POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

These four applications in this category fell in established fields that are much in need of new knowledge. However the fresh intuitive information obtained was not amenable to verification by any established and acceptable means. These inquiries sought instead to enlarge overall perspective, identify important subtopics within their fields and indicate topics and directions for future exploration.

All four of these inquiries were conducted consensually and objectively and provided interesting and credible bodies of knowledge. In this limited sense they were judged to be successful as potential future applications.

Infant death. This study focused primarily 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. CAI’s intuitive inquiry explored the deeper cause and the meaning of this mystery, and how parents, medical scientists and others may understand it better and profitably deal with it. It 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, even suicide. Recent independent evidence shows that humans, even infants before and after birth, possess a primitive consciousness capable of perception, memory and choice that enables them to choose between life and death. Their early departure is a painful reminder to parents that their child exists independent from themselves, is to be loved and cared for like an older child or older dependent, but should not be  “owned” (as “my” child) or used to meet their own emotional needs. Learn more…

Locating that which is lost, hidden or buried. This application covered searches for missing persons (children, adolescents, the elderly), locating stolen and lost goods, treasure hunting, criminal investigation, military intelligence, archeology, underwater exploration, and prospecting for oil, coal and minerals. Expert intuitives from CAI and other organizations have been successful at providing this kind of location information when requested. In most cases the intuitives provided specific directions or clues to its location so that it could be found. Sometimes they explained that the object or person would better be left unfound because its recovery would be either too difficult, dangerous, unethical, unlikely to succeed or have harmful consequences, and then let the inquirer choose whether to continue the inquiry  so the lost item might be attempted anyway. Learn more…

Recovery of lost history. Intuitive inquiry is able to recover much of human history that has been lost or distorted through ignorance, incompetence or for political, religious and other reasons. Such distortions have been common throughout the past and have had serious consequences when they were employed as justification for colonization, invasions, wars and genocides. They have also shaped the cultural values and worldviews of subsequent generations, including our own. The recovery of portions of lost history by intuitive means can provide fresh and current insights into our national, cultural and human heritage, playing a role similar to historical novels, fictional biographies and modern inspired dramatizations. While they can be validated only from the incidental discovery of old documents and artefacts, the verifications of intuitive information in other fields adds credibility to their historical accuracy. Expert intuitives at 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. Learn more…

The pre-Christian Jesus. This person is a prime example of biographical recovery through intuition. The existing biography of Jesus is largely unknown from legitimate history, mainly because the earliest documents were lost or destroyed when he was adopted as an idol and figurehead by the early Christian church.  His life and teachings were then rewritten according to the Church’s agenda of evangelism and political expansion. The Christian Bible and religion, followed today by nearly two billion Christians, has not changed substantially since this re-construction nearly 2000 years ago. In contrast, the intuitive description of the pre-Christian Jesus and his preaching offers a biography which is rich in detail, much historically more credible and philosophically profound. Many modern Christians, dissatisfied with the shallowness of the religion they were raised with, are exploring Christianity’s roots today in search of Jesus’ original teachings, which can now be understood in a new and more spiritual form. Learn more…

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CAI also conducted several smaller Potential Applications of intuition: the effects of the moon on human beings; 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;  pregnancy and childbirth; and the future of Japanese society. All findings were credible and encouraging for further study. Most of the information obtained was fragmentary and not sufficiently explicit or complete to be verified, though a few of the intuitive insights were validated incidentally in later decades. For further details see the related chapters in the book Opening the Inner Eye.

Last modified: April 4, 2017