A form of religious mysticism based on the doctrine that the essence of religion consists in the withdrawal of the soul from external objects and in fixing it on the contemplation of God.
Quietism has a tendency to over-spiritualize and dehumanize Christian existence, including the use of the Bible.
The philosophical character of Quietism is actually remarkable, as it offers a first solemn and simple protest to our moral constitution against theological doctrine in general.
Quietism is especially used for the doctrine of Miguel Molinos (1640-96), who taught the direct relationship between the soul and God. His followers were called Molinists or Quietists. Outward acts of mortification were held to be superfluous, and when a person has attained the mystic state by mental prayer, even if he transgresses in the accepted sense, he does not sin, since his will has been extinguished. Molinos was accused of heresy and condemned by the Inquisition.
See Awakening Mystical Consciousness, The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet: A Practical Guide, Wisdom of the Mystic Masters, Hasidism As Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth Century Hasidic Thought, Mennonite Peacemaking: From Quietism to Activism, Sun Rises in the Evening: Monism and Quietism in Western Culture, War and Its Discontents: Pacifism and Quietism in the Abrahamic Traditions, Buddhism, Christ, Freemasonry, Thoth, Mithra, Rosicrucians, Taoism, Mystic Gifts and Charms - New Age Gift Shop & Wicca and Pagan Supplies, Love Spells -- Use these powerful love spells to help you find and keep your true love, The Tarot Store, The Chakra Store, Divination & Scrying Tools and Supplies, Unique Amulets, Talismans, Good Luck Charms, and Love Tokens, Powerful Witch Doctor Spell Kits, Powerful Spells - Cast by Andreika the Witch, Webmasters Make $$$, AzureGreen - Celebrating All Paths to the Divine, ISIS - Tools for Your Soul's Journey, and The Pyramid Collection - Myth, Magick, Fantasy and Romance.
Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing; (2) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (3) Randi, James, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, St. Martin's Griffin; (4) The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Handy Volume Edition, Oxford University Press.
| || |