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Definition of "noetic" []

  • Of, relating to, originating in, or apprehended by the intellect. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "noetic" in a sentence
  • "Brown doesn't mention the "law of attraction" in The Lost Symbol but draws on noetic theory - which he calls noetic "science" - a realm of metaphysics that deals with forms of consciousness typically ignored by mainstream science."
  • "These aspects are: 1. mystical experience consists of pre-rational immediate consciousness or feeling; 2. mystical experience removes the distinction between subject and object; 3. mystical experience is prior to language and is therefore ineffable; and 4. mystical experience dissolves or annihilates the self; 5. mystical experience cannot be sustained, and is therefore transient; 6. mystical experience is nevertheless noetic, that is, it imparts insights about the nature of Reality."
  • "In particular the book suffers from an ill-advised fling with something called noetic science, which explores the idea that human consciousness can affect the physical world, thereby providing (as we are reminded twice in the space of half a page) the"
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