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DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
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This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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What is Mysticism?


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Mysticism comes from the Greek word “mystikos” meaning to conceal.  Mysticism is the pursuit of a higher level of devotion or meaning to the ordinary allegorical interpretations of religious practices.  Mysticism can be found not only in a lot of religions but also in psychic activities or paranormal activities.  “Mystikos” is the origin of the word mystery or mysterious.

The term mysticism is used to denote beliefs or practices which go beyond the mainstream by seeking inner esoteric means of the conventional.  Kabbalah for example is a mystic form of Judaism which seeks to amplify and seek the hidden meaning of the scriptures in the Torah.

Mystics believe that there is a deeper state of existence beneath the everyday, the mundane and the archaic.

Mystic experiences are perhaps best described as a “communion with god”.  These can be manifested through dreams, visions, miracles, revelations or prophesies.

In philosophy, mysticism is a religious tendency or desire of the human soul to connect with Divinity or a system which is derived from that desire.  This connection can be achieved through contemplation and love.  Mysticism is the direct intuition of the infinite, it may be practical or speculative as its does not limit itself to mere knowledge.

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