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mysticism

[mis-tuh-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
the beliefs, ideas, or mode of thought of mystics.
2.
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.
3.
obscure thought or speculation.

Origin:
1730–40; mystic + -ism

antimysticism, noun
nonmysticism, noun
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mysticism (ˈmɪstɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
1.  belief in or experience of a reality surpassing normal human understanding or experience, esp a reality perceived as essential to the nature of life
2.  a system of contemplative prayer and spirituality aimed at achieving direct intuitive experience of the divine
3.  obscure or confused belief or thought

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mysticism
1736, from mystic + -ism.
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mysticism definition


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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