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Monday, July 06, 2015

Definitions for telegnosis

  1. supernatural or occult knowledge; clairvoyance.

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Citations for telegnosis
The most common is the so-called sixth sense: telepathy, precognition, telegnosis—"the ability to know that which cannot be ascertained by normal means." Jan Siegel, The Dragon Charmer, 2002
Is it right to let this civilized and enlightened 20th century end in the fumes of parapsychology, psychotronics, telegnosis, or clairvoyance, not to mention the attempts to approach scientifically the human consciousness as a kind of energy capable of surviving the death of the body…? Jerzy Bańczerowski, edited by Dieter Kastovsky and Aleksander Szwedek, "Glottotronics: an inevitable phase of linguistics," Linguistics across Historical and Geographical Boundaries: Vol. 1, 1986
Origin of telegnosis
Telegnosis entered English in the early 1900s as a combination of tele- meaning "transmission over a distance" from the Greek têle meaning "far," and gnosis meaning "knowledge."
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