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" ... as if a power from without, quite different from the ordinary action of the senses or of the sense-led mind, came into their life, as if the latter suddenly opened into that greater life in which it has its source. The word "influx... "
Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine - Page 55
by William James - 1906 - 126 pages
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Self Culture, Volume 9

1899
...brain threshold to let them through." In a word, as Professor Jarnes puts it in an admirable simile, v _ } - S )wL | 3 [2dZ^ o 3 H#ܿ w 0i & A` Y- ! 6 T 7 2 |#j C gIv c "b vCocC ۴ o Q u2 ? y Current thought, in a word, must turn itself completely round, as popular thought had to turn itself...
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The limits of evolution: and other essays illustrating the metaphysical ...

George Holmes Howison - Aesthetics - 1901 - 396 pages
...a passage to its beams.'" All this is in even keeping with Professor James's other sentence, 8 that "we need only suppose the continuity of our consciousness...exceptional waves occasionally pouring over the dam," and with the earlier one, already once quoted, that "as the white radiance comes through the dome,...
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Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

Richard Tarnas - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 569 pages
...opened into that greater life in which it has its source. The word 'influx,' used in Swedenborgian circles, well describes this impression of new insight,...or new willingness, sweeping over us like a tide. . . . We need only suppose the continuity of our consciousness with a mother sea, to allow for exceptional...
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