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Ascension or ascending may refer to:


  • Ascension (mystical), the belief in some religions that there are certain rare individuals that have ascended into Heaven directly without dying first
  • Ascension of Jesus, the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven
    • Feast of the Ascension (Ascension day), an annual day of feast commemorating Jesus' ascension; a public holiday in several countries
  • The ascending of Muhammad to heaven known as Isra and Mi'raj
  • Ascension to heaven of Enoch (ancestor of Noah)
  • The Ascension, another title for the Old English poem Christ II
  • The Ascension, Lavender Hill, an Anglo-Catholic church situated on Lavender Hill, Battersea, South West London
  • Enlightenment (spiritual), including:
    • Ascended master, in Ascended Master Teachings a spiritually enlightened being who in past incarnations was an ordinary human, but who has undergone a series of spiritual transformations originally called initiations
    • In some New Age teachings the spiritual transformation of the Earth



  • Ascension (science fiction), the fictional process of leaving corporeal reality for a higher reality, often depicted as an evolutionary step in the history of intelligent races
  • Ascension (comics), a comic book series (1997–2000) created by David Finch and published by Top Cow Productions

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