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Physical contact produced by any one of group of external senses whose organs respond to pressure, heat, cold, pain, or pleasure. In spiritual literature, touch is a familiar expression among mystics to describe their experience of God in terms that are similar to tactile sensations. The dominant features are an awareness of closeness to the divine, and a feeling of comfort or repose in the presence of an invisible but very real power that mkaes them interiorly satisfied.