As a human race, we all have a spirit/soul, and as a race we have been unable to physically evolve: we cannot regrow gills, super cellular regeneration is only possible through stem cell research, and super strength is only possible through massive kicks of adrenaline and certain drugs.
Our spiritual self has achieved great strides through the Holy Spirit. “Now concerning spiritual gifts my brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.” – 1 Corinthians 12:1, International Standard Version. This is to say that God does not want us to be ignorant of spiritual matters. God has a plan for each of us and through this plan the Holy Spirit will grant us certain gifts. Those gifts are the gift of wisdom, the gift of the word of knowledge, the gift of miracles, the gift of faith, the gift of healing, the gift of prophecy, the gift of discerning spirits, the gift of tongues and the gift of interpretation of tongues. Some of these gifts can be confused for being psychic.
For example the gift of the word of knowledge can be confused as a psychic ability. Knowledge can be just about anything visual i.e. seeing the dead, unwillingly acquiring information about any one individual and the seer ability, the ability to see into the future and/or the past.
The more the mind evolves the more the spirit evolves. As an individual possesses a spiritual gift, for example the gift of knowledge, the word of knowledge, the more they exercise their mind towards the gift the more the spiritual gift will blossom. For example a way to exercise the mind would be through meditation, and meditation can induce spiritual pathways from the soul. These pathways would be of mind – the thought life, will – decisions in life and emotion – feelings of life.