You enter a dimly lit tent and take a seat across a wrinkled, mysterious-looking gypsy lady.
She’s a fortune-teller, of sorts; she claims to have the gift of precognition. She even has the precognition definition written on the outside of her tent:
Ability to see into the future.
As you excitedly anticipate your apparent fate, she reaches into her pouch and pulls out a crystal ball, a stack of tarot cards, and the eye of a newt. She rubs the crystal, proclaiming, “I see in your future, something… A white horse, a rocky shore… Something… Astounding! ”
Could it be true?
Precognition through extrasensory perception (ESP) has long been shrugged off the shoulders of society (largely due to it’s scientifically unexplainable nature), yet modern science has begun to find evidence of this strange phenomenon.
But this mysterious power isn’t just limited to witches and conjurers well-versed in mystical arcane practices.
Precognitive abilities also go by the name of intuition — insight or knowledge that comes from an irrational or illogical source, outside of the 5 senses.
And actually, everyone has the ability to tap into it and access these intuitive powers.
For a more thorough understanding of intuition and ESP, what exactly it is, and how to tap into it like a pro, check out our guide on all things intuition.
In this article, however, we will be dissecting the precognition definition by breaking this ability down into it’s 3 different mechanisms.
The 3 Types Of Precognition
Precognition comes in 3 flavors:
- Implicit learning
- Energetic communication
- Nonlocal intuition
Each different type has a unique mechanism (or pathway) for expressing the intuition that is innately within every one of us.
1. Implicit Learning (Implicit Knowledge)
Implicit learning refers to the pattern recognizing function of your brain.
Your brain looks for patterns to explain reality. It pulls from an extensive database of past experience. Every memory, emotion, and sensory experience you have had is stored deep within your subconscious mind.
In regard to the precognition definition, your subconscious mind immediately creates a pattern that accurately explains what is about to happen (before it happens).
And you’ve likely experienced this phenomenon while listening to music. Although you may not be able recall the lyrics to a song, once someone starts to sing the first few words, the rest seem to unexplainably, unconsciously flow out of you.
2. Energetic Communication
Almost every living organism is receptive to energetic communication — the ability to detect environmental signals, like electromagnetic frequencies.
In humans and mammals, energetic communication is received through the nervous system, and is particularly sensitive to changes in the Earth’s magnetic field (geomagnetic activity).
As an example of the precognition definition, some people (and animals like cats and birds) are able to predict or intuit earthquakes.
They receive these changes in geomagnetism, without consciously processing the information, and produce an unexplainable feeling about an impending earthquake.
Another example of energetic communication is the intuitive feeling of being stared at.
3. Nonlocal Intuition
Nonlocal intuition, or nonlocal communication, is perhaps the most complex and mystifying of all.
How can siblings immediately tell when something happens to the other despite being across the country? How do parents have a similar precognitive sense with their children?
The answer lies in the fundamental structure of the universe — the interconnectedness of everything, across time and space.
Quantum mechanics has observed the phenomenon of nonlocal communication (communication without regard to time or space). Essentially, nonlocal communication is quantum entanglement on a level of consciousness.
Quantum entanglement observes that one particle can react instantaneously to changes between an entangled particle (or particles) across the world — or even across the Universe. It is a mechanism that transcends our conceptions of both time and space.
Scientists are now hypothesizing that this phenomenon is applicable to us at a biological level — that some part of our mind or spirit is able to escape the confines of time and space and access information beyond our sensory capabilities.
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