Vision (spirituality)

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This page is about visions in a spiritual context. For other meanings, see vision (disambiguation).
Illumination from Liber Scivias, showing Hildegard of Bingen receiving a vision, dictating to her scribe and sketching on a wax tablet.

A vision is something seen in a dream, trance, or religious ecstasy, especially a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation.[1] Visions generally have more clarity than dreams, but traditionally fewer psychological connotations. Visions are known to emerge from spiritual traditions and could provide a lens into human nature and reality.[2] Prophecy is often associated with visions.

Entheogens (such as peyote) have traditionally assisted in the generation of visions among diverse cultures, as well as in modern western culture, although this is a very controversial topic.

Examples of visions[edit]

Depiction of the Tree of life vision from the Book of Mormon
(in the LDS Conference Center).

Visions are listed in approximately chronological order whenever possible, although some dates may be in dispute.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vision
  2. ^ Ferrer, J.N. Toward a participatory vision of human spirituality. ReVision 24(2): 15. 2001.

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