Mysticism Quotes

Bert McCoy

Don't be so loyal to your mind; the mind is not loyal to You.

Swami Dhyan Giten

When something happens to you that is beyond words, life is happening to you. When the Ultimate is happening to you, you are beyond words.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Death people who are still alive at this hour, must resurrect and ascend to the intellectual
Death people who are still alive at this hour, must resurrect and ascend to the intellectual heaven where there is no ignorance.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Prove to the world that you are alive, let your words breathe life into the nostrils of the universe.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Leaving the world behind is the best experience most feeble minds fear to try.

Meister Eckhart

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!

Assegid Habtewold

If you're a true student of the truth, you may easily get frustrated when people try to make points based on mysticism and cultural beliefs.

Swami Dhyan Giten

God is the soul of the universe.

Rabindranath Tagore

Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.

Lafcadio Hearn

The Shadow-maker shapes forever.


If I say your voice is an amber waterfall in which I yearn to burn each day, if you eat my mouth like a mystical rose with powers of healing and damnation, If I confess that your body is the only civilization I long to experience… would it mean that we are close to knowing something about love?

Anthony De Mello

Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description.

Joris-Karl Huysmans

Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God...It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.

Peggy Payne

God is as real as a station wagon.

R.M. Jones

Mystical experiences do not necessarily supply new ideas to the mind, rather, they transform what one believes into what one knows, converting abstract concepts, such as divine love, into vivid, personal, realities.


I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.


Unless you are here: this garden refuses to exist.
Pink dragonflies fall from the air
and become scorpions scratching blood out of rocks.
The rainbows that dangle upon this mist: shatter.
Like the smile of a child separated
from his mother’s milk for the very first time.
-from poem Blood and Blossoms

Idries Shah

Sufism is, in fact, not a mystical system, not a religion, but a body of knowledge..
Sufism is, in fact, not a mystical system, not a religion, but a body of knowledge.

Gertrude Stein

Spaniards and Americans are not like Europeans, they are not like Orientals, they have something in common, that is they do not need religion or mysticism not to believe in reality as all the world knows it, not even when they see it.

Alan W. Watts

A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.

Dan Simmons

He loved the darkness and the mystery of the Catholic service-the tall priest strutting like a carrion crow and pronouncing magic in a dead language, the immediate magic of the Eucharist bringing the dead back to life so that the faithful could devour Him and become of Him, the smell of incense and the mystical chanting.

Tom Robbins

Religion is nothing but institutionalized mysticism. The catch is, mysticism does not lend itself to institutionalization. The moment we attempt to organize mysticism, we destroy its essence. Religion, then, is mysticism in which the mystical has been killed. Or, at least diminished.

Peter Rollins

That which we cannot speak of is the one thing about whom and to whom we must never stop speaking.

Peter Rollins

The argument is made that naming God is never really naming God but only naming our understanding of God. To take our ideas of the divine and hold them as if they correspond to the reality of God is thus to construct a conceptual idol built from the materials of our mind.

David James Duncan

The fundamentalists of every faith remain blind to the truth that the “sigh within the prayer is the same in the heart of the Christian, the Muslim, and the Jew.” I have seen this unity with my eyes, heard it with my ears, felt it with all my being.

Thomas Merton

Faith is the door to the full inner life of the Church, a life which includes not only access to an authoritative teaching but above all to a deep personal experience which is at once unique and yet shared by the whole Body of Christ, in the Spirit of Christ.

Marty Rubin

The mystic sees God in everything; the scientist, atoms; the poet, poetry.

Brendan Kennelly

I know it does not matter that I do not understand.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Learning and knowing something is cool, but superb knowledge comes when you leave your books and become the inner world's friend.

Simone Weil

Time’s violence rends the soul; by the rent eternity enters.

Swami Dhyan Giten

I remember sitting and meditating beside a slow flowing river in India, and I got the feeling that this river could teach me all the secrets of the mystery of life. If we learn to surrender to a stone, a flower, to a man, to a woman, or a river, it becomes a door to the Whole.

Michael Bassey Johnson

You only know me as an ordinary human being, with flesh, blood and bones, but there is something about me too hard for you to decipher, for if i let you, you will ever regret knowing me.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Anybody that fears and detests witchcraft is not happy with science and technology.


You are either in a state of perfection or a state of learning. Reading is one of the best ways to learn about our lives and purpose!

Alberto Caeiro

If they want me to have mysticism, okay, I’ve got it.
I’m a mystic, but only in my body,
My soul is simple and doesn’t think.

Peter Matthiessen

The sun is roaring, it fills to bursting each crystal of snow. I flush with feeling, moved beyond my comprehension, and once again, the warm tears freeze upon my face. These rocks and mountains, all this matter, the snow itself, the air- the earth is ringing. All is moving, full of power, full of light.

G.K. Chesterton

A mystic is a man who separates heaven and earth even if he enjoys them both.

