The word ‘revelation’ comes from the Latin revelare, from re-, meaning ‘back to the original’, ‘again’ or ‘anew’, and velare, meaning ‘to cover or veil’. Thus, a revelation is not a new experience but rather the laying bare or uncovering of an essential truth that was previously obscured or distorted. As such, meditation or prayer is the unveiling of the mind and the subsequent exposure of its essential, irreducible essence.
Spira, Rupert. Being Aware of Being Aware (The Essence of Meditation Series) (p. 75). New Harbinger Publications. Kindle Edition.