Intuition has originated from the East–specifically Buddhism. As Steve Jobs remarked:
The people in the Indian countryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world.
The nature of Intuition, however, is misunderstood; due to which people do not know how to develop/hone this faculty. For instance, in his book Intuition, Osho wrongly says:
Intuition cannot be explained scientifically because the very phenomenon is unscientific and irrational.
Too bad. By its habit of not explaining its concepts scientifically, Eastern world keeps on wasting its accomplishments!
Intuition is not mystical. It can be explained scientifically. And, those who understand the science, can hone this faculty too!