There are those experiences that 'seem to be' in a category all their own because either they defy so called 'normal' senses, expected experience, they have us looking at the world in a new way, or they arise on the heels of transcendent seeing/realization and thus, seemingly themselves have a 'transcendent quality.'
It's all too easy to conflate the sense of awe that arises in experience, as an appearance, with the realization itself and this is where an actual groundedness in Being AS experience arises, becomes important.
In groundedness in Being, it becomes crystal clear what is the ground and what is an appearance. When there is even the slightest bit of identification with that which appears, that's when things get muddy and folks start assigning Truth to what appears.
As the "It's all Alive/I don't know," conversation rolled on, it became clear that experiential qualities/properties of 'aliveness/vibrancy/experiencing,' were being assigned Truth status, just because the seeing of the qualities/properties was mistaken to be 'transcendent.' Plain and simply, Appearance was being conflated with Truth.
A transcendent 'experience,' is not equal to 'transcendent seeing' which is what 'realization' is. A transcendent experience is still fully 'within' the play/story/dream. It may 'seem' as though it's beyond, because it's so extraordinary in comparison to so called 'normal everyday experience,' but it's important not to get fooled by that.
Transcendent seeing on the other hand, is beyond all experience, beyond all sense of awe....reverence, even, though one may indeed experience awe and reverence on the heels of realization/transcendent seeing.
Fwiw...this is a perfect example of a book that describes "Transcendent Experience," vs. "Transcendent Seeing/Realization." Poppies From Heaven
I wrote it following my brother's death in 2005, it was published in 2011 by John Hunt Publishing in the U.K. I was very excited to receive a publishing/worldwide distribution deal... started a website to blog about after death experience and all things relevant to spiritual growth. I never lost sight of the knowing that transcendent experience was not Absolute Truth, but that did not have much of an impact upon my interest in writing about such things at that time.
These days, the interest is barely there and I am mulling over whether to segue the blog solely into talking/writing about Truth or to sell the site. It's interesting when something that at one point really interested you, just no longer does. Obviously, even though I would have been the first to admit the experiences I shared in the book were not indicative of Truth, something has evidently shifted deeper regarding that seeing since then and now to the point where arising interest has changed. I still enjoy the experience of a continued relationship with my brother, cool synchs relative to him continue and I still feel all the awe..the love... but I hafta say, the enthusiasm for sharing the experiences of such through writing, is mild at best.