„Transcendence“ is conventionally used in the sense of God’s transcendence. But as a human phenomenon we deal with transcending the ego, leaving the prison of one’s selfishness and separateness; whether we conceive of this transcendence as one toward God is a matter of conceptualization. The experience is essentially the same whether it refers to God or not. ― (1966a: You Shall Be as Gods. A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and Its Tradition, New York (Holt, Rinehart and Winston) 1966, p. 60.)