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  • n. Plural form of mystagogue.

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Examples

  • For Elon, there is no center: just the left and the "mystagogues" and "salvation mongers" to which he refers.

    'Israel's Demons': An Exchange

  • Just in the same manner, the whole history of Ceres and Proserpine was represented by the mystagogues.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Hegel's philosophy is so difficult and so capacious that it has been used by mystagogues and demagogues of both the left and right to prop up their own sorry philosophies.

    Evolutionary cosmology

  • She then opened a fine large book, and as we gave our names one of her mystagogues with a gold pin drew some lines on it, as if she had been writing; but we could not see any characters.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Rabin was murdered for "religious" reasons within a subculture infected by the feverish messianism generated by the 1967 war, a war promptly named after the six days of Creation, and seen by mystagogues and clever manipulators of faith (from Brooklyn to Hebron) as atkhalta di geulah, the dawn of Salvation that heralds the imminent Coming of the Messiah.

    'Israel's Demons': An Exchange

  • The police investigation of assassin Yigal Amir, Mr. Elon writes, exposed "the seedy underworld of ruthless terrorists informally allied with fairly prominent religious leaders, rabbis, mystagogues, kabbalists, and other salvation-mongers."

    'Israel's Demons': An Exchange

  • The brown book is a collection of the myths of the past, and it has a section listing all the keys of the universe - all the things people have said were The Secret after they had talked to mystagogues on far worlds or studied the popul vuh of the magicians, or fasted in the trunks of holy trees.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • But it may perhaps be said at this distance of time that it was not precisely the greatest among them who were most prominent as mystagogues of Science with the big S, and it may certainly be said that when the mystagogues, the Cliffords, Huxleys, and the rest, undertook to improvise a theory of first principles, their achievement was little better than infantile.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • Samothracian Mysteries it was forbidden to put parsley on the table, because, according to the mystagogues, it had been produced by the blood of Cadmillus, slain by his brothers.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • Pseudo-Barnabas and Justin are already mystagogues of the cross; cp.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

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