"Transparent to transcendence" is a term Joseph Campbell passed along from Karlfried Graf Dürckheim as being the goal of seeing-beings. Enlightenment is realization leading to being transparent to transcendence. Reality consists of two levels, the conscious, apparent, logical, rational, analytic level which can be seen, tasted, touched, photographed, weighed, measured, fenced in, bought/sold, owned/stolen/given away... and the unconscious, sensed, felt, intuited, known... which transcends the conscious world, is the source of it and beckons/calls to it to become transcendent to transcendence, at one with the Tao in a "The Father and I are one" kind of way. It is the work/calling/challenge/glory of those in the conscious world to become conscious of the unconscious world and to recognize/acknowledge/align itself with the unconscious world of "more than can be said." We are ideally capable of being, and called to become, transparent to transcendence. This is the work/goal of spirituality to be here/now in ways that are transparent to transcendence and exhibit/reveal/declare the relevance and reality of the other world that is the source and ground of our being on this world of apparent reality. Living with a foot in each world, walking two paths at the same time, being "in the world but not of it," as the old saying goes. When this life loses its allure, and we begin to look around, asking with Peggy Lee, "Is this all there is?" it is time to look deeper within ourselves to the unconscious levels waiting to be born/brought forth and made real through us by experiencing transcendence and becoming transparent to it. We are only a perspective shift away from being there, now-- in all times and places. It only takes seeing to know that it is so.