Definition of mysticism in English:

mysticism

Line breaks: mys¦ti|cism
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪstɪsiz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 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 mysticism
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    • 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 title
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    • 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.

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