Not everything occult is evil; the light has its hidden knowledge too


It’s not just great that people searching for truth look into the occult roots behind many world events, it’s absolutely essential for understanding the deeper mysteries of human history. But everyone who I’ve seen speak about it names every esoteric group they can find and lumps them all together – branding them as “satanic” and as sharing the same sinister agenda. This kind of claim is bigoted and ignorant.

Throughout human history there have existed undercurrents of people who have explored the hidden side of life. There are those who have used this knowledge for sinister purposes – to control and exploit others. Whilst there are those who’ve used esoteric knowledge for good – and have contributed greatly to the freedoms and principles of entire civilizations. Both often work in secrecy – the malevolent to hide their true motives, the benevolent to avoid the persecution of the ignorant and the agendas of the dark side operating within society.

The word occult simply means hidden or secret, and in common use it refers to metaphysical phenomena, which are things we become aware of that are beyond our ordinary perception.

Those who label everything esoteric or occult as evil are inadvertently or deliberately persecuting those ultimately trying to save people from the plans of those working through truly sinister secret orders. It’s better to make the distinction between those using the esoteric for light or for darkness. But there’s no point asking a researcher or intellectual to tell you the difference; try asking a practitioner.

By |2018-06-30T13:00:08+00:00July 27th, 2015|esoteric knowledge, the war on consciousness|43 Comments

About the Author:

Lara Atwood is a researcher and practitioner of the native, indigenous Indo-European religion of her ancient ancestors, which is a branch of the ancient Religion of the Sun. She runs the YouTube channel SakroSawel and the website ("sakro sawel" means "sacred sun" in Proto-Indo European). Writing alongside her husband Mark, she helped co-author the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun.


  1. Kaveri November 12, 2015 at 9:55 am - Reply

    In India, people follow a lot of traditions. But no one is really interested into looking into the meaning of every symbol or practices. There is ignorance and disinterest to know. The curiosity is gone. This is because, from our childhood days, at home and at school (main at school) we are taught ‘not to question’ , that too from elders.
    Otherwise, Indian culture is very rich and along with truly walking the path, the traditions are very much supportive and divine. (For example – the Indian Classical music, the clothing -Khadi, Ornaments that have spiritual significance, way of living, Creative activities like drawing Rangoli, practices followed during a woman’s menstruation, etc. )

    • Lara Atwood November 15, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your perspective on India Kaveri; I’ve personally never been to India, but I had wondered how people could be so surrounded by esoteric knowledge, and yet at the same time not pursue a deeper search into it. What you say makes a lot of sense though.

      There must be something very liberating in at least being surrounded by a richness of symbols and traditions geared around spiritual concepts, which seems to be a a great benefit to the way Indian culture has developed; whereas in the west it has virtually become a social taboo to talk about the esoteric in anything but a negative light.

    • Olga November 15, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      From my visits in Greece and hearing stories, it also sounds similar. Although Greece itself experienced a lot of persecution and thus its ancient culture was nearly obliterated by religious orthodoxy. But there are ancient ruins everywhere, a reminder of a very advanced civilization that many Greeks to this day are proud to share their heritage with. Many places that have had something miraculous happen through the involvement of the Gods and various deities abound. But no one is really interested to learn more or understand deeper. There is village that’s inhabitants fell very sick, and were cured by Apollo, (back in the day) and a temple exists in honor of that event, but the villagers apparently, for the most part, don’t really question the divine intervention, and just live regular lives. When someone asked further, they seemed to feel like they didn’t need to understand.

    • Matthew November 17, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Hi Kaveri,

      My wife and I had the good fortune to visit India a few years ago and we were both very struck by the spiritual richness in the culture you mentioned.

      The ancient heritage is very impressive; for example, we were in awe of the stone cut temples at Ellora. However, something else that was very touching, was how the ancient traditions haven’t died out, but there is still devotion in people, even if it is just expressed in simple ways. So at ancient sites like that, it was nice to see people who were going to express devotion, not just sight see.

      It was also nice to see this manifest is seemingly mundane settings too. For example, delivery trucks on highways decorated in devotion to a God or Goddess. It’s refreshing to see spirituality made part of everyday life like that.

      I suppose its true what you say that most people do not look deeper, and I think it is like that in many places. But at least in India there is respect for divinity and a rich spiritual heritage that is still part of the everyday culture in some way. I found being there was very liberating anyway, to borrow Lara’s phrasing, and I could understand why many westerners have been drawn there over the years. It is spiritually much more vibrant than the West, which has become very spiritually sterile.
      Many of the people I grew up think belief in God is a primitive superstition, so its difficult then to go deeper into esoteric spirituality.

