Psychodynamics may provide a
key to understanding intuition.
Psychodynamics is the study
of cognitive, subconscious and primal neurological responses to
input and experiences. Where these senses and responses converge with
electrobiochemistry and the sensitivity of our cells and nervous system
to lesser-cognative energy
frequencies is where we can begin to find the scientific foundations of
(and possibly a new definition for) intuition.
We tend to
higher levels of our intuition when dozens of conscious insights,
memories and senses converge to bring forward a conclusive insight that
would normally be beyond the scope of conscious calculation or
In psychodynamics we examine how the mind can simultaneously combine a
large number of sensoral and recalled components to experience an
complex insight that is beyond standard cognition. Intuition is a full
forward from there, if we include other levels of sensitivity. .
Instinct, like so many
skill sets, seems to be an expression of our basic intuitive nature.
of our instinctive responses are manifested by our capacity to 'feel'
process of these many varied inputs and 'senses' converging -- we have
the information, we can feel it coming together, but it is too complex
(or outside our standard language and experience) to fully undertand or
put into words or define. We
can merely decide to react within the context of our most conditioned
or learned response; or not react at all, which is a fully legitimate
form of response within the fight, flight, faint or freeze range of
this thesis, intuition
is 'the holistic merging of the cognitive senses, the non-cognitive
experiences and memories, and
the body's bio-electrical sensitivities'. This definition was
as part of a seminar presented in 2000 for the annual conference of the
International Council of
Psychologists held at the University
of Padua, Padua, Italy.
For too many
perception was regarded as an illusional (and imaginary) event, rather
than as a
(and practical) event. With the current opportunity for
and language with which to analyze, discuss and manipulate its
it becomes a science. Many of the greater insights we have available to
understand this at a practical level have emerged from recent
in the field of electrobiochemistry and neurology as well as
and design psychology. Science continues to explain
the electrical activity (and emanations) from our bodies as well as our
capacity to pick up the emanations from others -- and all the
of those basic understandings. And so it is time we add these facts to
increasing volumes of material and put our knowledge to use.
Volumes of evidential
on intuition have been presented to past and current generations. Many
papers have been published and many authorities acknowledged. Some
embraced and applied the knowledge. Others found it unfashionable or
The current generation finds a preponderance of both (?!) acceptance
nonacceptance. In past generations, those who found it threatening to
experience, philosophy or curriculum carried more passion and exerted
energy to keep it out of institutional practice than had been exerted
promote its institutionalization by those who simply (and often too
applied it in their own practice.
We support the
investigation into the practical application of intuitive sciences and
promote the work of many of its proponents, including our associate Dr.
Beth Hedva, who trains professional psychologists and lay counselors in
Counselling, Parapsychology and Intuition Development.
- 2008 Finkleman Communications Ltd., Calgary, Canada