from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Concentration of the mind upon one thought or idea; a brooding on one subject; mild monomania.


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  • We shall therefore be much concerned with those experiences which are often called mystical, but which I prefer to call in general contemplative and intuitive; because they extend, as we shall find, without a break from the simplest type of mental prayer, the most general apprehensions of the Spirit, to the most fully developed examples of religious mono-ideism.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day

  • The acme of this kind of discipline would be a semi-hallucinatory mono-ideism -- an imaginary figure of Christ, for example, coming fully to occupy the mind.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience


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