Etymologically, the term, mysticism derives from the Greek myein vocabulary and it means "closing the eyes". On the one hand, mysticism refers to the mental state in humans which gets away from the outside world and makes introspection, leaving aside the senses and on the other hand, it refers to something divine.
The union of the two characteristics defines mysticism, as the human being placed in charge by God and his own person, using all the resources that come from within him.
The psychologist Remo Roth, explains clearly the process of mysticism as follows:
"The mystic turns inward, closing the mouth, eyes and ears: from what he or she experiences, something flows from the inside out. This flow corresponds to the visions that occurred during the mystic process."
However, in mysticism, the capacity for introspection is given by a divinity expressed through the soul; therefore, meditation is influenced by humans and by divinity, to attain the mystical state.
Mysticism is divided into two main types, which are, mysticism through identification and mysticism through relation.
Mysticism by identification; whomever practices this kind of mysticism tries to become a divine being, as he continues his lifestyle and teachings. For example, in Buddhism, the Buddhist works to reach nirvana, which signifies the divine principle in the religion. However, for Westerners, this type of mysticism can be dangerous if it is not practiced correctly because their beliefs tend to be weaker, society is different and in many cases they can reach a megalomania state when comparing themselves with God.
The mysticism by relation consists of creating a link with God, without meaning to be a divinity. The practice runs within oneself, cultivating the connection through a healthy life and meditation.
No matter what kind of mysticism is practiced, the truly important thing is to connect with the divine at the same time you start the process of self-knowledge with the help of meditation.