A kind of Metarational awareness or insight, like intuition but more conscious and grounded in reason.
(Noesis (Greek: νόησις) comes from Greek, and means insight, similar to intellection or intelligence.
The word "noetic" is derived from the Greek word "nous," meaning mind, intelligence or ways of knowing, There is no exact equivalent in English.
It refers to "inner knowing," a kind of intuitive consciousness, or direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what is available to our normal senses or the power of reason.
It was like they were blessed with some noetic faculty that enabled them to leap beyond the confines of what their senses or their research indicated, and land directly on the heart of the dynamics of the reality they were investigating.