What is PSI?
Updated: Aug 14
"What do we mean by "psi? Psi is actually the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet and first letter of the word "psyche." It is the term parapsychologists use to generically refer to all kinds of psychic phenomena, experiences, or events that seem to be related to the psyche, or mind, and which cannot be explained by established physical principles." - Mario Varvoglis, Ph.D.
My own thoughts on extrasensory perception, psi, psychic phenomena, clairvoyance etc are that we all have capacities to reach beyond our usual dominant focal points and these capacities are available and natural to all of us. Some people have a dominant mode, just as we do with the 5 senses we are used to thinking about.
We all naturally integrate our multidimensional perceptions every day, and most of what we integrate is perceived in a modality that is as natural as breathing for each of us, even if we don't perceive in the same way. It is a shift in awareness that brings it to your attention, and while we can be as delighted with it as a new toy once we begin to pay attention, it is still something that has been there all along.
People who specialize in extrasensory forms of perception and communication develop their skills and collect their experiences much like anyone who specializes in any endeavor. I tend to think we're all medium ... it's just part of how we work and what we do, part of the multi-dimensional experience that is available to us as human beings, something that evolves and opens in us all as our awareness comes around to pay attention to it.
There are various terms that are widely used today to distinguish modes of perception we use to interact with our multidimensional world. Here's a brief look at some of the language you might find.
Medium brings to mind the communication with loved ones who have crossed over, and mediumship is considered the term for communicating in this way. My personal experience is that we can communicate with and perceive many different types of beings. Although Webster isn't defining "mediumship" here, select definitions of the word medium can be food for thought:
Something intermediate, an intervening substance, as air, through which a force acts or an effect is produced, an intervening agency, a means or instrument by which something is conveyed or accomplished, one of the means or channels of general communication.
Clairvoyance means “clear-sighted” in French. It is the word for having a visual perception of energy, thought forms, concepts, and symbols. Visual is the key mode of 'extra' sensory perception being described by the word clairvoyant. Associated with being 'far-sighted” (able to see objects or events happening far away), and with seeing the future, past or present.
Other terms that help us distinguish modes of perception include Empathy. This is a heightened awareness of another person's state of mind or emotional environment.
Clairaudience refers to the sensation of hearing information come in, Clairsentience is the feeling mode, and sometimes you might smell something... this is termed Clairalience. Tasting is defined as Clairgustance ... and there are more!