What is a Seer?

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Well, exactly what is a seer?  I’m glad you asked. Short answer, a Seer is someone who can perceive the spirit world with his or her own eyes, or in his or her mind’s eye.

Broadly speaking, a Seer is someone who receives spiritual revelation visually: things in the spirit realm are being revealed visually. They are seeing the “unseen realm” or the “spirit realm.” They may see through visions or dreams, and what they see appears as real as anything the rest of can see.  When they speak what they see, they are speaking prophetically. The seer gift is also related to the ability to discern spirits.

On this site, however, I am usually speaking more specifically regarding those who visually see spirits, auras, multi-colored lights (such as rainbow-colored dots), angels, demons, and other spiritual phenomena that are in fact difficult to quantify in a society which embraces merely a scientific materialist worldview.

“There is a new anointing for a new generation, an enablement and gracing to unveil God’s purposes and desire, both verbally and visually.” – The Seer, by James Goll, page 21.

When God enables a new gifting, a counterfeit is also enabled. Whereas God’s intention is always life, the counterfeit’s intention is to steal, kill, and destroy. Where the two interact, you find spiritual warfare.  Seers are often able to actually see this interaction.

Understanding What Seers See

I think much of what exists on the Internet about people who ‘see’ is misinformation based on mainly feelings and experiences, with little truth underlying it.

This site exists to help people build a framework to interpret and understand what it is seers see.

There are subsets of seers.  Some seers can actually see what God or other spirits “are doing”, or what God wants to do or what will or could happen.  Here’s a blog post I wrote after sort of being surprised by several young seers and the things they saw in the spirit realm.  Much more than “just seeing spirits.”

A Gift to do an Ability

The ability a seer has to see into the spirit realm is just that: an ability. It can be a temporary gifting or a more permanent state of reality. As a professional athlete is gifted with the ability to perform athletic events, some people are gifted with the ability to see into the spiritual realm. As the professional athlete can choose to use that gift to help others or for selfish purposes, so can the seer choose which side to help with this ability.

Brain Chemistry

The ability to perceive into the supernatural realm may be related to brain chemistry surrounding the pineal gland.

This gland is what is activated in the brain when someone prays or meditates on spiritual matters. It’s been called the “third eye”, the “seat of the soul” and much mysticism surrounds it. Some research has demonstrated that manipulating the pineal gland can impact the sex organs and produce giantism.

Many religions consider the pineal gland to be a gateway to spiritual consciousness. Western diet, fluoridated water, and constant visual programming (constant television programming) tends to calcify or numb the pineal gland’s ability to function.  Maybe this is why some can “see” as children, but as they age, they cannot: their pineal gland has been so blunted by pollutants generated by Western society.

Some drugs act on the pineal gland also, instantly shutting it down. This is why when some seers go to “get help” from a doctor, and is prescribed psychotropic meds, the “seeing” stops.  I know people who interact with God, and once they start on these meds, they instantly find their ability to interact with God blocked.  I know a seer who was afflicted with migraines, and took certain migraine medication, only to find her ability to see in the spirit realm stopped. Eventually, she and her doctor switched medications, and a few weeks later, her ability to perceive returned, although the migraines stayed away. I haven’t been able to locate research to indicate if some of these drugs impact the pineal gland, but I suspect they do.

Other drugs radically “open” it (LSD, marijuana) in very negative ways.

Mystically Wired

I suspect the brains of people who see into the spirit realm are wired somewhat differently than those of us who cannot. Their brains are able to pick up on the quantum vibrations that emanate when the spirit realm interacts with the physical realm. It’s an ability their brains have, like a special radio that is tuned into frequencies that most other radios can’t detect. I believe all humans are wired to interact with God on some level: we are all mystically wired. However, seers are wired differently.

Bottom Line

Seeing is a spiritual gift or ability. Again, it’s like when a professional athlete says he or she has been given a physical gift. Roger Federer once said he decided his natural ability would only take him so far (to the top 10 of professional tennis), after that, he had to apply himself and work (becoming the number 1 player for many years and arguably the best player in history).

The seer gift is like that. You don’t have to be religious to be a seer. Some people’s brains are wired in such a way that they perceive beyond the physical realm into the spiritual realm. They literally can see with their eyes, or sometimes images are cast in their minds that surpass their physical eyes.

However, being gifted in this area should lead to study and applying it for use according to live as God would have you live, imaging him on the planet. Federer uses his tennis ability and skills to bring millions of dollars to the very poor. Seers can use their ability to expose the wiles of the enemy for the Kingdom of God.

Of course, some do not. Some use it for their own profit or to exploit others or for their own agendas.

How Do Seers See Beyond the Cosmic Veil?

Go here for thoughts on that.

Seers and Prophecy

Some seers can see events before they happen, or possible events, because time is not static and not set. 1

See this page for more thoughts on that.

The Point of the Matter

God created humans to be the image of God here on the planet, and some of us have greater gifts of leading, or building, or thinking, or loving, or whatever. Some see into the spirit world.  The expectation would be that all of us use our gifts to better the world, as God would have us do.

Since humans have so botched their mission to be “God’s Imagers”, Jesus came restore human destiny and authority and to demonstrate the Way to live.

