Colin Wilson writes, “Each brain ha the capacity for all knowledge. Increase the store of inner knowledge.”
Wilson often explained this by attributing this to a connection to a higher Power.
“The scientist, the psychologist and the artist who creates new areas of consciousness may feel strongly he is servicing a “higher power.”
If that higher power is the source of all knowledge than plugging into that power would release all knowledge, leading our imaginations to describe whatever it wants. Stephen Crane who wrote Red Badge of Courage had never seen a battlefield.
Shakespeare was not black like his hero, Othello. Had never worn the English crown, like Henry IV, had never participated in battle although he described them. He wrote about things he knew intimately although he had no personal experience of them.