Mysticism and Thoughts About the Absence of God

When you participate in meditation and the culture of Zen in general, you will encounter the word “mysticism.” Many people use the word “mystical” without knowing its true meaning. Let’s discuss the meaning of “mystical” and “metaphysical” in reference to photography.

Photographs are sometimes labeled as being mystical when, in fact, “moody” or “mysterious” would be more appropriate descriptors. The original meaning of the word “mystical” stems from the religion of mysticism, and refers to the concept of a personal and individual union with God. Every religion has mystical aspects; people attempt to transcend their earthly experience and achieve an intimate connection with the Divine through a ...

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