Thank you Ralph!
Can you explain this to a 8 year old:
Mysticism is only a transcendent form of common sense.
Imagine common sense as the everyday things that you know and understand, like knowing that you need to wear a coat when it’s cold outside or that you should look both ways before crossing the street. Mysticism is like a special kind of common sense that goes beyond the everyday things. It’s like having a deep, magical understanding of the world, where you might believe in things that can’t be seen or explained easily, like ghosts or a strong feeling that something will happen in the future.
So, saying that “Mysticism is only a transcendent form of common sense” means that mysticism is like a super-powered or extraordinary version of the common sense we use in our everyday lives. It’s like having a very special and deep understanding of the world, but it might not always make sense to everyone.