AZ List of Psychic Abilities and Divinations

Cromniomancy: Divination by interpreting the sprouting behavior of onions.

Channelingis when a separate intelligence enters the mind and or body of the psychic and then uses that body/mind to communicate messages directly to the audience. A psychic is not interpreting the information. In a channeling situation the message passes through as if the intelligence was using the body and mind of the psychic to hear you and to speak to you directly.(Read -Opening To Channel)

Divining RodsandDowsingmore recently known asRadiesthesia. Divination using a forked stick, rods and pendulums for the discovery of hidden water and other metals, minerals, objects or missing persons. (BuyDivining Rods / Dowsing Rodsfrom Amazon)

Genethlialogy: Astrologically forecasting the destiny of a new born child.

OrnithomancyorOrniscopy: (Often misspelled asOrinithomancy). Foretelling the future was carried out by observing the actions of birds. In particular birds flights, songs and the patterns made by the aerial formations of flocks of birds.

Alphitomancy: A specially prepared loaf of Barley bread was given to a person suspected of a crime. The innocent would digest it easily the guilty would have indigestion.

Botanomancy: is divination from scattering of leaves and vegetation in a high wind to seek direction. Leaves and or carved branches were sometimes burned and the smoke used in a similar fashion

Aeromancy: Interpreting the shapes of clouds. There are signs in the air and sky much closer than the astrological zodiac. Next time you are on a flight get a window seat and look for messages as you fly above and through the clouds.

Out of Body Experience:OBE. A sensation of floatin

Lampadomancy: Divination from observations of movement from the flame of a single oil lamp or torch.

Cryptesthesia:Paranormal Perception. The word combines Crypt (hidden vault) which originates from a Greek word Krupho meaning secret or hidden. And the word Esthesia which is a noun meaning sensitivity or a capacity for sensation or feeling. So Crypt + Ethesia = secret sensitivity.

Catoptromancy: Fortune telling with the aid of mirrors.Mirror, mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest of them all?A Captromancers mirror was known as a Magic Glass Gazing (scrying) into a mirror is similar to crystal gazing.

Angel Reading:A psychic ability where the reader communicates with the angelic realms.

Geomancy: AlsoFeng Shui. Geomancers will locate and shape spaces in harmony with both the physical and the spiritual environment using an awareness of the subtle earth energies or ley lines.

Apports: completely solid objects can materialize out of thin air through a physical medium. Often ghosts will make coins, flowers, keys or stones appear. (Thank You Autumn)

Mirror Gazing: Psychic perception from gazing or scrying in or through a reflective surface was known as Catoptromancy in times gone by.Nostradamusfilled a dish with ink to form a mirror surface through which he would see his prophecies. We have all heard the wicked witch in Snow White, saying Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? And Lewis Caroll found a Wonderland for Alice, through the Looking Glass

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Card Reading: seeCartomancyandTarot.

Levitation: Objects, people, and animals are lifted into the air without any visibly physical means and float or fly about.

Ouija Board: A talking board or spirit board used in sance with the alphabet and other symbols printed or carved on it. A planchette touched with the fingers can move in such a way as to spell out spiritualistic and telepathic messages on the board.

Geloscopy: You will laugh with Geloscopy! Prophecy from observations of a person by the way they laugh.(The fool speaks the truth in jest)

Ghost Busting:(Who you gonna call?)Removing unwanted ghosts or entities. Also seeExorcism. (Enter our Real Ghost Stories project)

Automatic Writing:is sometimes done in a trance or psychic state but sometimes with the writers awareness but the message is not from the writers mind.(Thanks for adding this Brandi – ZZ)

Clairsentience:refers to a psychics ability to pick up sensations and relate messages from those sensations.

Necromancy: Communing with spirits of the dead. (Sance)

Divine Intervention: Spontaneous spiritual visions that can guide and direct the seer.

Alomancy: Casting salt into the air and read the patterns as it falls to the floor. Can also be salt cast into a fire.