  2. Gabrielle August 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for raising this issue, Lara. Yes, it seems like it is seen as dark all around.

    I was also inspired by the notion of people using esoteric knowledge for good, to help to increase freedoms and to help humanity. I have wondered too about the help that this kind of occult knowledge and activity has the possibility of giving to humanity, even to address major issues like the availability of clean drinking water for the poor.

    There seem to be a lot of people and missions out there trying to address issues in the world. I can only imagine what could be achieved by understanding further universal principles and how to use occult practices in various ways (even if to just increase intelligence and creativity to find solutions) to address practical issues or to get the help they need to address such issues.


    • Anita August 2, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Hi Gabrielle,

      I think your comment is really relevant. I can’t help but feel what is happening now with Mark/Belsebuub’s work and this community is so important for the world at large. Mark/Belsebuub, has detailed the process of spiritual enlightenment in a single book – that anyone anywhere can follow – the potential for spreading the teachings and liberating humanity from a lot of needless suffering is enormous.

      I have trouble understanding how someone like me could be shown so much mercy, i.e. being guided back to the work. Thank you Mark and everyone here who has worked for so many years and sacrificed so much to help others awaken.

      • Gabrielle August 5, 2015 at 1:59 am - Reply

        Hi Anita,

        That’s a great point about the potential of that single book and the ease at which it could reach humanity. I had not thought of it in that way before. It really highlights how unique and valuable that book will be to this humanity.

        I really hope that it will be able to get to the people who are searching for this guidance.

        I also know what you mean about having trouble understanding how so much mercy can be given. I have felt similarly and could really relate to what you said there.


  3. Hrvoje July 31, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    It’s a sad thing that occult is being seen as such, but good thing is that people can be explained it’s true meaning.My impression is that most of the purporters of the false idea of the occult/esoteric being satanic, are fervent Christians. These are figures like Mark Dice, Vigilanz Citizen, Ancient Knowledge (youtube channel), and many others. Although some of them are doing good research and providing with some useful information, it seems to me that overall they are doing more harm than good, and some of them deliberately want to implant fear in people from everything that steems away from traditional belief systems. Also, is it a coincidence that many of the conspiracy theorists (that become fanatics) are also strong supporters of “the salvation through Jesus”?

  4. Layla July 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    A vital distinction to make and to understand, especially for those people who are truly wanting and working to combat the forces of darkness that are taking over the world.

    I feel your point is not about words and definitions, but about realities that exist, and why its important to know these distinctions, and the blurring that is going on on so many levels. Otherwise, even if we don’t want to, we play into the hands of darkness because we simply don’t see, recognise or acknowledge the forces of light.

    This is really a foundation, a base knowledge from which many other things become clearer! Geat post Lara, thank you!

  5. Fotis July 28, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I’m just wondering…

    When the “occult” started to define “black” the same as “white” practices? Witch haunting for example is an old example where people couldn’t understand this difference but they persecuted “the different”, that which wasn’t in-line with the dominant religion, the unknown.

    Also since the esoteric symbols have been hijacked by “Illuminati” kind of groups and there is a massive propaganda, where pop stars for example using them, this evil current can influence a lot the public and can form the public opinion against anything that is not mainstream or dominant.
    Also it depends on the tradition, education and history of every place. In some countries like UK and Russia people are more familiar with “magic”, when in other countries like Greece “magic” is something in general acceptable when it comes from the dominant religion (like miracles from saint people f.ex.) and in general is not acceptable when it comes from where ever else.

    At the last post Lara writes that:
    “But we have the potential to uncover the evil, and to use our own multi-dimensional bodies to have out-of-body experiences to travel and meet these inter-dimensional beings in the places they exist.”

    That sounds reasonable but for very few people.From the other hand, externally, what kind of anti-propaganda can actually stand against of all these forces?
    I think that seeing things from esoteric point of view, looks like the capacity and dynamic is better than looking at them externally. But since those two influence each other sounds magic how the true esoterists can really change things into better for the humanity. Like “a miracle can only save us”
    One the other hand I can’t agree more that those circumstances can help a lot the esoteric-practicioners to go even further with their inner work. Are they will end up like the martyrs ?

    I’m just wondering…
    Thanks for the feedback!

    • Frosted Seagull July 29, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

      I was looking to post a REPLY as a miracle has occurred.

      EVERYONE ELSE – If cannot be bothered reading the long reply please scroll down to the last 3 paragraphs as a real Miracle has occurred.

      Fotis, the Greek Orthodox Church is mainly an exoteric church but unlike the Catholic and Protestant Churches has a Mesotretc and Esoteric component to it. The word “Exo” from the Greek means outside of.

