A Revelation is an outcome of Connection. It is typically the sudden realization of a profound cosmic, theological, or creative truth. Revelations occurs occurs when an individual makes a strong Connection to the Fabric of Consciousness. Revelation is typically a realization of positive truth. Revelation is a syncretic term for what, on the LP, we call Awakening. Revelation is an example of the Enhanced Intellectual Function that attends strong Connection
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
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
Ralph Waldo Emerson - talks about revelation, its connection to the "announcements of the soul," and the sublime emotions, flowing surges, and awe and delight that accompany these "announcements." He also speaks about the varying intensity of the Connection Experiences which he refers to.
We distinguish the announcements of the soul, its manifestations of its own nature, by the term Revelation. These are always attended by the emotion of the sublime. For this communication is an influx of the Divine mind into our mind. It is an ebb of the individual rivulet before the flowing surges of the sea of life. Every distinct apprehension of this central commandment agitates men with awe and delight. A thrill passes through all men at the reception of new truth, or at the performance of a great action, which comes out of the heart of nature.... The character and duration of this enthusiasm vary with the state of the individual, from an ecstasy and trance and prophetic inspiration-which is its rarer appearance -to the faintest glow of virtuous emotion, in which form it warms, like our household fires, all the families and associa- tions of men, and makes society possible. 
Revelation can be likened to turning the light on in a formerly darkened room. When you turn on the light you see whatever is in the room.
"I have had experiences where so much information was made available that it could take years to sort it out."
"I have had an experience that allowed me to suddenly see the deeper meaning of the bible, the koran, or another sacred text."
"I have had an experience where I suddenly understood the true meaning of life and creation."
Paul Tillich makes the important point that revelation is never pure. "Revelation is never revelation in general, however universal its claim may be. It is always revelation for someone and for a goup in a definite environment, under unique circumstances. Therefore, he who recieves revelation witnesses to it in terms of his individuality and in terms of the social and spiritual conditions in which the revelation has been manifested to him."
Revelation is not necessarily a pleasant process, especially if revelations are occurring where conditions of great Darkness still exist.
The Beast is invoked by the confluence of Guilt and Shame (two very painful emotions), and Fear of Judgment and Punishment. The experience of Guilt and Shame triggers Avoidance Mechanisms and the fear of judgment and punishment triggers Survival Mechanisms. These mechanisms, which may be triggered in the individual, group, society, or even the entire planet, preempt the control of Consciousness so that the Survival Programs of the Physical Unit may initiate attempts to avoid pain and/or survive.
Under normal conditions, acute invocation of avoidance and survival mechanisms should be considered function for the organism. Under toxic conditions avoidance and survival may become problematic. When fear and panic are invoked as the result of anxiety over Judgment and Punishment we may say that The Beast has been invoked. Notably The Beast may be invoked in the individual, the group, the society, and even the entire planet.
The only way to tame The Beast is to offer the individual, the group, the society, and even the planet unconditional forgiveness. Failure to forgive leads to increasingly desperate and violent reactions on the part of The Beast. These desperate and violent reactions cause (as the violence and desperation increases) horrific levels of pain and suffering. If The Beast is not tamed then at at a certain point (a point just before the Point of No Return) the flow of Consciousness into The Vessel must be reversed. At the point of reversal Consciousness retreats, the Light is diminished, and a The World is returned unto Darkness. The only way to prevent that return is to Forgive all Sins, no exceptions.
As noted above, revelation may also lead to Depression, Despair, and even Suicide. This may occur when increasing awareness of Reality, coupled with a powerful belief in one's Creative Impotence (a belief caused by The System), and general lack of a healthy Support Network, leads to Depression, Hopelessness, and even Suicide. It is important for people contemplating suicide to consider that they are neither impotent and powerless (they are in fact beings of great Consciousness and great power), nor is presence on this Earth either random or unnoticeable. Like all other Incarnated Monads on this planet, they have an origin in God, and a mission (a Purpose) to perform.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “The Over-Soul.” In The Complete Essays and Other Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Modern Library, 1950. p. 269.
- Tillich, Paul. Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955. pp. 3-4.