Metagnomy

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Metagnomy

Term used by French psychic researchers to indicate knowledge acquired through cryptesthesia, i.e., without the use of our five senses. Although this term was used by French psychic researcher Eugèn Osty, it appears to have been originally coined by researcher Emile Boirac (1851-1917) in his book L'Avenir des sciences psychiques (Paris, 1917) and was so ascribed in Osty's book Supernormal Faculties in Man (London, 1923).

The term derives from the Greek words meta (after) and gnomon (knower) and designates the phenomenon of supernormal cognition, now generally called extrasensory perception by parapsychologists.

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