Top Definition
1. Of or relating to a numen; supernatural.
2. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence: a numinous place.
3. Spiritually elevated; sublime.
4. arousing spiritual or religious emotions
5. mysterious or awe-inspiring Latin numen divine will

The term numinosity isn’t too well-known beyond the academic study of religion and anthropology.

In a sense numinosity is like the more familiar term luminosity.

But numinosity refers to a subtle, spiritual light instead of an outwardly visible light such as the luminosity of the moon.

While numinosity and luminosity may coexist, they remain somehow different.
"The sprinkling of Holy Water was the most numinous moment in the Mass"

"After meditation, Jenny is often filled with great feelings of numinosity."
by Jennifire October 10, 2008

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