Aesthetic Experience

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An Aesthetic Experience is a type of Connection Experience that occurs in natural environments, like forests. [1]

List of Connection Experience Types

Connection Experience > Activation Experience, Aesthetic Experience, Ascension Experience, Awakening Experience, Clearing Experience, Completion Experience, Deep Flow, Diminutive Experience, Dream Experience, Flow Experience, Forced Connection, Healing Experience, Intuitive Glimmering, Nadir Experience, Push Experience, Restorative Experience, Unity Experience

Notes

Aesthetic Experiences are one of several types of sub-transcendent Connection Experiences that Williams and Harvey identify is occurring in natural environments. These include Deep Flow, Diminutive Experiences, Aesthetic Experiences, and Restorative Experiences

"I was doing an animal count when I saw a kangaroo give birth to a pinky (tiny new born kangaroo) which made its way up to the pouch. Its unreal because not many get to see this event in the world. My heart raced as I tried to stay quiet."[2]


Footnotes

  1. Williams, Kathryn, and David Harvey. “Transcendent Experience in Forest Environments.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 21, no. 3 (September 1, 2001): 249–60. https://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.2001.0204.
  2. Williams, Kathryn, and David Harvey. “Transcendent Experience in Forest Environments.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 21, no. 3 (September 1, 2001): 249–60. https://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.2001.0204. p. 255.
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