mysticism mysticism  /ˈmɪs tɪ ˌsɪ zəm/


  1. (n) a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
  2. (n) obscure or irrational thought


  1. Western medicine has spent the past 100 years trying to rid itself of remnants of mysticism.
  2. Hippies preach altruism and mysticism, honesty, joy and nonviolence.


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  1. "Special purpose payments (SPP) are part of the deep structure, folklore and mysticism of Commonwealth-State relations," Mr Rudd said. "If you have worked in these areas before, as I have, they are a source of frustration at multiple levels...
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Australian

  2. In The New York Review of Books in 1982, Stephen Jay Gould, the evolutionary biologist, called Mr. Gardner "the single brightest beacon defending rationality and good science against the mysticism and anti-intellectualism that surround us."
    on May 23, 2010 By: Stephen Jay Gould Source: New York Times

  3. Timothy Garton Ash, a friend and confidant for 30 years, says "the idea put about of the young Ian being open to mysticism and the like, as opposed to the hard-edged scientific rationalist of today, is just nonsense. He's always been supremely...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Timothy Garton Ash Source: The Guardian

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