At Temple, Coltrane no longer operated as a jazz artist improvising melodies, but more like a mystic on a vision quest.
He is such an American mystic, that kind of reaching, that wish to go beyond, even though he doesn't have the tools.
Fabulous lunatic Madame Blavatsky was a con artist, a mystic, and the founder of the Theosophist Society.
But suffice it to say that for the agnostic, like the mystic, it is the journey and not the destination that matters most.
Then bed down in the seaside town of mystic, Connecticut, with views of the wharf from your private room at the Steamboat Inn.
The grace of the speaker, and the mystic quality of the thing spoken, arrested him.'
The weak scholars were very curious to know the meaning of the mystic words.
He gave him the piece of birch bark bearing the mystic sign.
Such are the feelings animating the mystic after initiation.
And first, of the normal development of the mystic feeling for nature in the case of the individual mind.
late 14c., "spiritually allegorical, pertaining to mysteries of faith," from Old French mistique "mysterious, full of mystery" (14c.), or directly from Latin mysticus "mystical, mystic, of secret rites" (source also of Italian mistico, Spanish mistico), from Greek mystikos "secret, mystic, connected with the mysteries," from mystes "one who has been initiated" (see mystery (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to occult practices or ancient religions" first recorded 1610s.
"exponent of mystical theology," 1670s, from mystic (adj.). In Middle English, the noun meant "symbolic meaning, interpretation" (early 14c.).
place name in Connecticut, U.S., deformed from Algonquian missituk "great tidal river," from missi "large" + -tuk "tidal river."