Occult in History as it pertains to religion and science, and the modern practical application of some rudimentary occult practices of magic. This course is offered to further the knowledge of magic; metaphysical and paranormal activities. The study of some magical organizations such as hermetic orders, Wiccan covens or circles, esoteric societies, arcane colleges, and other groups which may utilize different terminology.
Occult as it pertains to science: A study of the inner nature of things, as opposed to the outer characteristics that are studied by science. A study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences, ”knowledge of the paranormal”, as opposed to ”knowledge of the measurable.”
Occult as it pertains to religions: An interpretation of occultism its concepts as found in the belief structures of religions such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema, Judaism, Kabbalah, Christianity, Hindu, and Neo-paganism. Elder God Mysticism & Pythagorian Studies, ”Knowledge meant only for certain people” or ”knowledge that must be kept hidden.”
Occult practices and paranormal magic; ”black,” “white,” and ”green” (Natural), druidic, witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, necromancy, astrology, alchemy, Santeria, divination and fortune-telling, extra-sensory perception, practical mysticism, West African / Haitian / Louisiana Voodoo – Hoodoo, theurgy, spiritualism.
A small fee for materials will be required for the practical applications portion of this course.
This course was developed by Dr. Matthew Green, Professor of Occult Studies