Their are those that proclaim knowledge of mysterious ways, and those that believe them
While for Felipe, these esoteric proposals were extremely difficult to reconcile. In his specific case, his mother had cultivated, shall we say, a rather mystical approach towards life. She was very enthusiastic in attending spiritual sessions, and also participating in all manner of practices related to the occult arts in Bogota.
She, as all her fellow companions, were ladies that belonged to Bogota’s highest social circles and were also a bit bored, without more productive interests to follow.
In spite of having lived through various scams and some outrageous, shameless frauds related to these matters of talking to the dead, the unabashed woman insisted on these abstruse incursions. Felipe, and his father, tolerated in good humor what they had come to consider the eccentric, outlandish side of Felipe’s mother.
Importantly, Felipe’s mother was backed up by the powerful influence of her husband, a highly-respected magistrate of the Court.
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