Would you define an illness or disease as mystical?
The reason I ask is because I often interpret mystical as meaning ‘a mystery’, I’ve always known that the two things are not really the same, that I’ve always used ‘mystical’ incorrectly, or so I thought until just NOW!
I’ve referred to Inflammatory Bowel Disease as mystical, because there is no known cause, no definitive reason for contracting Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, the two main forms of IBD.
Well, to me that is mystical, a mystery by my definition.
Also, there is no known cure for either condition, is that mystical or mysterious?
The Collins dictionary has this definition of the word ‘Mystical’
1. relating to or characteristic of mysticism
2. Christianity having a divine or sacred significance that surpasses natural human apprehension
3. having occult or metaphysical significance, nature, or force
4. a less common word for mysterious
Well, well, well, just look at number 4 🙂 Turns out I was right after all in my uninformed ignorance, mystical actually does mean mysterious!
Thanks to the WordPress Daily Prompt for making me research this and shattering my blissful ignorance! Lesson learned, I promise to use the all seeing and all knowing Great Guru Google to verify ‘grey areas’ in future 🙂
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