mysticism

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noun mys·ti·cism \ˈmis-tə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of mysticism

  1. 1 :  the experience of mystical union or direct communion with ultimate reality reported by mystics

  2. 2 :  the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (as intuition or insight)

  3. 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

  1. Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mysticism.

  2. a student of Eastern mysticism

1735

First Known Use of mysticism

1735


MYSTICISM Defined for English Language Learners

mysticism

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noun mys·ti·cism \ˈmis-tə-ˌsi-zəm\

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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