Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Why are Mystics frowned upon?

I take pride in living the life of a Mystic, given this lifestyle, many I have come in contact with especially those involved heavily with religious bodies either condemn me to hell or try to convert me to there belief system. I however am secure in my convictions. Since I believe in eternal truths and the law of allowance I would find the same feat difficult. I never attempt to convert others.why can’t others do the same? When responding to my question please be objective and don’t utilize doctrine as the source for your guideline atleast while responding to my question as this will defeat the purpose of me asking:-)

Answer by jmmevolve
Perhaps they fear the unknown? Educating the public would eliminate the darkness of the unknown.

Answer by david s
what is a mystic exactly? Never heard of it, sounds interesting!

Answer by Rance D
Christians don’t link anyone infringing on their turf. As such, Christians generally beleive that anything that is not for God must therefore be against God and thereore an enemy of God.

Answer by guardian_angel14701
all forms of magic and even mysticism is frowned upon by the christian religion since in there own bibles condem anyone who uses magic even mysticism. i for one use magic as well so i dont frown upon it but i frown upon the christians who believe that magic comes from the devil when in reality it comes from nature itself

Answer by RB
I can only relate what I believe, and that is in the Bible, being God’s word.

Answer by mortgagegirl101
I will be honest when I say I am ignorant as to what exactly being a mystic entails. I am a Christian and while I would love for everyone to turn to God, I know thatfreewill makes that impossible. I also know that as long as your beliefs don’t have to negate mine then I have no enmity toward you. Even the Satanist has his purpose. I would be interested to know what your tenets are as a mystic?

Answer by a_delphic_oracle
They don’t understand what a mystic is. I too am a mystic. I have encountered the Divine force personally. I don’t need a religion. I am not going to ‘Hell’. We scare the — out of the average adherent to ‘religion’.

Answer by gorgeoustxwoman
They fear anything that is not biblical. That book to them is their whole world and they cannot see beyond it. It is so sad really because there is so much more out there to enjoy and learn about.

Answer by neil s
Your question suggests a single meaning for the word “Mystic”, but that is not the case. If you gave more informationabout what you mean by that word, it would help. Please ask te question with this kind of info, as I would like to answer.

Answer by freelancenut
Mysticism is dangerous because it opens you to evil influences or even to possession. Your sensitivities are sharpened and you can be bombarded by all sorts of spiritual junk.

This isn’t just doctrine–it happened to me. I joined the Rosicrucians, and in one of their “initiations” a spirit entered my life that I didn’t get rid of for ten years or more.

Answer by zero
Any spirit creature that submits to communication directly with man outside of God is a spirit creature outside the will of God. We know they exist, but to seek them out is forbidden by God the Father as divination. References to angels in the Bible show them to be servants of the living God and in several places they told men not to worship them but only the Father.

Answer by soul shine
I personally believe that the spark of the Divine would be less bright in my life if I wasn’t inclined to be a mystic….there is more of an element of faith in being a Mystic than most ‘young’ Christians can tolerate….it is threatening because they haven’t ears to hear their God and so they rationalize things in literal terms…afraid to step into love, knowing, and spiritual maturity…but maybe you are looking for confirmation that you are on the right path despite the opposition you have faced….people are all at different places…put you trust in God alone and giggle alot because you have sensed the essence of Creation….JOY!!!!!

Answer by Paradox
Christianity is completely against anything spiritual, yet it’s a religion. Try and find the path that leads you away from haters, it’s hard, but maybe haters are here to show us how NOT to be.

EDIT (a Mystic)
A Mystic is a philosopher that works towards gaining spiritual fulfillment. A mystic tries to approach situations by being truthful to himself in his actions.

