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The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
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Feb 29, 12

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To be honest I didn't finish this whole book. I began reading this while on my own religious journey and found it to be a great resource to understand the different feelings and experiences I had along the way. I sort of stopped and started this book as my journey progressed because it helped me to relate to the continuing evolving ideas that were put forth. I actually recommend reading the book this way as it's hard to relate to things like the "dark night of the soul" if you've never been through it. I believe I made it about 3/4 of the way through this book and I have a goal of eventually finishing it. I just haven't been as interested in the topic of religion as of late so I don't have the drive I once did to read it. I also think that I may not relate as closely to William James on his later writings as I've turned onto a slightly different path than he chose. This is a good, although somewhat dry & arduous resource for those wanting to learn about the common path of humans through religion.
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