Psychic Powers: define, discover and develop them

Have you ever experienced strange situations, where you seem to know things before they even happen and where each event appears clear to you, as if you had already thought about it before?

Synchronicities or feelings of déjà vu: everyone has psychic powers (to a certain extent anyway).

They constitute a part of existence that it would be stupid to simply ignore.

However, for some of us, these psychic powers are much more developed than in others.

The fact remains that we all have hidden potential deep within us, which we can work on to develop truly supernatural abilities.

Together, let's discover what a psychic power actually is, but above all how to easily develop it!

Contents :

What is the definition of the term “psychic power”?

List of main types of psychic powers

Some examples in history

How to develop psychic powers?


For further

Mystical illustration of a woman using her psychic powers.

What is the definition of the term “psychic power”?

We all know more or less what a psychic power is.

Basically, it's an unusual ability that most other human beings don't have access to (until they work to develop it, at least).

The term "psychic" also refers to the psyche, a concept of Greek origin which designates the mind. A psychic ability would thus be something that depicts our mind or, in any case, which does not depend only on the material or physical aspect of things.

Sometimes also, psychic abilities will be linked to a certain form of sensitivity, whether spiritual or emotional for example. We are therefore also talking here about something which would result from very real stimuli and not from something uncreated.

Another way to define what psychic powers are can be to look at those who master them. Mediums are people capable of feeling (in whatever sense) things present beyond the boundaries of what a human is normally capable of feeling.

In fact, defining the concept of psychic power could amount to placing a boundary between “normal” perception and “abnormal, extrasensory or transcendent” perception.

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List of main types of psychic powers

You will have understood: the idea of ​​psychic power is so broad that individuals from very different backgrounds can come together under the same banner.

Their ways of practicing their “art” can however radically change from one person to another, as can the resulting results.

In short, many types of psychic powers exist. (For some, it would just be different forms of the same essence, but so be it.

Here are some of the most often cited :

  • Clairvoyance: ability to see what cannot be seen, whether of other places or other times
  • Clairaudience: auditory side of clairvoyance
  • Clairsentience: emotional side of clairvoyance, ability to feel the emotions of others regardless of place or time
  • Dreams, oracles and premonitions: certain messages are sometimes transmitted in dreams
  • Mediumship: ability to communicate with spirits, ghosts and deceased people
  • Astral projections: ability to bring the soul out of the body which can then move freely
  • Channeling: use of one's body as a channel then used for communication with certain entities
  • Automatic writing: form of channeling where the hand writes without us controlling it
  • Precognition: the ability to know things before they happen
  • Telepathy: power of communication through thought, potentially at a distance
  • Aura reading: ability to see the auras of individuals, and to draw information from them
  • Empathy: capturing the emotions and feelings of others with astonishing accuracy
  • Telekinesis: power to move objects at a distance
  • Communication with animals: ability to communicate with animals as if we were speaking their language
  • Psychometrics: knowing how to draw information from a place or a person by touching an object associated with it

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Some examples in history

Psychic powers are a fascinating subject and those who are gifted with them have sometimes been able to make their mark on history.

As such, here are some examples of men and women whose extraordinary abilities left their mark on the minds of their time.

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

HP Blavatsky was a Russian medium who lived in the 19th century. She also founded an occult group in 1875: the Theosophical Society.

Claiming to have received knowledge and knowledge from “masters” who appeared to him in vision during mystical trances, Blavatsky is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic figures of modern esotericism.


The case of Nostradamus, real name Michel de Nostredame, is disturbing to say the least.

A 16th century French doctor, he created a collection of prophecies based on the results of his divination experiments.

Known for having predicted centuries in advance certain events that actually happened, Nostradamus is often cited as a reference among soothsayers.

In any case, given the veracity of many of his predictions, it is a safe bet that, yes, the character possessed real psychic powers.

The Fox Sisters

Their name may not mean anything to you, but the Fox sisters are true legends in the United States.

Three in number, the sisters are in some ways at the source of modern spiritualism.

Basically, spiritualism corresponds to a set of techniques aimed at communicating with the souls of the dead.

