The second attention is the dreaming attention. On contrast to the first attention, this is not based on the rational but rather the irrational. This is the space of intuitive knowing.
Lorraine Voss says:
“In second attention, one operates on an energetic level and the second attention is largely developed through deliberate training or accidental trauma which puts one back in touch with the energetic essence with which they were born. Sorcerers can see from second attention. This seeing includes the ability to hold the awareness of inorganic beings, to perceive energy directly and the capacity to connect with silent knowledge and intent.”