Eli Of Kittim

The question concerning Jesus: do you want to know the real story, or just the allegory?

Eli Of Kittim

One could say that my view legitimately fuses the end-time messianic expectations of all three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity!

Abraham Kuyper

God created hand, head, and heart; the hand for the deed, the head for the world, the heart for mysticism.

Anthon St. Maarten

There was no need for a term like ‘magical thinking’ in the Golden Age of Man...there was only genuine everyday magic and mysticism. Children were not mocked or scolded in those days for singing to the rain or talking to the wind.

Michael Bassey Johnson

In the spirit realm, whatever is said becomes a reality, then, it can be same in the abode of the living, for powerful species, to say whatever they like for an immediate manifestation, it is the law in the astral planes, and we don't care about the destination of the acting forces.

Jay Nichols

When you view your world exclusively through the lens of science, your prescription will never be strong enough.

Evelyn Underhill

As the beautiful does not exist for the artist and poet alone - though these can find in it more poignant depths of meaning than other men - so the world of Reality exists for all; and all may participate in it, unite with it, according to their measure and to the strength and purity of their desire.

Anthony Esolen

We would – or at least we should – take upon ourselves the ultimate task of our poet: to seek the face of God.

Junaid E Mustafa

Sufi’s soul seeking serenity succeeds at the cost of the body which gets spifflicated by the spines of the social world.

Junaid E Mustafa

Mystics are no humans but a species different; they are always young and never do they die.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Follow the light of your intuition, and keep away from the darkness of convention.

Donna Wolfe Gatti

Hire an angel. They need the work.

Swami Dhyan Giten

The inner emptiness is the door
to God.

Swami Dhyan Giten

Every loving word and action create a far reaching ripple effect - like the waves of the ocean.

Doobie Shemer

Nourish yourself so you can feed others.

Swami Dhyan Giten

To attain to enlightenment is to attain to all. When you are not, you become the whole.

Michael Bassey Johnson

We can feel the vibration that comes from the candle flame, burning it way into our innermind, no blurry images, clear as crystal, we enter into the highest consciousness, on our journey back home, we possess the eagle's eye, the eye that can see the invisible.

Michael Bassey Johnson

I can see better when i close my eyes; don't make much ado, that's my latest style of view.

Swami Dhyan Giten

Nobody ever reaches to God, God comes to you when you are open and receptive, when you are ready.

Swami Dhyan Giten

Enlightenment is not an experience at all, because the experiencer is lost. The "I", the ego is lost.
Enlightenment is more like an experiencing. It is a process. It begins, but it never ends. You enter it, but you can never possess it. It is a deep merging and melting with Existence. It is a oneness. It is like a drop dropping into the Ocean.

Swami Dhyan Giten

In love, you can sometimes feel a melting and merging with the other person, and the two becomes one. The physical bodies are still separate, but something beyond the bodies creates a oneness. It opens a spiritual dimension.

Swami Dhyan Giten

The deepest realization of meditation is that your being is a non-being. It is a nothing, a vast emptiness without boundaries. It is a no-self. The feeling of self, of "I" is false.

Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi

Love is an involuntary gift that manifests unplanned.

Patricia L. Meek

When one opens themselves to spiritual perception, the world becomes a magical place.

Michael Bassey Johnson

In every problem, there's a concealed solution...locking itself underneath...unlock,peruse,find and solve.

Usha Cosmico

The thing you let Die within when you are Alive, will be carried with your Soul after Death.

Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike

For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.

Swami Dhyan Giten

A spiritual man is happy with the whole existence. He says "yes" to the whole existence.

Auliq Ice

Never develop any mysticism, about love; for love itself is a mystic thing that puts you in a mystic situation.

Sharon Gannon

Each asana is like a sound or letter in an alphabet. Every letter in an alphabet produces a unique sound vibration. Each asana vibrates at a specific frequency. When asanas are performed in sequence, beautiful phrases or sutras result, producing a mystical language.

Usha Cosmico

I am the witch of my mystical world.

Thomas Moore

Gnostic tales tell of the homesickness of the soul, its yearning for its own milieu…

Charleston Parker

It is through your experience you find out who you really are and who you are is from finding your own experience who really defines you.


No soul in the world is without a particular mission to perform and accomplish, and the misery of every soul is in not having come to understanding of the purpose for which he is born. The lifetime of confusion is always caused by souls wandering all the time away from the purpose of which they were born.
Inayat Khan (1882 – 1927).

Michael Bassey Johnson

Do something: be it good or evil, if they ask why you did it, tell them you're different.

Irina Serban

The night! When the outside world is hiding in darkness, you have to turn on the light within in order to see where you put your steps.

Etienne De L'Amour

For the most part, what we think of as 'I' is nothing more than a whole heap of conditioning.

Julia Cameron

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.

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