Types of Psychic Abilities

If you're interested in learning how to develop your intuitive gifts, first you need to know how many types of psychic abilities are there and how they work.

Psychic abilities are basically powers to perceive things about the world through a "sixth sense" and they are referred to as extrasensory perception. The following psychic abilities are actually quite normal spiritual gifts that all of the human inhabitants of planet Earth are naturally endowed with. Some of them will awaken automatically once you start working with energies, while others will require patience, development, and learning. Some psychics possess only one of these abilities, while others claim that they possess several of them.

Here are the most common types of psychic abilities.

Astral Projection

Astral projection or Astral travel is the ability to cause your conscious awareness to be in a position outside of your physical body. This psychic phenomenon is also known as an out-of-body experience (OBE) and can be achieved awake or through lucid dreaming or deep meditation. The concept of astral projection is not something new. In fact, it has been practiced for thousands of years and dates back to ancient China.

Aura Reading

Aura reading is the capability to see and feel the energy fields that emanate from people, animals or objects. This psychic ability can often reveal itself through the seeing of auras. Auras are referred to as energy bodies that contain important information about what is going on with living beings at a deeper level. For instance, your aura contains information about your emotions, your way of communication, your personality, your relationship styles, your priorities and potential health issues.


Channeling is a natural form of communication between human beings and non-physical entities, angelic beings, and spirits of departed souls. In channeling the channeler leaves his body and goes into a trance, allowing a spiritual entity to borrow his body. People who have this ability are known as "mediums" because they serve as a medium or vessel for communication to take place with the invisible entity.


Clairaudience is the power to hear things that are normally inaudible for other people. It is considered a form of channeling and people with this psychic ability could be very far away and still hear the voices of their loved ones. We actually do this all the time, when we focus and listen to the little voices in our head.


Clairvoyance is the ability to perceive things or events in the future or things that are beyond normal sensory contact. This type of psychic ability is known as "remote viewing" or "extrasensory perception". For some people, clairvoyance is innate and they were born with it, while for others it can be developed through psychic developments exercises such as yoga or meditation.


Clairsentience or clear sensing is the capability to feel the past, present, or future emotional and physical states of other people, without the use of the basic five senses. People who are clairsentient are able to feel and experience the energy from other people, inanimate objects, and spiritual insights in an intuitive way.


Divination is the attempt to gain insight into a specific situation or a question by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Divination has been used in various forms throughout history, including fortune telling, prophesy, precognition and other methods used in the effort to predict the future.


Intuition can be described as an innate sense of thoughts, events, or feelings of others that exceed normal humans. People with extraordinary intuition can sense other people's problems and thoughts. Intuition is referred to as the "language of the soul" and everyone has the capacity to tap into their intuition.


Levitation is a very rare ability to cause a person's body to hover off the ground, without any mechanical support. In the past, levitation has been considered to be a demonic possession, but it has also been reported in some spiritual cases, such as the famous case of 16th-century Spanish saint and mystic St. Teresa of Avila.


Precognition is the ability to predict the future. However, this form of psychic ability involves knowing specific information about events destined to occur, rather than a visual viewing of the future. Precognition is one of the most common psychic abilities and the most frequently reported of all extrasensory perception experiences, occurring most often in dreams or in auditory hallucinations and waking visions.


Psychometry, also known as "object reading" is the ability to perceive energies (also known as vibrations or impressions) from a specific object. People with this type of psychic ability can take an unfamiliar object and reveal important information about its owner or the person who touched it.


Telepathy is undoubtedly one of the most powerful psychic abilities out there. It is the ability to communicate with others without using physical interaction or sensory channels - only through mental thought. Telepathy is also considered to be a form of extrasensory perception and it is often categorized similarly to clairvoyance and precognition.