This site exists to help seers and others to develop a worldview that sees the physical and the spiritual as God sees them, and then to act accordingly.  Start with the Worldview series to begin your journey.

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  1. One young prophet who was being pursued by a bad king was hiding in a town. He asked God if the king would come to the town. God said yes. He then asked if the townspeople would turn him over to the bad king. God said they would. So the prophet left town. The king found out, and did not come to the town and the townspeople did not turn him over to the king. This example proves that the future is not set. God looked into the timeline and saw if certain events happened, according to the prophet’s question, then other events would unfold. However, the prophet exercised free will and thus altered the circumstance. Read the account for yourself in 1 Samuel 23.


  1. Awesome!!!!! I love the way you described how the brain works in such a way. I can’t Thank you enough for opening up this website. It has dramatically changed the way some of my friends see and act around me. Being a seer is an amazing experience and I cant imagine living without, “Seeing.” Thanks Doug!

  2. I have spent hundreds of hours researching the experiences I had in 2015 during the darkest period of my life. I sought Jesus with abandon and had hundreds of mystical experiences. Glory, angels, demons, hellish visions, electricity, vibrations. Hundreds. I was incapacitated for many months and spent these months in isolation at home and only going out to go to church.

    I dont read books on the prophetic because I always wanted God to teach me himself but I’ve believed I was a Seer since I was a kid…only the spiritual experiences up until last year were a 3 or 4 on a 1-10 scale while last year was like maybe an 8 or 9.

    I had things take place (like my glands swelling up during worship on multiple Sundays in a row). Many physcal symptoms…like literally feeling something dripping inside the center of my brain (which I now understand to be oxytocin/pineal gland)

    I sent hundreds of emails to my pastor but he doesnt understand what Ive been through and thinks its all demons. The only litature Ive been reading is on kundalini. Not the spiritual hindu or new age research but on the biological and psychological research (like Carl Jung). Somehow God is taking me through this…and it matches the same thing as what a kundalini awakening is.

    Any chance you can help me figure this out?

    • Andrew – you’ve come to the right place. It is not the kundalini, but the Holy Spirit at work in you. The kundalini is a counterfeit idea. Karl Jung was an occultist masquerading as a materialist. Never misunderstand the things from God as a from a spirit. Currency experts study authentic currency, so they can spot counterfeit. Focus on the Holy Spirit.

      Here’s what I mean. Think back to Moses in the courts of Pharaoh. He did several works of power. They looked exactly like the works of power done by Pharahh’s sorcerers. Does that mean Moses was using their same power source? Was Moses tapping into the powers of demons for his works of power?

      Of course not. He was tapping into Yahweh. Yahweh was working his power through Moses. To Pharaoh, they manifestations didn’t look much different, until Moses’ powers actually consumed the powers of his own gods. What God is working inside you is authentic and real and from the Holy Spirit.

      You’ve come to the right place. There are many articles on this site which will help you parse what’s going on.

      • Thank you so much for your response.

        Last week I went to two services in North Jersey where there was a strong manifestation of the power of God, glory, prophetic things etc. My former teacher from IHOP was preaching. When he prayed for me I felt heat and the familiar pressure and buzzing on my forehead in my “inner eye.” The next day my thyroid was sore, my lymph nodes in my neck were swollen and I have an increased capacity in my heart for Jesus and love of the Word. Like my prayers have been with much weeping. I was also delivered (again) from some sexual things I had opened myself up to and had previously been unable to get set free from. It all has to do with my glands, endocrine system, and what the new age people refer to as “chakras.” Like that makes me sound “new age” or decieved but I’m not. I’m really experiencing Jesus.

        Whenever I get delivered or God does something major (like a rewiring) my glands swell up and I go through some fatigue for weeks. Have you ever heard of any of this?

        Also. I’m really unsure whether I should continue taking my ADHD medication. It’s a stimulant called Vyvanse (which is like Adderall but less harsh I think).

        I’m really praying that God will lead me to a prophet I can share my experiences with and get advice on because most people think I’m crazy or into new age stuff but I’m really not.

        Sorry this is so long..one more thing…

        It’s kind of scary when manifestations happen and there is some fear. Ordinarily I’d see a dr regarding things (like last year I had a brain scan to rule out a tumor for the visions I was having). The only source of information I can get that eases my mind is the non-spiritual biological information on kundalini and chakras.

        Like I need to be positive that I’m experiencing God, which I am, but whenever I am concerned about something I can usually find a very detailed answer (and identical description) in Kundalini literature. I put the 2 books on the alter of God and am willing to get rid of them at any moment but strangely…and I could be completely wrong…it seems like its ok. I’m not seeking to learn new age things but just find some ease of mind as to whats happening to me. There is no Christian literature on these things that I know of.

        Do you have an opinion on this at all?

        Kundalini is definitely a counterfeit to the Holy Spirit but the biological process seems to be the same. I’m surrendered to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit and seeking him only–thats when I get manifestations. Seems to me like demons counterfeit this and give false “spiritual gifts” by the same type of Holy Spirit encounters (kundalini being the prime example).

        Though I don’t know you I’d really appreciate your insight.

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