As adjectives the difference between esoteric and mystic
is that esoteric
is understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle while mystic
is of, or relating to mystics, mysticism or occult mysteries; mystical.
As a noun mystic is
someone who practices mysticism.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest, or an enlightened inner circle.
Having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; often with mystical or religious connotations.
- ''The writing in this manual is very esoteric ; I need a degree in engineering just to understand it!
* (understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle) arcane, recondite
* mystick (archaic)
Of, or relating to mystics, mysticism or occult mysteries; mystical.
Mysterious and strange; arcane, obscure or enigmatic.
- a mystic dance
- Heaven's numerous hierarchy span / The mystic gulf from God to man.
Someone who practices mysticism.