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I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready.
Mary Garden

Meaning of "mysticism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MYSTICISM

mysticism  [ˈmɪstɪˌsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MYSTICISM

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Mysticism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MYSTICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mysticism

Mysticism

Mysticism ( pronunciation (help·info)) is "a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions." The term "mysticism" has Western origins, with various, historically determined meanings. Derived from the Greek μυω, meaning "to conceal", it referred to the biblical, the liturgical and the spiritual or contemplative dimensions in early and medieval Christianity, and became associated with "extraordinary experiences and states of mind" in the early modern period. In modern times, "mysticism" has acquired a limited definition, but a broad application, as meaning the aim at the "union with the Absolute, the Infinite, or God". This limited definition has been applied to include a worldwide range of religious traditions and practices. Since the 1960s, a scholarly debate has been ongoing in the scientific research of "mystical experiences" between perennial and constructionist approaches.

Definition of mysticism in the English dictionary

The first definition of mysticism in the dictionary is belief in or experience of a reality surpassing normal human understanding or experience, esp a reality perceived as essential to the nature of life. Other definition of mysticism is a system of contemplative prayer and spirituality aimed at achieving direct intuitive experience of the divine. Mysticism is also obscure or confused belief or thought.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MYSTICISM


aestheticism
iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm
asceticism
əˈsɛtɪˌsɪzəm
Catholicism
kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm
classicism
ˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
criticism
ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm
cynicism
ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm
eclecticism
ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm
empiricism
ɛmˈpɪrɪˌsɪzəm
eroticism
ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
fanaticism
fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm
Gnosticism
ˈnɒstɪˌsɪzəm
historicism
hɪˈstɒrɪˌsɪzəm
lyricism
ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm
mosaicism
məʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm
narcissism
ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm
neoclassicism
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
neuroticism
njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
romanticism
rəʊˈmæntɪˌsɪzəm
scholasticism
skəˈlæstɪˌsɪzəm
witticism
ˈwɪtɪˌsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MYSTICISM

mystery
mystery bag
mystery play
mystery shopper
mystery story
mystery tour
mystic
mystical
mystically
mysticalness
mysticete
mysticly
mystification
mystified
mystifier
mystifies
mystify
mystifying
mystifyingly
mystique

WORDS THAT END LIKE MYSTICISM

agnosticism
Anglicism
anti-Catholicism
apocalypticism
athleticism
didacticism
esotericism
exoticism
hermeticism
higher criticism
homoeroticism
literary criticism
monasticism
new criticism
peripateticism
racism
Roman Catholicism
scepticism
self-criticism
skepticism
textual criticism

Synonyms and antonyms of mysticism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mysticism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MYSTICISM

Find out the translation of mysticism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mysticism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mysticism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神秘主义 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

misticismo
570 millions of speakers

English

mysticism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रहस्यवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التصوف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мистика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

misticismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিন্তার অস্পষ্টতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mysticisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mistik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mystizismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

神秘主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신비주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mistik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thần bí giáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உள்ளுணர்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गूढवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mistisizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

misticismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mistycyzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

містика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

misticism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μυστικισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mistiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mysticism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mystikk
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mysticism

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10 QUOTES WITH «MYSTICISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mysticism.
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Henri Bergson
Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.
2
Sri Chinmoy
Mysticism, poor mysticism! When it is underestimated and oversimplified, it comes down from its original sphere and stands beside religion.
3
Dave Davies
What I believe in touches many aspects of religious and spiritual thought. Mainly I'm influenced and inspired by the eastern yogi's aspect of mysticism, Which is, I think, the future.
4
Antoine Fuqua
I started studying mythology, just on my own. Joseph Campbell, mysticism.
5
Mary Garden
I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready.
6
Mark Gatiss
The thing is, horror is a big part of 'Sherlock Holmes.' Doyle also wrote a lot of great horror stories, so there's a lot more horror in 'Holmes' that people possibly think of. There's a lot of curses and mysticism and real scares.
7
David S. Goyer
Mysticism and the supernatural are embedded in the show - it's called 'Da Vinci's Demons' for a reason, and it's not just metaphorical.
8
Jerry Hall
I love mysticism - it's such fun.
9
Shea Hembrey
Where I grew up, there was a mysticism and creativity to everything. Everyone made things with their hands.
10
Robin Ince
One idea I explore in my stand-up show is whether, if you try looking at the universe rationally and avoid coping mechanisms like mysticism or religion, you can still be happy knowing you are going to die after a brief time on this spinning ball.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MYSTICISM»

