Definition of mysticism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪstɪsɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪstɪsɪzəm//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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the belief that knowledge of God and of real truth can be found through prayer and meditation rather than through reason and the senses Eastern mysticism There is a strong element of mysticism in his poetry. See related entries: Types of belief
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mysticism