(that is just a little bit about being a mystic, there is a lot more to it)

Answer by ericabishop691
ok, please forgive me for asking…what is a mystic exactly? i am not trying to be rude, ignorant or stupid.You are the first one I have heard that is a mystic. My brother practices Druidism, is that anything like it>?? Christians believe in the Bible,and they hate for anyone to disagree with it,knock it, or infringe upon it. They have a saying : God said it, I believe it and that settles it”. I agree with that too, but I have questions about the Bible, too that many pastors/bishops (think the LDS church, the bishop is the same as the pastor) and priests cannot answer. Instead,I get the lame excuse : we don’t know Gods will” yes we do!!??!!?? It is called the Bible! anyhow, to answer your question: because Christians think they are always right and they use the Bible to back them up…that is why…. I applaud you for being different in a world that needs some other advice other than a book writtn by man and deciphered by man…I do believe in it, but I also question it,and i don’t go to church, because i have other views that what is in the Bi ble… ( yes,I am pro choice,don’t ask! lol)

Answer by athene noctua
Stop talking to them. They hate being ignored.
In my view those raving Christians don’t deserve to be taken seriously by anybody. I’m not a mystic, but a practitioner of magic.
I think that we’re being frowned upon for the same reason, namely that those people know at the depth of their shrivelled souls that thre is something else there, beyond the shallow confines of their “faith”,
but where would they be if they let it into their lifes. All their pretty little certainties might crumble…

Answer by thaliax
Mystics are frowned upon? In what strange tradition would that be happening? The Catholic and Anglican churches prize their mystics, just to name two Christian traditions. And where would Buddhism be without mystics? Wicca has mystics. Emanuel Swedenborg, whose works many people still read today, was a mystic. There are mystics in nearly every imaginable religion.

Answer by bogdy_vyp
I am Atheists and i have the same problem with a lot of friends and relatives that are all christian.
The thing that bugs me the most is that most of them aren’t even good Christians(they go to church like once a year) and not even that great of a person, but when they hear I’m atheist it’s something snaps in they’re brain and they immediately start. and they all say the same things. That they’re right and I’m wrong that thee is a God up there and that I should turn my face to Him, telling me of hell and heaven like I’ve never heard the concept before in my life (ffs I’ve read more from the bible then some of these guys).
The sad thing is that I look at some of these person’s faces and you can see genuine happiness, they have found a non believer and that gives them the great chance to perform a conversion, they’re one step closer to heaven if they accomplish this, or even for trying. But from my point of view is a completely different thing all I see is a person’s who’s beliefs I respect wiping his feet on mine.
why they do this?
1 because THEY know they’re right and the rest are wrong
2 because this is a opportunity for them, it’s like yahoo answer they get 2 heaven points for trying to convert and 10 for successful conversion.
3 Because this is what being a christian is mostly about trying to “save” non Christians. And here’s the proof: the first 4 commandments(out of 10) are about venerating God and not other “false gods” and only 6 about being a good person in life.

I don’t know if this apply to other religions…don’t want to offend with out having any proof.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Why does humanity need the transformed heart of the mystic?

Answer by bluelotussmellslikebananas
Because all evil comes from the human heart.

Answer by Mortal Seeker
Because then we will give up the idea that we can live by fighting each other to the death for the very last scrap of material possessions. We can work to build a world where everyone is committed to the well-being of their neighbors, and all of humanity will be collectively neighbors.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : what band sings the lyrics “i want to get free riding to the sun”?

Answer by Mitsuku
This?

Artist: Fairyland Lyrics
Song Title: Ride With The Sun Lyrics

There is a place lost into space
where live mystic legends mitsy tales
Open your mind to fantasy
you won’t believe, won’t believe what you will see
magic and evil innoncence and lies
the wrong and the right and all that stands behind

What do i see
Within my dream
Deep in the corridor of time

We ride away
Sorrow brings tears to my heaven
then goes far away
Sorrow brings tears to my heaven
and then goes far away

Now that we are riding, riding with the sun
To the land of the miracles
to the land of the free

Now that you’ve seen dragons in dream
be aware for the legend begins
Ride with the sun across the seasons
march with the light as father and son
And as the spirit of five thousand men
the strenght in your heart will burn like a flame.

What do i see
Within my dream

We ride away
Sorrow brings tears to my heaven
then goes far away
Sorrow brings tears to my heaven
and then goes far away

Sorrow brings tears to my heaven
and then goes far away

Answer by meshugga42
Vines?

Written by HEYOKA

The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame—they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.