According to Palamas, “The divine light . . . is a datum of mystical experience. It is the visible character of the divinity, of the energies in which God communicates Himself and reveals Himself to those who have purified their hearts. This light or illumination which surpasses intelligence and the senses is not of the intellectual order, as illumination of the intellect . . . neither is it of the sensible order; however this light simultaneously fills reason and the senses, manifesting itself to the total man, and not to just one of his faculties” (Lossky, V. 1974. In the image and likeness of God, p. 58).