vision (religion)



In religion, visions comprise inspirational renderings, generally of a future state and/or of a mythical being, and are believed (by followers of the religion) to come from a deity, directly or indirectly via prophets, and serve to inspire or prod believers as part of a revelation or an epiphany. Many mystics take the word vision to be synonymous with apparition.

For religious visions as a literary form, see apocalyptic literature.

Religious visions are generally categorized as miracles. Like speaking in tongues and unlike raising the dead, visions can be readily forged.

Artistic inspiration may provide a special category of the ecstatic vision: traditionally in such cases the semi-divine Muses may transmit the visioning to their loyal followers.

Visions generally have more clarity than dreams, but traditionally fewer psychological connotations.

Entheogens (such as peyote) have traditionally assisted in the generation of visions among diverse cultures, as well as in modern western culture.

Some could consider visions to be a manifestation of the 'aha' (lightbulb going off) type of learning associated with Picture thinking or Visual Spatial thinking.

Examples of visions

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Vision may mean:
  • Visual perception via the visual system; one of the senses
  • Computer vision, a field of artificial intelligence
  • Vision (religion), inspirational renderings believed to come from a deity
  • A visual or generic hallucination

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religion is a set of common beliefs and practices generally held by a group of people, often codified as prayer, ritual, and religious law. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience.
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In a linear conception of time, the future is the portion of the time line that has yet to occur, i.e. the place in space-time where lie all events that still will or may occur.
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The word mythology (from the Greek μύθολογία mythología, from μυθολογείν mythologein
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deity or god is a postulated preternatural or supernatural being, who is always of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings.
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prophet or prophetess is a person obligated with the responsibility of being a follower from a holy person or thing with the purpose of making social change.
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Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown, "which could not be known apart from the unveiling" (Goswiller 1987 p. 3).
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epiphany is the sudden realization or comprehension of the essence or meaning of something. The term is used in either a philosophical or literal sense to signify that the claimant has "found the last piece of the puzzle and now sees the whole picture," or has new information or
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Generally, an apparition is the act or instance of appearing, including:
  • a religious vision
  • Marian apparition
  • any supernatural apparitional experience

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Apocalyptic literature was a new genre of prophetical writing that developed in post-Exilic Jewish culture and was popular among millennialist early Christians.

"Apocalypse" is from the Greek word for "revelation" which means "an unveiling or unfolding of things not
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A miracle, derived from the old Latin word miraculum meaning "something wonderful", is a striking interposition of divine intervention by God in the universe by which the ordinary course and operation of Nature is overruled, suspended, or modified.
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Glossolalia (from Greek glossa γλώσσα "tongue, language" and lalô λαλώ "speak, speaking") is the vocalizing of fluent speech-like but unintelligible utterances, often as part of religious practice.
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resurrection of one sort or another has been a recurrent theme or central doctrine of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious accounts represent the resurrection of individuals, as well as a general resurrection of humanity on Judgment Day.
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Inspiration may refer to:

Artistic inspiration, sudden creativity in artistic production
  • Revelation, an uncovering or disclosure of something hidden via communication from the divine

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MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written by Werner Schweer. MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux: it currently has no support under other platforms, due to its reliance on JACK and ALSA.
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DREAM may refer to:
  • DREAM (software), a tool for the verification and analysis of distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) systems
  • DREAM (protocol), an ad hoc geographical data routing protocol

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L. williamsii

Binomial name
Lophophora williamsii
(Lem.) J. Coult.

Lophophora williamsii, (lō-fof′ŏ-ră wil-yăm′sē-ī)
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Picture thinking, visual thinking or visual/spatial learning is the common phenomenon of thinking through visual processing.

Since its origins in the 1950s, cognitive science has assumed that the mind's native representational format is something like symbolic
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The phrase son of man is a primarily Semitic idiom that originated in Ancient Mesopotamia, used to denote humanity or self. The phrase is also used in Judaism and Christianity.
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Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[2] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, and is also an important figure in several other religions.
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    The Gospel of Mark, anonymous[1] but traditionally ascribed to Mark the Evangelist, is a synoptic gospel of the New Testament. It narrates the life of Jesus from John the Baptist to the Ascension (or to the empty tomb in the shorter recension), but it concentrates
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    Christ is the English term for the Greek word Χριστός (Christós), which literally means "The Anointed One.
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    Book of Revelation, also called Revelation to John or Apocalypse of John, (literally, apocalypse of John; Greek, Αποκαλυψις Ιωαννου, Apokalupsis Iōannou
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    Theoria (Greek ) is Greek for contemplation or perception of beauty as a moral faculty (OED). From within Eastern Orthodox theology it is "the vision of God" and theoria
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