Mysterium Tremendum

Describe an experience where you had a sense of the ‘Mysterium Tremendum’—the overwhelming mystery and awe associated with the divine.

Rudolf Otto coined this term to describe the feelings of fear and fascination that religious experiences often provoke. Write about a time when you’ve felt this profound feeling. Explain the experience’s details, trying to capture both the sense of mystery and the sense of awe that you felt.

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