When the psychic sense first begins to manifest in any individual, it does so in a partial, fragmentary and somewhat confused manner, simply because it is intervening into the pre-existing mental/vital/physical complex makeup of the being and being interpreted and modified by the habitual view and understanding that comes with the human complex. Flashes of insight come, clairvoyant visions may appear, but have necessary details missing or indecipherable. Inspirations may arise, but they may not be fully regulated as to time, space and circumstance. Visions may appear, but it may not be known whether they are past, present, future, or simply potential. Thus, it becomes essentially impossible to fully and completely integrate the psychic sense into the normal human life experience and we see the result in those who, more or less, become subject to this activity.
With the supramental transformation of the psychic consciousness, these various issues are resolved due to the nature of the supermind and its ability to both create internal harmony and understanding, as well as external harmony, understanding and action.
Sri Aurobindo observes: “First, the phenomena of the psychical sense and mind lose the fragmentariness and incoherence or else difficult regulation and often quite artificial order which pursues them even more than it pursues our more normal mental activities of the surface, and they become the harmonious play of the universal inner mind and soul in us, assume their true law and right forms and relations and reveal their just significances.”
“And, secondly, the activity of the psychical consciousness loses all character of abnormality, of an exceptional, irregular and even a perilously supernormal action, often bringing a loss of hold upon life and a disturbance or an injury to other parts of the being. It not only acquires its own right order within itself but its right relation with the physical life on one side and with the spiritual truth of being on the other and the whole becomes a harmonious manifestation of the embodied spirit. It is always the originating supermind that contains within itself the true values, significances and relations of the other parts of our being and its unfolding is the condition of the integral possession of our self and nature.”
Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga, Part Four: The Yoga of Self-Perfection, Chapter 24, The Supramental Sense , pp. 849-850