Friday, February 28, 2020
Noetic Sciences study the mind - consciousness, human potential and beliefs. 'Noetic' comes from the Greek word nous (= mind, understanding, intellect). In ancient Greek and medieval philosophy, noetic topics included the doctrine of the active intellect (by philosophers like Anaxagoras, Aristotle) and the doctrine of the Divine Intellect (Plato).
Since the 1970s and the foundation of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (by NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell and others) the term 'noetics' has been adopted by several authors (including Dan Brown in: 'The Lost Symbol', 2009), who write about consciousness and spirituality. The Institute of Noetic Sciences describes noetic sciences as "how beliefs, thoughts, and intentions affect the physical world". The institute is not only concerned with intellectual or rational activity, it also proposes the idea of an evolutionary shift in humans to a new species called Homo noeticus, possessing paranormal abilities...
There you go. My interest in this topic. Such a great subject for stories!
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