Mística (lit. ‘mysticism’; ‘mystique’)
'A cultural and political act developed in various rituals, in which the Sem Terra express their readings of lived experiences through poetry, music, mime, painting, art in general. It is also a form of language of the unlettered who express, communicate, and interact in the building of the consciousness of the land struggle' (Fernandes, Bernardo Mançano. Pequeno Vocabulário da Luta pela Terra. Unpublished). For the religious resonances of the MST mfstica see also PASTORAL LAND COMMISSION (CPT) and LIBERATION THEOLOGY.