I’ve just finished reading a lovely book by Raymond Moody called Glimpses of Eternity (© 2010 by Raymond Moody R., MD, PhD and Paul Perry; published by Guideposts).
In the last chapter, Moody lists all our senses and this is a list I want to capture.
First in the 3rd Century BC, Aristotle (according to Moody) listed our five basic senses:
Science has then expanded our touch sensation into
- temperature difference
- chemoreception (the ability to detect and respond to chemical change)
- photoreception (the ability of nerve cells in the eye to turn light into images)
Dr. Moody then adds our supernatural senses
- remote viewing
- astral projection
- spontaneous out-of-body experiences
To this list of extra-sensory perceptions, I would add
- clairaudience – hearing other than through one’s ears
- claircognition – knowing something that is not knowable
- clairgustatory – tasting something that isn’t in one’s mouth
- clairolfactory – smelling something that isn’t there
- clairsentience – feeling a touch when nothing is touching
- visioning – seeing a vision that is not viewable through one’s physical eyes
What a fabulous list of senses!
I can personally attest to having had a clairolfactory experience, when I smelled the scent of roses after having a healing session. When I learned that the only rose in the room was the artificial one on a shelf, I was certain that rose oil had been spilled in the room. It hadn’t!