about noesi

The concept of noesi (in Greek νόησις) dates back to the philosophy of Aristotle and Plato and represents the faculty of intuitive and prediscursive knowledge, the highest degree of rational or scientific knowledge, that is, philosophical knowledge, whose object are ideas-values and which is identified as an immediate intellectual intuition of ideas, attainable only with intellection (nòesis) and therefore placed above logical-dialectical thought (diànoia) (Plato), the very act of understanding (Aristotle). In other, more simple words, it is a deep inborn knowledge that is in a way the foundation of our psyche. Although we are completely unaware of this, it is possible to consciously access these realms of our being to reach greater knowledge of ourselves and fuller expression of our natural potential.