“The occult” – an emotionally charged term evoking sinister associations, everything from fraudulent and greedy fortune tellers to satanic rituals, images reinforced on movie screens and in pulpits across the country … but is this the reality, or merely projections of the public imagination? Is the practice of occult arts–particularly popular forms of divination, including astrology, tarot, and the I Ching–simply ignorant superstition? Do such represent at best an exercise in futility, an abdication of responsibility for one’s own life? Or do they really work?
Original post by Joseph Campbell Foundation