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  The Library of Knowledge - Prerequisites of Occultism
When considering occultism as an art within itself, the non-magician looks to the vast world of opinions and beliefs and dogmas and doctrines and faiths and reasonings that exist and, rightly so, is dazzled with confusion.
Occultism, as with every other branch of epistemology, has been riddled in errors throughout history because people are willing to swallow whatever someone else says solely for the fact that it was said.
Occultism is a scientific endeavour buffered and interpretted by extensive knowledge of the humanities.
www.angelfire.com /mi3/tomekeeper/intro/prerequisites.html   (1634 words)

 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": T.W. Adorno's "Theses Against Occultism"
The tendency to occultism is a symptom of regression in consciousness.
Occultism is a reflex-action to the subjectification of all meaning, the complement of reification.
The cardinal sin of occultism is the contamination of mind and existence, the latter becoming itself an attribute of mind.
home.thirdage.com /education/ralphdavid/adornocc.html   (2294 words)

 lightendlesslight - Occultism
Occultism in the West could be thus easily pushed aside because it never reached its majority, never acquired ripeness and a philosophic or sound systematic foundation.
For the highest occultism is that which discovers the secret movements and dynamic supernormal possibilities of Mind and Life and Spirit and uses them in their native force or by an applied process for the greater effectivity of our mental, vital and spiritual being.
Occultism is associated in popular idea with magic and magical formulae and a supposed mechanism of the supernatural.
www.lightendlesslight.org /occultism.htm   (896 words)

 Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology
The only encyclopedia available in the field of occultism and parapsychology that is regularly updated; as such it is necessary for those seeking information on the pursuit of the paranormal.
The media overexposure of occultism also temporarily exhausted the subject as a mainstream intrest, although small groups continued to flourish in such areas as UFOs, neo-pagan Witchcraft, and Black Magic.
Occultism and parapsychology remain highly controversial subjects, and varying shades of opinion on all aspects range from uncritical acceptance to invincible disbelief.
paranormal.se /topic/encyclopedia_of_occultism_and_parapsychology.html   (2444 words)

 * Occultism - (Esoteric): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In occultism, this is the luminous fifth element (invisible to ordinary sight) or essence, which was seen as binding together in union or pact the other four elements (earth, air, fire, water)...
From the Latin, meaning "hidden." The term, "Occultism," means "the science or study of hidden truth." During Medieval times, researchers, including the forerunners of modern science, used the term to include the search for the unknown...
Pseudo-Iamblichus was part of Egyptian Freemason occultism that also revived Pythagorean theory and numerical symbolism as part of their synthesis of Christian Cabbala, usually spelled with a "C" to differentiate it from true Jewish Kabbalah...
www.bestknows.com /esoteric/occultism.html   (655 words)

 Occultism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As the study or science of things which are hid and secret, occultism is a generalizing term because what is hid or secret in one age may readily be in a succeeding age more or less commonly known and open to public investigation.
Occultism then will simply have shifted its field of investigation and study to matters still more secret, still more recondite, still more deeply hid in fields of nature which are now scarcely suspected.
As a spiritual discipline occultism is the renunciation of selfishness; it is the "still small path" which leads to wisdom, to the right discrimination between good and evil, and the practice of altruism.
www.experiencefestival.com /occultism   (2022 words)

 Occult - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Occultism is the study of supposed occult or hidden wisdom.
To the Occultist it is the study of Truth, or rather the deeper truth that exists beyond the surface: 'The Truth Is Always Hidden In Plain Sight'.
Christians view the occult as being anything supernatural which is done, not by God's power, but by the power of evil spirits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Occultism   (915 words)

 Esoteric Studies Guide: Practical Occultism
It should never be forgotten that Occultism is concerned with the inner man, who must be strengthened and freed from the dominion of the physical body and its surroundings, which must become his servants.
Occultism is not the acquirement of powers, whether psychic or intellectual, though both are its servants.
In occultism a most solemn vow has to be taken never to use any powers acquired or conferred for the benefit of one's own personal self, for to do so would be to set foot on the steep and treacherous slope that ends in the abyss of Black Magic.
www.katinkahesselink.net /proccult.htm   (9005 words)

"Occultism" is a fascinating, but entirely fictitious topic, unfortunately it is also a dangerous topic as too many people get totally enmeshed in it's fictions and begin to live in those fictions totally excluding reality from their lives.
It is probably truest to say that what we today, call "Occultism" had it's original roots in various movements called "Gnosticism" in the first centuries of the common era.
The polemicists of the church created the myth of "Occultism", to be enabled to charge their "enemy" with collusion with "THE ENEMY", i.e.
www.parascience.org /occultis.htm   (2909 words)

