Are You A Religious Mystic?

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The word Mysticism was first used in English to identify those Christians who sought direct experience with the Divine. This test will show you whether you have a tendency toward mysticism. Taking and scoring the test will also help you better understand what mysticism is. Whether or not you are very mystical, knowing which questions are relevant will help you understand what mysticism is. Here is a hint. About half of the questions are not relevant to any inclination or desire to experience divinity. . As you take the quiz, see if you can discover what sorts of questions Read morelead you toward the religious experience rather than to religious ideas.
This quiz was created for the website Pilgrim's Guide to the Spiritual Journey


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Think back to a time when you saw a sunset or a dramatic landscape.  Did you feel stimulated or aroused to something greater than the problems of your life? Did it, at least for a few moments, help you to forget yourself. 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Yes
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes, Irrelevant" suggests that the person did feel stimulated or aroused by the sunset or landscape, but they also find this information irrelevant to the problems in their life. This implies that while the experience may have momentarily distracted them from their problems, it did not have a significant impact on their overall perspective or situation.

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  • 2. 

    Do you believe that Jesus died to redeem you from your sins?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The question asks about personal belief regarding Jesus dying to redeem one from their sins. However, the answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the question is not applicable or does not hold any significance to the person answering. This could imply that the person may not have a belief system that includes the concept of sin, redemption, or the role of Jesus in their life.

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  • 3. 

    Do you believe the Bible is the word of God?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The question asks for a belief about the Bible being the word of God. However, the answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the question itself is not relevant or important to the person answering. This could mean that the person does not consider the Bible or its status as the word of God to be significant in their beliefs or worldview.

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  • 4. 

    Do you ever pray or talk to God? 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" suggests that the person does pray or talk to God. This implies that the person has a belief in a higher power and engages in communication or seeking guidance from that higher power through prayer or conversation.

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  • 5. 

    Have you ever taken communion and had the sense that somehow you were connected more closely to God and every other Christian?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes" suggests that the individual has experienced a sense of increased connection to God and other Christians during the act of taking communion. This could be due to the belief that communion represents the body and blood of Christ, and by participating in it, one is symbolically uniting with Christ and the Christian community. Additionally, the act of communion often involves a sense of community and shared spirituality, which can foster a deeper sense of connection to God and fellow believers.

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  • 6. 

    A person must believe in Jesus to be saved?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The question asks whether a person must believe in Jesus to be saved. The answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the question is not relevant or applicable to the topic being discussed. It implies that the question is not important or necessary in relation to salvation or any other relevant context.

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  • 7. 

    If you have been with someone, even an animal, when it died, did you have a sense you glimpsed something marvelous passing from the world?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "Yes" is that witnessing the death of someone or something can be a profound and emotional experience. It can make us reflect on the fragility and preciousness of life, and perhaps even make us feel connected to something greater than ourselves. This sense of witnessing something marvelous passing from the world can be a deeply spiritual or transcendent moment for some individuals.

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  • 8. 

    There is a phenomena that is known to occur when  a deeply loved person dies. For a year or more afterward a loved one may “see” the person or “hear” their voice. Were the appearances of Jesus after his death this kind of phenomenon?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The question asks whether the appearances of Jesus after his death can be explained as a phenomenon similar to seeing or hearing a loved one who has passed away. However, the answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the question itself is not relevant to the topic or does not have enough information to provide a meaningful answer. Therefore, the explanation is that the question is not applicable or does not have a clear connection to the topic at hand.

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  • 9. 

    Sometime, when singing or hearing music have you lost awareness of yourself and instead become taken up in the music and become aware  only of the sweetness of the music?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the person has experienced a state where they lose self-awareness and become fully engrossed in the music, focusing solely on the sweetness of the music.

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  • 10. 

    People can not be saved by their good works,  but only by the grace of God?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The question asks about the concept of salvation and whether it is dependent on good works or the grace of God. The answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the question itself is not relevant or applicable to the topic being discussed. It implies that the question does not have a clear connection to the concept of salvation or the role of good works and the grace of God in it.

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  • 11. 

    Do you sometimes have the conviction that there is something missing in your life, that life must be more than “this”?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the person does sometimes feel like there is something missing in their life and that they believe life must be more than what they are currently experiencing.

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  • 12. 

    Faith without works  dead.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The statement "Faith without works is dead" is a well-known phrase from the Bible, specifically from the book of James. It emphasizes the importance of combining faith with action. However, the given answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the statement is not applicable or unrelated to the question or context provided. Without further information, it is unclear why the answer is considered irrelevant.

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  • 13. 

    Have you ever ignored, belittled, or even harmed someone, and afterward felt bad about it? Like somehow, hurting them was hurting you?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Yes" because it suggests that the person has experienced a situation where they have ignored, belittled, or harmed someone and afterward felt bad about it. This answer indicates that the person understands the negative impact of their actions on others and recognizes the emotional consequences it has on themselves as well.

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  • 14. 

    Have you ever heard an inner voice whisper to you, or have a strong sense that you were being guided or moved by some inner force? 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" suggests that the person has experienced hearing an inner voice or feeling guided by an inner force. This indicates that the person has had personal encounters with their intuition or a higher power, which has influenced their thoughts or actions.

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  • 15. 

    Was Jesus crucified and did he die, descend to hell, and rise on the third day?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The answer "Irrelevant" suggests that the question is not applicable or does not have any significance in the given context. It implies that the question is not relevant to the topic or discussion at hand, and therefore, does not require a response or explanation.

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  • 16. 

    Does God exist?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not Sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Not Sure
    D. Irrelevant
    Explanation
    The answer "Not Sure" suggests that the person is unsure about the existence of God. They may have doubts or lack sufficient evidence to form a definite belief. The answer "Irrelevant" indicates that the person does not consider the question of God's existence to be significant or applicable to their life.

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  • 17. 

    Have you ever had a revelation, vision, awareness, or experience which changed your understanding but which can not be explained in terms of your ordinary experience? 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes" suggests that the person has indeed had a revelation, vision, awareness, or experience that has altered their understanding in a way that cannot be explained based on their ordinary experiences. This implies that they have had a profound and transformative experience that has expanded their perception and knowledge beyond what they previously knew or understood.

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  • 18. 

    Do you feel a need to pray or meditate? Or do you find such activity satisfying in some way?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevent

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Praying or meditating can provide a sense of peace, comfort, and connection to something greater than oneself. It can be a way to find solace, reflect on personal values, and seek guidance or strength. Many people find satisfaction in these activities as they allow for self-reflection, relaxation, and a sense of spiritual or emotional fulfillment.

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  • 19. 

    Have you ever had a sense of the presence of the divine which seemed to envelop you in a deep and abiding sense of comfort and serenity.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Not sure

    • D.

      Irrelevant

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" suggests that the person has experienced a sense of the presence of the divine that brought them comfort and serenity. This implies that they have felt a deep connection or spiritual experience that provided them with a feeling of peace and tranquility.

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