A mystic tradition can be considered a path or school of spirituality in which ones seeks a direct, personal experience of the Divine Presence - in whatever form that may be - without barriers or intermediaries. Perhaps it could be said that while religions offer believers a system of belief, mystic traditions offer practitioners a system of experience. In Mysticism in the 21st Century, Monette examines five contemporary spiritual movements: Hermeticism, Paganism, Sufism, Tantra, and Yoga, providing the reader with an introduction to this branch of the study of religion. In additional to detailed notes, each chapter also includes recommended reading lists for further study, online sources, and review questions at the end of each chapter.
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