Art by Laura H. Rubin

Noetic from the Greek Noesis/Noetikos meaning inner wisdom, implicit understanding, intuition or direct knowing and noetic truth is ever-evolving as we begin to engage in deep self-work despite ever-expanding knowledge about our physical world.

According to Dr Edgar Mitchell, humans understand their inner world from instinct to intuition to intellect using multiple ways to gather information. When Dr Mitchell encountered a profound mystical experience from the window of his space capsule as an astronaut, he realised that in order to explain such extraordinary experiences there would need to be a new framework to interpret the wisdom of the ages to transcend the materialistic worldview. He called this framework noetic sciences.

Noetic sciences is a multidisciplinary field of study that brings objective scientific tools and techniques together with subjective inner knowing to study the nature of reality.

“Noetic refers to states of insight into depths of truth unplumbed by the discursive intellect. They are illuminations, revelations, full of significance and importance, all inarticulate though they remain; and as a rule they carry with them a curious sense of authority…”

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