Discover the use of mysticism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mysticism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist
In Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist Suzuki compares the teachings of the great Christian mystic Meister Eckhart with the spiritual wisdom of Shin and Zen Buddhism.
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, 2002
2
Mysticism: Experience, Response, and Empowerment
A unique feature of this book is its in-depth analysis of "empowerment," an important phenomenon ignored by most scholars of mysticism.
Jess Hollenback, 2007
3
Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of ...
Classic study by noted authority provides accessible introduction to mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism.
Evelyn Underhill, 2012
4
An Anthology of Christian Mysticism
Biographical and historical data, as well as the mystic's key ideas and information about why the particular text was selected introduce each mystic to the reader.
‎1991
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The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism
Collects writings that explore the transformation human life goes through while searching for direct contact with God.
Bernard McGinn, 2006
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Mysticism: A Variety of Psychological Perspectives
Although very different, and coming from a range of academic backgrounds, the contributors are nevertheless united in their attempts to understand more about mysticism, from a perspective that puts the human being in the center.
Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels, 2003
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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism
A complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism.
Lama Anagarika Govinda, 1969
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Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Gershom Scholem, 2011
9
Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esotericism
Provides overview, from antiquity onwards, on various Western religious esoteric movements. This book includes topics such as: alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and more.
Arthur Versluis, 2007
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The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to ...
This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential union with God.
Carl McColman, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MYSTICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mysticism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mysticism and the Divine Feminine: An Interview with Mirabai Starr
Mysticism is about a direct experience of the sacred – nothing between our souls and a naked encounter with the Beloved. A life of spiritual ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
2
Will Self: Now I'm a vegetarian myself, I can say whatever the hell I …
Equally dreamy are those influenced by eastern mysticism who imagine we are entirely what we eat, so that a human species full of arugula ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
3
This amazing viral dance video is also super ignorant
... martial arts, bright colours and barbaric practices, unusual foods and incomprehensible languages, mysticism and magic, ninjas and kung fu. «Vox, Jul 15»
4
Stephen Amell on Arrow Season Four: "The Arrow is Not an …
is magic and mysticism. And Oliver alludes very early on in the season that this is something that he's seen before, so clearly that will play into ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
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Review: Stewart Goodyear takes Scriabin to church at Lanaudière …
Two Pieces Op. 57 and Enigma Op. 52 No. 2 were an intelligent way to start; they flirt with mysticism and they don't take too long to do it. «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
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How Pope Francis Follows 3 Principles of the Poverello of Assisi
... encyclical Pope Francis calls for a Franciscan type of mysticism in which the contemplation of nature leads to the contemplation of the creator ... «Aleteia EN, Jul 15»
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Joan Jonas as Interpreter, Guide, and Ghost at the Venice Biennale
In so doing, Jonas brilliantly manages to encase themes of mysticism and environmentalism, and her care for future generations as precious ... «Hyperallergic, Jul 15»
8
Rising: Mikael Seifu Searches for the Lost Beat
... front of a yin and yang poster, Seifu gives off an air of mysticism as he talks of intangible energies and pressures that surround us at all times. «Pitchfork Media, Jul 15»
9
Bethesda Dishonored Remastered Will Cost Half If You Have …
... oppressive city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. As a supernatural assassin driven by revenge, ... «Bidness ETC, Jul 15»
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Guest List: Ales Kot Haunts Los Angeles with Wolf
... ideological clusterfuck Material with Will Tempest; and now Wolf, Kot's mysticism-drenched L.A. fantasy-horror-noir with artist Matt Taylor and ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mysticism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mysticism>. Mar 2020 ».
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