You could reasonably define a mystic as one who has never lost his child-like wonder of the…
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That’s right — and in this sense, Albert Einstein was a true modern mystic, and Leonardo da Vinci was a great one before him.

I would namely also add another quality: it is knowledge. In shamanism, knowledge was always intrinsically linked to the mystic worldview — which is a conundrum for most Western people who associate shamanism with superstition.

Guess why Einstein did not make it in any school or university … and why Leonardo’s scientific writings were scattered all over Europe after his death and forgotten for hundreds of years …