April DeConick continues her quest for the perfect word for a particular kind of religion, one that emphasizes the inability of the human mind to grasp the divine reality that is its focus, and the comparable inability of human words and images to do justice to the ultimate. Her latest post on the topic proposed these two words:
The view that the ultimate reality is beyond the gods that the conventional religions advocate.
The view that the ultimate reality is the numinal, something that can’t be captured by conventional religions.
I am very tempted to begin to describe myself as a transtheistic numinalist…