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The womb of mysterious nothingness out of which the soul emerged is God, the World-Mind. When, in deep meditation, the ego faces the soul and is then led by it to that nothingness, the first reaction is, at worst, terrifying fear of annihilation, or, at best, an almost equally terrifying fear of utter aloneness.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 8: The Void As Contemplative Experience > # 40

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