I've had a few people over the years tell me that they are confused about who preforms what as far as spiritual matters go. It can be difficult to decide on who to seek help from when you're in need of some direction or healing.
Although there are differences in the services that spiritual practitioners most of them possess some very similar abilities. Many spiritual practitioners have a common gift, which is that all of them possess one of the 'clair' senses. So, although two practitioners may call themselves different things they may essentially offer the same service. There are four 'clair' senses which are:
Clairsentience- meaning 'Clear Feeling' (clear smell and taste also come under clairsentience)
Claircognizance- meaning 'Clear Knowing/Thinking'
Clairvoyance- meaning 'Clear Seeing'
Clairaudience- meaning 'Clear Hearing'
Of these four 'clair' senses there is a wide range of labels that define how these senses are used. The list that I have complied below are of common titles that spiritual practitioners will use to define their 'clair' senses and how they can help you. Also note that many of the definitions will be the same as various labels are used for the same gift.
Psychic (Precognitor): A very broad term which describes anyone who is in tune with any of the 'clair' sense. A psychic can give you insight into your past, present and future in this lifetime.
Empath: A person who senses the feelings of others.
Past Life Reader (Retrocognitor): Someone who can see and read your past life and how the lessons from that lifetime may be affecting you in your current life.
Past Life Regressionist: A therapist who works on taking you back into your past life through hypnosis or deep relaxation, so that you are able to experience your past life for yourself and heal any traumas which may be affecting your current life.
Angel Healer: A person who works with your angels or their angels to heal any emotional or mental trauma in your current life.
Channeller: A person who channels information from the spirit realm. Can also come under the name of a psychic-medium
Spiritual Healer: This title has a wide interpretation. Usually used by any of the healers. These people work on healing your soul or aura to bring about change in your emotional, mental or physical self.
Aura Cleanser/Healer: A person who cleanses any negative or stale energy from your aura which in turn will heal your physical body or mind.
Aura Reader: A person who can see your aura, the colour of it and any holes that may be present in it. They will also be able to interpret your emotional, mental and physical state by studying your aura.
Aura Photographer: A person who offers photography which captures your aura and its colour.
Automatic Writer: Someone who channels messages from their guides and other spirits through writing. Automatic writers are very much Psychic or Channellers.
Remote Viewer: A person who can see what has happened at any particular time or place.
Astral Projector: A person who travels in the astral world. These people are able to make their astral body leave their physical body. With this ability they are able to travel anywhere in the universe on the astral plane while their physical body remains in one place.
Dream Interpreter: A person who can interpret the symbols and meaning present in a dream. Dream Interpreters are great to work with when recurring dreams or nightmares occur that you can't decipher.
Medium (Includes Trance Medium and Psychic-Medium): Known as someone who 'speaks to the dead'.
Telepath: A person who can 'read minds'. Telepaths can tell what you are thinking and they can also communicate with others through the mind and without speaking.
Psychometrist: These people can pick up on the energy and history of an object. Often Psychometrists are able to tell who has previously owned an object and what energy that person had passed on to the object.
Intuitive: An Intuitive mainly uses Claircognizance. They are able to determine what is happening in a person's life at any present time and what the future may hold for a person. An Intuitive can also be labelled a psychic.
Teleknesist: Someone who can move objects using on the power of their mind and having no physical contact.
Psychic Surgeon: A person who uses any number of 'clair' abilities to determine if someone is ill or physically sick. A Psychic Surgeon should also be a Healer who can help heal any illness.
Tarot Reader: Someone who uses tarot cards to give insight into a person's past, present or future.
Numerologist: A person who uses numbers and number combinations naturally present in a person's life to determine a person's strengths, weaknesses, abilities and personality. A numerologist can also use numerology to give insight into particular dates which may prove useful or detrimental to someone.
Herbalist: A person who prescribes natural herbs to promote health or cure sickness.
High Priestess: The female leader of a Wiccan clan. A term which is used very loosely. Not necessarily someone who possesses any of the 'clair' senses.
High Priest: The male leader of a Wiccan clan. A term which is used very loosely. Not necessarily someone who possesses any of the 'clair' senses.
Rune Reader: A person who uses runes to read the past, present or future.
Pendulum Reader: A person who uses a pendulum to get answers on any present or future issues.
Crystal Diviner: A person who reads the past, present and future of this lifetime through the use of crystals.
Crystal Healer: A person who heals others through the placement of crystals. Although the crystals hold the healing energy, a Crystal Healer will direct and promote this energy to work how it is meant to.
If there are any other practitioner labels that you would like to know about please do not hesitate to contact me and I can add it to the list. Enjoy your hunt for the right spiritual practitioner for you!
Love and light xoxo