Rapture is a Christian and Islamic term syncretic with the term Bliss. It is an example of the Enhanced Positive Affect that sometimes attends a strong Connection Experience
Enhanced Positive Affect > Beatific Vision, Bliss, Cosmic Religious Feeling, Ecstasy, Euphoria, Happiness, Rapture, Spiritual Emergence, Warmth
List of Connection Outcomes
Connection Outcome > Connection, Connection Pathology, Déjà vu, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enhanced Affective Response, Enhanced Connection, Enhanced Empathic Response, Enhanced Intellectual Function, Enhanced Morality, Enhanced Positive Affect, Enhanced Power Over Creation, Existential Terrors, Healing, Liberation, Perfection, Permanent Connection, Physical Sensations, Psychotic Mysticism, Realization of Self, Ritambharapragya, Spontaneous Alignment, The Unity, Transformation, Union
"There have been religious geniuses in all ages and in | all countries, who have had experiences of spiritual expansion. They have been made aware of a Realm of Reality on a higher level than that revealed through their senses. They have sometimes felt invaded by the inrush of larger Life; sometimes they have seemed to push a door inward into a larger range of being, with vastly heightened energy. The experience is, as we have seen, always one of joy and rapture ; in fact, it is probably the highest joy a mortal ever feels.
- ↑ Jones, Rufus. Studied in Mystical Religion. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1909.