The Merriam Webster dictionary describes intuition as follows:
Renown phycisist One Stone (also known as Mr. E) once said about intuition:
'The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.'
Steve Jobs wrote in his biography about intuition:
'Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.'
Gizmodo magazine called Napoleon Hill the most famous conman you probably never heard of. Hill nevertheless had some interesting thoughts that he shared in his book 'Think and grow rich' in which he made a distinction between synthetic intuition and creative intuition. Being a seasoned conman most likely helped him to think out of the box.
Synthetic intuition is where you take existing concepts and amalgamate and rearrange them into a new combination. This creates nothing; it simply works with ideas and material which are already present. It is the faculty which is used by most entrepreneurs, while creative intuition is where the finite mind of man has a direct communication with the infinite intelligence. It is when man has the ability to 'tune in' or communicate with the subconscious mind of other men and the infinite source. This creative faculty becomes more polished as you develop it and use it. The greatest leaders of business, science, physics, finance, music, art and literature become geniuses because they have learned how to develop and harness this faculty of creative imagination.
I will focus on creative intuition, the crux of which is to tap in to the subconscious mind, that is a limitless universal source of knowledge that mystics refer to as the Akshic Records. The problem modern western humans have, is to overcome the lifelong programming that they are submitted to in the upbringing in their family, the rigid educational system and the consensus in society, none of which permit deviating views.
PhD stem cell biologist Bruce H. Lipton explains how to silence the conditioned consicousness and how to allow yourself to listen to the subconscious in order to break away from the imposed train of thought that keeps you imprisoned in the induced comfort zone, that was put in place to make you a compliant and useful member of society. Related to this is a quote by Bill Hicks who said: 'Watching television is like spraying black paint over your third eye.', television being a major to tool to program the human mind (which incidently is why TV broadcasts are called programs....).
Finally I would like to add my suggestion:
'If reason continuously leads you into dead end streets, use your intuition to go beyond obstacles.'
How does the pineal gland relate to the third eye? The name 'third eye' comes from the pineal gland's primary function of 'letting in light and darkness', just as our eyes do. This gland is the melatonin secreting neuroendocrine organ, containing light-sensitive cells (in the middle of the brain, inside the skull, where it is believed to be dark....) that control the circadian rhythm or wake - sleep cycle.
The pineal gland also secretes DMT that is structurally similar to melatonin. The biochemical precursor to both molecules is serotonin, a key neurotransmitter whose conduits are involved in mood and targeted in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. DMT (N-dimethyltryptamine) also structurally resembles other psychedelic drugs, such as LSD and psilocybin, and is the active agent in the ayahuasca brews the Amazon shamans use to provoke out-of body experiences. This is why the Biblical Jacob saw God face to face on the island of Pe-ni-el, but he survived the encounter. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, 'It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.' ~ Genesis 32:30
Mystics claim that the pineal gland is the gateway to the universal subconscious, where everything that ever has been thought, said and done and everything that will ever be thought, said and done, is stored. In esoteric circles the pineal gland is symbolized as a pine cone. In the Vatican a large pine cone of almost four meters high, which once spouted water from the top, is present. The pine cone statue or Pigna originally stood near the Pantheon next to the Temple of Isis. It was moved to the courtyard of the Old St. Peter's Basilica during the Middle Ages and then moved again, in 1608, to the Cortile del Belvedere. Belvedere means beautiful view, an other reference to the Third eye.
The pine cone is flanked by two peacocks that have a significant meaning throughout history. For example, the peacock has been a symbol for things like immortality, royalty, pride, renewal and the all-seeing eye of the church. There have also been references to peacocks as guardians of the Gates of Paradise. The fact that these symbols are placed in the perifery of the city state of the Roman Catholic Church is remarkable and very likely hints at the fact that those in the highest echelons of the church know what the meaning and purpose of the pineal gland / pine cone is.
The greatest scientist of all time, who was concealed by the establishment, Nikola Tesla once said: 'My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.'
What Tesla was referring to is the universal subconscious that serious spiritualists call the Akashic Records. The gateway to these records is the pineal gland.
In this article is described what the Akashic Records are, how they can be accessed and what they contain. Western minds immediately want to know where to find the Akashic Records or Akasha, but here is an explanation that will surprise many uninitiated western individuals: Akasha is everywhere and every-when, an aspect of the ether that absorbs subtle energetic reflections radiated into it by all levels of consciousness through the act of living and existing. All you need to do to access it is to open up your pineal gland, that through many calculating ways was purposely calcified, hardened and thus put out of action by those at the unseen pinnacle of the earthly power structure, because they do not want you to approach the plethora of universal information.
Fortunately there are ways to decalcify the pineal gland, in order to re-open the gateway to the universal core of knowledge. To skilled practitioners it allows venture into the past, present and future, including venues that were not part of the life of the practitioner. Knowledge of the past will make clear why the present is like it is; knowing the future may suggest what to do to arrive at a particular future or show how to avoid one. Bear in mind that in the higher abstract realms that affect life on earth, everything is fluent, not chiseled in stone. Life to a certain degree can influence what will take place, which of course results in all the consequence of their actions.
So, the old saying continues to be true: Be careful what you wish for....
Suppose that evil war mongering factions on earth would gain access to the Akashic Records where they would find information concerning technology that is from 10,000 years into the future, it is very likely that they would use such knowledge to submit the rest of the world to their bidding by every means that that advanced technology would offer. Assumig earth is not the only planet that harbours life, it is safe to think that more advanced environments elsewhere with nefarious intentions would potentially cause even more damage to the universe than earthly life is capable of.
But the universe is not involved with primitive and destructive thought and action. It is ruthless when necessary and harmonious if possible at the highest level far beyond and above what most are capable of imagining. In this capacity it grants access to information that searchers are capable of handling. If they misuse it, they are accumulating large measures of bad karma, that will one time inflict punishment or misfortune on to them, that will force them to see that what they have done was a criminal act.
When intuitively gained information is put to good use on the other hand, doors open to higher in which evil is less common, even if doing good is punished by the rulers of lower plains. Life does not end when a being leaves the dimension in which they lived. It just has gone beyond the scope of perception of those that stay behind. Those who succeed in breaking away from the Samsara curse, will journey towards realms that allow infinite progress. Bear in mind that existence is not merely a one time stretch from birth to death, but it extends to infinity, thus giving what you do in each life meaning, whether you are trapped in Samsara or enjoy the wonders of Moksha.