 Theosophy: Occultism, Semi-Occultism and Pseudo-Occultism by Annie Besant : AnandGholap.net
So that, really, occultism, in the true sense of the word, may be said to be identical with that vision which, as you know, is spoken of in the Bhagavad-Gita, where Shri Krishna declares that "He who sees Me," that is, who sees the One Self, "in everything and everything in Me, verily he seeth".
True occultism, then, is that to which at first I would ask you to turn your thoughts, and its pursuit implies, as I have said, the development of the spiritual nature.
A man may be past-master of all these arts, and yet be further away from occultism than is a pure and selfless woman seeking only to love and to serve, or a generous, clean-souled man, devoted to helping his fellows.
anandgholap.net /Occultism_Semi-occultism_And_Pseudo-occultism-AB.htm   (2615 words)

 Ken Wilber's Integral Philosophy and the Failure to Incorporate Occultism
Significantly, Wilber rejects occultism for the same reason he rejects ecospirituality, a combination of the pre-trans fallacy and western reductionistic chauvinism.
Interestingly, the only psychologist who speaks highly of occultism is Jung, who Ken tends to see (and please correct me if I am wrong here) as "romantic" and hence pertaining to the "Pre-" phase of development; hence his rejection of his early (Wilber-I) thought, and also of the work of researchers like Stan Grof.
This yogic occultism is specifically defined as trans-rational, and hence considered efficacious, as opposed to the pre-rational fantasy of the magical thinking and shamanic and tribal peoples, all of which he lumps together.
www.kheper.net /topics/Wilber/no_occultism.html   (947 words)

 The Alchemists Garret - Tradition vs Pop-occultism
It is obvious, to anyone who cares to pay attention, that present-day occultism is fraught with some unusual controversies and contradictions that do not, rightly, belong to the realm of the esoteric mysteries.
It is deeply important, in my estimation that a clear distinction must be made between the largely impotent and mediocre sub-culture of pop occultism and the true and hidden sacred mystery schools of the western culture.
Those who had developed their skills to the extreme end of the spectrum through the study of occultism and who had attained certain extreme degrees of enlightenment had decided and thereafter insisted that the only way to safely and productively pass on this knowledge was under a veil of secrecy behind closed doors.
www.angelfire.com /nb/alchemy/tradition.htm   (6080 words)

It need hardly be said that occultism has nothing to do with Christian fundamentalist superstitions about their devil.
By Occultism I mean both theoretical knowledge of the workings of the wider and universal (trans-individual) forces and aspects of the Intermediate (Psychic and Subtle Physical) Reality between the Objective or Surface consciousness and the Divine, and their practical application.
One can dismiss this claim as "science envy", but this doesnt ring true with Mirra for example, and I think we can confidently say that occultism is based on precise laws that, while not the same as the laws of objective science, are still completely valid in their own right.
www.kheper.net /theoryofeverything/occultism.html   (366 words)

 Method: Vitale
The first is to ignore any notion of “modern” Western occultism and instead consider all “occultism” as a monolithic entity that has remained essentially the same and de-emphasizes the input from historical, social, economic or aesthetic factors.
Occultism, as a group of practices, is to be distinguished from esotericism, which is, roughly speaking, the theory that makes these practices possible.
This subordinate notion of occultism as a subset of esotericism has been accepted easily, and where definitions are made, occultism appears to be a base mimicry of more sublime theosophies; sporadically associated with "New Age," Black Magic/Satanism, or the paranormal.
www.aseweb.org /Papers/vitale.htm   (11840 words)

 occultism and philosophy
And the area of potential contamination with occultism is precisely the area of greatest indeterminacy in interpretation.
When the resurgence of occultism was at its height, at around the middle of the century, it was far from clear what the orthodoxy of the future was going to be: it could have been represented by vitalist physics, astrology, Hermetic medicine, and alchemy.
The immediate consequence was that the survivors of extreme occultism had once more either to go underground, or to identify themselves openly as committed opponents of philosophy and science rather than as fellow-travellers.
www.philosophy.leeds.ac.uk /GMR/articles/occphil.html   (5755 words)

 Beyond the Physical - Science and Occultism
This is to set the stage for a scientific interpretation of occultism which allows for a unification of the "hard" and "soft" sciences by finding principles common to the behavior of both physical matter and human psychology.
The primary difference is that occultism, though it seems highly abstract, is intimately grounded in accounting for the facts of our everyday life and experience, and accounts for these in such a way as to empower individuals.
Occultism is seen to be participatory and ecological, science is seen to be alienating and reductionistic.
www.geocities.com /octanolboy/bpweb/BP_Index.htm   (2758 words)

