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There is a starting to be understanding of mysticism between humans whose curiosity in international religions spills over into interest concerning the mysterious and esoteric. 'That mystical claims are made in lots of religions', writes Professor Parrinder, 'is taken either as facts of the universality of the interior lifetime of the soul and because the genuine hyperlink among religions that may be divided through dogma yet are fairly united of their quest for the common One'.
This wide-ranging publication goals to supply clues to the various varieties and expressions of mysticism, through contemplating the various significant non secular traditions of either East and West. It explores significant parts: monistic mysticism (seeking self-identity or union with the All) and theistic mysticism (seeking communion, yet no longer identification, with God). the hunt for the magical via medications, intercourse and visions can be mentioned, as is the connection of the specialist to the normal seeker.

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