Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Mysticism (from the Greek μυστικός, mystikos, an initiate of a mystery religion) is the pursuit of communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, instinct or insight.

Nullification and absorption within God's Infinite Light (Hassidic schools of Judaism)
Deep intrinsic connection to ultimate reality (Satori in Mahayana Buddhism, Te in Taoism)
Union with God (Henosis in Neoplatonism and Brahma-Prapti or Brahma-Nirvana in Hinduism, fana in Sufism)
Theosis or Divinization, union with God and a participation of the divine nature (in Catholic Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy)
Innate Knowledge, (Irfan and Sufism in Islam)
Experience of one's true blissful nature (Samadhi Svarupa-Avirbhava in Hinduism and Buddhism)
Seeing the Light, or "that of God", in everyone (Hinduism, Quakerism)
The Love of God (Hinduism, Baha'i Faith, Christianity, Islam)

Enlightenment or Illumination are generic English terms for the phenomenon, derived from the Latin illuminatio (applied to Christian prayer in the 15th century) and adopted in English translations of Buddhist texts, but used loosely to describe the state of mystical attainment regardless of faith. Entheogens have been traditionally used by many from various religions and cultures throughout the majority of every region of the world to help assist one with Mysticism.

Vintage Mary and child charm with divine child on the back, large rhinestone, fire polished Czech crystal beads, agate. 2 inches in length from the end of the hand-forged hooks.

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