Awe is a higher dimensional word. Energetically it lifts us up, beyond the usual reality of the third dimension that witnesses experience as linear, time-constrained and polarized. Awe on the other hand, is expansive, beyond this limited perspective and opens up channels in our being that are truly inspiring, imaginative and much larger than ourselves.
Now science has gotten into the picture with some fascinating results. As usual they are finally validating what has already been known throughout history as transcendental experiences. What is fascinating about this study is that these scientists are pointing to the benefits not only personally but collectively as well. They consider it one of the fastest and most powerful methods for personal change.