Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat or partially mystical

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ mystical

Examples

  • He does not actually go back in time - only his perceptions do, and that was the era of "doors of perception" and a lot of semimystical hype about LSD, peyote, et al.

    The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier. Book review

  • It was a strange, semimystical, and disorganized religion, and little wonder, for it was built on an unfinished and lopsided edifice of ideas.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Later in life he began to “have the semimystical feeling that he had been especially selected as the frail vessel for the great fortune” (p. 48).

    John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937)

  • Prophecy, however, extended far beyond Franciscan circles; it is to be found among diverse groups and individuals: the Flagellants in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the heretical semimystical sect of the Men of Intelligence in the first decade of the fifteenth century, many of the Czech Reformers, as well as mystics like Catherine of Siena.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • This nationalism which based itself upon the vague and semimystical concept of folk and folk culture made its most significant contribution to the development of nationalism in German romanticism, and, under its influence, in Russian Slavophilism.

    NATIONALISM

  • And like a member of a dynasty, feeling a semimystical bond with the dead, I was profoundly shocked by my immediate predecessor.

    The Shadow Line; a confession

  • Another process which will work for single or mixed gender groups as well as individuals is the Nexus process which I still get emails about from folks who have used it to very very good effect in their own relationships as well as at couples and group intimacy workshops (note that I no longer have the MP3 for that piece in public circulation as it is being revised for a special product line, it is only available to a select few - if you see it being distributed, please report the culprit immediately) . . . either or both of these processes would be appropriate to the venue at Black Rock and both of them can be levereged to take advantage of the semimystical context under the shadow of the Burning Man (although don't stand out in the sun, keep to the shade and drink tons of water).

    Hypno-Orgasm and Trance-Pleasure . . . . . . straightforward processes and how to do them . . .

  • For a nice layperson’s description of QM, I like Feynman’s book “QED”: no formulas, no semimystical mumbo-jumbo, frank acknowledgement of the puzzling aspects.

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Quantum Mechanics, But Were Afraid to Ask

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