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relating to or characteristic of mysticism

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relating to or resembling mysticism

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having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence

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After taking methylphenidate, four volunteers reported mystical experiences as well.
Puncturing the asserted invincibility of the doxastic practice of sense perception, does not mean however that a doxastic practice of mystical perception can actually lead to knowledge claims about God.
Conventional Christian symbolism seems curiously played down--a handful of crosses, a pilgrimage way and a minimal campanile--but this seems in keeping with the project's deeper mystical undercurrents.
Though contemporary electronic media seem to hold "mystical" elements tantamount to the powers of Merlin, the religious aspects of modern technological culture aren't necessarily supplanting our multicultural reality with a single, sacred, technological culture.
The difficulty for hard-boiled rational empiricists, such as science writer John Horgan, who are unimpressed by traditional religious solutions to the problem of life, is that mystical experience might simply reflect human wish-fulfillment, not the true outlines of Existence.
Therefore, instead of isolating people from their cultural contexts, mystical experiences generate social and religious dissent that inaugurates radical transformation in the structures of oppressive, discriminatory, or dehumanizing economic, political, and religious systems.
In other news, Jamali will release a 400-page book on his originals this fall entitled Mystical Expressionism and Dreams.
whatever he possesses is nothing to us, till we are united to him." He speaks of "the sacred marriage, by which we are made flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone." (Ephesians 4:15 was a favourite of the Reformers.) He wrote to his friend Peter Martyr, who was also versed in mystical theology: "the flesh of Christ is neither life-giving in itself nor can its effect reach us without the immeasurable work of the Spirit ...
By reclaiming his African American cultural heritage, and bringing it to bear on his wider American experiences, the Invisible Man likewise discovers his own taunting, disembodied voice and the magical or mystical powers of invisibility that are available to him.
Reading Mystical Lyric: The Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi.
In spite of the disadvantages of her sex and meagre education, Teresa emerged as a powerful leader in the reform of the Carmelite order, the author of masterpieces of mystical literature, and spiritual counselor to princes of state and Church as well as to ordinary folk and the nuns under her jurisdiction.
29-98) documents the way in which mystical, mystagogical and more orthodox currents of spirituality - notably the work of Emanuel Swedenborg - fed into the plays of Hasenclever's mystical period, especially Jenseits (1919/20), Gobseck (1921) and Mord (1922-25), but concludes that of these dramas, only the earliest, Die Menschen (1917/18), manages to deal with 'die Frage nach der Befreiung von irdischer Qual und der Erlosung der Seele mir ernstzunehmendem Vorsatz' (p.
Subud (of the title) is one of a great many Javanese mystical movements which arose and expanded in membership in Indonesia in the period following World War II.
If by marriage you mean the deep spiritual connection I feel with the man I love; the delight I experience at seeing his tousled head of hair in the morning as he searches for coffee; the small battles in line at the grocery store; the shared knowledge that sex can be both a mystical expression of deep love and a secular sport; our commitment to see each other through sickness and through health, richer and poorer; the pooling of our financial resources; and the sheer awe and humility I feel about the privilege of getting to live with someone as wonderful as he is, then I am all for marriage.