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mystic
used in Light in August

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relating to realities that are outside of scientific understanding and normal experience; or one who attempts to tune into such realities
  • ...him to write it laboriously so with a hand more apt for a rope or a gunbutt or a knife than a pen) began to read to the child in Spanish from the book which he had brought with him from California, interspersing the fine, sonorous flowing of mysticism in a foreign tongue with harsh, extemporised dissertations composed half of the bleak and bloodless logic which he remembered from his father on interminable New England Sundays, and half of immediate hellfire and tangible brimstone of...
    Chapter 11 (44% in)

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