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Mysticism HUM5365: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Mysticism
  • Religion
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Divine
  • Spirituality
  • Sufism
  • Theology
  • Faith
  • God
  • Esotericism 



This course grapples with understanding the sophisticated ways of mystical experience in general. A variety of mystical phenomena from a number of different cultures will be considered as an introduction. The communalities and diversity of the mystic traditions of Islam and Christianity are explored through readings of the foundational works of each. The methods, practices, arts and institutions of Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu mysticism are investigated along with mystical aspects of the non-scriptural religions of Africa, Native America, and Aborigine Australia are studied. Various critiques formulated against mysticism are presented as the post-modern turns towards mysticism. Overall this course will challenge the boundaries of single religious traditions and disclose the nature of the human quest for union with the divine.

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.


  • BL1-2790  Religions.  Mythology.  Rationalism
  • BL1-50  Religion (General)
  • BL51-65  Philosophy of religion.  Psychology of religion.  Religion in relation to other subjects
  • BL74-99 Religions of the world
  • BL175-265  Natural theology
  • BL660-2680  History and principles of religions
  • BP1-610 Islam.Bahai Faith.Theosophy, etc.
  • BR1-1725  Christianity
  • BS1-2970  The Bible
  • BT10-1480  Doctrinal Theology
  • BV1-5099  Practical Theology
  • BX1969  Forms of worship.  Catholic practice
  • BX1970-2175  Liturgy and ritual
  • BX2050-2175  Prayers and devotions
  • BX2177-2198  Meditations.  Devotional readings.  Spiritual exercises, etc.