Mysticism Definition

mĭstĭ-sĭzəm
noun
The doctrines or beliefs of mystics; specif., the doctrine that it is possible to achieve communion with God through contemplation.
Webster's New World
Such experience had by an individual.
American Heritage
Any doctrine that asserts the possibility of attaining an intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths through meditation.
Webster's New World
Belief in the existence of realities beyond perceptual or intellectual apprehension that are directly accessible by subjective experience.
Belief in séances, astral projection, and similar mysticism.
American Heritage
Vague, obscure, or confused thinking or belief.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Mysticism

Noun

Singular:
mysticism
Plural:
mysticisms

Origin of Mysticism

  • English from the early to mid 1700's, Confer French mysticisme.

    From Wiktionary

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