The mystics are those who seek a direct experience of the Presence of God. They yearn to know God and to be one with God – now.
Mysticism is the vital, animating element at the heart of every religion. The aspiration of every mystic is one and the same: union with God.
The mystics tell us that the spiritual marriage is not merely a conforming to the ways and will of God but a total transforming of the soul into God… And this is the heart of the teaching that you only whisper: The soul that is transformed into God is God.