One need not be religious or even holy, to have mystical expereience.
Mystical experience does not necessarily lead to holiness.
Saints are not necessarily mystics. Mystics are not necessarily saints.
Although the two are frequnently associated, they are by no means
Eliot may have claimed not to be a mystic, but that does not mean
he did not have mystical experience.
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From: Nancy Gish
But he was not a mystic himself. And when it became attractive and
possible, he remarried. So the point--while true--about language is about
the result of mystic experience if it does come; it is not about any claim
that the negative way is the only one.