Mysticism



the beliefs, ideas, or mode of thought of .
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.
obscure thought or speculation.
Contemporary Examples

But beyond that, it also has an aura about it, a mysticism of exclusiveness, that makes it rather forbidding.
Hostess to the Stars A. E. Hotchner December 2, 2010

Or of the Zohar, the foundational work of Jewish mysticism, which was written in Spain.
Daniel Gordis And The Jewish Nation-State Sigal Samuel February 17, 2013

Darwin was among the many scientists that have helped society evolve out of mysticism, superstition and faith.
‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism Dina Goldstein November 7, 2014

The repressiveness of the Burmese junta is overlaid with mysticism that can often border on the bizarre.
The Next Nuclear Nightmare Philip Shenon April 13, 2010

But in order to do so, Lindsay first snoops around on a mysticism and spells website.
Lindsay Lohan’s Early Crimes & Misdemeanors Sujay Kumar, The Daily Beast Video July 6, 2010

Historical Examples

I think that he has confined his mysticism to the book above named.
North America, Volume I (of 2) Anthony Trollope

mysticism of this sort is the very height of spiritual power.
Understanding the Scriptures Francis McConnell

It admitted also, as will appear in due course, of close alliance with mysticism.
The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2 Edward Tyas Cook

It was from this moment that I was taken with an ardent love for mysticism.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt

Perhaps it does, but there really is some mysticism in nature.
The Humour of Homer and Other Essays Samuel Butler

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

1736, from mystic (adj.) + -ism.

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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