DJ and others interested in this,
Just 2 weeks ago I was listening to a local FM radio station. The announcer said that if anybody called in in the next half hour they would entered into a drawing for 2 free tickets to the concert. I had a kind of inner illumination that if I called I would win the tickets. I did call and I did win.
When I was about 18 I was among a group touring the Rocky Mountain National Park. The tour was led by the forest ranger. He asked a question about a local plant which I'm sure I didn't
know the answer to. The question was: What is made from the berries of this plant (pointing to juniper). But yet I knew the answer: "gin". I called it out, and it was correct. It was something totally outside of my training and experience and it was correct. It seems like the answer had to come from outside of myself.
So when did I not
know what I should have? I didn't know that the guy at the boy scout camp when I was 12 was a major perp. I asked him how to make a lanyard. I ended up with the abuse recounted in pufferfish story part 5 (don't read it).
DID (dissociative identity disorder) people get information "leaked" from one personality to the next. I think it must be common that they would think that the information came from a "spirit". I know that this is not what you are talking about, but I think it is relevant.
As a former DID survivor, I know that quite often the "alternate personality" who is "out" will get information as though whispered from an alternate personality that is not out. I had to use this in college because when I took tests, the personality taking the test often was not the guy who sat in the class taking notes before the test. But there was still a block to information flow. I had no way of knowing it, but just doing that was probably a healing exercise for DID - I was reaching for information between alternate personalities. That kind of thing decreases the amnestic barriers between the personalities.
I could go on and on about this but I think my answer is probably long enough.