But historically, in religious circles, the title ‘mystic’, is used to describe some of our notable contemplatives. In the last couple of thousand years, these ancient church mystics possessed a relationship, piety, and reality in God that set them apart. Some of the more commonly known mystics includeFrancisof Assisi, Ignatius Loyola, John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence, andJeanne Guyon, just to name a few.
Religious opinion and tradition generally require that to be called a mystic, one must have had a personal transformation… or must have effected transformation in someone else.
But if you think about it, that definition should apply to any seriously devout God-person. In Christian…
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