The illusive intellect is trapped by the physical senses, and the material world influences it to such an extent that it has become a puppet in the hands of matter. It operates counterclockwise — always looking at the past to see the present and in so doing is unable to discern the illogical from the logical, the incoherent from the coherent, and the irrational from the rational.
The illuminating intellect is connected to an inner solitude of divine insights and spiritual intelligence. It is the intellect of the wise that moves clockwise and is able to link the three aspects of time. The illuminating intellect is unlimited. It knows how to free itself from the chains of the past. The illuminating intellect is broad. It realizes the present as the moment to unleash potential. The illuminating intellect is far-reaching. Its focus is on the horizon of possibilities that shape the future.