An important key is that when we talk about belief in Mystic religion and philosophy it is not “blind faith” or dogmatic belief in a economic, political or social philosophy disregarding evidence and proof. Therefore, it is “informed faith”, a faith the aspirant has vetted and is not just trusting because the parents told them to or because that was the religion or belief system they grew up with. If belief is carried forth in this higher way it serves as an impetus but not a constricting mental delusion that leads to holding on to ideas with no proof or possibility of proof. Mysticism leads to proof in a personal way and not in some ideal to be attained in a future lifetime or heaven. Practicing in this way makes one a true mystic and not just an ignorant follower of orthodox faith-based religion or faith based belief in capitalism or faith-based belief in science, etc.