chapter  XIV
What Mysticism Is
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In order to do so it behoves us to define clearly what is meant by that term. Mysticism has nothing to do with magic, neither does it mean something un­ intelligible, although often the term is misapplied in these ways. It stands for a definite religious conception which is found alike in Christian and nonChristian faiths. No school of religious thought is without its mystics; they are^found^in the orthodox Roman Catholic Church, a well known modern example being Mons. Benson, while Bunyan, the Puritan pedlar of the 17th century, was just as truly a mystic. The Hindu, the Chinese Buddhist and the Mahommedan Fakir may all claim to be mystics, and to this school of thought belongs the ancient Greek philosopher, Plotinus.