Definition of mysticism
2 : the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (as intuition or insight)
3 a : vague speculation : a belief without sound basis b : a theory postulating the possibility of direct and intuitive acquisition of ineffable knowledge or power
Examples of mysticism in a sentence
Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mysticism.
a student of Eastern mysticism
First Known Use of mysticism
MYSTICISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mysticism for English Language Learners
: a religious practice based on the belief that knowledge of spiritual truth can be gained by praying or thinking deeply
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