I am an Eastern Occultist, and this is my blog, where I share my experiences and insights.
There have been many times when I was stuck or confused, and I could not find the answers I was looking for until synchronicity would lead me to a random blog where I would find it. My wish is to have such a blog, where people may find solutions to their problems and explanations to their experiences. Or maybe they’ll just have fun comparing their views and ideas with mine.
The occult today is dominated by Western tradition and Judaeo-Christian, Greco-Roman or Native American perspectives, even though it all began in the East. But the only one to blame is us. Our priests and kings let it degenerate into religion and superstition and never even tried to keep it alive. Our religions are basically the occult, but empty, just the rituals and none of the wisdom.
It’s not like it’s dead, but it is hidden in the truest sense of the word. Well, i’m one of the few who do practice the Occult in the East but also well versed in Western tradition, and my hope is to present a new perspective on things, so that we may combine that with modern occult knowledge and get a clearer picture of the Truth. People often joke with me that the Westen Occultists learnt everything from us, then we forgot and they taught it back to us. Well it’s time to do something about that. We have stayed silent in our arrogance far too long, and now it’s time to contribute to the tradition of our ancestors.
I do not identify with any one tradition, and my inspirations are diverse and varied, although a big chunk of my ideology comes from the Rosicrucians and the Golden Dawn. I’m also deeply influenced by Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as Taoism, Vedic Hinduism, Buddhism and Shinto. Naturally, Judaism and Christianity also make up a lot of my learning. Like most occultists, I don’t agree with their idea of fear mongering and hate, but unlike others, I don’t hate them, instead I love the wisdom the Bible and the Jewish scriptures have to offer. (I was raised in a Brahmin family, and I tend to be averse of modern Hinduism, so in a sense I can understand how pagans who were raised in Catholic families come to dislike Abrahamic faiths, but enough about that!)
A recurring theme in this blog, you’ll find, is the the Middle Path. I believe in being depolarized, between the Pillars of Mercy and Severity, and finding a way to reconcile seemingly opposing views. That’s probably why i’m trying to combine the Eastern and Western occult. After all, right and wrong are just a matter of perspective. Everything is the same, really, but we’ve convinced ourselves that it is divided, and we can only pick one side, which we believe to be “correct”. Hermes was not kidding when he said all truths are half truths. No one should claim to know and understood the ultimate Truth, without looking at the other side of the coin.
I shall be writing weekly, mainly about mythology, history, culture and, most importantly, practical experiences. Oh, and there’ll be artwork, lots of it. I hope people can find as much enjoyment in reading this as I find in writing.