      1 – Exoteric Church – based on dogma & they believe in an anthropomorphic Christ, that is, a the historical Christ who has allegedly born with supernatural power

      2 – Mesoteric Church – a combination of exoteric and esoteric practices, but still lean towards the Exoteric practices. I.e. a heavy emphasis on the liturgical mass and prayer to an outside entity which through “magic” converts them into saints and martyrs

      3 – Esoteric Practices – the Greek/Russian/Serbian Orthodox monks use the Philokaelion. The Philkaleion are a series of books that discuss the daily observation and the ego. It was Master Samael who highlighted the fact that that he Greek and Russian exclusively monks use the Philokaleion, which is a combination of the Four Noble Truths as well as the “Doctrine of the Selves”. NOTE – I used to have an original copy of the Philokaleion which was similar to Master Samael’s – The Great Rebellion and Revolutionary Psychology.

      Philokaleion – The new versions of the Philokaleion are abominations that is deliberately altered and distorted by so called Eastern Orthodox “theologists”to” to fill their personal religious agenda’s parading as genuine spirituality. The relatively new copy of the Philokaleion I own has some priest called Father George who attacks the Buddhist Four Noble Truths as well as the golden void of the Zen Buddhists. For example, this Father George asserts that it is impossible to annihilate the ego and all we can do is accept them and not give into temptation.

      This Father George deliberately twists the words of the Philokaleion and dilutes the genuine esoteric practices. Fotis, you ask “ …. a miracle can only save us … I can’t agree more that those circumstances can help a lot the esoteric-practitioners to go even further with their inner work … will end up like the martyrs ?

      Answer is yes – if you diligently practice, observe your behaviour daily, identify and then destroy the ego’s you will become a martyr, Mahatma, Buddha, Saint, enlightened Master and fully ascended Master Samael covers this and gives examples in the Three Mountains.

      I have a friend who I discuss and practice gnosis with, that is, we discuss the work, monitor our dreams and I send him articles written by Mark and Lara from this site. My Greek orthodox friend – like your Comments – stated only this week that how lucky we were to be brought up Greek Orthodox. The Greek Orthodox Church whilst predominantly an Exoteric Church has monks, the monks that live on Mt Athos that are esotericists. The Catholics and Protestants do not have these type of monks. Furthermore, the Catholics, Protestants and Charismatics revile the “white magic” of the Greek/ Russian Orthodox churches.

      Actual Miracle – the friend which I refer to above told me about a miracle that occurred these past 2 weeks. My friend has had a difficult time at work this past fortnight. His boss advised him this week that his wife had cancer and the diagnosis was dire. About week ago – the second last week of July 2015 – his boss was in the isle of a hardware store. Two nuns appeared out of nowhere and told him that they were sent to pray for his wife who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. This was not a dream.

      This woman is now expected to live with the cancer in remission in a very short time and the doctors are stunned and at a loss to explain this complete turnaround … My friend’s boss is not religious and/or spiritual. My friend asked his boss why he divulged this experience to him in particular and he said “Peter, you are the only one who will understand.”

      This miracle is as not only for the benefit of this couple but for everyone who contributes to this website. My friend requested that I divulge this miracle on this website to highlight the power of our Divine Mother and the fact that miracles still occur.

      • Julian Kingman July 30, 2015 at 12:32 am - Reply

        That’s really cool, Frosted Seagull. It seems like when even average people have genuine spiritual connection or seek it, they know what kind of person to look for, whereas people interested in intellectual fulfillment seek spirituality in all the wrong places.

  6. Michelle July 28, 2015 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Very insightful article. I have noticed this too. Occult has a very dark and negative connotation. It’s like forgetting about the Jedi and only acknowledging the Sith. It is so wonderful to know that the light is working too! Yes, we must look to practitioners and become practitioners to find the truth. Most people I run into have theories, ideas and beliefs of one type or another with no practical information. Experiential learning is far more useful! I am so grateful for this website and especially for Mark’s books that reveal the opportunities we have to discover true esoteric knowledge.

    • Jordan July 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      That Star Wars reference is another good analogy that illustrates this very well. It’s pretty ridiculous that it happens this way, but as Lara pointed out, nonetheless it does.

  7. Dara July 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Interesting, this was something that I was reflecting on recently after seeing yet another alternative news item that was dealing with the dark forces behind world events, and the reporter (coming from a Christian perspective) was discussing the problem of people having a preoccupation with the occult / satanism. The way the words “occult” and “esoteric” were used in the report basically equated them to evil.

