Occult Studies


December 21, 2012: The World Didn’t End But Mine Began

When I was 23 years old and fresh out of college, just a year after having moved across the country to Los Angeles from Richmond, Virginia, my husband and I had gotten engaged and set a date for our wedding. Having been together for 8 years, since high school, it seemed appropriate to get married…
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These (Gimmicky) Occult-Themed Locations are a Must-Visit for Magic Lovers

Let’s face it, we’ve always had a bit of an obsession with magic. Throughout our history, the idea of witches has surfaced and resurfaced time and time again, from the witch trials to the popularity of Bewitched. And most recently, since the Harry Potter novels were released more than two decades ago, magical or occult-themed…
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We See God in the Chances that Exist Around Us (Why I Study Consciousness)

Since the dawn of time, we humans have sought to find a greater purpose in our existence. Unlike most other animals out there, we find comfort in knowing that there could be something greater than us that needs us to fulfill a purpose, and we jump at the opportunity to be more than just a…
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The Occult Origins of Christmas (and a Full History of The Holiday)

Christmas, the ‘traditional’ holiday filled with gingerbread, stockings, warm fires, and family gatherings, has been so deeply rooted as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, that it can be hard to believe that it originated from Pagan roots. But like most major holidays we celebrate, Christmas is much more deeply rooted in other…
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The Origins of Astrology and Horoscopes

Let’s talk about a really fun ‘Occult’ study today that started in Ancient Mesopotamia and evolved over the years to a practice we know and utilize today. I’m talking about the idea of astrology and the horoscopes we use to predict the future based on the celestial bodies around us. While the practice of Astrology…
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The Real Nicholas Flamel and the Philosopher’s Stone He Supposedly Created

Thanks to our societal love of pop culture, it’s likely that when I bring up either Nicholas Flamel or the Philosopher’s Stone, your mind goes immediately to Harry Potter. While it is true that both of these subjects were brought into the modern eye because of the cultural phenomenon that is Harry Potter, the reality…
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