The word occult means secret or hidden from view. Occult Gate is dedicated to the pursuit of hidden knowledge and wisdom. This is a place created for those who have taken the life long quest for the secret.
Occult Gate is a future community and gathering place of thought and wisdom. Where the the old knowledge can condense to become new again. Where what has been forgotten can once again be remembered and that which has not been discovered may be explored.
The Magickal Persona is a critical aspect of the Magickal practitioner. It is what helps us transcend mundane reality and slip into the magickal realms. It allows us to slip out of our mundane focus, set our jobs, relationships, and problems aside for a while, and focus on the things of the Spirit. The movie, “The Mask”, is a classic example of a Magickal Persona. In the movie, Jim Carey plays the part of a very klutzy, nerdy bachelor leading a very mundane, loveless life. But things quickly change when, quite by chance, he finds an ancient mystical mask that [...]
Power Animals, Spirit Helpers, And Guides Within many of the ancient systems of occult understanding and practice, the presence of unseen or disincarnate mentors, helpers, or allies was a generally accepted truth, and within some, it was considered essential to the practice itself. Throughout history, stories and superstitions contain a multitude of beings and entities that have had interchange with mortal man. These OtherWorld beings have been known by a variety of names and titles, including but by no means limited to; Gods, Goddesses, Archangels, angels, dragons, faeries, elves, sprites, gnomes, sylphs, undines, salamanders, Guardians, Watchers etc. Each member of [...]
The purpose of Shamanism is to integrate conflicting aspects of the human psyche with each other, and the whole with the Cosmic Psyche, and to develop the power and self-knowledge to enable the shaman to achieve results that are beyond the abilities of the undeveloped, un-self-aware psyche. Integrating conflicting aspects of the human psyche is the basis of all character development, and is essential to achieving balance and happiness. It releases and channels those potentially limitless psychic powers that are inherent in all of us. The difference between a healer and a shaman is that a healer is a person [...]
The Evolution And Function Of Collective Consciousness Whether we examine evolution from a religious, scientific, mythologic or a metaphysical approach, we are still confronted with the same problem. We are usually left with more questions than verifiable answers. This lack of solid, empirical data leads the average person to the unfortunate position of accepting “creation” and the human soul’s evolution on faith according to some hypothesis or conjecture. Even answers that come from “voices” beyond our physical plane, such as “channeled” information or sacred text, seem unwilling to put our endless questions to rest. I freely admit that the information [...]
Black & White Magic: Its All In The Intent Let me begin with the premise that all magickal operation is identical. The energy used in ” Black Magick” is the exact same energy used in ” White Magic”. It is not the kind of energy or the source of the energy used that separates one form of magick from another, but rather, it is the intent (the specified outcome) of the magick as programmed by the practitioner that determines the black or white aspect of the magick. Remember the Five Steps of Universal Magick we discussed in Shamanism and Universal [...]