Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Super-substantial; of a nature which transcends mere being and essence: applied to the One by the Platonic philosophers, especially Proclus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Essential above others, or above the constitution of a thing.
- super- + essential (Wiktionary)
“This feeling is our superessential blessedness, which is a fruition of God and all His beloved: and this blessedness is that Dark Quiet which ever abides in idleness.”
“Thirdly, we will expound them in respect of a superessential, God-seeing life, which few men can attain or taste, by reason of the sublimity and high nobility of that life.”
“In this inundation there comes to pass the essential outpouring or immersion in the superessential Unity; and this is the union without distinction, of which I have often told you.”
“The most high and superessential Unity of the Divine Nature, where the”
“Beyond even the highest point of this interior life, in which the contemplative feels himself to be living “in God,”  is that transfigured or deified life, as the Platonic mystics named it, which Ruysbroeck calls overwesen — superessential — the life of the “God-seeing man” (Book III).”
“But when we have reached the superessential life, and seem to our own feeling to be lost in the Darkness, burned up in the Brightness, and sunk in the Eternal Stillness of God — that “dark silence where all lovers lose themselves,”  — then the circle is complete.”
“God, we must carry with us ourselves and all our works, as a perpetual sacrifice to God; and in the Presence of God, we must forsake ourselves and all our works, and, dying in love, go forth from all creatureliness into the superessential richness of God: there we shall possess God in an eternal death to ourselves.”
“There the spirit is embraced by the Holy Trinity, and dwells for ever within the superessential Unity, in rest and fruition.”
“These words we will now explain and set forth in their relation to that superessential contemplation which is the source of all holiness, and of all perfec tion of life to which one may attain.”
“But the correspondences of the superessential life are with a plane of being which lies beyond thought, and has, so far as our intellectual perceptions go, no condition.”
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