The scientific approach has been and is still of great importance in the health services. But there are still areas unfathomable to science, for instance when human beings, befallen by suffering, grief, or anxiety, reflect on the existential conditions of life. Questions like: „What is the meaning of life?” or „Why is this happening to me?” No matter how much faith we have in science, we are not able to answer these questions definitely, but, nevertheless, the questions still remain. However, throughout time, philosophers and artists have made suggestions as to how an aesthetic recognition, characterized by sensation, can help human beings open up to an insight aimed at a whole.

The objective in this article is to examine how sensuous perception can open up to another experience than that of science. The pivot is, among others, the ideas of K.E. Løgstrup.