The Buddhist psychotherapist, Mark Epstein mentions in one of his excellent books that a school of Tibetan Buddhism renders the stages of awakening as “Looking, Meeting, Embracing, Orgasm.” He says nothing further about this, but since I readily relate to those metaphors, I'll give below my own brief exegesis (which adds an ultimate stage). Read the post "A Summary of the Process of Awakening" for a more in-depth explanation.
- Looking – for a path with heart.
- Meeting – a teacher, a teaching, a community.
- Falling in love – entering the stream, the honeymoon stage, drunk with love.
- Sobering in love – going deeper, into the unflattering stuff, liberating honesty, dark night of the soul, profound love and compassion (agape, metta).
- Orgasm – satori, breakthrough, Identification with the Beloved
- Family (Integration) -- bringing it all into daily life, nurturing others, producing family (a lineage).
 I can't remember which book. You would think it would be Open to Desire: Embracing a Lust for Life; Insights from Buddhism and Psychotherapy, but that's one of his books that I haven't read.