Mysticism (Civ4)

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Mysticism - 50 Beaker

A technology introduced in Vanilla
Required techs
Leads to Meditation
Units enabled None
Buildings enabled Obelisk
Era Ancient

"Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God."

The following civilizations start with the Mysticism technology:


Mysticism allows Obelisks and the Stonehenge wonder. It also leads to Meditation and Polytheism, each of which give the first discoverer a religion.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

People of the ancient world were fascinated and awed by the forces of nature surrounding them. Earthquakes, storms and other phenomena were generally regarded as signs from heaven. Individuals and groups arose to formulate explanations for these events, and pass the knowledge along to the tribe. The priests and priestesses of mysticism, who were often called oracles, claimed union with the divine through meditation and trance-like contemplation. Primitive mysticism offered mankind the first, tenuous links with the powers that shaped their world, and represented the first move toward the organized polytheistic and monotheistic religions to come.

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