Definition: lively and high-spirited; vivacious; exuberant

Derivation: Latin, “boiling up”

Familial Qualities: Collective effervescence is the sense of energy and harmony people feel when they come together in a group around a shared purpose. Collective effervescence is the synchrony you feel when you slide into rhythm with strangers on a dance floor, colleagues in a brainstorming session, cousins at a religious service, or teammates on a soccer field. — David Émile Durkheim (1858-1917) French sociologist

Idiom: Tripping the light fantastic.

Quote: Religious experience is dynamic, fluid, effervescent, yeasty. But the mind can’t handle these so it has to imprison religious experience in some way, get it bottled up. Then, when the experience quiets down, the mind draws a bead on it and extracts concepts, notions, dogmas, so that religious experience can make sense to the mind. — Howard Washington Thurman (1899–1981) American theologian