The Two Aspects of Occultism Today
There are lots of ways to divide the approach to occultism in various forms today. For this post, I'll describe it as the technological/spiritual, and the religious.
The technological/spiritual sees magick as means to achieving goals. Often, part of the technology involves the use of spiritual practices. Thus, although magick doesn't require a religious basis, for many people it includes a deeply spiritual basis. In fact, one of the goals can be attuning oneself with the Divine. This can be called "finding your true will." Your true will is seen as being totally in harmony with the Divine, and once you discover what your true will is—your direction
This past weekend we marked Ostara, the vernal equinox – the first day of spring. But it turns out – especially if you live in Minnesota – there can be many definitions of spring. Astrologically speaking, I’m positive the Sun is in Aries and “spring” is upon us. However, driving to work today in several inches of icy, slushy snow, witnessing multiple accidents and spun-out cars, you’d think it was December.
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Last week it seemed winter really was over…we had temps in the 50s, gentle rain, and almost all of our snow melted. (Well, I’m still parking