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Title: What is a Mystical Experience?
Subtitle: History and Interpretation
Author(s): FAESEN, Rob
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 23 Issue: 3 Date: fall 1998
In this article, I would like explore what is meant by the term ‘mystical experience'. Next, I will focus on some methodological problems which we may encounter when dealing with texts describing a mystical experience. Finally, in a third point, I will present a brief historical overview, focussing on some important witnesses to mystical experience, especially in the Low Countries.