Testimonial reports of mystics highlight an experience of peace in the midst of their mystical encounters, despite claiming that these encounters resist description. What I intend to do is to explore ways in which mystical peace, in combination with several principal features of the mystical life, is able to afford some special means in the initiation and building of peace in the world. These special or unique means rest on the distinctive traits of what mysticism harbors; traits such as infinity, all-encompassingness, ultimacy, and paradox.

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Peter Gan is a faculty member of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research interests span the fields of philosophy of religion and metaphysics.


I am grateful to the reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions.


mysticism, peace, global peace

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