the beliefs, ideas, or mode of thought of mystics.
a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding, or of a direct, intimate union of the soul with God through contemplation or ecstasy.
obscure thought or speculation.
- an·ti·mys·ti·cism, noun
- non·mys·ti·cism, noun
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How to use mysticism in a sentence
As a member of the press looking to do my due diligence to journalism AND mysticism, I requested the Taco Bell amethyst ten days ago and it still has not arrived for me to see how balancing it is for myself.
For those of us whose neighbors do not study dreams, it’s not surprising that such episodes can inspire a sense of wonder verging on mysticism.
Following this toe-dip back into mysticism, the Johns Hopkins group continued to investigate the links among psychedelics, spiritual episodes, and quality of life.
Darwin was among the many scientists that have helped society evolve out of mysticism, superstition and faith.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This coming from someone who has studied mysticism and went on a manifestation yoga retreat.Can a Jew Get Down With Hot Jesus from 'Son of God?' | Sara Lieberman | March 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Sexxx Dreams” has all the come-hither appeal of a sultry Janet Jackson track without any of the erotic mysticism.‘ARTPOP’ Review: Lady Gaga’s Album Wants to Be Everything, But Is Nothing at All | Kevin Fallon | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or of the Zohar, the foundational work of Jewish mysticism, which was written in Spain.
But beyond that, it also has an aura about it, a mysticism of exclusiveness, that makes it rather forbidding.
She lived near Warm Springs when she wrote the last six books, and she utilized the style of mysticism in these works.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Hence he gives the impression of insincerity, of trifling with grave subjects and of using mysticism as a mask for frivolity.
He visited Paris in 1867 and the story of his travels in Russia later are full of charm, of folk lore and religious mysticism.Historic Fredericksburg | John T. Goolrick
It was mysticism; it was magic; it was foolish superstition.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
It is mysticism, all taken out of William Law, after he had lost his senses, poor man!Aids to Reflection | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
British Dictionary definitions for mysticism
belief in or experience of a reality surpassing normal human understanding or experience, esp a reality perceived as essential to the nature of life
a system of contemplative prayer and spirituality aimed at achieving direct intuitive experience of the divine
obscure or confused belief or thought
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Cultural definitions for mysticism
In religion, the attempt by an individual to achieve a personal union with God or with some other divine being or principle. Mystics generally practice daily meditation.
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