Look into my crystal ball; tell me what you see. If there's something about the future, something beyond human comprehension in there, maybe you're a mystic or someone who believes in supernatural realities.

One of the most famous mystics in history is Nostradamus, who some people credit with predicting events like the French Revolution and the atom bomb. Whether you believe in mystics or not, the word is not just used to describe people. When something is mystic, it has to do with religious mysteries and practices or it simply inspires a sense of mystery or wonder, like the Himalaya Mountains, which some people consider a mystic place.

Definitions of mystic

adj having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

mysterious, mystical, occult, orphic, secret
confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

adj relating to or resembling mysticism


adj relating to or characteristic of mysticism


n someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension

religious mystic
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Gautama Siddhartha
founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
4th-century Chinese philosopher on whose teachings Lao-tse based Taoism
Jakob Behmen
German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)
Johannes Eckhart
German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
a religious mystic who follows quietism
Type of:
believer, worshiper, worshipper
a person who has religious faith

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