Retrocognition


Retrocognition

Infobox Paranormalterms


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Usage = Terminology
Name = Retrocognition
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Additional_Names = Postcognition
Definition = The transfer of information from object or event in the past through Psi
Characteristics = An individual is said to be able to gather information from an external source that is hidden from their traditional senses by time.
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See_Also = Psi,
Clairvoyance,
Telepathy,
Parapsychology

Retrocognition (also known as postcognition), from the Latin "retro" meaning "backward, behind" and "cognition" meaning "knowing", is the purported paranormal transfer of information about an event or object in the past. The term was coined by Frederic Myers. [http://parapsych.org/glossary_l_r.html#r Glossary of Parapsychological terms - Retrocognition ] — Parapsychological Association (2007-04-28)]

Retrocognition, like all forms of psychic functioning, is said by critics such as Robert Todd Carroll to be, in all probability, illusion or fraud. [ http://www.skepdic.com/psychic.html Entry on "Psychic" in "The Skeptic's Dictionary" by Robert Todd Carroll, Retrieved July 26, 2007]

External links

[http://www.edgarcayce.org/about_edgarcayce/about_edgarcayce.asp Edgar Cayce]

[http://www.iacworld.org/English/Publications/Eng/Retrocognitions.asp Retrocognitions: An investigation into memories of past lives and the periods between lives] by Wagner Alegretti

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