Direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as in perception or consciousness; -- distinguished from "mediate" knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or ready insight or apprehension.
Any quick insight, recognized immediately without a reasoning process; a belief arrived at unconsciously; -- often it is based on extensive experience of a subject.
The ability to have insight into a matter without conscious thought; as, his chemical intuition allowed him to predict compound conformations without any conscious calculation; a mother's intuition often tells her what is best for her child.
The non-paranormal ability to grasp the elements of a situation or to draw conclusions about complex events in manners which may defy a purely rational or intellectual analysis. See also "clairsentience" and "empathy".
the ability to feel and know the truth which is beyond intellect and reasoning, that is, an intuitive person. Intuition knows a truth without sometimes being able to explain why. However, in a deeper level, there is a reason for everything.
Spontaneous awareness as a source of, often esoteric, knowledge the validity of which is without question. See also revelation and synchronicity.
Knowing by instinctive sensing without use of rational processes; immediate cognition; that which is so sensed. An experience that conveys an idea or impression simply by an "awareness." (ESP intuitions include no sensory experiencing such as visualizing or hearing). Too often the receiver fails to recognize the psychic origin and disregards the intuitive manifestation.
Knowing or sensing without the use of rational process es; perceptive insight. [D00874] VPM 19
A form of evidence that is often referred to as a gut feeling, hunch, or the results of techniques such as praying or sleeping on the decision. It differs from common sense, which relies on someone's philosophy or personal perspective rather a strong feeling about the correct decision path. Intuition can be seen as a very holistic decision making approach as it tries to consider and integrate information from all the senses. The main problem with intuition is that it is impossible to explain and justify, thus it is hard to say that the decision was made reliability, accountably, and with high validity.
the direct perception of meaning or truth, without conscious reasoning.
The power or faculty of knowing things without conscious reasoning.
Little understood and having fallen into the realm of folklore, intuition remains a higher form of knowing than rational thought which is so valued today. Intuition is higher order thinking which involves the grasp of meta-patterns in wholes rather than in its parts.
that sense of faculty in the human mind by which man knows (or may know) facts of which he would otherwise not be cognizant-facts which might not be apparent to him through process of reason or so-called scientific proof. See INTUITION.
knowing something without rational thought or reasoning Education, basic intuition and the aid of a computer are integral to the design process today. intuitiveness (n), intuitively (adv)
Knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor perception; instinctive knowledge or belief; knowledge gained from immediate apprehension or understanding, without evident rational thought and the drawing of conclusions from evidence available.
instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
a clear apprehension that carries with it a freeing from doubt as to the "what" being apprehended
an immediate awareness by a subject of some particular entity, without such as from the senses or from reason as would account for that awareness
a sense or awareness of some particular energy or situation or entity, without sense or knowledge as would account for that awareness
the power to know or understand something without thinking it through in a logical way.
An act of knowing without using the usual rational processes. It has two aspects: (1) subconscious recognition of patterns in known information, (2) integration of known data with subliminal and ESP information.
To acquire knowledge by the act or faculty of knowing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.[Back to Glossary Index
the passive species of representation, by means of which our sensibility enables to have sensations. By requiring appearances to be given in space and time, intuitions allow us to perceive particular relations between representations, thereby limiting empirical knowledge to the sensible realm. (Cf. concept.)
1. Knowing what the right thing is, in the sense of feeling it rather than thinking about it or consciously deciding upon a textbook answer. 2. The frequent result of working the AA Steps, participating in and becoming a member of AA.
Intuition is the inner knowing, or knowing without external proof, of what will be good for us as an individual. Intuition is an impulse towards good, not in a moral sense, but in the sense that we will benefit from the effects of following the impulse. In that way intuition is amoral. Morality is a predecided set of behavioral standards, whereas intuition is a spontaneous response, unpremeditated. It is always in the present, it never comes from the past.
An irrational (or perceiving) function to intrepret the world through the unseen.
The impact that the intelligence of the soul has on our conscious level of being. The more attuned we are to the soul, the more deeply we resonate with intuitive knowledge. (aka intelligence of the heart)
Tcalled by many a "hunch" or a "gut feeling," it is knowing a thing without any input from the five senses. Women and police detectives are well known for their intuition and hunches. JINX: something that creates bad luck. It can be as simple as a thought or as strong as a full spell. KA: the Egyptian concept of the astral body, the human double.
One of the four psychic functions. It is the irrational function, which tells us the possibilities inherent in the present. In contrast to sensation (the function which perceives immediate reality through the physical senses) intuition perceives via the unconscious, e.g., flashes of insight of unknown origin.
The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition. A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.
The non-paranormal ability to grasp the elements of a situation or to draw conclusions about complex events in ways that go beyond a purely rational or intellectual analysis.
Knowing or sensing visual or auditory messages coming from the spiritual body usually to the mental body and, sometimes, to the emotional and/or physical Body.
One of the four psychic functions according to Jung's model. It is perception via the unconscious, i.e., perception of contents, conclusions or future possibilities whose origin is unknown or obscure. An irrational function.
A natural mental feeling of â€œknowingâ€ that something is right or not right for that individual.
that senseof faculty in the human mind by which man knows (or may know) factsof which he would otherwise not be cognizant-facts which might not beapparent to him through process of reason or so-called scientificproof. See INTUITION.
Non-paranormal knowledge that is gained through a perceptive insight.
The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning. It can be developed into a useful skill for the purpose of seeking information that can be applied to solve problems.
The act of knowing without the use of usual rational processes. Based partly on subconscious pattern association of known information, and partly on subconscious psi impressions. To get information without knowing where it came from. KINETIC ENERGY - The ability to use pure energy to move objects. LEVITATION - See Telekinesis. MEDITATION - Private devotion or mental exercise consisting in any of innumerable techniques of concentration, contemplation, and abstraction, regarded as conducive to heightened spiritual awareness or somatic calm. It may serve purely quietistic aims, as in the case of certain reclusive mystics; it may be viewed as spiritually or physically restorative and enriching to daily life.
One of the four basic "personality" functions in Jung's theory of psychological "types". An arational process whereby perception is based on a thing's unseen potential. (Contrasts with "sensation".)
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Intuition is an immediate form of knowledge in which the knower is directly acquainted with the object of knowledge. Intuition differs from all forms of mediated knowledge, which generally involve conceptualizing the object of knowledge by means of rational/analytical thought processes (and, hence, placing a mediating idea or concept between the knower and the known).