Belief that sophont beings can experience a transcendental union with the Absolute through meditation, augmentation, and other techniques, and the practice thereof. The experience is described in terms of enlightenment, ecstasy, expansion of consciousness, breaching toposophic barriers, etc. It is at the core of many religions, and is especially predominant in the Sophic League and the Keter Dominion. Mystical experience can be expressed only in metaphors, which may or may not be inscrutable to those sentients of a lower toposophic level than the mystic.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 08 December 2001.