November 18th is Occult Day! (It’s also Fool around with a Guy with a Mustache Day, hence the image of Dr. Strange)
The history, origin, and the founder of the Occult Day are unknown. There is no mention about the year at which the celebration had first occurred. However, Occult has been existing in every culture, religion, and tradition. It refers to everything that is taking place beyond the normal human’s perspective. It includes the magic, alchemy, astrology, spiritualism, extra-sensory perception, religion, and divination. Occult refers to the “knowledge of the hidden.” It sometimes gives the meaning as the knowledge that “is meant only for certain people” or “must be kept hidden.” (Happydays-365)
Most often occultist is the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond the pure reason and the physical sciences. Occult is the life beyond the natural world for the normal people. Almost every culture and religion has the practice of occult. The Day is the perfect time to get involved with your inner self in a spiritual form.”
For goodness sakes, working most of the apps on my phone are ‘occult’ to me! Occult seems to simply be the stuff you don’t know. We seem satisfied to let someone else understand and handle our plumbing, electricity, health care and politics (etc. etc.) so we can study what we want to study. I want to study the mind-body connect, how to manifest a better life, heal with energy, communicate with plants, animals and other beings…. The folks who come to CTCW ARE more likely to understand things some folks consider “occult”, mysteries impossible to fathom. But the first step is to simply start. We may or may not understand the mysteries of sports, fashion, sitcoms or other “common knowledge”.
How do you decide what hidden things, things you don’t know, that you’ll put effort into learning? Have a happy Occult Day, and if you missed the conference this year, I hope you make it next year!