Re: Mysticism and Dream Magic

From: jorganos <joe_at_oYn7PzA_1VUPvPBmNy1fUS39l3FKuZdlDn9_hgvDKJ-DTX1N_da8sAQz4r4m419gxeZzaipV>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 19:06:21 -0000

>> I can see a couple of character concepts
>> in which a fallen mystic is good or even heroic but their
>> spiritual status is still one of hopeless damnation.

> Oh.

I'd read that as "inability to reach the ultimate". If the transition transforms the spiritual organ of the former mystic into one of the three world modes, all that "damnation" means you enter the ways of the Three Worlds.

For a majority of Easterners, that's the norm, and even more so for the outside world. A non-Easterner taking the mystic path and failing would fail to see damnation in this. Such as Sheng Seleris, I suppose.

> Well, that rather puts a damper on things ;-)

If your temptation makes you an equivalent of Belintar or Takenegi, the "hopeless damnation" appears quite bearable. Just avoid being confined into an alien hell...            

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