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Mysticism  and spiritual Experience
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Opening reflections: When you hear the word “mysticism”  what immediately comes to your mind? Have you ever had an experience that  you might consider “spiritual” in nature? How would you describe this experience?
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Manifestations of the Spirit Psychomotor  responses: uncontrolled  movement (being slain in the spirit) Speaking in tongues  (glossolalia) Visions and voices : seeing and hearing  things beyond scope of the physical senses  (visions of Mary) Miracles Feelings of ecstasy , “peak” experiences Feelings of peace and well-being
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Kinds of Spiritual Experience  (how  it is perceived by us) Confirming : an undeniable “knowing” that  what one believes is true Possession : being overtaken by a spiritual  power (e.g. channeling, being “slain in the  spirit”) Saving : deliverance from affliction or sense 
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