 What is Occultism by T.Subba Row
So far as I know all real "occultism" is founded on the same principles though the terms in which they have been expressed have varied in different ages.
By occultism I understand that science, or rather wisdom, that gives a true and accurate explanation of the workings of the laws of nature, together with their application, throughout the universe.
Hence occultism gives a rational sanction for right conduct such as is offered by no other system, for it erects morality into a cosmic law, instead of basing it on superstition.
www.theosophical.ca /WhatIsOccultism.htm   (829 words)

 Deeper issues of occultism/Dion Fortune
Occultism is a sacred science, and should be approached with reverence.
There may be no tangible results, because one's nature is made of non-conducting material; or because doubt of the reality of the phenomena investigated prevents the terminals of the psychic contact from being pushed home in their sockets.
Occultism is not child's play, and it is very far from being fool-proof.
www.personal.usyd.edu.au /~apert/fortune.html   (1187 words)

 An Encyclopaedia of Occultism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Encyclopaedia of Occultism is an encyclopedia of occultism by Lewis Spence, published in 1920.
As such, it should be in the public domain in the United States.
The Acadine Archive is a wiki encyclopedia project to expand An Encyclopaedia of Occultism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/An_Encyclopaedia_of_Occultism   (86 words)

 occultism --  Encyclopædia Britannica
in occultism, a mysterious, usually light-coloured, viscous substance that is said to exude from the body of a spiritualist medium in trance and may then take the shape of a face, a hand, or a complete body.
in occultism, a compendium of pictorial records, or “memories,” of all events, actions, thoughts, and feelings that have occurred since the beginning of time.
They are said to be imprinted on Akasha, the astral light, which is described by spiritualists as a fluid ether existing beyond the range of human senses.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108510?tocId=9108510   (500 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Occultism
Occultism (Latin occulere “to hide”), belief in the efficacy of various practices—including astrology, alchemy, divination, and magic—regarded as being...
Water : religion and folklore: divining rod and occultism
References to the use of divining rods appear in the records of ancient Egypt and Rome.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Occultism.html   (84 words)

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The history of the subject reveals very marked differences of connotation between pure occultism and the so-called occult arts, and these differences reach back into earliest antiquity, always pointing to the ancient conflict between selfish interest and a sacred type of selflessness.
Meanwhile, let them learn that occultism differs from magic and other secret sciences as the glorious sun does from a rushlight, as the immutable and immortal spirit of Man -- the reflection of the absolute, causeless, and unknowable ALL -- differs from the mortal clay, the human body.
For it has been said too often to need repetition, and the fact itself is patent to any observer, that when once the desire for occultism has really awakened in a man's heart, there remains for him no hope of peace, no place of rest and comfort in all the world.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/sunrise/33-83-4/ot-hpb.htm   (1837 words)

 ALLSERVICES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Actually Occultism is a very vast subject and is not limited only to witchcraft or fl magic.
We only teach certain divisions of occultism which are actually useful in everyone's daily life.
Occultism, in our sense, means techniques and practices to develop inner powers, spiritual powers, powers of organs and make use of them in certain areas for one's prosperity or attaining any desire in this materialistic world or elevating one’s soul.
www.astro-occultism.com /ALLSERVICES.HTM   (965 words)

Occultism is the belief in hidden forces and powers beyond simple material observation and understanding, and involves the study and practice of certain "arts" (such as alchemy, astology, tarot reading, casting spells) designed to experience and utilize these forces.
Occultism is not a part of the WE curriculum.
and Occultism is the belief in hidden forces and powers beyond simple material observation and understanding, and invoves the study and practice of certain "arts" (such as alchemy, astology, tarot reading, casting spells) designed to experience and utilize these forces.
uncletaz.com /wc/wcthreads/occultism.html   (13480 words)

 OccultForums.com - Article for Discussion: "Blurring the Boundaries: Psychoanalysis and Occultism"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Occultism asserts that there are in fact ‘more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy’.
Its "ill-circumscribed" boundaries are not due to a lack of research, but because the occult is everything which falls outside of the word "constructed for us by science", that is the sum total of all things known.
The space of occultism is, therefore, potentially infinite and resists any attempt at definition.
www.occultforums.com /showthread.php?t=5614   (2394 words)

 Theosophy article: "Occultism Versus the Occult Arts" by Blavatsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In short, the prisms through which Occultism appears, to those innocent of the philosophy, are as multicoloured and varied as human fancy can make them.
Meanwhile, let them learn that Occultism differs from Magic and other secret Sciences as the glorious sun does from a rush-light, as the immutable and immortal Spirit of Man reflection of the absolute, causeless and unknowable ALL--differs from the mortal clay--the human body.
For whether we take as an example the holy love of a mother for her child, or that of a husband for his wife, even in these feelings, when analyzed to the very bottom, and thoroughly sifted, there is still selfishness in the first, and an égoisme à deux in the second instance.
www.katinkahesselink.net /occult.htm   (3412 words)

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