I believe this concept belongs to Levinas; he refers to it in Totality and Infinity (or Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence, I do apologise, I no longer own these books).

When I read this concept, I took it (perhaps naively) to mean that psychedelic attribute to consciousness, which belongs to all sentient experience, and is basic to religious feeling.

Perhaps, though, you are familiar with this concept, and have a better refined idea of its meaning?

Many thanks

  • "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection." - from Revelation 20
    – CriglCragl
    Sep 7, 2021 at 20:17


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