mystic

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
  1. adjective
    having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    synonyms: mysterious, mystical, occult, orphic, secret
    esoteric
    confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
  2. adjective
    relating to or resembling mysticism
    synonyms: mystical
  3. adjective
    relating to or characteristic of mysticism
    synonyms: mystical
  4. noun
    someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
    synonyms: religious mystic
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    Gautama Siddhartha
    founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
    Chuang-tzu
    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)
    types:
    quietist
    a religious mystic who follows quietism
    type of:
    believer, worshiper, worshipper
    a person who has religious faith
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