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  Mysticism (from Greek mysterion, ‘password’ or ‘secret ritual act’) is a phenomenon common to all religions. By means of spiritual and/or physical exercises, the mystic experiences transcendent reality and direct contact or even fusion with the divine. The experience makes one see the coherence and unity of all things, natural and supernatural—a unity in which one is oneself involved. In ancient mysticism, and in much Eastern mysticism today, the soul of the mystic is thought to be absorbed into the divine. In modern Christian mysticism, by contrast, devotees retain their human identities, rapt in the beatific vision. EMJ

Further reading Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism.



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