Dreams:Dream Interpretations: have long been a form of prophecy. All dreams tell the dreamer something of their state of mind in the waking experience. But some dreams can be psychic visions.(Learnhow to Lucid Dreamto gain more insight.)See also:Psychic Dreaming

And just to clarify what my list of psychic abilities is and is not. Although Im a professional psychic this is not a list of MY psychic skills but rather a list of psychic abilities or forms of prophesy I have compiled for our information and reference.

Aleuromancy: Answers and messages baked in a dough then chosen at random with a question in mind. Fortune Cookies. Can also be the interpretation of shapes in flour spread or dropped on a tray or on the bakers floor. Another form similar to tea cup reading was from reading the signs left in the mixing bowl. (Aleuron meaning Flour + Mancy meaning divination)

Fairies/Faerie Whispering: Listening to and noticing mystical fairies/faeries is another form of psychic awareness.(Read how tolisten to your Fairies)

ArithmancyorArithmomancyare early forms ofNumerologywhere predictions are made through numbers and the number value of letters. Arithmancy has found renewed popularity with its inclusion in the Harry Potter stories.

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Axiomancy: Throw an axe into a tree or post and observe where the hatchet points.

Omphalomancy: A method of predicting how many children a mother may have during her lifetime, based on the number of knots in the umbilical cord and the shape of the newborn infants navel.

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Theres a multitude of extrasensory talents that can be included in a comprehensive list of psychic abilities. Many good psychics will possess multiple psychic modalities but not by any means all that are included in this list of psychic abilities.

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A part of our human condition is to both look within in our attempts to know ourselves and to look outwards in order to know our futures. From eons of studying nature and the world around us we have devised rituals and procedures with which to meet the unknown.

Oomancy,Ovomancy,OomantiaorOoscopy: Divination by breaking an egg into a container of water, then interpreting the forms which the white of the egg assumes in the water.

Ophiomancy: Serpent Prophecy. Divination by observing the way a snake coils itself and its manner of eating.

Mediumship: A psychic medium connects with and acts as a communication conduit for spirits in the after life and/or guiding entities such as angels.

Oinomancy,Oenomancy: Divination conducted by examining patterns in wine spilled on cloth or paper. The sediment in the bottom of a glass or bottle of wine was also observed for prophetic signs.

Causimomancy: Making predictions based on observing items burn (or not burn) when placed in a fire.

Energetic Healing: A psychic ability to clear, repair and balance the bodys energy systems by seeing and manipulating the aura.Reikiis a popular form of energy healing.

Morphing: Psychic Morphing is the ability to move from normal to paranormal dimensions and return at will.(Stuart Wildeleads the adventure into the Morph.)

A to Z List of Psychic Abilities and Forms of Divination

Daphnomancy: When burning laurel branches in a fire if the branches crackled loudly this was a good omen and if there was an absence of crackling the omen was bad.

Nature Spirits: There are four basic elements of nature: fire, air, earth, and water. Within each of the four elements are nature spirits that are the spiritual essence of that element. They are made up of etheric substance that is unique and specific to their particular element. They are living entities oftentimes resembling humans in shape but inhabiting a world of their own.

Haruspication,HieromancyandHieroscopy: An ancient art of investigating the entrails of sacrificial animals in order to see what the future holds.

Psychic Junkie complete A to Z list of psychic abilitiesis compiled for our information and reference and is an on going project . Your suggestions are welcome.

Crystal Ball Gazing, orCrystallomancyis the art of seeing future visions from within a crystal ball, or a quartz crystal cluster or point. Now, many will insist you need a quartz ball and not a glass sphere. But the power is not in the object of focus but in the psychic ability of the reader. (**) So if you want to practice crystal ball scrying start by reading my develop psychic ability tips here. OrAsk the Crystal Ballto Empower Your Wish.

Exorcism: The practice of evicting demons or other unwanted spiritual entities which may have possessed a person or object. Usually involves a psychics ability to communicate with the possessing entity.(PsychicPrincess talks about her work as a soul retriever.)

