Intuition is commonly thought of as an occasional insight, a hunch, a gut feeling or a psychic hit, but it is much more than any of these. It is a natural and innate human capacity for acquiring information and knowledge outside of reasoned thinking, the five senses and ordinary memory. Intuition may remain dormant in your psyche, as it does for most persons, or you may choose to develop it into a practical skill for bringing into your life whatever knowledge you wish—even that difficult or impossible to acquire by familiar means. Many “expert intuitives” have done just this and have demonstrated by their example the great “knowing” capacity of the human mind. This is not just an abstract potential for a few gifted people, but a universal opportunity which is readily accessible to all who choose to enhance their personal and working lives by this means.
“Intuition, not reason, is the source of ultimate truth and wisdom.” [The Buddha]
Intuition is truly “another way of knowing.” In addition to its direct personal benefits in daily life, personal relationships and self-understanding, intuition has countless applications in practical, professional and academic disciplines throughout society—in any area, in fact, which can benefit from improved understanding through fresh knowledge. Indeed, what area cannot?
Over recent decades we have watched the subject of intuition rise from an obscure and rarely mentioned notion—a “taboo” in science and a joke in conversation—“women’s intuition”—to a concept worthy of qualified respect. Even though it is still not fully understood, those who have actively worked with it testify that it is a powerful means for enhancing almost all human activities. It’s time we caught up with this unrecognized and largely unpracticed human faculty, is it not? We need to learn more about it and start putting it to work where it’s needed.
Throughout the past intuition has been the key factor responsible for many creative breakthroughs in science, countless practical endeavors, problem solving and decision making in general, and even in personal growth and transcendence.
For forty years the Center for Applied Intuition in San Francisco has sought answers to the central questions about intuition and how to develop and utilize it. Using both conventional and new research methods, CAI devised a special inquiry protocol for obtaining new, accurate and reliable information from highly skilled “expert” intuitives in ten application areas—medical, scientific, commercial, societal and personal. The following pages offer an introduction to the human faculty of intuition. They explain what it is, how it functions within the mind, how to develop it and actually utilize and apply it.
Whether you are interested in the practical benefits of intuition in your personal life, or how it may aid you professionally to obtain the answers you seek for specific applications, follow the links of your choice below or through the menu at the top of this page (e.g., FAQs) to learn more.More About Intuition