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“Transcendence” means “going beyond”, and “self-transcendence” means going beyond a prior form or state of oneself. Mystical experience is thought of as a particularly advanced state of self-transcendence, in which the sense of a separate self is abandoned. The Spirit rises beyond the physical universe and perceives the spiritual or aesthetic universe. When an artist creates, one often enters a state of transcendence in which aesthetic or spiritual creation is achieved without regard to the limitations of the physical universe. Beauty, in any form, is a manifestation of spiritual creation.