What follows is a transcript of the opening speech held at the opening of the Temple of the Four Corners by Nicoletta Mithra:
Capsuleers. Ladies and gentlemen...
I could say a lot of things about what it means to me, that you all are here. I could also get into the deep spiritual meaning and the mystery conveyed by the fact that we are here together, now. But for now I won't. For now it is too precious to experience this directly to mar it with reflective analysis. Instead I'd like to talk a bit about the greater perspective, give you a road-map of Amarrian spirituality and mysticism.
The unbroken circle
symbolizes first man. God become man. It points at our divine origin. Now... Amarrian tradition teaches that this isn't how it remained... The Fall
occured and the Long Dark followed. Man, until the Fall upheld by God, descended into barbarism and unenlightenment, now totally seperate from God.
Now... this is where we humans start. All of us - and especially we Amarr need to remember this. In this state we lack something according to Amarrian tradition. Thus the mystic tries to heal these spiritual wound.
Here you see the symbol
that has been adopted by the Empire as its own: Man and God reunited together again, albeit – and I'd like to stress that – imperfectly. United but not conjoined is the terminus technicus.
Now, why am I bothering you with this lesson in symbology and history?
Well... it shows us the beginning and the aim of Amarrian mysticism. We all are seperated from the divine. But we can heal the rift between ourselves and the divine. The Amarrian mystic might be still here
. He might even be on the stage before
. But the goal is one and the same.
The goal of the mystic is to heal the rift entirely, to give himself to God and be uplifted again
If you're interested in this journey of the human soul, a journey that according to the mystical tradition I represent here everyone has to make for himself, but still all of us together, and how it is conceptualized by Amarrian tradition, then you're in the right spot.
And if not you're still welcome! Be welcome!