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Encyclopedia > Epiphany (feeling)

This article is about a feeling, for other meanings see epiphany (disambiguation). Epiphany refers to: Epiphany, a Christian feast (The visiting of the three kings to Jesus). ...


An epiphany is the (often numinous) shift into a state of new perception, a kind of mental rebirth, the so-called "Eureka!" or "Aha!" moment (eureka meaning, incidentally,"I have found it") described by Colin Wilson as "absurd good news". The term numinous can be used as either an adjective or a noun. ... Eureka (or Heureka; Greek ) is a famous exclamation attributed to Archimedes. ... Colin Henry Wilson (born June 26, 1931) is a prolific British writer. ...


The word's secular usage may owe some of its popularity to James Joyce, who expounded on its meaning in the fragment Stephen Hero and the novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an expatriate Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... Stephen Hero is part of the now mostly-lost first draft of James Joyces first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. ... A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story by James Joyce, published in 1916. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ...


In traditional and pre-modern cultures, and up until this day, initiation rites and mystery religions have served as vehicles of epiphany, as well as the arts. up until this day. The Greek dramatists and poets, would, in the ideal, induct the audience into states of catharsis or kenosis, respectively. In modern times the Surrealist Marcel Duchamp and the Pop Artist Andy Warhol would invert expectations by presenting commonplace objects or graphics as works of fine art, simply by presenting them in a way no one had thought to do before. Coming from the Latin, initiation implies a beginning. ... A mystery religion is any religion with an arcanum, or body of secret wisdom. ... Greek theatre or Greek Drama came into its own between 600 and 200 BC in the ancient city of Athens. ... // Ancient Greek literature (before AD 300) Main article: Ancient Greek literature Classical Greek Ancient Greek literature refers to literature written in Ancient Greek from the oldest surviving written works in the Greek language until the 4th century and the rise of the Byzantine Empire. ... Catharsis is a sudden emotional breakdown or climax that constitutes overwhelming feelings of great pity, sorrow, laughter, or any extreme change in emotion that results in the renewal, restoration and revitalization for living. ... Kenosis is a Greek word for emptiness, which is used as a theological term. ... Surrealism is an artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ... Marcel Duchamp. ... House I, created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1996, is designed to be an optical illusion. ... Andy Warhol, photographed by Helmut Newton. ... Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. ... The term fine art was first attested in 1767, as a translation from the French term beaux arts. ...


Epiphany have also made possible the existence of technology and the sciences. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ...


Among hackers in the proper sense of the word, the word "zen" is used as a verb in the same sense as epiphany, to mean acquiring a sudden comprehension. Similar to grokking, but not done over time. The Zen term kensho would more accurately describe this moment, referring as kensho does, to the feeling attendent on realizing, for example, the answer to the question set by a koan'. A Hacker is a person who creates and modifies computer software and computer hardware, including computer programming, administration, and security. ... Bodhidharma, woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, 1887. ... Grok (pronounced grock) is a verb roughly meaning to understand completely or more formally to achieve complete intuitive understanding. It was coined by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein in his novel Stranger in a Strange Land, where it is part of the fictional Martian language and introduced to English... Kenshō (見性), literally seeing the nature, is an experience described in the context of Zen Buddhism. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


See also

Lateral thinking is a term coined by Edward de Bono, a Maltese psychologist, physician, and writer. ... Look up gnosis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Epiphany (feeling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
An epiphany is the (often numinous) shift into a state of new perception, a kind of mental rebirth, the so-called "Eureka!" or "Aha!" moment (eureka meaning, incidentally,"I have found it") described by Colin Wilson as "absurd good news".
Epiphany have also made possible the existence of technology and the sciences.
Among hackers in the proper sense of the word, the word "zen" is used as a verb in the same sense as epiphany, to mean acquiring a sudden comprehension.
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