Distinguished the other Spanish mystics, St Theresa, Luis de Leon or Raimon Lull.
India consequently has always been the fertile mother of practical mystics and devotees.
In this he agrees with the speculative mystics everywhere, and differentiates himself from the scholastics who followed him.
Van Helmont (1577-1644) was the last distinguished investigator who professed actually to have changed mercury into gold, though impostors and mystics of various kinds continued to claim knowledge of the art long after his time.
5 See, especially, on the mystics of Safed in Upper Galilee, S.