So I was just winding down for the night, when there was a mysterious ringing at the front door (which was odd to begin with, as I don’t have a doorbell). Probably an encyclopedia salesman, I thought to myself (which was odd, as they don’t sell encyclopedias anymore). I decided to let whomever it was fade into the ether, and get back to watching my late night TV. Soon I noticed that the ringing had stopped, but that the person at my door was now banging loudly on my front door.
I dashed down to the front to see who was ruining the paint on my door, unbolted my lock and chain and threw open the door. To my surprise, I discovered three strange visitors, all dressed in flowing fluorescent robes of blue, pink and yellow. I suddenly realized that I was in the presence of something holy, whether in the flesh or in spirit, I wasn’t yet sure, but I knew. I quickly opened the screen door, and gestured for them to come in, to which they each nodded in turn and entered my home.
I guided them to my living room and invited them to have a seat. I sat down myself and looked at each, but could not make out any features, due to the cowled hoods that each wore. I was certainly curious as to who these three persons were. After a few minutes, one of them spoke.
“You are Frater ABCDEFG, Imperator of the temple of Thoth Amen-Ra?” he asked. (I know, my motto follows the first few letters of the alphabet, what are the odds?)
“I am”, I responded, shocked and surprised.
“We have come to reveal ourselves to you. We are the Ambiguous Custodians of your temple. We are pleased with what you have done, but we will take over from here on.”
My heart skipped a beat. The Ambiguous Custodians? HERE? In my house? I was floored, and speechless.
“Yes, we’ll take it from here, but you’ve done a w-w-w-wonderful job”. His slight stutter was lost on me, but there was something about that voice, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
As I began to gather my wits, questions began flooding my mind.
“May I know what to call you?”, I asked.
The leader spoke again. “I am Frater M, my fellow Custodians are Frater L and Frater C. You may refer to us simply as ‘The Three’, if you wish”.
WOW, Frater M, L and C, and they had just asked me to call them ‘The Three’! This was the stuff that dreams were made of! Suddenly, I remembered my other two fellow Chiefs. “Excuse me,” I asked, “But should I also contact Frater HIJKLMNOP and Soror QRSTUV to come and join us?”
“NO!” they all shouted in unison. “We are here to reveal ourselves to you, we will reveal ourselves to them, in our own time”. I was a bit confused, but forged on ahead.
“Ok, well then, what’s next? “, I asked.
“We are here to give you the hidden and holy signs of the innermost temple.”
Now my heart REALLY started to race! WOWEE, I was about to learn the true symbols of immortality and holiness! These holy men had sought me out to reveal them to me! I could hardly contain my excitement.
The one who had done most of the talking, wearing the fluorescent blue robe, stood up. He held out his right hand straight out in front of him, with only his index finger and middle fingers extended forming a V, parallel to the ground. Suddenly I realized, he was giving me the first sign! I imprinted it into my memory so that I would never forget.
The second one, in the fluorescent pink robe rose next. He raised his right hand, with all fingers extended, and placed it close to the center of his face, with the thumb side towards his face. I was taking mental notes as quickly and detailed as possible, so that I would never forget.
The third one (the larger man of the three) in the fluorescent yellow robe now stood. Suddenly, he began jumping up and down, as if having some type of conniption fit! I thought maybe something was wrong, but was then taken aback when the other two, each made a fist with their hands, and slammed them into his head! He suddenly stopped moving, but then all three brought their hands into a position of prayer in front of them.
My head was swimming! The first two signs I thought I understood, but the last was beyond me. Suddenly they began fading from view. They were true masters, being in control of even invisibility! Before they disappeared, they each pulled back their cowls, and comprehension dawned on me. I knew the voices had sounded familiar, but I had no idea.
“Farewell, Frater ABCDEFG, we shall see you again very soon. Continue on the path, and we will continue to guide you towards the light.”
My eyes began to tear as I felt their presence dwindle, until I finally broke down completely. The absence of their presence made me feel as though I wouldn’t survive the night without them, and suddenly everything faded to black.
I awoke in my bed, how I got there I do not know. However, my mind was on fire with the information that had been revealed to me the previous night. I had met the Ambiguous Custodians! Suddenly I sat up, again realizing that I had known their identities all along! Amazing, simply amazing. I will never forget the experience of meeting the Ambiguous Custodians of our Temple, what an honor.
Thank you Frater M, Frater L and Frater C, I hope to see you again soon, and I’ll never forget you!