Lightning Strike

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The phrase Lightning Strike is a metaphorical representation of the flash of inspiration/insight that occurs when a disconnected individual makes a sudden, brief, and often unexpected Connection to Consciousness.

Notes

Depending on the nature of the insight, the depth of an individual's disconnection, and the quality of Archetypes, the strike can be experienced in a positive (zenith) or negative (nadir) fashion.

Lightning is a common metaphor used to describe the dramatic illumination and enlightenment that is the outcome of a powerful Connection Event.

For example, R.M. Bucke describes his single Connection Experience by suggesting it was a "momentary lightning-flash of... Brahmic Splendor." [1]

Later on, he says "The instantaneousness of the illumination is one of its most striking features; it can be compared with nothing so well as with a dazzling flash of lightning in a dark night, bringing the landscape which had been hidden into clear view."[2]


References

  1. Bucke, Richard Maurice. Cosmic Consciousness. Book Tree. Kindle Edition.
  2. Bucke, Richard Maurice. Cosmic Consciousness. Book Tree. Kindle Edition.


The Lightning strike down the Tree of Life is a cabalistic representation of the Emanation of Creation from Ain


Spiritwiki References

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