Are You A Religious Mystic?

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Mysticism Quizzes & Trivia

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 lead 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. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 2. 
    Do you believe that Jesus died to redeem you from your sins?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 3. 
    Do you believe the Bible is the word of God?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 4. 
    Do you ever pray or talk to God? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 6. 
    A person must believe in Jesus to be saved?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    Faith without works  dead.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not Sure

    • D. 

      Irrelevant

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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