Van Helsing may have described it best in Bram Stoker's "Dracula" when he asked, "Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot?" Whether religious, spiritual, or philosophical, mysticism, it's argued, opens the world to insights and experiences beyond our usual perception -- to the divine, some say. See how much you know about mysticism and its practices.
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