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Direct Voice: A spirit draws out ectoplasm from a medium and creates and artificial voice box. The spirit concentrates its energies through this voice box and speaks in its own voice through the medium. (Thank You Autumn)

Halolmancy: Casting salt into the air then reading the patterns as it falls to the floor. Can also be salt cast into a fire. Also known asAlomancy.

Clairempathy:is to be able to feel emotions from beyond natural realms.

Dendromancy: Druid divination with branches of oak or mistletoe set on fire. The prediction then made from seeing the direction and shapes of the ensuing smoke.

Aura Reading: This is the ability for a psychic to see in and around a subjects Aura. We all have an electromagnetic energy field around us. Some see this energy field as colors some psychics will feel the energy. (Learn to see auras)

Brontoscopy: Forecasting based on listening to the sound of thunder.

Claircognizant:Clear recognition. Claircognizance is similar to Clairgnosis, as in having a sense ofclear knowing. However, being claircognizant doesnt guarantee the person knows about or understands this clear knowingness! (Thanks Sarah of Gravesend UK for adding this one)

Myomancy: Ancient form of divination by observing the behavior of rats and mice.

Anomalous Cognition: Term used by parapsychologists to reference awareness of information without having to specify or theorize a particular means by which that information was transferred.

Hydromancy: Water Divination. Various forms of prophecy by observing water including the color, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.

Cleromancy: Ancients would cast stones, pebbles or bones for divinatory meanings. Later dice became more popular. Also seeAstraglomancyandAstragyromancyfor dice divination.

I Ching: An ancient Chinese system of prophetic philosophy and has long been used as an oracle. The I Ching is based around a set of 64 abstract line arrangements called hexagrams. Each Hexagram is composed of six stacked horizontal lines with each line is either Yang which has an unbroken solid line, or Yin which has a broken line with a gap in the centre.(Psychics using I Ching)

Clairvoyant: someone who has the power of clairvoyance.Clairvoyancecomes from the French and Latin words Clair meaning CLEAR and Voyant and Voir meaning TO SEE.

Channelis also referred to when healing energy is channeled through a psychic or spiritual medium.Reikibecame a very popular method of channeling universal healing energy in the 1980s and continues to be well accepted now world wide.

Clairtangencyis sometimes used to describe a psychics ability to touch beyond the physical.

Augury: Ancient Roman prophecy from watching the movement of birds and other animals during thunder and lightning.

Alectryomancy: A form of divination using the sounds of bird calls or the pecking of seeds in relation to touching or manipulating letters of the alphabet.

Mystic: An initiate of the secret teachings of the ancients. One who believes in the existence of paranormal or metaphysical reality.

Charlatans: Yes there are plenty of fakes out there. But theSkepticshave got to have something to get there teeth into.

Oneiromancy: A psychic form of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future. See my freedream meaningsproject to work out the psychic messages within them.

Oracle: A person or system who divines the future. A mystic or psychic can be an oracle. But so can the I-Ching, Set of Rune Stones, or Deck of Tarot Cards.

Meteoromancy: Although it is said to be a prophecy from the study of meteors, it was actually a Roman form of divination from thunder and lightning.

Journaling:Psychic Journalingis a way of listened to your own inner voice.

ESP Sixth Sense-Extrasensory Perceptions: Any perception beyond our regular senses.

Oculomancy: Divination by scrying into a subjects eye. May well be the origin of the saying The eyes are the windows to the soul.

Bibliomancy: means interpreting a passage chosen at random from a book and offering up a prophecy from so doing. Prophesies in this form were predominantly taken from the Bible in earlier times. Sortes is also taking random passages from the bible and making prophetic interpretations.

Dj vu: Although psychology sees Dj vu as the illusion of having already experienced something actually being experienced for the first time. For the psychic Dj vu is not necessary an illusion.

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Hippomancy: Observing the mating rituals of Hippopotamus. Just kidding!! Its really divination by observing the appearance, neighing and foot stamping behaviour of horses.

