Originally posted by Crakeur
for starters, you don't ask for help on a public message board with 1000's of members.
an arcanum, or body of secret wisdom. An inner core of beliefs, practices, and the religion's true nature, are revealed only to those who have been initiated into its secrets. These secrets are not to be profaned (pro + fanum "beyond the fane, or religious precinct"). By their very nature mysteries are ineffable, beyond what can be expressed in words, or esoteric (as in Gnosticism) (gnosis, "knowledge"), so mysteries do not produce a body of scripture that is claimed to be "revealed" by the prophet of a deity.
Originally posted by Nexus
We could find a treasure and protect it, or gather a treasure and protect that?