here. In the following volume:
"...there was a look on [Brannigan's] face that [Juniper] had never seen there before, but recognized without a moment's hesitation - recognized from the inside. A wild torrent that was joy and terror and neither, a communion with something utterly Other and yet as familiar as a parent's touch in the night; vast beyond knowing and woven into every atom of your being."
-SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), Chapter Thirteen, p. 363.
Compare Rudolf Otto and CS Lewis on awe here. Poul Anderson respected religious experience but might not have articulated it as clearly as Stirling does in Volumes I and II of the Change series? - although I would welcome relevant quotations from Anderson's works.