The cosmos is cyclical so imo it is really a return to origins just in a way we can't comprehend because of the vastness of time we are talking about.
Evolutionary psychology is a genuine field of science and it goes some way to explaining intuition in people. I am talking about an extension to this that is more widespead and I assume it would become stonger. I think you can exercise these abilities to make them stronger but you will be dissappointed to believe that we are talking supehuman powers or anything.
I believe you have answeed the question yourself really. The key is in shedding the light.. o maybe in shedding the skin to reveal the light within. I am still reseaching but I'll keep you updated if I find anything else of relevance.