psychic distance


“… above all, the strange solitude and remoteness from the world, as it can be found only on the highest mountain tops; and the experience may acquire, in its uncanny mingling of repose and terror, a flavour of such concentrated poignancy and delight as to contrast sharply with the blind and distempered anxiety of its other aspects.”


“… and we watch the consummation of some impending catastrophe with the marvelling unconcern of a mere spectator.”

-Edward Bullough, Psychic Distance