Francis Ayley was born and grew up in Mayfair, central London UK, in 1955. As a child, Francis exhibited extrasensory abilities. Among these were claircognizance, clairsentience, clairaudience and clairempathy.

These gifts were not well received within his rigidly narrow-minded Roman Catholic family of origin. Some in his family, principally his mother, feared his insight into the true nature of reality and his uncanny ability to know the truth and when others were lying.

When he was 18 years old, Francis made a clean break with his family of origin and continued exploring, developing and deepening his natural gifts. Francis spent many years searching for and discovering deep spiritual truths and inner powers. Thus he draws on and utilises a wide selection of knowledge and techniques.

Francis has worked with, taught and trained thousands of people, in one to one sessions and small groups during the past forty years, in the UK and the USA. If you are looking for self-empowerment and you are ready to do the deep work of self-transformation, you will find working with Francis deeply rewarding.


Francis's knowledge spans a significant number of disciplines, each of which he has mastered. In this, he is a true Renaissance man. Among his areas of expertise are:

  • Living Taoism
  • Psychological Astrology
  • The Wisdom of the Arcana (Tarot)
  • Humanistic psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal psychotherapy
  • Buddhist Meditation
  • Taoist Martial Arts
  • Right Use of Will
  • The Path of Initiation


Francis offers readings and consultations online and from his home in New Mexico. He teaches The Path of Initiation to individuals and groups.


Claircognizance is the ability to instantly see and know the truth about a person, situation or event. In Hinduism this is known as Direct Insight (Prajñā)

Clairsentience is the ability to perceive information from sensations within the whole body, without any outer stimuli related to the feeling or information.

Clairaudience is the ability to hear speech from non-auditory sources in your mind. It is also the ability to hear auditory sounds from a great physical distance.

Clairempathy is the ability to empathically feel, the attitude, thoughts, feelings or ailments of another person or living being.