I'm interested in how the human mind works, and over the years have experienced and took notice of a number of peculiar states of consciousness, thought patterns, dreams, etc.
While a lot of these states of mind are replicable, I do not know the correct English terminology for them, which makes it difficult to describe or explore them.
For example, if a person does not know the term deja-vu, two people can give very different accounts of "experienced something that just happened again" and use completely different words, while if they speak of common deja-vu experiences, everything is much clearer.
It is even harder with more complex concepts, like spontaneous, intuitive and non-verbal comprehension of a concept, for which the word noesis fits. Without knowing that word, it's really hard to convey or compare experiences.
Is there a way to learn to better express what's going on in one's head in such a way that the experience can be compared with another persons?
Maybe there's a comprehensive list of words that describe subjective states of mind, developed to help people better express themselves?