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Old 09-17-2005, 10:12 AM   #54
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Re: Omoto-kyo Theology

This is from dictionary.com:

mys·tic   
adj.
1 Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices.
2 Of or relating to mysticism or mystics.
3 Inspiring a sense of mystery and wonder.
4 a Mysterious; strange.
b Enigmatic; obscure.
5 Mystical.

n.
One who practices or believes in mysticism or a given form of mysticism: Protestant mystics.

[Middle English mystik, from Latin mysticus, from Greek mustikos, from must?s, initiate. See mystery1.]


mys·ti·cism   
n.
1 a Immediate consciousness of the transcendent or ultimate reality or God.
b The experience of such communion as described by mystics.
2 A belief in the existence of realities beyond perceptual or intellectual apprehension that are central to being and directly accessible by subjective experience.
3 Vague, groundless speculation.

mysticism

n 1: a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality 2: obscure or irrational thought

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