Namology, Nameology:The science of naming children using Astrology and Numerology. The names are suggested by Astrology and checked for Numerological Compatibility. Also used for choosing auspicious business names and changing given names for favorable improvements.

Austromancy: Deriving meaning from watching the winds especially during thunder and lightning.. The winds of change.

Candle Reading: seeCeromancyandCeroscopybelow.

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Empath: A psychic empath (sometimes called aSensitive) takes on other peoples feelings of pain or pleasure, actually feeling the emotions of others. For a psychic empathy healer it is an ability that can help in relating the symptoms and cause of a clients ailment. However many empaths would rather not have this sensitivity as they can experience life as an emotional roller coaster when in the midst of emotionally high people. Shopping malls can be quite traumatic for these sensitives.

Faith Healing: Healing by prayer, mental intent and/or the laying-on of hands, both within religious practitioner frameworks and in the secular community. AlsoSpiritual HealingandReiki.

Animal Communication: We can often see a pet cat or dog staring at something invisible. Your animal companion perceives the presence of spirit energies. Many psychics will use their psychic ability with animals to communicate on animal welfare.(Try ourPet Psychic Readings)

Cartomancy: Similar toTarot Cardreading only Cartomancy is using a traditional deck ofPLAYING cardsnot Tarot cards. Many decks of oracle cards are produced now days that are not Tarot decks but never the less are excellent tools for divination and inspiration. Dream Cards, Chakra Cards, Animal Cards, Astrology Cards, You name it there is most likely a deck of oracle cards about it.

Crithomancy: Prophecy from is the study of barley cakes.

Metaphysics: Meaning beyond physics. Psychic and paranormal phenomena is beyond psychics (at present).

Empyromancy: Prophecy from viewing laurel leaves burning in a fire. Also Pyromancy.

Graphology: The analysis of the psychological structure of the human subject through his or her handwriting.(See the British Academy of Graphology)

Bumpology: is a study of bumps on the head. Much the same as Phrenology.

Gastromancy: The seer utters prophetic words in a lowed tone coming from deep breaths from the belly whilst in a trance state. Sometimes considered to beVentriloquism. Gastromancy is often misquoted as a form of crystal gazing whereby glass goblets of clear water placed in front of lighted candles where gazed upon.

Lucid Dreaming: The ability to wake up inside a dream and experience an alternate reality. Can be similar to Astral Projection. Learn how with the Lucid Dream Kit

Near Death Experience: AnNDEis an out-of-body experience remembered by someone clinically near to death or briefly clinically dead and revived. Sometimes referred to as anAfter Death Experience.

Horoscopy: Producing and interpreting Astrological Horoscopes.

Arts of divination or extra sensory perceptions are diverse, numerous, ancient and new.

Cyclomancy: Spinning a wheel, a top or a bottle. The prophetic answer lays in the direction the item points or spins towards. Have you kissed or been kissed in a spin the bottle party game?

Ceraunoscopy: Prophecy from the study of thunder and lightning. Similar to Augury the Ancient Roman prophecy from watching the movement of birds and other animals during thunder and lightning. AndBrontoscopyis based on listening to the sound of thunder.

Clairgnosis:is Clear Knowing. You may not see, smell, or feel intuitively but some of us just know. Sometimes spelled as Clairknostic, Clairnostic, orClaircognizant

ADC – After Death Communication:When a medium links to the spirit of a passed friend or relative and receives a message for the sitter it is known as an ADC. Many people receive these after death communications in a dream. Dream ACDs are always vividly remembered no matter how long ago the dream.

Chiromancy,CheirologyandChirognomyare all terms forPalm Readingor Palmistry which is divination from the lines on peoples hands.Chirognomyis more specifically a focus on the general hand formations being size, shape and appearance of the hand.

ClidomancyorCleidomancyis divination using a dangling key when the sun or moon is in Virgo and the key tied to a bible. Also seeRadiesthesiaandCoscinomancy.

