Clairvoyance like nearly all psychic gifts and techniques that we know of today in the 21st century, has its origins in the beginnings of civilization. But the actual term “clairvoyance” however first appeared in the 17th Century. The word itself can be split into two: “clair” meaning clear and “voyance” meaning vision – clear vision. A clairvoyant is a person who has the unique ability to access information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses. If our everyday human senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste are not used, then it can only be deemed that the psychic is using a sense others do not possess. This is called extra-sensory perception.