posted on Dec, 23 2008 @ 01:12 AM
Originally posted by crmanager
reply to post by Skyfloating
I find it interesting how people defend non-Christian values yet the Christian in this site is scoffed at and ridiculed as stupid and un-informed when
compared to you "occultists."
As a Christian, I believe Jesus was an occultist.
I have NEVER heard a person who practices yoga called an "occultist." I am not denying your experiences though.
The very first thing Aleister Crowley touches upon in Book 4 is Yoga. Yoga really is the gateway drug to Magic. Or Magick, if you want the "new
aeon" spin on it. And Yes, I know Aleister Crowley is, most likely, the furthest thing from the Kybalion, which is one of THE best and most ABSTRACT
descriptions of the funamental principles of existence, in my most humble opinion.
My point was to show how integral yoga is to the practitioner of magic.
If the word offends you then simply scoff back at the un-informed, it is a word.
Just realize how similar your teachings are to Christianity.
You seek higher power.
You seek to become one with the Universe.
You seek passage to a higher plane.
You seek peace through meditation.
Sounds like any Sunday at a Christian church.
Actually, yes. When it comes to Magic. It's very similar to studying the Christ. However, it's pretty much nothing like the
creationist/literalist version of Christianity. To the Magician, life is like the parables Jesus spoke. Each was an allegory with many different
meanings, all intended to teach liberation of the soul.
Much as you have church on Sunday, many occultists enjoy convocations at ttheir local Rosicrucian Lodges on the proper day of the week for such
studies, or perhaps the magician will enjoy gnostic mass, where he/she will devour the equinox and utter the truest words that "There is no part of
me that is not of the Gods", still other occultists will find themselves in an open field on a glorious day, singing the hymns of their youth as they
take communion with nature.
However, not all psychonauts are seeking peace through meditation. Some are literally trying to find armaments of war, but end up finding peace,
because that is where the path typically leads one. Even when the path leads through much frustration, the end result is very typically one of
salvation. Except of course for the "black brothers who build their fortress on the edge of the abyss and slowly cede their existence to
I once saw it written in a book that the Mystic is one who is driven to LOVE God, and that an Occlutist is driven to KNOW God.