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He may be lifted up by the light of a great experience or the presence of a great soul, but in the end he falls back to the consciousness he ordinarily has, to the self he ordinarily is. This is not to say that what has happened is without value--on the contrary, such a glimpse is very important--but that under the thrill of its emotional accompaniments he may easily miscomprehend a part of it to the point of self-deception.


-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 8: Glimpses and Permanent Illumination > # 44






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