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She is a mystic who believes enlightenment will come from communing with nature.
  relating to realities that are outside of scientific understanding and normal experience; or one who attempts to tune into such realities
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mystic mystics
In common usage, mystic is more likely to be used in reference to a practitioner of a less mainstream religion than a more mainstream religion — possibly because the former is more mysterious to the writer.
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  • She is a mystic who believes enlightenment will come from communing with nature.
  • She is a mystic who claims to be able to both talk to the dead and see into the future.
  • She belongs to a mystic cult.
  • No mystic ever saw deeper meaning in common things.
    Somerset Maugham  --  Moon and Sixpence

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  • mystic and marvelous surprises
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • Once he surrendered reason, he was left at the mercy of ... a body moved by unaccountable instincts and of a soul moved by mystic revelations...
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • This branch of mystic study is hereby ended.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Mystics and math were tough.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • "Mystics are in high demand these days," said Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • We need Mystics, not muscle.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege

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  • He had no mysticism about turtles
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • There’s something mystical about the proud man, in your sense.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • After a long silence, he said: "There are a thousand and one gates leading into the orchard of mystical truth."
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Maimonides said it was only at thirty that one had the right to venture into the perilous world of mysticism.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • One evening I told him how unhappy I was because I could not find a master in Sighet to instruct me in the Zohar, the cabalistic book, the secrets of Jewish mysticism.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The Finch doorbell was a mystical instrument; it was possible to tell the state of mind of whoever pushed it.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • She’d made a grim figure on the Fiji beach during our two-week honeymoon, battling her way through a million mystical pages of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, casting pissy glances at me as I devoured thriller after thriller.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The wind is whipping her hair this way and that so she looks like some kind of mystical sorceress, beautiful, powerful, and scary at the same time.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • They don’t accept our saints and shrines—many Pakistanis are also mystical people and gather at Sufi shrines to dance and worship.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • In some corners of the world we were regarded as shamans and mystics, consulted in times of trouble.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She looked more or less the same, perhaps due to her old chicken bone charms: long reddish curly hair, a faraway but quizzical expression, and a witchy, mystical demeanor.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Sometimes when one is a physician or a medic or a nurse, the physical body can take on an almost mystical presence, and whether living or not becomes a certain marker of the world, a sign of the wider circumstance.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The Mogadorian weapons function in some way that I don’t think I’ll ever understand, because of the mystical gateways between the realms.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • This girl was some kind of mystic.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • I attended Catholic schools with mystical names like the Infant of Prague and the Annunciation, as Dad transferred from Marine base to desolate Marine base, or when we retired to my mother’s family home in Atlanta when the nation called my father to war.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But Father’s patience, his almost mystic rapport with the harmonies of watchworks, these were not things that could be taught.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • That day as she traversed the edge of the gardens on her way toward the library she caught a glimpse of something which thereafter dwelled so immovably in her mind that she wondered if it, too, was not at last bound up in a mystical way with Nathan, and the imminence of his appearance in her life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The black drapes, with their mystic symbols, shut out all intrusive beams of sunlight, and left the candle as the only source of direct illumination.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I just got Battleground Mystic for my Wii and it’s totally awesome.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • He looked like a figure from an allegory: black-aproned carpenter-mystic, half in shadow.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • City of artists and writers, Sufis and mystics.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I gave a lecture on the mystic Beydel.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He built like a composer improvising under the spur of a mystic guidance.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • C H A PT E R 2 0 He was a Sufi, a Muslim mystic.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Read the mystical book I am sending you; it has an enormous success here.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Carrel was a mystic who believed in telepathy and clairvoyance, and thought it was possible for humans to live several centuries through the use of suspended animation.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hyper-mint extract, redolent of all the heady odors of the dark Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweet and mystic.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Eva, the beautiful Eva, had stood listening to her mother, with that expression of deep and mystic earnestness which was peculiar to her.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Even the boisterous winds unanimously came forth from their mystic homes, and blustered about as if to enhance by their aid the wildness of the scene.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Danny is doing subconsciously what these so-called mystics and mind readers do quite consciously and cynically.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • A mystic shadow of suspicion immediately attached itself to the spot.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Then," said Villefort, more and more amazed, and really supposing he was speaking to a mystic or a madman, "you consider yourself as one of those extraordinary beings whom you have mentioned?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Vittoria turned her face skyward and inhaled deeply, as if the sun’s rays somehow transferred to her some mystical replenishing energy.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Do you know that I am to a certain extent a mystic?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Now, Tarot’s mystical qualities were passed on by modern fortune-tellers.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He loves Virginia above all, the mystic dirt of home.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • The moon was coming up, and its mystic shimmer was casting a million lights across the distant, restless water.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Clove and bay, but there was something at the end of it; something that made the scent finish tangy and bitter . dark and mystic and alluring in its . naughtiness.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab’s quenchless feud seemed mine.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The days before these ordeals take place are spent in cramming your mind with mystic formula and indigestible dates—unpalatable diets, until you wish that books and science and you were buried in the depths of the sea.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
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