My chosen favorite genre to write in is spiritual/inspirational. And the ultimate mystery writings to me are the scriptures. Pretty heavy dudes, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, those cats. Miracle working, parable speaking, magnanimous beings of light that either authored or were quoted into books that have inspired humankind and led us to the threshold of enlightenment for thousands of years after their physical death. So my question for the day, an invitation for comments is, hey all you mystery writers - any of you ever read The Upanishads, or the Dhammapada, that sort of thing? Probably most of us here in the west have read the Bible. The Old testament is chocked full of incredible stories. And of course the New Testament is full of miracles by Jesus and the Gospel of John is very mystical. Starts right out with, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." That mysterious enough for ya? But for real dazzling and baffling mystical early Christian thinking, try reading the Gnostic Gospels and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Incredible.
Kind of weird subject perhaps, for a mystery writers' blog. But that's what you get for inviting a spiritual/inspirational author on your team! (smile)
So but indulge me. How about it - ever read scriptures? If so why and how do they affect your writing and/or life, and if not, why not?