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Definition of Mysticism


  1. Obscurity of doctrine.
  2. The doctrine of the Mystics, who professed a pure, sublime, and wholly disinterested devotion, and maintained that they had direct intercourse with the divine Spirit, and aquired a knowledge of God and of spiritual things unattainable by the natural intellect, and such as can not be analyzed or explained.
  3. The doctrine that the ultimate elements or principles of knowledge or belief are gained by an act or process akin to feeling or faith.

Mysticism Quotations

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
Salvador Dali

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.
Henri Bergson

I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest. I don't believe anymore in religions, because you see today there are religious wars, prejudice, false morals, and the woman is despised. Religion is too old now; it's from another century, it's not for today.
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of my fellow atheists consider all talk of 'spirituality' or 'mysticism' to be synonymous with mental illness, conscious fraud, or self-deception. I have argued elsewhere that this is a problem - because millions of people have had experiences for which 'spiritual' and 'mystical' seem the only terms available.
Sam Harris
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Mysticism Translations

mysticism in Dutch is mysticisme
mysticism in German is Mystik
mysticism in Spanish is misticismo
mysticism in Swedish is mystik
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