Introduction to the MW Treasure Hunts: Coming Soon!
Introduction to the MW TREASURE HUNTS- COMING SOON!
Mysterious Writings is soon to bring its own set of Treasure Hunt’s ready for this Summer! Offering teasing puzzles, historical adventures, treasure seeking opportunity and, possibly, a little bit of creative enlightenment.
Following our readers enjoyment for all these topics, it was thought worthwhile to try and devise a collection of small treasure hunt challenges exclusively for those people who visit the Mysterious Writings website.
The collective name for these Treasure Hunts is ‘The Lost Philosopher’s Stones’.
The collection itself relates to four parchments, with each parchment being a complete Treasure Hunt in itself. Each treasure hunt uses a variety of recognized encryption methods, both visual and verbal, leading the reader to a secret location to find a unique stone. Each stone is specific to each parchment – each stone is worth $250! You don’t need to find all of them to claim the reward – as soon as you have found a stone you can claim its reward! Obviously the more you find, the more you win!
The Writing Team for Mysterious Writings has created a fun back story to these adventures, to give an insight to the Treasure Hunts and an understanding of how the prizes became known as The Lost Philosopher’s Stones.
Here is that back story and on how MW came across these scrolls with clues to HIDDEN TREASURED STONES!
‘The Legendary President, Abraham Lincoln, spoke of several books that influenced him through his childhood and life, one of which was the renowned work known as ‘Aesop’s Fables’. This book is actually a famous collection of short stories, each composed to convey a moral value or an expression of helpful reasoning. Due to the stories relating to everyday life and values, they have become timeless tools to teach and inspire, which is astounding considering that they were written over 2500 years ago by an ancient Greek author named Aesop. Yet if you, at least, know the story of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’, you can already claim you know a story of the ancient Greek Aesop.
Given the wide variety of ethical teachings that can be found abounding in the Aesop’s work, it is not difficult to understand why Abraham Lincoln admired this work, and possibly drew inspiration from it. It could even be the reason why ‘Honest Abe’ himself often used a story to convey his thoughts and inspire those around him – just as Aesop did.
Aesop’s fables conveyed the ethical values that defined ancient Greece, and subsequently came to underpin our modern expectations of moral behavior. In the works of Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, morality and ethics were defined/structured by four singular virtues, namely – wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice. These virtues, and the classical study of them, became the foundation stones of such inspiring legacies as those of Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, giving little doubt as to why Lincoln too embraced the same values collectively.
Yet, this too could spur a story of its own, that these virtues named by the philosopher Plato, could be seen as being so pure that they could not only inspire an individual to be great, but that they could be so powerful that they could empower anything with their quality – even a stone!
Perhaps the story could be set that if someone desired to be great and sought to study the virtue they needed, they could gain so much of an understanding of that virtue that they could empower not only themselves, but also empower that virtue into an artifact and create a ‘Philosopher’s Stone’.
A story could exist that the only reason Abraham Lincoln ever managed to master these skills so collectively is because he managed to find a stone of each virtue. The question would be from where did he get them, and possibly, with a premonition of his own death, and fearing the collection of Philosopher’s Stones could fall into the wrong hands, Lincoln used his knowledge to hide each stone – waiting for the worthy to find them.
Nice idea? Perhaps MW came across this knowledge and the Scrolls Lincoln left behind which held clues for these powerful Philosopher’s Stones. It can be said he wanted someone, when the time was right, to offer a treasure hunt, and to inspire people to contemplate for themselves the value of each virtue, to learn a little history – and, if clever enough, find a philosopher’s stone and also win a reward for doing so!”
SOON TO BE RELEASED:
THE SCROLLS for THE LOST PHILOSOPHER’S STONES!
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