Occult Magic – Secrets of the Hidden
The word Occult means secret or knowledge of the hidden. Its early masters were regarded as true magicians, and they were also the first scientists. Discoveries in the occult arts of astrology and alchemy gave birth to modern science.
Many people still view the occult with suspicion, but modern science is often working on the edge of the supernatural.
Physicists today study things like time travel, and parallel universes, trying to DE-code ancient myths of the past, using the art of magic and fantasy to some degree.
Where the early occult master’s keepers of secrets that modern science is only beginning to discover? We can trace the occult teachings back 5000 years ago in Egypt, just before the rise of Egypt’s great pharaohs or hieroglyphics on the wall.
The Egyptians believed this knowledge was given to them by Thoth, the Egyptian God of magic, who gave the world writing, language and numbers.
Legends held that a book of magic written by Thoth contained the secrets of the Gods. This book was considered to be in the astral plane, not physical, but something we have to travel in consciousness to get to.
Modern archaeologists say they have discovered that the Babylonians had actually created much of the knowledge Egyptians credited to Thoth, as early as 4000 BC.
They were the first to measure planetary movements. They invented the Abacus, the first sequential numeric system, and some of the earliest forms of Astrology and Astronomy.
It is said that this information spread to Egypt and helped develop one of history’s greatest cultures.
Similar to the Egyptians, the Babylonians regarded their knowledge as divine. The Babylonians used the Occults oldest arts to understand their worlds divination or accessing the supernatural.
In the Stone Age, Shamans would invoke spirits for guidance, knowledge, and protection.
The Pharaohs of Egypt must have been head of their religion and most likely understood and practiced the art of magic.
Much of what is called ceremonial magic, such as casting spells, the use of magic words, and incantations comes from the ancient Egyptians.
Phoenicians learned this knowledge and then began to spread it throughout the Mediterranean world.
They understood the code of alphabet that would line up the sounds of speech, the number cannon, zodiac signs and planets, so that with this alphabet, you could spell sacred words, count and calculate. The origin of these teachings was gradually forgotten.
In 1212 BC Ramses the second, the last Pharaoh of Egypt died, invading armies conquered, and the occult secrets were lost, but not for long.
In the 6th century BC, Pythagoras of Greece taught very similar or the same teachings to a select few that could comprehend and appreciate this knowledge.
His pursuit of wisdom made him travel broadly searching for lost occult knowledge and he found it, in mystery schools scattered throughout many different cultures.
He captured the elements of these teachings into a new discipline called philosophy. His foundation was from numbers.
He believed that philosophy, mathematics and the divine all went together. Pythagoras looked at numbers as the most fundamental elements of creation. “All is number” He believed that numbers were a way to connect with God, and so from there came symbolism that later became numerology and Kabbalah.
Pythagoras discovered that the mystery schools shared the belief that all of creation was one with God.
Pythagoras also applied numbers to decode music, which the Greeks regarded as the language of the Gods. He believed that he had solved the mysteries of the Universe. His idea that music of the spheres was that heaven itself was playing an orchestral music piece.
In 508 BC his school was burned down and destroyed. Some of his followers were killed or imprisoned.
Generations later would build on Pythagoras philosophy and Aristotle turned it into science. After that came Christianity and religion would cast a dark shadow over occult knowledge. Since then, Judeo-Christianity became the enforced model. Magic and the occult knowledge became dark and forbidden subjects.
The church then guarded its secrets with political influence and manipulation. Suggesting that the Pope was the only one who had access to the divine and God.
The church singled out occultist, condemning them because they believed that an individual could have direct access to God.