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Religious mystical experiences are literally anthropological self-interpretations of the core intelligence of the universe implicated within existence. Genius sees behind the veil of this religious garb into the otherness we call God. He experiences an affirmative moment of reflex in the cogito whereby the ineffable sense of the design itself gives some essential variable of it's wholeness. Many have said that genius is close to madness but they have not made the connection that high IQ could be linked to a transcendental form of intelligence i.e. the spiritual dimensions of IQ.
I find that an extremely interesting definition, as it's very close to Aleister Crowley's definition of "genius" (with the "practical" fruits of genius being spinoffs). The cultivation of genius in this sense is the aim of AC's primary magickal organization, the A:.A:.