Enhanced Intellectual Function

Enhanced Intellectual Function is an improvement in one's intellectual power brought about as a consequence of strong Connection Experience, or a series of Connection Experiences

Syncretic Terms

Enhanced Intellectual Function > Gnosis, Removal of The Blindfold, Satori, Self Awareness

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcome > Absolute Sensation, Activation, Alignment, Altered State of Consciousness, Ascension, Awakening, Beatific Vision, Bodhisattva, Breakthrough, Buddha Mind, Christ Consciousness, Clarification of Consciousness, Clarity, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Consciousness, Cosmic Religious Feeling, Daigo, Dark Night of the Soul, Direct Mental Interaction With Living Systems, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Egoic Explosion, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enhanced Creativity, Enhanced Intellectual Function, Enhanced Psychological Function, Enlightenment, Epiphany, Existential Terrors, Expansion of Meaning, Experience of Admixture, Feeling of Immortality, Flooding, Gifts of the Spirit, Glimpse, Gnosis, Healing, Improved Relationships, Insight, Intramonadic Communication, Kensho, Language, Liberation, Love, MEPF, Meanification, Moksha, Moral Quickening, Morality, Mushi-dokugo, Noesis, Past Life Memories, Perfect Contemplation, Perfection, Permanent Connection, Physical Sensations, Piercing The Veil, Positive Affect, Power over the Material World, Psychotic Mysticism, Quantum Change, Rapture, Realization of Immortality, Realization of Self, Recollection, Religious Ecstasy, Resurrection of Consciousness, Revelation, Ritambharapragya, Schizophrenia, Shogo, Spiritual Emergence, Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Marriage, Spiritual Psychosis, Spontaneous Alignment, Telepathy, Teleportation, The Family of Spirit, The Unity, Tolerance, Transcendence, Transformation, Transsubjectivity, Triumph of Spirit, Turn to the Left, Union, Union with God, Union with Reality, Unity, Warmth

Notes

Karl Hanes provides a case report of an individual who, during a connection event of great intensity and long durection, experienced "enhancement of his cognitive abilities"[1]

Bucke says "Along with the consciousness of the cosmos there occurs an intellectual enlightenment or illumination which alone would place the individual on a new plane of existence.[2]

Bucke also says "The world peopled by men [sic] possessing cosmic consciousness will be as far removed from the world of today as this is from the world as it was before the advent of self-consciousness.[3]

Ikbal Ali Shah[4] claims that it has been known for generations that the mystical practices of Sufism induce greater intellectual power.

Aleister Crowley felt that powerful connection experiences (e.g., Samadhi) led to one's access to "genius" level intelligence. So much so that those who had them would be able to found new religions. [5]

Further Reading

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Footnotes

  1. Hanes, Karl. “Unusual Phenomena Associated With a Transcendent Human Experience: A Case Study.” The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 44, no. 1 (2012): 36.
  2. Bucke, Richard Maurice. Cosmic Consciousness. Book Tree. Kindle Edition.
  3. Bucke, Richard Maurice. Cosmic Consciousness. Book Tree. Kindle Edition.
  4. Ikbal Ali Shah. Islamic Sufism. Tractus Books, 2000. p. 17
  5. Pasi, Marco. “Varieties of Magical Experience: Aleister Crowley’s Views on Occult Practice.” In Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism, edited by Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr, 53–88. Oxford University Press, 2012. p. 63.