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" After this the universe was changed for me altogether. I awoke morning after morning with a horrible dread at the pit of my stomach, and with a sense of the insecurity of life that I never knew before, and that I have never felt since. It was like a revelation;... "
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature; Being the ... - Page 161
by William James - 1902 - 534 pages
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American Character

Brander Matthews - History - 1906 - 33 pages
...stomach, and with a sense of the insecurity of life that I never knew before, and that I have never felt since. ... It gradually faded, but for months I was unable to go into the dark alone. ... I have always felt that this experience of melancholia had a religious bearing....
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The Letters of William James, Volume 1

William James - American letters - 1920
...knew before, and that I have never felt since. It was like a revelation; and although the immediate feelings passed away, the experience has made me sympathetic...months I was unable to go out into the dark alone. surface of life. My mother in particular, a very cheerful person, seemed to me a perfect paradox in...
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Introduction to the New Existentialism

Colin Wilson - Existentialism - 1967 - 188 pages
...knew before, and that I have never felt since. It was like a revelation; and although the immediate feelings passed away, the experience has made me sympathetic...live, how I myself had ever lived, so unconscious of this pit of insecurity beneath the surface of life. My mother in particular, a very cheerful person,...
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Identity: Youth and Crisis

Erik H. Erikson - Psychology - 1968 - 336 pages
...darkness, a horrible fear of my own existence. ... It was like a revelation; and although the immediate feelings passed away, the experience has made me sympathetic with the morbid feelings of others ever since. ... I dreaded to be left alone. I remember wondering how other people could live, how I myself had...
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Touched With Fire

Kay Redfield Jamison - Psychology - 1996 - 384 pages
...quivering fear. After this the universe was changed for me altogether. . . . although the immediate feelings passed away, the experience has made me sympathetic...but for months I was unable to go out into the dark alone.69 William James's melancholia, interspersed with intense and ecstatic experiences as well, recurred...
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Beyond the Psychoanalytic Dyad: Developmental Semiotics in Freud, Peirce ...

John P. Muller - Psychology - 1996 - 230 pages
...made me sympathetic with the morbid feelings of others ever since ... 1 dreaded to be left alone. 1 remember wondering how other people could live, how...that pit of insecurity beneath the surface of life, (quoted in Erikson, 1968, p. 152) The protective barrier that prevented James from falling into that...
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Beyond the Psychoanalytic Dyad: Developmental Semiotics in Freud, Peirce ...

John P. Muller - Psychology - 1996 - 230 pages
...darkness, a horrible fear of my own existence ... It was like a revelation; and although the immediate feelings passed away, the experience has made me sympathetic with the morbid feelings of others ever since ... I dreaded to be left alone. 1 remember wondering how other people could live, how I myself had...
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Men, Religion, and Melancholia: James, Otto, Jung, and Eriksson

Donald Capps - RELIGION - 1997 - 235 pages
...against that fate, if the hour for it should strike for me as it struck for him." It makes one wonder "how other people could live, how I myself had ever...that pit of insecurity beneath the surface of life" ( VRE, 1606i). n Exploration of James's recommendations for combating a world in which radical evil...
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The Cambridge Companion to William James

Ruth Anna Putnam - Philosophy - 1997 - 406 pages
...of domestic virtues, here intensifies into horror; such fellow-feeling makes of a man a small child: "for months I was unable to go out into the dark alone" {VRE, 135). He needs the security of home now more than ever, and, as if by imagistic power, his mother...
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