From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
> On the other hand, Eliot admired mystics; he never claimed to be on, so
> the context matters.
Mystics aren't given to claiming the status.
There are serveral meanings to the word.
If it is defined as having visions, I could believe Eliot didn't.
If it is defined as having refined spritual sensitivities, as it
frequently is, then it obviously applies.
Poipe John Paul II is often referred to as having been a mystic.
Being a mystic is not the same thing as being a saint.
Sainthood applies after death with evidence of sanctity such
as causing miracles.