Books: The Waterspouts of God

THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE by William James. 626 pages. University. $10.

"One evening there fell upon me without warning a horrible fear of my own existence. There arose in my mind the image of an epileptic patient whom I had seen in the asylum, a black-haired youth with greenish skin, looking absolutely nonhuman. That shape am I, I felt, potentially. Nothing that I possess can defend me against that fate if the hour for it should strike for me as it struck for him. I became a mass of quivering fear. I remember...

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