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- "I don't know that anyone fully understands an orb experience, not at first anyway. You have to live with it for a while, absorb it... and then, one day, it becomes a part of you, part of who you are." - Major Kira, explaining an orb experience (DS9: "Resurrection")
An orb experience is a vision experienced by people when confronting an orb. The experience is normally similar to what happens when the Bajoran Prophets appear to people, as familiar figures appear representing different parts of one's psyche. Orb experiences can last a long time, sometimes even days. (DS9: "Rapture")
Benjamin Sisko had an orb experience in 2373 while consulting the Orb of Prophecy and Change in order to make sense of a series of prophetic visions, including a Pagh'tem'far, that he experienced after being exposed to a plasma burst. (DS9: "Rapture")
When Sisko found the Orb of the Emissary on Tyree in 2375, he experienced multiple visions sent by both the Pah-wraiths and the Prophet that inhabited the body of his mother, Sarah Sisko. At the conclusion of the ordeal, Ezri Dax told Sisko "that must have been some orb experience!"