Onomancy,Onomantics: Divination by the study of letter in a persons name. Similarities with Numerology

So aclairvoyantis said to be able to see clearly. Silly really because we can all see clearly, if we have our normal vision in order that is. What is really meant by the term clairvoyant is the ability for a psychic to see what normally cant be seen, or to see the future or to see the spirits of people who have passed over. (By the way, in psychic circles passed-over / passed on, or just passed, is a less confronting way of saying someone is dead. It doesnt mean not not-chosen :- ). In passed over to the other side other side means spirit realm.)

Astral Projection: The out-of-body experiences achieved vialucid dreamingdeep meditationor(astral travel techniques).

Apantomancy: Taking meaning from chance encounters with animals. Saying you will be lucky when a black cat crosses your path. Aztec mystics took the flight of an eagle carrying a snake to be a good omen and Mexico City was born.

Capnomancy: interpreting the flow and shapes in the smoke of a fire to from a prophecy.

Ki: Life Force Energy. -Ki(Japanese), Chi (Chinese),Prana(Indian). (Reikicomes from the Japanese words Rei meaning God or Higher Power and Ki which is Life Force Energy.)

Lecanomancy: Divination where a stone is thrown into a basin of water. A reader will give prophesies from the sound the stone makes in the water and the images of the rippling water. Sometimes oil is used instead of a rock and the shapes of the oil floating on the water are focused on.

Metamobilia: OK, so I made this one up 🙂 But here are sometips and links for getting readings with psychics in mobile devices.

Cephalomancy:Head Divination. Ancients would burn the head of a donkey, goat or ass on burning coals and made predictions from so doing.

Demonomancy: The summoning of demons to answer questions.

Clairaudience:is the psychic ability to hear things that are inaudible. Meaning a psychic hears beyond the natural sense of hearing. He or she may hear clearly, and perceive sounds or words from spirits, guides, or angels or simply hear into your future in some mystical way. (Kindly added to this list of psychic abilities by Brandi who has a very strong psychic heritage.)

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From the termClairvoyantwe have Clairvoyant Reader. A person able to see spirit or see future and conduct a reading. A reading means a psychic will tell you (read to you) what he or she is seeing clearly beyond the natural range of the visual sense.

AstragalomancyorAstragyromancy: (Similar toCleromancy) Making of decisions based on the throwing of dice.

Moleosophy: Divination from bodily marks such as moles, birthmarks and skin blemishes.

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Alpha Mind State: The full list of psychic abilities emanate from this realm.(Try my step-by-step script for accessing your psychicalpha state of mind.)

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Intuition: A socially accepted term for psychic awareness. The meaning of the two words In and Tuition are interesting.INcomes from Middle English and Latin origin meaningSEE. AndTUITIONfrom Middle English and Latin meaningPROTECTION. So intuition really meanssee protectionorprotective sight. Next time you act on your intuition you can say you are acting upon your protective sight!

Ceromancy: also known asCeroscopyisCandle Reading. Either melting wax dropped into water and the shapes of hardened then interpreted into prophecy. Or simply meditating and gazing at a burning candle flame. The shapes formed in wax from a candles run off can also be read for divinatory meaning.

Lucky Charm: An object, design, or symbol believed to be endowed with magical powers. Also called a talisman.

Feng Shui: Chinese art concerned with the relationships between human beings and the subtle energies of wind and water. See alsoGeomancy.

Hypnosis:Hypnotic Trance(Metagnomy) was the gateway through whichEdgar Cayce(The most documented psychic to date) would conduct his psychic sessions. He was so called the Sleeping Prophet.

Onychomancy: Fingernail Fortune Telling by watching the reflection of sunlight on the oiled fingernails of a young boy, then interpreting the symbols that appear. The higher the symbol is situated on the nail, the nearer the events are in the future. Can be a part of Chiromancy / Palmistry.

Astrology: Using the positions of the planets in the signs of the zodiac at your time of birth to prophesize future events and character traits. An astrologer must have your exact date of birth to be accurate,(seeHoroscope Junkie).

Clairscentientmeans being able to smell aroma beyond physical levels.

