7 'Ancient' Forms of Mysticism That Are Recent Inventions | Cracked.com
So you want to add some meaning and depth to your life that just isn’t provided by playing another round of Bananagrams. Why not adopt an ancient, mystical belief? After all, society offers us a wide choice of age-old practices and belief systems, the more obscure and foreign the better. After all, if something has been practiced for thousands of years, there must be something to it, right?
But take care when you’re choosing, because some of these “ancient” practices are about as authentic as the ill-fated Chinese tattoo on your arm that the lady swore meant “pure warrior.” For example …