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  1. Reality is what you feel and how you perceive everything. Mystical thinking is characterized by increased sensuality and poor ability of a person to control their feelings. Usually it's just a difference of perception. What else does it have to do with the fact that such a person usually admits to himself that he understands very poorly what is happening in the world, uses arguments like-well, how can you know everything, this is all too deep a question, how can you consider yourself smarter than everyone else? For the ancient people, who were afraid of every lightning strike, the mystical worldview was the only one available. Ancient people often had a fear that if hail falls from the sky and it rains, then there is a firmament there, and at some point it may fall. For the Mayans and Aztecs, it seemed that if they did not make a blood sacrifice, the sun might not rise at all tomorrow. In Africa, when there is a drought, people think that this is the machinations of sorcerers. When it happens that a lion has dragged someone out of the village, people may assume that it is the soul of a sorcerer who has taken possession of the lion. Sometimes it also happens that such people get bolder, find some victim and kill her in a crowd, accusing her of witchcraft and the troubles of the village. Usually people who are prone to idealism and mysticism think this way from the very beginning, and almost do not change. Objective reality, on the other hand, exists outside the observer, and in order to feel it correctly, the observer must merge with the object of observation. It would make sense to distinguish between crude idealism, which is typical of people who might not have studied at school, which collects all possible superstitions, and more organized idealism, which has a filter of lies and a well-developed element of teaching with dogmas and rules, as well as restrictions and conditions for joining the ranks of followers. If we are talking about some serious religious teaching, time-tested, then this is usually the second case. If we are talking about some spontaneous, small direction that is not checked by time, then this is the first case.

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