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Illumination is an expansion of understanding and awareness, a recognition of deeper meaning and deeper significance to life. This may include recognition that "truth and goodness" guide the order of things. Illumination is generally the outcome of a positive, powerful, Zenith Experience of short duration.

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcomes > Activation, Bodhisattva, Buddha Mind, Channeling, Christ Consciousness, Clarity, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Consciousness, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Enhanced Intellectual Power, Enlightenment, Expansion of Meaning, Experience of Admixture, Feeling of Immortality, Healing, Illumination, Insight, Intramonadic Communication, Kensho, Meanification, Moksha, Moral Quickening, Noesis, Piercing The Veil, Positive Affect, Power over the Material World, Quantum Change, Realization of Immortality, Realization of Self, Removal of The Blindfold, Resurrection of Consciousness, Revelation, Satori, Spontaneous Alignment, Teleportation, The Family of Spirit, Transcendence, Transformation, Triumph of Spirit, Turn to the Left, Union with God, Union with Reality, Unity Experience


William James relates an account of one individual...

"What I felt on these occasions was a temporary loss of my own identity, accompanied by an illumination which revealed to me a deeper significance than I had been wont to attach to life."[1]

"As this feeling encased me, it seemed as though I immediately grew in the knowledge of God's permeating presence in the world. An understanding that essential truths and goodness guide the order of living infused me to my core. At once, I knew7 that something greater than I and all of the persons around me was at the center of all life experiences."[2]

Further Reading



  1. James, William. Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature (p. 67). Kindle Edition.
  2. Kacela, Xolani. "Being One with the Spirit: Dimensions of a Mystical Experience." The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling 60 1-2 (2006): 83.

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