Mystical Experiences

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Define 'Ineffability'
The experience is beyond human powers of description
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Define 'Noetic'
The person receives knowledge of the divine which is not otherwise available
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Define 'Transiency'
Religious experiences last for a short period of time and are not permanent, although their effects might be
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Define 'Passivity'
The person was not in control of what happened to them during a religious experience
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What is F C Happold's first type of mysticism?
The mysticism of love and union
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What is F C Happold's second type of mysticism?
The mysticism of knowledge and understanding
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What is the mysticism of love and union?
The longing to escape from loneliness and the feeling of being 'separate'
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Where do these urges to escape loneliness come from, according to Happold?
We are all sharers in the 'Divine Life'- God
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What is the mysticism of knowledge and understanding?
We want to find out the 'secret of the Universe', and discover the whole truth about our existence
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What are Happold's three aspects of mystical experiences?
Soul-mysticism, Nature-mysticism, God-mysticism
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What is soul-mysticism?
The mystical experience helps find the soul, completing self-fulfilment
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What is nature-mysticism?
God is immanent; he can be found 'united with' many aspects of nature
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What is God-mysticism?
The idea that humans want to return to God. This requires the soul to become like God
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