Aside from the Comet talk which has gotten downright stunning, Thread: can anyone explain this vid on ISON?WTF
can we call this thing we do, we have, we study what it really is? We put these dark names on it. These negative meanings.
Mysticism: The beliefs, ideas or mode of thought of mystics. A doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding. , or direct intimate union of the soul with "god" through contemplation or ecstasy. (meditation too)
Mystic: Involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly , or symbolic practices or content as certain "belief systems" and art. spiritually significant, ethereal.
There that is a much nicer, older truer way of saying magic, psychic, occult what have you. All those scary things.
Mystics have been around as long as life has been a mystery.
Mysticism is found across a broad spectrum of belief systems.
Studying and experiencing it is a wonderful journey if you allow it to be.