Definition of mysticism
2 : the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (such as intuition or insight)
3a : vague speculation : a belief without sound basisb : 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
Recent Examples of mysticism from the Web
Then again, mysticism is less about understanding than experience.
His sin in their eyes: Converting to Eastern Orthodoxy, the world’s second largest Christian denomination and one steeped in rituals, icons and mysticism – aspects of faith that seem foreign to many evangelical Protestants.
One Reddit post introduced the idea that the finale will only focus on Nora and Kevin as a couple, and abandon all the mysticism and religion.
That mysticism and serenity — and just giving ourselves permission to sit and appreciate the moment without overthinking it — was like pressing reset on our trip.
Q: There definitely exists this form of Midwestern mysticism going back, that comes out of this sort of Bible Belt influence and strains of Dixie revivalism in response to the Great Migration.
Who needs futuristic superpowers when the mysticism of the Middle Ages can be just as cool?
But Malkovich sets his film in an unnamed Latin American country and infuses Incan mysticism into a Marxist terrorist group's struggle against a corrupt regime.
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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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