mysticity /mi stis"i tee/, n.mysticly, adv.
/mis"tik/, adj.
1. involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
2. of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated: mystic rites.
3. of occult character, power, or significance: a mystic formula.
4. of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
5. of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism.
6. a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
7. a person initiated into religious mysteries.
[1275-1325; ME mystik < L mysticus < Gk mystikós, equiv. to mýst(es) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos -IC; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach]

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      historic resort village in the town (township) of Stonington, New London county, southeastern Connecticut, U.S. It lies at the mouth of the Mystic River, opposite West Mystic. Settled in 1654, its name was derived from the Indian missituk (“great tidal river”). From the 17th to the 19th century it was a noted shipbuilding and whaling centre. Fast clipper ships were built there, and from its shipyards the first regular ironclad vessel, Galena, was launched in 1861. Mystic Seaport, a museum-village, reconstructs the sailing ship era, exhibiting along its waterfront the 19th-century whaler Charles W. Morgan (1841) and other ships, including the square-rigged Joseph Conrad (1882). A unique row of old sea captains' houses is preserved. Denison Homestead (1717) is a museum displaying lifestyles from colonial times to 1900, and Olde Mistick Village is a colonial-style recreation and shopping complex. Mystic Aquarium features more than 6,000 specimens, and its Marine Theatre is known for its dolphin and sea lion shows.

      The huge Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Indians, is in the nearby town of Ledyard.

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