gnostic sensation

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gnostic sensation

An obsolete term for sensation derived from organs that are considered to be more highly phylogenetically developed than those of lower animals.
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gnostic sensation

One of the more finely developed senses such as touch, tactile discrimination, position sense, and vibration.
See also: sensation
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Depending on what formal definitions are imposed, there might seem a discontinuity between what I have elsewhere called "the shamanic paradigm" (1) and the Gnostic sensibility I impute to Burroughs.