- 1Belief that union with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender: St Theresa’s writings were part of the tradition of Christian mysticismMore example sentences
- For some, mysticism implies that subjective knowledge of the true nature of the universe can, in fact, be obtained.
- This leads us into mysticism as the spiritual quality of staying in pure contemplation in the divine presence.
- Does one then conclude that mysticism and the mystical experience is universal in its experience?
- 2Vague or ill-defined religious or spiritual belief, especially as associated with a belief in the occult: there is a hint of New Age mysticism in the show’s titleMore example sentences
- Much of it is reminiscent of occult and eastern mysticism.
- However, what we are witnessing is not an increase of interest in the Bible or its teaching, but an upsurge in speculative religion and mysticism.
- The popular Star Wars trilogy is a prime example in which much of the occult and Eastern mysticism can be seen.
More definitions of mysticismDefinition of mysticism in:
- The US English dictionary