Edited, with emphasis added, from a comment in response to a recent post; comes this valuable analysis by Michael Dyer:
...Intuition paradoxically strikes people as "woo woo" or mystical or dodgy in spite of the fact that it is a sense you use all the time.
It's how you drive your car, walk, pick up on social cues make 90% of your daily practical judgements.
I weep when I think of the years of education I received that focused on getting me to doubt my intuition.
You need some intuition because, like every other sense. it is touched by infirmity and has to be trained. But the focus of my education honestly pushed it to the point where it gave me, basically, spiritual OCD.
There's an interesting talk I heard from a catholic priest who said that devils have the most influence over your imagination and the least over your intuition.
Intuition isn't feeling or emotion - that's another misconception - it's basically your minds eye. It can be deceived like everything else, but throwing it away is about comparable to blinding yourself because eyewitnesses in court cases can be confused about what they saw.
Note added: I would say that modern devils focus less on the imagination than they used to, and more on perception and reasoning; by means of the pan-global linked bureaucratic system which has extended deep into human living. This excludes the spiritual and intuitive; and defines what is 'valid' in public discourse.