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Synonyms for mysticism

a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality

obscure or irrational thought

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The Prince smiled, and in his smile there seemed to be a certain mysticism.
Mysticism, with its marvellous power of making common things strange to us, and the subtle antinomianism that always seems to accompany it, moved him for a season; and for a season he inclined to the materialistic doctrines of the Darwinismus movement in Germany, and found a curious pleasure in tracing the thoughts and passions of men to some pearly cell in the brain, or some white nerve in the body, delighting in the conception of the absolute dependence of the spirit on certain physical conditions, morbid or healthy, normal or diseased.
Indeed to say the truth, that trait of mind in the philosophic Bon-Bon did begin at length to assume a character of strange intensity and mysticism, and appeared deeply tinctured with the diablerie of his favorite German studies.
The mysticism that was buried deep under all the cynicism of his experience was awake and moving in the depths.
Martin Lings (Abu Bakr Siraj-ud-Din) maintains that "All mysticisms are equally universal in the greater sense in that they all lead to the One Truth.
This paper endeavors to bring into light the unity of knowledge and action under the domain of mysticism with special focus on Ali Hujwiri's most celebrated book Kashf al Mahjub.
Thus, his proposed volume 6 in the History of Western Mysticism series will focus on the mysticism in divided Christianity, which comprises both a "monastic layer" and the new vernacular mysticisms of both Spain and France.
In contrast to earlier times when the major mystics were often also prominent ecclesiastical figures, those of "the long 15th century" were mostly marginal figures: hermits, poets, anchoresses, and little known male and female religious--underscoring both the relatively minor impact of mysticism on the institutional church in that century and the growing division between deep spirituality and academic theology.
Some of these new-emerging mysticisms claim sport systems or mental system but some of them regard as religion either overt or covert.
The other group is refinery of past mysticisms which are emerged as new shape.
Chapters delve into minute detail, critically examining transformations of the Jewish Kabbalah into "Christianized forms", from its rosicrucian mysticisms to long-forgotten alchemical roots hidden deep within the Kabbalah.
Two of these -- love mysticisms and apophatic mysticism -- have proved remarkably important for post-modern thought.