What is mysticism

Mystik (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Mys | tics, no plural
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈMʏstɪk], [ˈmyːstɪk]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Religion: Form of religiosity, religious outlook in which a personal experience of the connection to God, to omnipotence or other transcendent powers is to be achieved through various methods and practices (asceticism, ecstasy, devotion, contemplation, meditation, trance, yoga, etc.)
2) pejorative:obscure speculation reaching to the point of irrationality
Origin of the term:
from Latin mysticus "Mysterious", derived from the Greek μυστικός (mystikos)
Related terms:
1) mysticism
General terms:
1) outlook, religiosity, spirituality
Subordinate terms:
1) Buddha nature, experience of God, Kabbalah, Sufism, Tao, number mysticism
Application examples:
1) “The flower of the German mysticism first germinated in the monasteries. "
1) “In the former is the Christian dogma with the grandiose fervent mysticism of ancient times, woven and pervaded by the fiery glow of faith of the church fathers, still quite unmistakable. "
1) “In addition to knightly poetry, German literature influenced the mysticism the vocabulary of high medieval German strongest. "
2) “The worst of theirs Mysticism, monasticism, stifled people and state. "
2) “Soon the fear of being in disguise jumped mysticism and limit correction of knowing; soon the disregard of individual philosophers, which involuntarily had generalized to disregard philosophy. "
Typical word combinations:
1) anti-clerical, anti-feudal, Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewishmysticism
Word formations:
1) Mystification, mystify, mystic, mysticism, number mysticism
Nominative: singular mysticism; Plural
Genitive: singular mysticism; Plural
Dative: singular mysticism; Plural
Accusative: singular mysticism; Plural


  • English: mysticism
  • Finnish: 1) mystiikka
  • French: 1) mysticisme (male), mystique (Female)
  • Italian: 1) mistica (Female)
  • Japanese: 1) 神秘 主義 (し ん ぴ し ゅ ぎ, shinpi shugi)
  • Polish: 1) mistyka (Female)
  • Swedish: mysticism
  • Slovenian: 1) mistika (Female)
  • Spanish: 1) mística (Female)

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

The dervish and entertainer Veysel Inan comes to Neustadt for an interreligious discussion group. In addition to the religious dancers, there are also Catholic and Protestant dancers mysticism and spirituality theme.
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, January 7th, 2019

Talismans, enigmatic signs and a journey into heaven as a journey into hell: the seductive Kabbalah show in the Jewish Museum draws you deep into the history and present of the Jewish people mysticism into it.
DiePresse.com, October 30, 2018

The memory of Kurt Cobain will never be forgotten. The music of “Nirvana” was too influential, it was too big mysticism about the death of the musician.
LooMee TV, May 23, 2019

Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah: That is why the thought of the historian of religion Gershom Scholem revolved. As a brilliant reader, however, he has also dealt with contemporary literature all his life.
NZZ Online, June 26, 2019

Why those mysticism played a major role in this and how a ruse paved the way for the first wildlife park stadium - ka-news has investigated.
ka-news.de, June 16, 2019

The solstice, a fascinating celestial event since time immemorial. Klaus Huber on the mysticism the longest day.
nachricht.at, June 20, 2020

Decried as a heretic by the church during his lifetime, Jacob Böhme is today considered the most important author of the Christian mysticism - although he was a simple shoemaker.
Deutschlandradio, March 28, 2020

Certain trees are in the Celtic mysticism revered to this day. If you believe the Celts, the first people were trees that were brought to life by divine power.
Gala.de, April 03, 2020

Kabbalah, the teaching of the Jewish mysticism, has many followers in the United States. There are around 100 followers in Germany. BILD was there.
BILD.de, February 18, 2020

For years violence ruled life in Lahore. Now the Pakistani metropolis is developing into a center for art and literature, religion and mysticism.
Spiegel Online, February 20, 2020

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.

Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • Mysticism: no plural: ideological ideology that interprets rationally explainable things mystically, enthusiastically or religiously; an idea based on mysticistic considerations

Another word (synonym) for mysticism - Source: OpenThesaurus

Dictionary entries

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abstruse: Rationalism, with its hatred of every profundity and every mysticism, had got used to calling profound thinking abstruse when it wanted to criticize such a school of thought

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