TNESV - The Luminous Mysteries We all were sea-swallow'd, though some cast again, And by that destiny to perform an act Whereof what's past is prologue, what to come In yours and my discharge. -William Shakespeare, The Tempest The Luminous Mysteries is a story of the world. It is the story of a planet girded by a silver ring, and of the civilizations upon that planet which rise and fall. It will be a story of emotion, ambition, love, and hate. It will be a story of science and song, of gods and demons. Most importantly, it will be your story. It will be up to you how to tell it.