What does mysticism mean?

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Noun
  1. The beliefs, ideas, or thoughts of mystics.
  2. A doctrine of direct communication or spiritual intuition of divine truth.
  3. A transcendental union of soul or mind with the divine reality or divinity.
  4. Obscure thoughts and speculations.
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Steiner may have broken away from the Theosophical Society, but he did not abandon the eclectic mysticism of the theosophists.
Furthermore, his trademark fusion of ornate mysticism and lurid pop-art aesthetics had taken a toehold in New York's art scene as well.
Because the Acmeists broke with exhausted conventions and vague mysticism, Mandelstam is sometimes mistaken for a chilly realist.
Swedenborg joined his mysticism with a keen interest in natural science, especially acoustics.
Once known as the Enchanted Isles, the Galapagos to first time visitors are a meld of mysticism and stark reality.
This is a wonderful and sensitive synthesis of Kabbalah, focusing on the mysticism of the Zohar and its later manifestations.

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