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A Glimpse is a sudden, often unexpected, and usually very brief Connection to a higher level of Consciousness than an individual is "normally" used to experiencing. A glimpse may be positive, as in the case of the Peak Experience, or it may be negative, as in the case of the Nadir Experience. A glimpse may be weak, providing little more than an Intuitive Glimmering, or it may be strong and visionary. The key characteristic of a glimpse is that it is short, taking only a few seconds.

List of Awakening Experience Types

Awakening Experiences > Glimpse, Initiation

List of Connection Outcomes

This is a list connection outcomes cited in the voluminous sacred and scientific literature of this planet. This is a list, only. Empirical claims must be sorted out in the research and evidence cited in each outcome.

Connection Outcome > Absolute Sensation, Activation, Alignment, Ascension, Awakening, Beatific Vision, Bodhisattva, Breakthrough, Breakthrough Experience, Buddha Mind, Christ Consciousness, Clarification of Consciousness, Clarity, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Consciousness, Cosmic Religious Feeling, Daigo, Dark Night of the Soul, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Egoic Explosion, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enhanced Intellectual Power, Enlightenment, Epiphany, Existential Terrors, Expansion of Meaning, Experience of Admixture, Feeling of Immortality, Flooding, Gifts of the Spirit, Glimpse, Gnosis, Healing, Improved Relationships, Insight, Intramonadic Communication, Kensho, Liberation, Love, MEPF, Meanification, Moksha, Moral Quickening, Mushi-dokugo, Noesis, Perfect Contemplation, Perfection, Physical Sensations, Piercing The Veil, Positive Affect, Power over the Material World, Psychotic Mysticism, Quantum Change, Rapture, Realization of Immortality, Realization of Self, Recollection, Religious Ecstasy, Removal of The Blindfold, Resurrection of Consciousness, Revelation, Ritambharapragya, Satori, Schizophrenia, Self Awareness, Shogo, Spiritual Emergence, Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Marriage, Spiritual Psychosis, Spontaneous Alignment, Telepathy, Teleportation, The Family of Spirit, The Unity, Tolerance, Transcendence, Transformation, Transformational Change, Transsubjectivity, Triumph of Spirit, Union, Union with God, Union with Reality, Unity


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.

Further Reading

Sosteric, Mike. (RSGAS). The Rocket Scientists' Guide to Authentic Spirituality. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press. [1]

Sosteric, Mike (2019). Lightning Path Workbook One: Introduction to Authentic Spirituality. Lightning Path Press. [2]

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