Journal of Man other renowned professionals have continued experiments into psychometry including American professor of geology William F. Denton who’s sister could identify geological specimens that were wrapped in cloth and describe the contents through mental images she received.

This, of course, is when documentation was made. Psychometry goes back far longer than when it was first written about.


So, a consideration, therefore, must be what it is about me that enables me to use this skill to recall accurate proven information about an item?

Is it my friends in the spirit world transferring the information to me? I think not. I do think that when there is a mediumistic link with the owner of the item that the spirit world is very much involved but whilst working psychically, I sense no link to the spirit world in place at all. Psychometry however naturally leads into picking up the link of spirit and is, therefore, a good way to start out when you want to unfold your mediumship.

Although some believe that psychometry is influenced by the spirit it is more generally considered to be a natural ability of the human mind. We are ALL psychic. I have no special gifts that you don’t have when working psychically, however, I have chosen to develop this skill and the more I practice the better the results appear to be. Therefore the skill must lie within us all and the possibility of working with psychometry is an option we all possess.

An exercise YOU can try!

an image of an emoji pointing at you showing you can try psychometry

The key is the same with any other ability or skill you wish to improve. Practice, practice and more practice!

  • Sit in a place that has no distractions, is peaceful, and quiet.
  • Have someone with you that you trust that also knows information about the item you are going to work with.
  • Make sure that you are as comfortable as possible and close your eyes.
  • Ask the other person present to put the item in your hand without you seeing it. This can work well if there’s more than one person in the room and the item can be passed to you without you knowing who’s it is.
  • Tell the owner you don’t want information about the item in advance.
  • Get an item that has been owned for a long time.
  • Initially, clear your mind and try to focus on the item. As feelings or images come into your mind say them out loud.
  • Trust and say whatever you see or feel or sometimes hear as you sense the object. Don’t try to understand or interpret any of the information, just keep saying it as you get it.

No-one available to work with? Borrow an item and then record your thoughts about the item so the person who supplied the item can comment afterwards. I believe it is important to get feedback otherwise we never know if we are getting it right. If we don’t know this we may soon lose interest.

Commit to the information if it feels right

Don’t worry if you may be wrong, or worry that something you describe may seem silly.

I have found some of the most bizarre-seeming information has been the most accurate and evidential. It’s like anything else, the more you practice the better you will become and the information available is like a big bag of goodies, the more you dip in the more you can discover. It is important to insist on fair and accurate feedback from the owner of the item.

If you get something they don’t understand it is important they tell you. Try to work out why you got that information and what it means.

Be kind to yourself

Don’t worry too much about your rate of accuracy at first. The best psychics in the world don’t get everything right.

Start off by trying to give someone 3 good clear accurate pieces of information and build on from there. Just observe all the impressions that come to your mind and describe them. Often the most unexpected images are likely to be the most accurate.

We must accept that the person may not know the information you are giving them. There will be times this happens when you are SURE that you are right. One example springs to mind of a reading I did in a practice group with a gold ring. Time and time again I said I could see boats and a ship going past. The owner couldn’t understand this and kept telling me that it made no sense. During a coffee, after the session, the owner explained that they had found the ring on a beach!

You’re very safe while working with psychometry

an image showing psychometry is safe shown by a small dog wrapped in a blanket

ENJOY the work and the practice, it’s a privilege so don’t give out information that isn’t of a positive nature. We do this work to help each other. If you pick up an item and don’t like the way it feels put it down again. You’re not going to attract a negative attachment. It’s not the devil’s work. We aren’t digging up any loved ones or attaching them to an object for eternity! No item will place you under psychic attack or turn you into a frog overnight!

EXPERIMENT, what’s to say that the way I work is correct for you?

ENJOY the experience you never know what you may stumble across!

Additional reading

A psychometry exercise to try – another document available within this site.


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