retrocognition


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retrocognition

(ˌrɛtrəʊkɒɡˈnɪʃən)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the paranormal ability or occurrence of seeing into the past
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psychical experience (Myers, "Retrocognition" 334).
This may be described as retrocognition in dreams or retrocausality in physics, in that a volcanic eruption had occurred more than 100 years ago, but was dreamt about in the present.
Her extraordinary powers that enable her to defeat enemies and avenge herself include: telepathy, or the power to read other people's thoughts and access their memory banks; telekinesis or the ability to move or affect material objects (guns, cars) without touching them; remote viewing or the power to observe or see what's happening from afar; retrocognition or the power to see what happened in the past without being there; levitation or the power to reverse the polarity of one's magnetic field and thereby rise; clairaudience or the power to hear conversations at a distance; and teleportation or the ability to transport oneself physically from one place to another.
At the end of the semester, he called me into his office, told me that I had a 'C' for the course in spite of what I thought was an excellent paper on "Retrocognition," and that I would have to leave the program or be put on probation.
There are variants of explanations: The real subjective paranormal experience, the precognitive dreams, reincarnation, retrocognition, and also presentiments of immediate precognition seconds later versus delayed precognition, which may be minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years later, and I posit that there possibly is a different mechanism than presentiment (Adachi et al., 2003; Kohn, 1983; Neppe, 1983a, 1983b, 1983d, 2006b, 2006g).
With his characteristic thoughtfulness, Ian discussed nine hypotheses that might possibly explain these alleged memories, such as fraud, racial memory, extrasensory perception, retrocognition, possession, and reincarnation.
The fifth chapter provides a solid introduction to the research on ESP for past and future information (i.e., retrocognition and precognition, respectively).
In fact non-psychics were also tested, but other ESP categories (e.g., precognition, retrocognition, telepathy) were never assessed.
This instruction was necessary as some percipients seemed to have deployed protocols that may have encouraged retrocognition and precognition rather than real-time remote viewing (see italicized text in bold in APPENDIX A).
Similarly, several experiments with positive psi results (e.g., from remote viewing to random-event generator (REG studies) show no systematic declines with increases in distance between subject and target (or target-REG), or even with time displacements in precognition or retrocognition experiments (Dunne, Jahn & Nelson, 1983; Targ & Harary, 1984).