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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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. ↩