In the last 30 days I have sent an email to 500 professors who teach mysticism at universities on five continents. To date 45 have responded. Most were in agreement, with some caveats, but there were a few notable exceptions. Here is the text of my original email:
Mysticism is a natural path of unity between faiths and religions. Not all mysticism is traditional, perhaps the majority of what may be anyone's mystical experiences are not learnable, codifiable, repeateable experiences, at least, we find it often so.
Mysticism is not confusing, however, our efforts to understand the mystical experiences of anyone other than ourselves may tend to lead to confusion.
Each person has a unique experience of creation, an intimate connection to their own source of being however they choose to define this. That is the root of all mystical experience and it is as ineffable and undefineable as God or Goddess, by whatever names you call them.
Mysticism is not confined to theists, agnostics and atheists may be mystics as well. Mysticism is an approach to life that may be accidentally experienced, but which, over repeated exposure, can become an unconscious way of being.