If we symbolically equate a particular human culture with a particular plant, the "seed person" formed within and by the culture fulfills his or her destiny (or function) most characteristically only when he or she "leaves," or becomes spiritually separate from the culture.
Because humanity's essential archetypal character and destiny is to be an agent for transformation on the planet earth, the seed person can be considered a "mutant." He or she becomes (or at least may become) the visionary formulator, and spiritually or mentally the "ancestor," of a new type of culture.
Such human beings should not be called mystics, even though some of their experiences may be similar to or identical with those of Christian, Sufi, or Hindu mystics.
Too bad that this despicable delay is likely responsible for the death of thousands, if not millions, people.
It happened in Favara, a small town in Sicily in the province of Agrigento, not too far from the magnificent Valley of the Temples, where one can see ancient Greek Temples which were built during the 6th and 5th century B.C..
I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.
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