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  • n. Plural form of mystic.


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  • Almost everyone, except certain mystics and super string theorists, agree that causes precede effects.

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  • There can be, I think, no doubt that the persons whom we call mystics have enormously added to the richness of our conception of God, or that they have made impressive contributions to the capital stock of our religious knowledge.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • So that's when he calls his mystics and wizards and says, 'Make me a god so I can avenge my father.'


  • What God revealed to Israel through the prophets, the sages, and the mystics is the “bold and dangerously paradoxical idea” that God needs man.

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  • I discovered there were beings called mystics and shamans and yogis who claimed to be familiar with the exotic outback of human consciousness.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Hence his resemblance to the mystics, which is a resemblance of psychical temperament and not of spiritual attitude.

    Mysticism in English Literature

  • The soft breeze that was blowing scarcely ruffled the surface of this beautiful river; two or three picturesque barks, called mystics, with long latine sails, were gliding down it.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • This true and spiritual converse with God distinguished Dr. Tauler from those properly called mystics, whose dreams, and fancies, and feelings, were to them, that which God the Holy Ghost is to the believer.

    Three Friends of God: Records from the Lives of John Tauler, Nicholas of Basle, Henry Suso

  • -- Beside these men of the highest brain-power there are found in the thirteenth century mystics, that is, poets and eccentrics, both by the way most interesting.

    Initiation into Philosophy

  • Among German so-called mystics the one most nearly in accord with Carlyle was Novalis, who has left a sheaf of sayings -- as "There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man," "Who touches a human hand touches God" -- that especially commended themselves to his commentator.

    Thomas Carlyle


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