The Numinous and Numinosity – Seeing The Light Beyond All Lights


I can’t remember when I first encountered the English term numinous; most likely while reading a Jungian work or something by Carl Jung himself.

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Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961),
the founder of analytical psychology, circa 1960.

The word derives from the Latin numen, usually translated as “the presence of a god or goddess” or the “will, manifestation or power of a deity.”

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