I never knew until today that the word “sublime” is derived from the word “liminal”.
“Liminal” is a word that means thresholds, especially “sensory” thresholds.
Sensory thresholds are those times and experiences when sight, sound, smell, touch, or hearing move us beyond our minds into a sense of awe, wonder, or mystery. We are taken to a “place” which transcends “mind”, a place which is rooted in feeling.
“Sublime” is a word which describes those feelings which are “sub-liminal”.
If we are aware we will experience the sublime in such happenings as sexual ecstasy, or music, or worship, or nature.
"Tis better to feel the sublime than to sublimate those feelings".