There are many ways of developing psychic abilities through meditation, mantras and mudras. And indeed, as someone who has practiced meditative exercises for more than twenty years, I have absolute certainty that we can use meditation for psychic powers  like clairvoyance. Most people consider these powers “supernatural”. They’re really not. It’s just that most people don’t know how to use them.

There is a Buddhist scripture called The Kevatta Sutta (or Kevaddha), which is one of the texts in the Digha Nikaya (long discourses collection) of the Pali Canon. In it, Buddha describes psychic powers and states that a fully developed individual can achieve, such as the ability to transform into different people and creatures and to make objects appear and disappear at will. He states that these powers may be cultivated through Viññanam anidassanam (consciousness without surface) which means to remove consciousness from its typical limitations of name and form.

This is a very complex aspect of Buddhist philosophy. But in essence it means that supernatural perceptions occur when the mind is one with the thing it is perceiving, a oneness that transcends the mind beyond thoughts, names, and forms. Interestingly, Freud eluded to a similar thing in Civilization and its Discontents (1929) when he stated that the aim of spiritual practices is to return the mind to an earlier state, when we felt oneness.

As we grow we develop the concept of separateness. We develop ego and our idea of ourselves as individuals. We become aware of our thoughts, our feelings, our experiences and, by the same token, we become aware of that which belongs to others (their thoughts and feelings). We lose our symbiotic connection to the world. And when this division occurs it is only natural that we lose our ability to perceive aspects of things outside ourselves. We lose the ability to clearly see the thoughts and feelings of others. We lose our psychic abilities. But we can restore them.

Interestingly, research by cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman suggests that our idea of independent reality is an illusion. It is a delusion of the mind created through our seemingly irrepressible need to individualise ourselves. But when we move beyond that individualised perception of reality, we return to a more primitive, more connected, more spiritual state of mind. We regain our connection, our oneness with others. And when that occurs, it logically follows that we increase our conscious connection to the outside world. In which case, the development of psychic abilities seems both logical and natural.

This is how we can develop psychic powers through meditation. Meditation enables us to move from our individualised perception of the world to one of oneness, a state were we are once again symbiotically connected to others, where we can hear their thoughts and feel their feelings.

The first step on the journey to psychic abilities is to recognise that they are a natural part of the mind. They are not supernatural.

The word “psychic” is Greek and means “of the mind”—in other words, psychic powers are a natural part of the human mind.

All humans can develop the psychic powers that are dormant within their mind—including you.

Simply put: You have within you the dormant ability to be clairvoyant, precognition and so-called “supernatural powers” through meditation.

You can develop these psychic abilities:

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Dr Dean Radin is the chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (who has formerly held positions at Princeton University and The University Of Edinburgh).

Speaking to EpochTimes, Radin shared one survey that The Institute Of Noetic Sciences [IONS] conducted.  In the survey, IONS asked 2000 meditators whether they had ever noticed their psychic powers in meditation, including clairvoyance, precognition, and other “supernatural powers”. One-thousand-five-hundred of the meditators (75%) stated that they had indeed unlocked psychic powers through meditation.

In his book, Supernormal [one of the best psychic development books] Radin states that one of the best ways to develop psychic abilities is with  with meditation. He states, “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy, would be considered supernormal… For an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [power].”

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There is nothing new about the idea of developing psychic powers through meditation. It isn’t so much that meditation gives you these new abilities, but instead that it let’s you unlock the psychic abilities you already have.

Traditional Buddhist and yogic teachings state that if you train in meditation, you will achieve a higher state of consciousness.

As your consciousness advances, you will begin to develop psychic powers as part of siddhi [special abilities].

The Bhagavata Purana (one of Hinduism’s Eight great histories) states that yogis and meditators will establish the following five siddhis:

These are just a selection of some of the supernatural powers meditation gives you (siddhi).

So how do you do it?

4 Best Types of Meditation For Psychic Powers

1. Ajna Dhayana Meditation for Psychic Intuition

If you only want to use one meditation for psychic development, make it this one.

The third eye meditation technique is a powerful meditation that has existed for thousands of years. It’s a mind-training exercise in which we focus on the third eye chakra (Ajna), located between the eyebrows.

When you use this psychic technique, you will awaken and strengthen your third eye. This is the best way to use meditation for psychic abilities. It method will increase your intuition and awaken the real power of your mind.

You might like to read my guide to third eye meditation for more on this. Another great option is shambhavi mudra.

2: Samyama meditation for psychic knowing

Samyama is a combination of Dharana (concentration), Dhyana, and Samadhi (union). This is a yogic tradition performed to receive deeper knowledge of the qualities of the object of meditation.

Yoga sage Patanjali taught that Samyama would lead to prajñā, which is an insight into the true nature of reality.

Samyama is performed by meditating absolutely on one subject (which could be an object or person), letting go of the self, and achieving oneness with the object of meditation.

When you do this, you will gain insight into the truest nature of the object (or person) on which you are meditating.

Here’s how to develop your psychic abilities using this method.

Grab a picture of someone you want insight into (preferably a printed image, not on the phone)

3: Mantra for clairvoyance 

Mantras are sacred words or phrases that are said to grant special powers to the person who recites them.

There are thousands of mantras in existence today, most of which come from Hinduism and yoga.

There is one particularly powerful mantra for psychic abilities. The mantra is the Trikal Gyan, which represents the knowledge of the past, the present and the future. So if you have ever wanted to have precognition, this mantra is said to help.

Here is the mantra:

Om Ham Namo Akash Deyava

This is the best mantra for psychic abilities. Recite it 108 times in the morning, afternoon and night.

4: Buddhi Mudra for psychic development

Mudras are hand positions that are used in yoga and Buddhism.

When we place our hands in specific mudras, we create special properties. These mudras can heal us; they can grant us access to powerful mental states, and, yes, there are mudras for psychic powers.

The best mudra for psychic powers is the Buddhi mudra.

To perform this mudra, touch the tip of your fourth finger to the tip of your thumb, and hold your other fingers out straight.

Meditate for twenty minutes while performing the Buddhi mudra.

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  1. Let’s take a claim of precognition seriously for sake of argument. How would a random something that has not happened possibly be known by a third party? What would be the mechanism causing this? Vibrations in the air? What? Be specific.

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