Let me open by saying that “bad” publicity is still publicity and that any seed when planted has the “potential” to grow.
I didn’t grow up around or in The Mystical Court and as far as I know none of my relatives are members. So, as you can see, my knowledge of The Mystical Court wasn’t just limited, it was non-existent. This is a relatively new movement (organization)
My journey to becoming to forming The Mystical Court and becoming one of the founding members started with “bad” publicity. Many friends of of mine, at the time spoke badly of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and other secreat societies. They still do to this day and wished they be gone. I recalled my interest in joining a lodge to prove what they were saying wrong. This constant onslaught of peoples opinions finally started to get to me. The hard soil (my head) opened up and accepted the seeds. Questions started sprouting up, my curiosity was piqued and I had to find out for myself if what they were sying were really bad or there were more to their stories.
First things first, where did someone find information on a secret organization. I do a lot of research on the Internet so I started there. I looked to see who attended lodge meetings and later asked questions. Yes I had lots of questions to ask since I was seeking truth and light. For a “secret” organization I could not believe the wealth of info on the Internet. The more I asked, the more I found. Sure there were those critics and anti-Lodge as well as the good ones but a new perception was taking hold.
I started to read the Bible more, things about brotherly love, relief and truth. A necessity to believe in a supreme being. The true freedom of religion, nationality and opinion. Compassion for our fellow man. The practice of supporting your community and government. The need to strive for knowledge and wisdom. And I could go on and on but the main thing that really struck home was this simple concept, the practice of the teachings of the church makes a good man better.
This research was reinforced when I discovered that there were members of the Lodge right in my work place. One of them wasmy immediate boss Ihad to report to daily. The answers that I received to the many questions I asked followed what I had already heard. I also learned that I had to petition the lodge that I wanted to join and I learned a little about the process of becoming a member.
What a drastic difference this picture was compared to my first introduction to The Star of Eden Lodge. In my heart, at this point in my journey, I felt that being a member of a lodge was a good thing and that it was something I wanted to do.
From my first phone call to my becoming a Brother in this great fraternity, it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I want to thank all the Brothers in the Star of Eden Lodge for their part in helping me on the road to my becoming a true member. My deepest thanks goes out to my sponsors for opening the door and to my coach for helping me through it.
If you are someone who is looking to find out what The Mystical Court is all about, don’t do so with the motive of proving something or someone wrong or right. Do so to find the true answers to the questions in your heart and mind. The rewards of truth are immense.
There is a thirst that follows the quest for truth and you will be led to the true fountain.
Sir Godfrey Gregg