The Mystic are part, they say, of a long line of mystic warriors that have gone before them. Their wisdom is ancient and they believe themselves to be stewards of it — as if something precious had been handed down to them. Their responsibility as stewards, interestingly enough, is to give this treasure away. And, reportedly, the more the give it away the more of it they seem to have.
Don’t ask me to explain it. I’m just telling it the story the way it was told me. You decide whether or not we should follow the clues until we finally discover the indubitable truth of it or not.
OK, back to the mystic…The way they talk about themselves and their mission reminds me somewhat of my favorite comic book figure growing up: the ghost who walks, i.e. The Phantom.
As you know, the indigenous people believed that the Phantom was immortal. In fact, he wasn’t. But the role and responsibilities of the Phantom were handed down from father to son. Since the passing of each generation of Phantom was a guarded secret, with no one knowing their burial place, the sons were able to don the purple tights and hood, black mask, and ride a white stallion, and no one would be the wiser that the old phantom had died and been replaced by the next generation of super hero.
Rumor has it that some of the mystic never die, and that others die and live and die and live again.
At first, I thought this interesting and kind of comic, but the more I thought I about it, the more I began to suspect that this business of living and dying again sounded a lot like the teachings of an ancient mystic that lived in the near east in the first century.
Could this urban legend be some real off-shoot of a Christ following movement? I wondered.
I don’t know. And sure enough, the more I research and follow up on the clues left me, the more I don’t know, but I suspect some immense discovery may be lurking around the corner.
Well, I’ll just keep tracking the mystic as closely as I can and telling the story. Until I find a warrior or a guide to verify all of this, you’ll just have to decide whether it rings true or not. More later.
into the mystic…