The Word Occult means, that which is hidden, kept secret or behind a veil. It deals with the unknown, what you’re not suppose to know and how to know yourself. It lets you see the invisible mechanics behind life. It lifts all veils from your minds eye to alternative perspectives.
It’s Special Interests continue to spark humanities curiosity including: Alchemy, Atlantis, the I Ching, Meditation, Utopian Societies, Christian Mysticism, Yoga, Wicca, Secret Societies, Ancient Egypt, the Supernatural and UFO’s.
But what does Yoga have to do UFO’s? Why are UFO’s Occult anyways? We see them, don’t we?
It seems that the Occult becomes Occult, not necessarily because of its unseen nature, but because of its conflict with certain levels of authority: The Scientific Community, The Intellectual Community, The Mass Media, The Political Authority and the power structures of the high priests sitting on their golden thrones, all seem to oppress certain information that becomes lost, destroyed or left hidden from the public conscious because of its radical nature. And any work that becomes part of this hidden collection, is a part of the Occult.
When looked at from this perspective, the Occult seems to run into one of these five categorizes:
1.Religion, Magic and Spirituality: Think alternative religions, cults, spiritual movements, consciousness systems, etc. that aren’t normally practiced or discussed by your Average Religious Authority. A lot of Special Interest Topics deals with Religion: Alchemy, Wicca, Buddhism, Mysticism, Hermeticism and Gnostic, which have begun a revival.
2.Science, Medicine and Technology: Think scientific studies and technology that is kept hidden, or dismissed by the Scientific community as absurd.
3.The Liberal Arts: Think alternative historical theories, Philosophy and other material (Intellectual Material that isn’t Scientific in Nature) that is not discussed by the Intellectual Community.
4.The Arts, Entertainment & Media: Think books, famous artworks, individuals, Movies, new stories, etc not discussed by the Mass Media.
5.Political and Social Activism: Think Elite Secret Societies, Socialism, Anarchy, Technoarchy and many famous Social Rights Activists kept hidden. This is where the majority of the Modern Day OCCULT focuses on today (New World Order, Big Brother, Illuminati, Freemasons, etc).
Keep in touch for Occult 101, Part 2: The Schools of Occult Thought. It deals with the approach certain Occult writers take to certain material pertaining to the Occult Categorizes mentioned above.
Also, feel free to ask questions. Vox Bless.