This book is written using words to describe a part of the mind that knowsbefore and beyond words. This powerful component of human knowingrepresents at least half of our cognitive abilities, including our visual, musical, psychological, and physiological abilities. We call these cognitive abilities intuitive intelligences because they are linked and differentiated by their unique ability to attain knowledge directly without words and without evidence of reason. These intuitive intelligences often use their primary knowledge on nonconscious levels to shape our perceptions of reality, solve problems, make decisions, and guide our behaviors before the conscious mind is activated.