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Transcendence is experience that extends or exists beyond the limits of ordinary experience or comprehension.

Spiritual dimensions and synchronicity are examples of transcendence, pointing to a spirit or greater consciousness beyond the human, but not beyond universal nature.

Spiritual experience might connect you to a particular spirit within nature, or to the spirit or energy of nature itself.

Humanity could only have survived and flourished if it held social and personal values that transcended the urges of the individual, embodying selfish desires – and these stem from the sense of a transcendent good.

Arthur Peacocke

See also: metaphysical

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