POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

The four applications in this category fell in established fields much in need of new insights. All were conducted objectively and consensually and provided totally new and interesting bodies of knowledge. However, the intuitive information obtained, while credible and often remarkable, was not amenable to independent verification by established and acceptable means. Rather, they identified important topics within their fields, enlarged existing perspectives and indicated directions for future exploration. In this limited sense they were judged to be successful as potential applications of intuitive inquiry.

Infant death. This study focused on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which occurs when a baby dies suddenly in the first year of life without apparent cause. Even though it is a heavy tragedy for the parents, especially the mother, forty years of medical research have found no cause, explanation or prevention or means of prediction. CAI’s intuitive inquiry explored the deeper cause and the meaning of this mystery, and how parents, caregivers and medical scientists may understand it and profitably deal with it. This study revealed that SIDS is not a medical problem at all but a perfectly natural event in which the infant withdraws its consciousness from its body. It is no more or less needful of explanation than is adult death. Independent evidence from modern psychology shows that  infants, even before birth, possess a primitive consciousness capable of perception, memory and a sufficient discrimination that they may come and go as they please. Their early departure is a painful reminder to parents that their child is a distinct being from themselves. It is to be loved and cared for just like older dependents but should never be  “owned” (as “my” child) or utilized to meet their own emotional needs. Learn more…

Locating that which is lost, hidden or buried. This application included searches for missing persons (children, adolescents, the elderly), the location of lost or stolen goods, criminal investigation, treasure hunting, military intelligence, archeology, underwater exploration, and prospecting for oil, coal and minerals. Many such profitable searches are on record, and expert intuitives from CAI were usually successful at providing this kind of information when requested. In most cases they gave specific directions or clues for finding the person or object, though they sometimes indicated that it would better be left unfound—either because the search would be too difficult, dangerous or unethical, or because its recovery would have unforeseen harmful consequences. The inquirer was then left to decide whether to continue the search or to abandon it. . Learn more…

Recovery of lost history. Intuitive inquiry is able to recover human history that has been lost or distorted through ignorance, incompetence or for political, religious and other reasons. Such distortions, very common throughout the past, have misshaped the cultural values and worldviews of subsequent generations, including our own, and often had serious consequences when they were employed as justification for invasions, colonization, wars and genocides. By recovering critical portions of lost history, intuitive inquiry can provide revealing insights into our national, cultural and human heritage. While they can be validated only by the fortuitous discovery of old documents and artifacts, they can play a strong inspirational role for contemporary historical novels, fictional biographies and modern video dramatizations. Expert intuitives from CAI and elsewhere have already generated revealing biographies of several eminent persons, such as the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaten, psychologist William James, painter Paul Cezanne, philosopher Frederick Myers and Jesus. The verification of intuitive information in other fields adds credibility to their putative historical accuracy. Learn more…

The pre-Christian Jesus. This well known person is perhaps the best example of biographical recovery through intuition. Existing knowledge about Jesus is highly speculative and largely unknown from religious writings because the earliest documents were lost, rewritten or destroyed when he was adopted as a convenient figurehead for evangelism and political expansion according to the limited social agenda of  the early Christian church. The Christian religion and Bible, followed today by nearly two billion Christians, has not changed substantially since this re-construction 1600 years ago. In contrast, the intuitive description of the pre-Christian Jesus offers a fresh biography rich in detail, historically more credible, abundant with his extensive teachings and philosophically an spiritually profound. Many contemporary Christians, dissatisfied with the shallowness of the religion they were raised with, are now exploring Christianity’s roots in search of Jesus’ original life and message. This lost information is now available and can be appreciated in its new form. Learn more…

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CAI also conducted several smaller Potential Applications of intuition: the effects of the moon on human behavior; the detoxification of nuclear waste material; the nutritive value of a diet consisting of only “live” food; the most needed changes in U.S. primary school education; peace options in the Middle East;  fertility, pregnancy and childbirth; and the future of the rapidly evolving Japanese society. While all of these intuitive findings were credible and encouraging of further study, most were fragmentary and not sufficiently complete or explicit to be verified. Only a few were validated partially and incidentally in later decades. For further details see the related chapters in the book Opening the Inner Eye.

Last modified: May 27, 2017