Numinous

 

(1) Numinous: That which is divine, metaphysical or mystical.

 

(2) The term was used by Rudolf Otto to describe that which is wholly other. The numinous is the mysterium tremendum et fascinans, the common ‘divine’ in all forms of spiritual experiences.  It can lead to belief in deities, the supernatural, the sacred, the holy, and the transcendent.

 

 

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