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Title: Practical Mysticism
Subtitle: Its Definition, Parts and Characteristics
Author(s): ZARRABI-ZADEH, Saeed
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 19 Date: 2009
Generally contrasted with theoretical mysticism, practical mysticism is defined more comprehensively in this article through clarifying its position in the dimensional definition of mysticism. The difference between practical mysticism and mystical practices, its relationship to ethics, and the scope of practices with which it deals are also discussed in the article. Distinguishing between two parts of practical mysticism, this article also tries to explain its three major characteristics, namely focusing on the relationship between human being and his self, dynamism, and egocentricity, in order to help its readers to have a clearer picture of practical mysticism.