Definition of mystics:
- Those who profess a pure, sublime, and disinterested devotion, and who aspire towards a more direct intercourse with the Divine Being than can be obtained through revelation, not through the medium of the senses, but through the inward perception of the mind; those who sought direct revelation from God in a species of ecstasy, or through visions.
- "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
By it the philosopher gave standing forever to much that prophets and mystics in every age had felt to be true, yet had never been able to prove by any method which the ordered reasoning of man had provided.- "Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant", Edward Moore.
- "Aylwin", Theodore Watts-Dunton.