- spiritually significant or symbolic; allegorical
- of mystics or mysticism; esp., relating to or based on intuition, contemplation, or meditation of a spiritual nature
- mystic (adjective)
- mysterious; enigmatic
The definition of mystical is having a spiritual or mysterious reality.
An example of something mystical is the ability to communicate with the dead.
- Of, relating to, or stemming from mysticism or immediate understanding of spiritual matters, especially when experienced as direct communion with God: a mystical trance; a mystical treatise.
- Symbolic or allegorical, especially with regard to spirituality: a mystical interpretation of a parable.
- a. Awe-inspiring or mysterious: “Had his dabbling in the unknown awakened a liking for more mystical sounds, the magical conjuring of sea upon the shore?” ( Daphne du Maurier )b. Believed or maintained with awe or deep respect, especially when contrary to or lacking factual evidence: mystical theories about the securities market.
- Of or relating to mystic rites or practices: stones arranged in a mystical circle.
(comparative more mystical, superlative most mystical)
From mystic +"Ž -al
- Read the mystical book I am sending you; it has an enormous success here.
- Berthelot, " alchemy rested partly on the industrial processes of the ancient Egyptians, partly on the speculative theories of the Greek philosophers, and partly on the mystical reveries of the Gnostics and Alexandrians."
- During this controversy Dionysius became convinced that the victory of mystical theology over "Jewish" chiliasm would never be secure so long as the book of Revelation passed for an apostolic writing and kept its place among the homologoumena of the canon.
- Jones, Mystical Religion (1909).
- For Erigena, therefore, the speculative reason is the supreme arbiter; and in accordance with its results the utterances of Scripture and of the church have not infrequently to be subjected to an allegorical or mystical interpretation.