SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND
BY: Sir Godfrey Gregg OHPM, ROMC
The making of a member of The Mystical Court consists of a continuing course of education, of training, and of character forming. While it may be accepted that it is an innermost desire, followed by obligations that makes one a member of the Ship, yet in a truer form and better sense, a man/woman is never a The Mystical Court member until he/she truthfully and loyally lives up to his obligations. And he/she cannot do that until he/she understands them, and eventually knows their scope and real meaning.
The Mystical Court can very well be divided into many phases (remember the three fold ministry). Its landmarks, its customs, its constitution and its laws, just to mention a few, if studied and mastered, can provide a more interesting course for the Master Commanding Officer seeking knowledge within The Mystical Court. Its historical background can provide interesting program of investigation to the Member attracted to a desire for research.
One peculiarity about The Mystical Court is that it will stand investigation within the course of time. The deeper the research, the more extensive the knowledge of its hidden art and mysteries, the more highly it is appreciated. A member of the Ship who merely takes his/her degrees in a listless, careless sort of manner, and then remains as just a spectator at meetings of The Court, may hold to the opinion that The Mystical Court differs little from other societies. On the contrary, the Master Commanding Officer who delves deeply into the teaching of The Mystical Court takes a lively interest in every part of the Ritualistic and Work of The Court, and learns the origin, meaning and moral bearing of its symbols, cannot possibly fall into such an error. To him The Mystical Court has a refining and elevating influence not to be found in the ordinary run of organizations.
The philosophies of The Mystical Court, when discovered and then accepted and practiced, provide that simple but profound solution to the problems of human relationships. May it be accepted that The Mystical Court is a way of living to the Master Commanding Officer who is interested enough to appraise and value the wealth that is his/her, and his/her alone, by virtue of his/her Membership of The Mystical Court.
The best informed Master Commanding Officer is the Master Commanding Officer who reads and studies. Consequently, if we want The Mystical Court to be of practical usefulness and cultural attainment, we, as members of The Mystical Court, must not neglect our reading, studying and our research for more Mystic Light within The Mystical Court.