What is a Seer?

What is a Seer

A seer is someone who perceives the spirit realm with his or her own eyes, or in his or her mind’s eye. Seers can be adults, but many are children. It’s not their fault. It’s just a gift or ability that some people are born with, or sometimes develop as they mature or have supernatural encounters.

I (Doug) am not a seer. Over the years, as my wife and I struggled to parent someone who sometimes sees in the spirit realm, I have learned that there are a lot of people who can see in the spirit realm. A startlingly number, actually, but most have learned to keep this ability quiet, less people think they are crazy.

Seers see what?!

Broadly speaking, a seer is someone who receives spiritual revelation visually. That means things in the spirit realm are being revealed visually. They are seeing the “unseen realm” or the “spirit realm.” Some seers have periodic visions or dreams, but a lot of seers cannot help it and what they see appears as real as anything the rest of can see.

Seeing as a Spiritual Gift

When seers speak about what they see, they sometimes are speaking prophetically. This doesn’t mean what they see is from God or that their interpretation is absolutely true: it’s just revelation about the spirit realm.

Other times, seers are able to discern what spirits are operating. For instance, often seers can tell if a spirit in the room is wicked spirit, a ghost, or some other kind of spirit.

Seeing Spirits or Hallucinating?

The word “hallucinating” connotes the idea that the seers aren’t actually seeing anything that’s really there. But what if they really do see something that isn’t there, something that most of the rest of us cannot see?

Recently, the American tool for diagnosing mental illnesses, the DSM-5, has reclassified the concept of seeing spirits (within a religious context), such that this symptom can no longer be counted towards a diagnosis of schizophrenia.  Apparently, some in the mental health field are recognizing that people who say they can see spirits aren’t necessarily crazy.

Seers See Spiritual Conflict

On this site, I discuss the seeing gift 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.

According to Jesus Christ, God’s intention is always to bring abundant life on earth, whereas God’s spiritual enemies intend to steal, kill, and destroy. 1 The advancing of God’s intention is the advancing of the Kingdom ofGod. Where God’s enemies rule is called the Domain of Darkness. Where these two interact, you find spiritual warfare.  Seers are often able to actually see this interaction.

See the pages linked to here for more on this spiritual conflict.

Understanding What Seers See

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

This site exists to help people build a framework to interpret and understand what it is seers see built on concepts around the Kingdom of God, as revealed by Jesus Christ. See Who is Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God for more on this.

There are subsets of seers, and some see much more than just spirits. Some see ‘weapons’ or ‘intentions’ of free-willed beings. Some see the sins people struggle with, or the demons they wrestle with.  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. Professional athletes are gifted with the ability to perform athletic feats. Similarly, 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, perhaps surrounding the pineal gland.

This gland produces hormones related to sleep, growth and sex. It is supposedly “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, but I remain skeptical about these ideas.

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 or stimulating it. This is why when some seers go to “get help” from a doctor, are prescribed psychotropic meds, then 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. See this post for more on that.

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  (LSD, marijuana) may radically affect this part of the brain 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 whatever vibrations emanate from the spirit 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 more sensitively.

It’s a spectrum, like some people’s radios are better able to tune in to distant frequencies than others. For some people, they only see when they dream. Others see only occasionally during their waking states. Other people see when they “tune in” or “dial back” mentally.  And still others see all the time, unable to switch it off.

Bottom Line

Seeing is a spiritual gift or ability.

.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.

Seers and Prophecy

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

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 and be sure to subscribe to the newsletter for important updates, new teachings and other material.

Notes:

  1. John 10:10

Comments

  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
        Toni

  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.

  5. i dont really see things, or have a gift. Well I wouldn’t say it is a gift.
    But since i have no idea where to start looking for an answer i think i am going to try finding stuff everywhere i can.
    I dont know what i am or why or what it really is…. i only had this for a couple years now and it doesnt show up every day.
    it s hard to explain but when i daydream or when i sleep i get what i cant really call anything but visions. I dont know if they are from now, from the past and if its even real.
    In there i cant move on my own and just look at a person, its a female lady that is a little older then me, 16 to18 years old i think.
    I cant focus on anything else then her because everything around her is blurry.
    Its even scarier because i think she knows im there, and she is scared of me even though im not really there. It feels like im hauntig her.
    I havent found anyone that has this too amd i cant seem to find a lot of things on the internet.
    I don’t usually go the website to ask for help but im getting desperate for answers.
    so i hope you may know anyone or anything that might help me finding out what it is.
    The main thing im looking for is if it s a bad thing or if it means no harm.

  6. I believe i am being drawn to have fellowship with a preacher and a seer. I know a seer personally but i dont know where he lives now. I ask him a year ago to pray for me as he use to be a pastor and has found his place in the gifts is more a seer so he doesnt minister anymore he did get Back to me. Rather quickly. He was very detailed as to what his vision was concerning me that he had prayed for. But it made very little sense to me and still makes little sense. So i would like to find a seer and a preacher or someone who could interupt what it means in relation to me.

    • Joshua, feel free to reach out to me by email (doug @ seers see.com –no spaces) , and maybe I can point you in a direction to find someone who can interpret. Otherwise you can send to me what he shared and I can see if I get the interpretation.

  7. Very Interesting – Seer is NOT a word used often, well – especially in the Christian realm. However – our pastor asked about our gifts … and I said – All I know is I “see” things; I “know” things (and I exhort and encourage) – but I don’t know which “category” that falls under (prophet, teacher, etc.). His answer was very simple … Well… then you are a “seer.” You know, the bible has seer’s. This comforted me … thank you for your site. I just bumped upon it today, and will be reading more of your posts. Thank you –

  8. Hello my name is Lee, I believe I may be a seer, but that which I see is unlike others these beings Interact with the physical world, most what I see is ungodly. I would like to speak to another seer, if anyone knows one who would contact me please give them my number 209-592-7627 thank-you Lee Dos Palos ca

  9. I am a seer, although I don’t see as consistently as I did as a younger teen, (perhaps that’s due to my environmental change?) I just started seeing again recently (past couple of months), what I am wondering though is how I can begin seeing positive things. I have only had one positive seeing experience and it was when I was about 17. I saw a multi colored image hovering over me and I felt the presence of God in my room while I was praying before bed. How can I have more of these experiences and grow in my gift?

  10. I see spirits in day / night in some environments, had encounters where things have physically moved, dreamed of things coming true and had the ability to discern between people since I was a little girl. I started praying to God / Jesus at a very young age because these things frightened me and I felt it was more of a curse than a blessing. It is frustrating because others are not able to discern and it comes so easily to me. I have told my mother about these things since my first real experience as a child and she didn’t understand / shrugged it off. A lot of times, I feel as if someone will label me as “crazy” because people are more apt to believe everything is psychological. NON BELIEVERS can’t comprehend the Spiritual Realm if they can’t see it yet even though the Bible speaks of it first hand. I know that I am blessed but some times I prefer not to see the Spiritual Warfare that is taking place right before my very eyes. As a matter of fact, I am looking into deliverance ministry counseling so that I can grow closer to Jesus because I know how bad things are getting and it is really concerning to me.

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