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1. Definition: Mysticism is an umbrella concept for (1) experiences in which boundaries are dissolved—those of the subject, such as in a vacuum of thought, or in ecstasy; those of the object, so that dualities are removed; those of space, to experience the infinite in the fin…

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Wilke, Annette, “Mysticism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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