" The dead of night was the time to write secrets. Secrets of ages gone past, of friends long dead. So few survived the rituals of purification. Many had given way to greed. |
He scribbled once again in the book of alchemical formulae. The secrets there for all to see, yet his long training would force him to write the words backwards, with deliberate mistakes. Mistakes that would surely lead to many more deaths, when those who attempted the transmutations read with their eyes, but not their souls. "
The above wonderful caption was written for this image by the Fantasy writer Jaq D. Hawkins. Thank you Jaq, I think you did an excellent job. To learn more about the author visit her website at www.jaqdhawkins.co.uk.
A Mystic is a person who practices mysticism, a term which Wikipedia explains as:
"...the pursuit of achieving communion or identity with, or conscious awareness of, ultimate reality, the divine, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, or insight; and the belief that such experience is an important source of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Traditions may include a belief in the literal existence of dimensional realities beyond empirical perception, or a belief that a true human perception of the world transcends logical reasoning or intellectual comprehension."
Here I illustrate a Renaissance mystic. In the dark of the night he quietly treatises the experiences of his reality.