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the feeling of terror before the sacred, before the awe-inspiring mystery, the majesty that emanates an overwhelming superiority of power; he finds religious fear before the fascinating in which perfect fullness of being flowers. Otto characterizes all these experiences as numinous.
The numinous presents itself as something "wholly other," ... something basically and totally different. It is like nothing human or cosmic; confronted with it, man ...
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Mircea Eliade

the feeling of terror before the sacred, before the awe-inspiring mystery, the majesty that emanates an overwhelming superiority of power; he finds religious fear before the fascinating in which perfect fullness of being flowers. Otto characterizes all these experiences as numinous.
The numinous presents itself as something "wholly other," ... something basically and totally different. It is like nothing human or cosmic; confronted with it, man ...
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Mircea Eliade


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