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December 14, 2017

What Is A Mystic?

So, what exactly is a mystic?...well first of all, it can’t be defined ‘exactly’...but it is defined as a person who seeks through contemplation and self-surrender to obtain a unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute…or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are well beyond the intellect…some are called mystics because they are involved or are characterized by what most would consider esoteric or otherworldly practices or thoughts…it may be in the form of certain religious ceremonies and art…that definition may be true or misleading…a mystic may be a person who claims to attain, or believes in the very real possibility of attaining an insight into the mysteries that transcend what would be called ordinary human knowledge, perhaps something that is associated with the paranormal…some believe themselves to be mystics because of what they feel is a direct communication with the divine or an immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy…a mystic may claim they have a deep knowledge of religious mysteries…but a mystic can also be someone who feels a deep connection to the universe, and to that which is unknown or unexplained…I call myself a mystic for that very reason…it’s difficult to explain, but it’s a feeling…a feeling of depth and understanding…even the feeling of not understanding, but yet understanding and a belief that not all things can be rationally explained or understood.