It was a mystical city in which the imagination faltered like one who steps out of the light into darkness; the soul walked naked to and fro, knowing the unknowable, and conscious strangely of experience, intimate but inexpressible, of the absolute.
Athelny spoke of the mystical writers of Spain, of Teresa de Avila, San Juan de la Cruz, Fray Luis de Leon; in all of them was that passion for the unseen which Philip felt in the pictures of El Greco: they seemed to have the power to touch the incorporeal and see the invisible.
I never could understand the fondness some people have for confusing their minds by dwelling on mystical
books that merely awaken their doubts and excite their imagination, giving them a bent for exaggeration quite contrary to Christian simplicity.
'Clarel, a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land' (1876), is a long mystical
poem requiring, as some one has said, a dictionary, a cyclopaedia, and a copy of the Bible for its elucidation.
He said that he did not feel himself 'good enough' for the Church, he was not drawn toward law, and though he fancied that he had capacity for a military career, he felt that 'if he were ordered to the West Indies his talents would not save him from the yellow fever.' At first, therefore, he spent nearly a year in London in apparent idleness, an intensely interested though detached spectator of the city life, but more especially absorbed in his mystical consciousness of its underlying current of spiritual being.
Of this mystical semi-pantheistic Nature-religion his 'Lines composed above Tintern Abbey' are the noblest expression in literature.
Why upon your first voyage as a passenger, did you yourself feel such a mystical
vibration, when first told that you and your ship were now out of sight of land?
After taking psilocybin, 22 of the 36 volunteers described having mystical
experiences, the scientists say.
Kath Graham, a former insurance worker, opened Mystical
Spray Tan & Beauty earlier this year, inspired by her daughter-in-law's physical intolerance to bright sunshine.
These three women share a cross-centered spirituality that flows naturally from an emphasis on the church as the Mystical
Body of Christ--theological notes that are less prominent today.
(O'Connor accuses me of writing that the pope had a "mystical
" sense of entitlement to longevity, when he knows all too well that the pope himself claimed that the 1981 attempt on his life had been thwarted by the direct intervention of the Virgin Mary.
Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff was not only a mystical
philosopher whose acolytes included John G.