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The ascendancy of intuition



   

In previous chapters I have suggested that intuition in a leading role is essential to see beyond the existing conceptual frameworks of mathematics and physics. This does not mean that intuition is unused or unimportant in those fields now. However I have found it impossible to develop my ideas in the framework of conventional institutions. The barriers for someone whose greatest strength and guiding star is their intuition are formidable. To succeed you must produce results that are of immediate and direct use in an intellectual approach. That is the primary criteria on which you are judged. You must use intuition as the servant of intellect. If you let it lead the way you become lost in problems and ideas that cannot readily be translated to a form that intellect can use. The dominance of intellect and secondary role for intuition was a necessary stage in development but we are at (actually long past) the point when that dominance is necessary or desirable. Intellect will not readily release its grip. To understand a little of the psycho-dynamics involved we need some understanding of Jung's typology.






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