Vision (spirituality)

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Belshazzar's Feast depicts a vision described in the biblical Book of Daniel.[1]

In spirituality, a vision is something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy, especially a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation.[2] 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.[3]

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

Prophecy is often associated with visions, though this is a very controversial topic.

Examples of visions[edit]

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

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  1. ^ Daniel 5:1–31
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  3. ^ Ferrer, J.N. Toward a participatory vision of human spirituality. ReVision 24(2): 15. 2001.

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