This Light is the penultimate experience, the last but one on the mystic's way. He finds himself totally lost indeed but lost in the most dazzling Light. The ego seems to have vanished: infinity and universality of being have replaced it. Ecstatic rapture fills him. Is it any wonder that the Greek Orthodox Church mystics of the first few centuries believed this was the ultimate experience of pure Spirit, the final union with God? Yet it may not last, cannot last, must come to an end. It may have held him for one or two minutes only or it may have done so for a longer period. It may never recur again in his whole lifetime--this is so in most cases--or it may come several times more. But it stands as a landmark until the end of his years.
-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 4: Introduction To Mystical Glimpses > # 205