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Mediums, Clairvoyants and Psychics: What are the differences?

If you’re new to the world of spirituality and psychic ability then it’s easy to get confused by all of the terms and titles that you’ll regularly hear being thrown around.  If like myself you were under the impression that mediums, clairvoyants and psychics all had similar abilities and provided a similar service then you are wrong!  Mediums, clairvoyants and psychics all possess different skills and abilities and we will explore what each of these are in this blog.


The word psychic comes from the Greek word ‘Psyche’ which means ‘breath of life, soul or spirit’.  Psychics are said to have the ability to ‘see’ or reach the human soul.  Psychics are said to be able to connect with their own and other people’s souls in order to get information about people or events in a person’s life, past, present or future.  Psychics are said to be able to read the soul by connecting with the aura or energy field surrounding a person.


The word clairvoyant comes from the French word for ‘clear seeing’.  Clairvoyants are able to see things in their mind’s eye; this could be images of people, places or events.  Clairvoyants often see what is happening in your life and in your loved ones lives in the present rather than seeing future events.  They are said to be able to see the truth and so can help you to make sense of things happening in your life. Some clairvoyants are able to see future events but not all can.  Clairvoyants’ skills are not always limited to seeing clearly, there are variations to Clairvoyance such as clairsentience, the ability to feel or sense clearly; clairaudience, the ability to hear clearly; and clairgustance, the ability to smell clearly.


The word medium refers to the way in which something is transported or transmitted.  A spiritual medium is able to transmit and receive information from the spirit world.  Mediums are said to have very little power in influencing spirits, all they are able to do is pass information onto them.  By connecting to the spirit realm, mediums act as a kind of gateway between the spirits and Earth.  Many people get in contact with mediums in order to send or receive messages to or from loved ones who have passed on.

Psychics, mediums and clairvoyants all have different kinds of extra sensory abilities and unique connections to the spiritual world.  Once you understand the different powers that mediums, clairvoyants and psychics posses you will be able to make an informed decision about how they can help you.  Each of them can offer unique insight, validation or guidance to help you in your life.

At Stepping Stones of Greenwich we offer psychics in London and mediums in London, we can also help if you’re looking for a clairvoyant in London or tarot card readers in London.  Psychics, mediums and clairvoyants can all help you to answer questions that have been troubling you and give you guidance in your life.

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