Perfect Contemplation

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Perfect Contemplation is the term used by St. Teresa of Avila [1] to refer to a state of persistent and consistent Connection.

Related and Syncretic Terms

Connection > Connection Experience > Completion Experience > (Altered State of Consciousness, Perfect Contemplation, Realization of Self, Spiritual Marriage, Union)

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcomes > Absolute Sensation, Activation, Alignment, Altered State of Consciousness, Ananda, Arendi, Ascension, Awakening, Beatific Vision, Bliss, Bodhisattva, Breakthrough, Buddha Mind, Center, Christ Consciousness, Clarification of Consciousness, Clarity, Connection Psychosis, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Bliss, Cosmic Consciousness, Cosmic Religious Feeling, Daigo, Dark Night of the Soul, Direct Mental Interaction With Living Systems, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Egoic Collapse, 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, Forgiveness of Sins, Gifts of the Spirit, Glimpse, Gnosis, Happiness, Healing, Improved Relationships... further results

Notes

St. Teresa's book The Way of Perfection is a Connection Manual aimed at teaching the Carmelite nuns how to achieve perfect contemplation

God does not allow us to drink of this water of perfect contemplation whenever we like: the choice is not ours; this Divine union is something quite supernatural, given that it may cleanse the soul and leave it pure and free from the mud and misery in which it has been plunged because of its sins.[2]

Footnotes

  1. St. Teresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection. New York: Dover Publications, 2012. https://amzn.to/2Id75es.
  2. St. Teresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection (Dover Thrift Editions) (p. 67). Dover Publications. Kindle Edition.