This type of practice obviously cannot be done without a minimum of serious psychic power, hence their place in this article.

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How to develop psychic powers?

This is undoubtedly the point that will interest the greatest number of people: yes, everyone wants to know how to develop psychic powers !

Whatever your position on the subject, you are bound to be curious to learn more.

Even the most skeptical of skeptics has wondered about the supernatural, magic and transcendence.

Far from being a practical guide (anyone who offers one to you would be misleading you), here we have put together some common sense advice that will allow you to awaken the psychic powers that lie dormant deep within you.

The powers of meditation

Meditation is part of most mystical traditions. Its effect on the mind is recognized by all. It cures discomfort and relieves the most anxious. It develops our intellectual, but also spiritual, capacities.

Whether we are talking about religions, esoteric societies or even independent sages, the fact is that all practice meditation, contemplation, introspection and/or prayer.

This is no coincidence: meditation really acts on our mind. .. and therefore on our psychic abilities.

So develop your imagination

Seeking to develop a particular psychic ability will almost always involve working on our imagination.

Take clairvoyance for example. How can we succeed in seeing something if we have not worked on our visualization skills beforehand?

Learn to follow your instinct

The ability to follow our instincts has been stigmatized. Associated with changing moods and aggression, the reality is quite different.

When we touch the invisible or, at least, what is not visible to our senses, knowing how to follow one's instinct is a more than necessary quality.

In fact, most psychic abilities are based (at least in part) on the practitioner's confidence in the predictions that will come to him.

Keep a dream journal

This advice is a precision from one who touches the imagination.

When you're looking to develop psychic power, keeping a dream journal has a dual benefit.

First of all, it is a visualization exercise involving mechanisms close to certain types of clairvoyance.

On the other hand, it could well be that certain messages are transmitted to you when you sleep, and keeping a dream journal can help you not forget them.

Take care of your health

Any spiritual practice requires a healthy mind, yes, but also a healthy body.

A depressed personality will be advised to pay attention to their lifestyle. In reality, there are lots of mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders that can see an improvement directly linked to the health of the body.

Practicing a few exercises and changing your eating habits are often the first steps towards developing extrasensory abilities.

Many tools are there for you

Imagine a cyclist training without a bike, pedaling through the air.

That would be ridiculous, wouldn't it? Well , working on psychic power without a suitable tool is a bit of the same thing.

Tarot cards, pendulums, crystal balls, runes or yi jin compass, the tools at your disposal are numerous and will all help you work on certain facets of your abilities.

Woman skeptical about the concept of psychic power, holding her chin.


There is no shortage of evidence for the reality of the most spiritual facets of life.

In any case, this is the vision of many people, as well as ours.

To be completely intellectually honest, however, we must point out that different opinions exist on the issue. These opinions, moreover, are not devoid of meaning and are supported by arguments.

On the one hand, it has never been undeniably demonstrated (from the point of view of skeptics at least) that this or that psychic power exists. Scientific tests have been carried out, including double-blind testing. Despite sometimes disturbing results, no study with theories considered esoteric has ever been able to convince the scientific community.

On the other hand, we must keep in mind that the human mind can sometimes play tricks on us.

Whether it's confirmation bias, self-fulfilling beliefs, or simply manipulation, illusions are numerous and can lead us away from the path of truth.

What can we also say about the very real and documented allusions that some “seers” confuse with predictions!

In short, with this type of subject more than any other, you will need to maintain a critical mind... but without ever abandoning your dreams and intuitions.

For further

The subject of our article is linked to some collections on our site, which are as follows:

  • Clairvoyance and divination : These two practices are part of the psychic powers that we talked to you about today.
  • Witchcraft : Often, occult practices are associated with witchcraft. Many tools
  • Herbs and Alchemy : You will find many useful things there from a spiritual perspective.

Because our words should not be unique, here are some other sites which can provide you with useful information regarding psychic powers:

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Discover the author: Cyril Gendarme

Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

In addition to his online work, Cyril regularly organizes workshops and conferences in different countries. His presence on social media is also highly appreciated, where he offers personalized advice and happily answers questions from his community.