What is a Seer?

What is a Seer

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.


  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. Andrew, focus on scripture, sharper than any two-edged sword. Glorify and praise The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus. Accept Him as your personal Saviour. Who died for the sins of the world. Who died for you personally. Who the Son has set free is free indeed. Your focus is not to be on Gifts but God. The only power a Christian is to use is God’s power, the blood of Christ and The Holy Spirit who leads us in to all truth.
    Gifts are to glorify God and strengthen the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit moves through us and uses these gifts for a purpose. We are to test the spirits. His sheep hear His voice. No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper.
    Lord Jesus, I pray that You put Andrew’s life in order, his health in order and please give Andrew eyes to see with your clarity. Please heal him and deliver him from lies and sinful ties and sinful effects, Lord. Please deliver him to a loving body of true believers where Andrew may learn your word and be discipled and healed. Whom the Son has set free is free indeed. Amen Glory to God

    • Andrew, God does not come at you with fear and intimidation. God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind. God’s healing will not fatigue you for weeks. God’s healing is complete, no fear, no pain. More going on here. I will pray for you. We see into the spirit realm. In Christ, we are given authority. He gives his angels charge over us unless we dash our foot on a stone. He directs us to use gifts, as a Christian you have authority in Christ Jesus. Please remember that it is not God who would send you things to scare you. If you see demons, you need help in the blood of Christ.
      In North Jersey plz call 516-561-6122. Riverside Assembly of God. 317 3rd Str. Jersey City, NJ 07302
      Good solid church and Pastors. Andrew, If I can help, send a reply here. I will be praying for you.

      • Andrew, my concern is this, your soul, you descibe physical maladies. Are you discouraged? Because you cannot give in to hopelessness and depression. Christ gives us Life and He gives it abundantly.
        Much peace

  3. I have recently learned that the dreams I have been having are indeed of the future. At first I said nothing and kept it quiet. I learned that my mother has had dreams all her life and was called different or odd when she said something. I have been very accurate in seeing things happen to loved ones before thier death and lately of minor accidents and bumps or bruises on spots before they happen. I am getting used to this and was told by mom to not say anything. I really want to tell those before anything happens and want to know what is the right way to go about this. Do I tell them of my dream or just not say anything?

    Thank you for your article. It certainly makes me feel so much better in that I am not alone. And not weird.

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for sharing. It takes some skill and practice whether or not you keep quiet about what you dream or what you see. For instance, it can be extremely creepy for some people when a friend or a stranger comes up to them, and seems to know something hidden about their lives.

      When you dream or see things about something like this, maybe the best way to approach others is through asking questions in a supportive matter. “So how are things going?… What are you up to? … Anything going on in your life that is stressing you out?”…. basically being genuinely interested in the lives of people, while hanging onto the hidden knowledge that you’ve received, and then waiting for the Lord to show you how to use it or not. Maybe you won’t get to use your knowledge, but just being interested in others is a way to make them feel loved and cared for (even if at first, they might seem a bit surprised by your interest).

      And of course, take care in engaging others like this… some men, for instance, might take a woman asking a bunch of questions the wrong way. Others might find it creepy. It may take some practice to figure out what to do with your sight/dreams… but go ahead and practice.

  4. I have had these dreams since I was 5. The dreams I had were intensely vivid. It could or would happen either days, months or years later. However, I saw every single detail down to the color of people’s shoelaces and it happened EXACTLY how I dreamed it.
    Through the years I wasn’t sure if I’d lost the ability or not because being Epileptic, I’m on so many meds. I’ve just recently been diagnosed with headaches so severe that they make migraines look like child’s play. I am undergoing brain injections (9 in one sitting) & now scan the arteries in my brain because my neurologist fears I have small arterial tears by my brain. My dreams are so jumbled.
    What can I do to not loose this gift. While it turned me insomniac for years due to seeing more bad than good, I don’t want to loose it.

    • Your health situation sounds horrific. Once you find the proper medications to treat your pain, if they knock out your spiritual gifts, work with your neurologist to find the proper dosage to deal with your pain while still allowing a spiritual walk. It may take some time, but you deserve to live free from pain AND to walk in you spiritual abilities.

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