10 Ways To Know If You Have Claircognizance

Claircognizance is the power of inner knowing. It is one of the four major psychic abilities, with the others being clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience. Out of all of these, claircognizance can be one of the most subtle, so it’s easy to brush off.

This is personal to me, because I have claircognizance. For years, I thought that the way I interpreted the world around me was “normal”. And it wasn’t until I really started diving more into psychology and spirituality that I realized I had a special gift. If you believe that you may have this too, read on to see if you can relate to these 10 aspects of inner knowing.


Does a random thought enter your head, but you have no idea where it’s from? Credit: Canva

10. Knowing Information Without Remembering How You Know It

One of the signs that you have claircognizance is if you know random information, and you have absolutely no idea how it got into your brain.

Sure, there could be a logical explanation for this. It’s totally possible to remember random information you learned in school, but forget what class or teacher who taught it. After a while, those details begin to blend together, and there are plenty of facts we know to be true. However, you usually remember the general area where you learned it like school, a TV show, or an article you read on the Internet. Most of this random knowledge is easy to explain.

The major difference with knowing something through true claircognizance is when you know something without any rational explanation as to how you know it. 

For example, I was watching a show that was set in Japan. The characters were about to eat dried fruit off of a string. My brother asked, “What is that?” Almost immediately, I blurted out, “Oh, those are persimmons.”  

I have never been to Japan. And I have never seen or eaten a persimmon a day in my life, let alone a dried one. I actually had to use Google to confirm the information I blurted out was even correct. How did I know that? This drove me crazy for a while, because I still have no idea. There is no rational explanation. I have a photographic memory, so I should know at least the general source of that information, but I don’t.

If you have stories like this from your own life, there’s a good chance you have this psychic power. 

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