Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature
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" ...]history- Cases. LECTURE X CONVERSION-concluded Cases of sudden conversion- Is suddenness essential?- No, it depends on psychological idiosyncrasy- Proved existence of transmarginal, or subliminal, consciousness- "Automatisms"- Instantaneous conversions seem due to the possession of an active subconscious self by the subject- The value of conversion depends not on the process, but on the fruits- These are not superior in sudden conversion- Professor Coe's views- Sanctification as a result- Our psychological account does not exclude direct presence of the Deity- Sense of higher control- Relations of the emotional "faith-state" to intellectual beliefs- Leuba quoted- Characteristics of the faith-state: sense of truth; the world appears new- Sensory and motor automatisms- Permanency of conversions. LECTURES XI, XII, AND XIII ...]."
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