A Glimpse is a sudden, often unexpected, and usually very brief "glimpse" of some truth. A glimpse occurs as a consequence of a brief enhancement in intuitive and intellectual function that occurs as a consequence of a brief, low intensity Connection Experience.
Enhanced Intellectual Function > Breakthrough, Clarification of Consciousness, Clarity, Daigo, Dissonance, Enlightenment, Epiphany, Glimpse, Gnosis, Improved Relationships, Infran, Insight, Jadhb, Moksha, Mukti, Revelation, Satori, Spiritual Emergence
List of Connection Outcomes
Connection Outcome > Connection Pathology, Déjà vu, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enlightenment, Existential Terrors, Healing, Liberation, Perfect Connection, Perfected Connection, Perfection, Permanent Connection, Physical Sensations, Psychotic Mysticism, Realization of Self, Ritambharapragya, Spontaneous Alignment, The Unity, Transformation, Union
A glimpse is not necessarily a weak connection. It is possible to experience cosmic visions even in very brief glimpses.
Glimpses are neither ideal, necessary, nor normal parts of the awakening process. Rather, a glimpse occurs when a severe blockage is temporarily overcome. The experience of glimpses belies the presence of Awareness Reduction Mechanisms and other bodily pathologies.
Gradual awakening occurring throughout childhood and early adolescence is the healthy and expected method of connection. However, gradual awakening occurs only under a non-toxic and nurturing socialization process. Because our current socialization process is highly toxic, individual awakening is usually accomplished, especially in the early stages, via repeated glimpses, i.e. repeated brief connections.
Glimpses are common, and people who have them are often so moved/transformed that they often go on to further exploration. Thus is the case, for example of R.M. Bucke who, after recovering what, by his own accounts, was a highly toxic adolescence (and perhaps childhood as well), had a powerful glimpse. See his [Discussion Page on this SpiritWiki for the account.