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In general usage, the noun "mystic" refers to an individual whose introspection and resulting intuition manifests as a predilection for the spiritual, the contemplative, and maybe even the mysterious…because those in contact with the mystic may not be aware of or able to understand the mystic's sensitivities to etheral, otherworldly, or occult stimuli. In many traditions, the mystic is a respected individual who is in contact with spiritual advisors and who is therefore able to function as a wise person, a healer, or an oracle.

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"Meditation, Rose valley, Kappadokia, Turkey, August 28, 2011" by Moyan Benn is licensed under CC BY.

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