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Definitions

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  • n. extrasensory knowledge of past events.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A supposed supernormal faculty, the possessors of which are able to describe past events, actions, etc., without having recourse to any of the ordinary means of information.

Etymologies

retro- +‎ cognition (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Retra (Name may change): A Genki Girl whose powers relate to psychometry and retrocognition – essentially, she can see the past of objects.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Wings’ Second Review Forum

  • With the help of a woman gifted with the power of retrocognition—the ability to see past events through objects once owned by the deceased—the defense theory of dark biology takes form.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The second problem is traditionally met by replacing memory with a new concept, “retrocognition” or “quasi-memory”, which is just like memory but without the identity requirement: even if it is self-contradictory to say that I remember doing something I didn't do,

    Personal Identity

  • No plausible brain story could account for this strange memory adventure, a story that suggests the possibility of retrocognition, clairvoyant or telepathic awareness of past events.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • The argument from retrocognition and the argument that the medium operates independently of task complexity combine to suggest that we possess almost unlimited psychic powers.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Whether neural-misfiring, retrocognition, or something else, no one knows for sure how to explain this common experience.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Afterward they wrote up their adventure (which makes the most wonderful reading), a case of what we now call "walk in retrocognition."

    Incubus

  • This interactive experience promises to capture all the eerie glory of the spiritualist era, and includes demonstrations of hypnosis, psychokinesis, clairvoyance, retrocognition, and more.

    Torontoist

  • "I was wondering if I could have some information on retrocognition," asks Casey D.

    About.com Paranormal Phenomena

  • Also known as "postcognition," retrocognition literally translated from its Latin roots means "backward knowing."

    About.com Paranormal Phenomena

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  • The ability to look into the past. Information is transferred from an event or object in the past to a person in the present with retrocognitive abilities. This would be useful for understanding why at person or event has been shaped to be as it is.

    May 13, 2008