It is a Syncretic Term for Connection. It is used by Alan Watts (1973) to describe an "elusive" "state of Consciousness" for which "he has the wrong words," but on the LP we'd simply describe as a state of strong, relatively permanent, and easily renewable Connection, or at the very least a powerful and transformative Zenith Experience.
Watts (1972) says...
I believe that if this state of consciousness could become more universal, the pretentious nonsense which passes for the serious business of the world would dissolve in laughter. We should see at once that the high ideals for which we are killing and regimenting each other are empty and abstract substitutes for the unheeded miracles that surround us—not only in the obvious wonders of nature but also in the overwhelmingly uncanny fact of mere existence.
Watts also notes it is hard to describe It. People use whatever filters (i.e. Christianity, Buddhism, Science) already in place to describe
- ↑ Watts, Alan W. (1973). This Is It. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.