What was mysticism?

Asked By: Marjorie Gerhold
Date created: Sun, May 23, 2021 12:11 PM
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Islamic mysticism Dhikr, or remembrance (of God), which often takes the form of rhythmic chanting and breathing exercises. Sama, which takes the form of music and dance — the whirling dance of the Mevlevi dervishes is a form well known in the... Muraqaba or meditation. Visiting holy places, ...
Answered By: Tillman Fay
Date created: Mon, May 24, 2021 4:46 AM
Mysticism, the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them.
Answered By: Joshua Bernier
Date created: Mon, May 24, 2021 1:55 PM
‘Mysticism’ is best thought of as a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined. This entry reports on mysticism and philosophy so will concentrate chiefly on the topics philosophers have discussed concerning mystical experience. 1.
Answered By: Marcos Keeling
Date created: Mon, May 24, 2021 11:32 PM
The word mysticism comes from the Greek word mystes, which refers to an initiate of a secret cult. It means the pursuit or achievement of personal communion with or joining with God (or some other form of the divine or ultimate truth). A person who successfully pursues and gains such communion can be called a mystic.
Answered By: Jaylan Witting
Date created: Tue, May 25, 2021 2:26 AM
Mysticism is the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them.
Answered By: Bryon Balistreri
Date created: Tue, May 25, 2021 2:38 PM
1. the principles, doctrines, and practices of mysticism. 2. the interpretation of mysteries, as the Eleusinian. — mystagogue, n. — mystagogic, mystagogical, adj.
Answered By: Justine Ullrich
Date created: Wed, May 26, 2021 2:48 AM
mysticism. the beliefs, ideas, or mode of thought of mystics. a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding, or of a direct, intimate union of the soul with God through contemplation or ecstasy. obscure thought or speculation.
Answered By: Cary Ferry
Date created: Wed, May 26, 2021 7:26 PM
"Mysticism" is derived from the Greek μυω, meaning "to conceal", and its derivative μυστικός, mystikos, meaning "an initiate". In the Hellenistic world, a "mystikos" was an initiate of a mystery religion. "Mystical" referred to secret religious rituals and use of the word lacked any direct references to the transcendental.
Answered By: Weston Schmeler
Date created: Thu, May 27, 2021 5:50 AM
What is mysticism? We speak of something becoming second nature to men and one could say that non-mysticism has become man’s second nature. All religions agree that man was created in the image of God and in a state of intimacy with God, that is, with knowledge of the mysteries. Furthermore, all religions agree that this lost state can be regained.
Answered By: Alfred Morissette
Date created: Fri, May 28, 2021 4:01 AM
English Language Learners Definition of mysticism : a religious practice based on the belief that knowledge of spiritual truth can be gained by praying or thinking deeply See the full definition for mysticism in the English Language Learners Dictionary
Answered By: Elmo Block
Date created: Fri, May 28, 2021 1:51 PM
noun. mass noun. 1 Belief that union with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender. ‘St Theresa's writings were part of the tradition of Christian mysticism’.
Answered By: Lavina Douglas
Date created: Fri, May 28, 2021 3:39 PM
According to Wikipedia, Mysticism is a ”constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions.
Answered By: Kieran Auer
Date created: Fri, May 28, 2021 8:43 PM
Mysticism is often associated with extraordinary experiences of prayer, extraordinary encounters with God, and extraordinary phenomena such as miracles, visions, and voices.
Answered By: Kimberly Stracke
Date created: Sat, May 29, 2021 9:38 AM
A feeling of God’s presence — without media. There are two types of theistic personnel. One is intellectualist and grasps God through ideas, beliefs, terminology. The other is mystical and apprehends God without ideation, without creeds, without words in a row.
Answered By: Adriana Torphy
Date created: Sun, May 30, 2021 5:52 AM
Christian Mysticism is a complex spiritual topic and defies easy definition. Historically, mysticism is defined as hidden, unspeakable, can’t be put into words, an awareness and experience of the reality of God beyond ritual, doctrine, and dogma.
Answered By: Micheal Breitenberg
Date created: Sun, May 30, 2021 11:48 PM
Answer. Christian mysticism is a difficult term to define. It is often thought of as the practice of the experiential knowledge of God. The term can also apply to the mystery of the Eucharist in Roman Catholicism as well as so-called hidden meanings of Scripture, such as in Gnosticism.
Answered By: Alfonzo O'Kon
Date created: Mon, May 31, 2021 3:09 AM
Christian mysticism refers to the development of mystical practices and theory within Christianity, but this is also sometimes referred to as mystical theology.
Answered By: Carmela Rosenbaum
Date created: Mon, May 31, 2021 1:06 PM
  • Mysticism, the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them.
Answered By: Prudence Pfannerstill
Date created: Tue, Jun 1, 2021 9:23 AM
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Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה ‎, literally "reception, tradition" or "correspondence": 3) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mequbbāl (מְקוּבָּל ‎).
Definitions. The Arabic word tasawwuf (lit. being or becoming a Sufi), generally translated as Sufism, is commonly defined by Western authors as Islamic mysticism. The Arabic term sufi has been used in Islamic literature with a wide range of meanings, by both proponents and opponents of Sufism. Classical Sufi texts, which stressed certain teachings and practices of the Quran and the sunnah ...
Mysticism is popularly known as becoming one with God or the Absolute, but may refer to any kind of ecstasy or altered state of consciousness which is given a religious or spiritual meaning. It may also refer to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences.
Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה ‎, literally "reception, tradition" or "correspondence": 3) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mequbbāl (מְקוּבָּל ‎). The definition of Kabbalah varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part ...
Definition of esoteric. 1 a : designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone a body of esoteric legal doctrine — B. N. Cardozo. b : requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group esoteric terminology broadly : difficult to understand esoteric subjects.
English Language Learners Definition of esoteric : only taught to or understood by members of a special group : hard to understand : limited to a small number of people
Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה ‎, literally "reception, tradition" or "correspondence": 3) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mequbbāl (מְקוּבָּל ‎). The definition of Kabbalah varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later adaptations in Western esotericism (Christian Kabbalah and Hermetic ...
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