- someone who instructs others before initiation into religious mysteries or before participation in the sacraments.
- a person whose teachings are said to be founded on mystical revelations.
Origin of mystagogue
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- (in Mediterranean mystery religions) a person who instructs those who are preparing for initiation into the mysteries
C16: via Latin from Greek mustagōgos, from mustēs candidate for initiation + agein to lead. See mystic
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Word Origin and History for mystagogic
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