Belomancy, also known asBolomancy: is an ancient form of divination using arrows. For example, three arrows would be marked with the phrases, God orders it me, God forbids it me, and the third would be blank. Choosing an advantageous direction was gleaned by tossing an arrow into the air, and letting its angle show the way to proceed. In the Book of Ezekiel 21:21 For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows.

You may have heard about Cheirology or Chiromancy but not realized they are both just different terms for Palmistry or Palm Reading (Cheiro: Greek word for hand and Mancy: meaning divination).

Ghost Whisperer: Theinsights into the afterlifeof a ghost whisperer reveal multiple dimensions and planes that house various parts of the Spirit World.

Dice:fortune telling with diceis calledAstragalomancy.

Margaritomancy: Rumor has it that two Mexicans drank too many Margaritas and started seeing things.(I just started that rumor). Margarita is Latin for Pearl.Margaritomancywas actually Pearl divination. Pearls were either cast into a pot over a fire or pearls were prophetically observed in oyster shells.

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Numerology: Numerological divination of numbers, dates, and the number value of letters of the alphabet. The name and birth date of an individual are used to prophesize future outcomes.(While Astrology can give you an overview it is Numerology that gives you the details)

Combat Senseis a martial art of sensing what a combatants next move will be.(Thanks for adding this Brandi)

Afterlife Communication: Your loved ones who have crossed over can show you signs everyday that they are around you. All you have to do is look for them. And if you talk to your loved ones in the afterlife they will hear you. By talking to them you are telling them that you do indeed believe they are around you and this helps them to connect with you and give you signs that they are around you so much more.

Metoposcopy: Predicting personality, character, and destiny, by reading patterns and lines on a subjects forehead combined associations to astrology.

Clairgustancerefers to taste. Some psychics will be able to pick up certain tastes while conducting a reading.

Chakra Reading: A psychic chakra reader will tune into your energy centers to see which are healthy or blocked. (Read about themeanings of your chakras here)

Meditation: The practice of relaxing and focusing the mind and invoking the guidance of the Higher Power.

Extispicy: Divination by the study of entrails from a sacrificed animal.

Many psychic abilities have the suffix mancy. Mancy originates from Old French, Greek and Latin words meaning Divination / Prophesy / Prophet. For instance bibliomancy; means interpreting a passage chosen at random from a book and offering up a prophecy from so doing. Prophesies in this form were predominantly taken from the Bible in earlier times.

Aerokinesis: An ability to manipulate air molecules with your mind. (See alsoTelekinesisand/orPsychokinesis)

Dactylomancy: Divination with a pendulum using a ring as the bob on the end of chain or cord. Similar to Radiesthesia

Ichthyomancy: Prophetic observation of head and entrails of fish.

Coscinomancy: Using a hanging sieve or shears suspended from a thread, a list of names of suspects is read aloud. The person whose name is read when or if the sieve quivers or turns is the perpetrator. Also seeRadiesthesiaandCleidomancy.

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Libanomancy: Reading the shapes formed in the rising smoke or the flares, pops and crackling sounds as incense burns upon coals.

Metagnomy: Psychic ability whilst in a hypnotic trance. Edgar Cayce is perhaps the best example of this.

Molybdomancy: Omens were sought by interpreting the noises and hisses of molten lead when dropped into a cauldron of water. Alternatively the shapes formed by the molten metal solidifying in the water were observed. Also the directions that spilled liquid metal would flow when poured onto a flat surface could be prophesized upon.

Gyromancy: Divination performed by going around in a circle marked along its perimeter with letters of the alphabet. When the dizzy person stumbles onto the letters, words can then be interpreted as a message. Similar to the technique used inpsychic circlesandOuija boardswhere the participants form a circle and place one finger on a glass surrounded by a circle of letters of the alphabet. The glass will touch letters in turn to indicate words and the words then form messages.

Lithomancy: Divination by interpreting the pattern of crystals, stones or stone talismans cast to the floor or upon a chart or map.

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