    I do feel there is a major lack of understanding in what those terms mean, and so they get thrown around carelessly by people who are uninformed, plus then maliciously used by those who wish to purposefully confuse the issue, and what’s happening is that incrementally, having an “interest in occult matters” means in peoples’ minds “having an interest in darkness”.

    • DavidH July 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      I saw the same popular alternate news show and thought the same thing “oh no, is this just going to make anything occult/esoteric into being only evil” and wondered is that being done out of ignorance or not.
      Thanks for addressing this issue Lara.

    • Jon July 30, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

      I see this sort of thing too – words are appropriated and take on one-sided meanings. Esoteric becomes evil. People interested in it that form a group are a “cult”. The world is a very hostile place toward things which can’t be seen!

  8. Zorana July 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this, Lara. I like how you link to past articles that go more in depth and elaborate on the topics you mention– it’s nice to revisit those every once in a while 🙂

    I particularly like the ending, “try asking a practitioner.” It’s so often that people seek the opinion of their friends, who could be very unqualified to talk about facts or from experience relating to esoteric matters, or they assume that whatever they find on the internet is from a credible source. I hope this reaches many seekers out there.

  9. Cliff July 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Lara

    Its interesting (and sad) how forces of darkness twist and manipulate the public’s perception of the occult causing fear and confusion so as to prevent people from finding the true teachings that will liberate them.

    Our society has dumbed down the occult. I remember how scared I was when I was seeking esoteric knowledge by years of being warned not to explore such things and how dangerous it was. Many people are scared off from seeking what their heart truly desires by such dire warnings.

    Its wonderful that you have opened this dialogue so clearly. I think its very important that people understand the origin of their fears and feel secure to utilise the amazing knowledge that Mark is sharing to seek the truth.

    Thanks for sharing this topic with us, through Mark and your work, and buoyed by the support of this community, I hope many more people are able explore for and within themselves the nature of reality and find their way to the true esoteric.

    • Pavlin July 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Cliff. In relation to the lack of understanding of the dual nature of ‘the occult’ I had a small situation recently. On my coffee break at work I was speaking with two workmates when one of them mentioned half jokingly that I will get into trouble with that pentagram in my car (hinting it’s not a good symbol to have), the other was surprised and said they thought it was a metal music symbol. Then the topic was quickly changed. Some time before, I had researched the pentagram symbol and I liked so much the positive (star pointing upwards) and rich meaning of it, that I was happy to have one small wood carved pentagram in my car.

      What happened with my workmates was very brief, but at the same time flashed deeply condensed misunderstanding of that symbol. Unfortunately, all those opinions seem to be formed by the mainstream and popular culture and subculture. It’s very easy for an average person to get only one side of the story. And even those who show some interest can easily be deceived into the one sided view that occult/mystical and anything related is bad.

      Thank you Lara, for opening up this topic. I hope many people will find it and will look further into it. I’m particularly hoping that one day some of the sacred symbols that now carry the stigma of prejudice will be released from it.

      • Zorana July 28, 2015 at 2:53 am - Reply

        Interesting shares Pavlin and Cliff. I was in a jewelry shop not too long ago where the lady helping me out ended up giving a clean to a pentagram necklace I had with me. Going in, I realized I had my defenses up with regards to her seeing it and what reactions she may have. I expected some kind of fear or aversion to it, or perhaps even a warning like you both touch on, but instead she was simply curious about it and, after I briefly mentioned its purpose to her, she said something along the lines of, “I could use some protection like that, can’t we all?” I was so surprised. I don’t know if she was playing her role and trying to make me feel comfortable as a customer and engage in some conversation or if she truly felt that, but it was eye opening to see that there are people who are not as closed off or scared off by the ‘occult/hidden’ matters in life as I expect. Gave me some hope that maybe this insight she had about negativity weighing people down, or this opposition she seemed to perceive, would lead her to search further. And the existence of many others like her who could potentially find their way to this website and utilize the tools to counter that. Very inspiring.

        • Lucia July 28, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

          That’s very nice to hear Zorana. There are definitely many people like that. Surprisingly, I found people in Slovakia are quite “cool” with all kinds of symbolism. Maybe a part of it is their ignorance, but in general, there does not seem to be much hostility towards it, and I was even wearing my pentagram in school where I was teaching. Some students asked me what that was, and usually just liked the aesthetic side of it. 🙂

          On the contrary, now I live in a small village in another country, where people seem to have more knowledge of mystical phenomena (there are even a few groups of Samael around), but sometimes there are strange reactions from ordinary people. For example last time my fiancee and I went to watch sunrise, we met a friend on our way back, who asked us where we went so soon. After telling him, he made a joke that we were a “cult”. Even though he just tried to be funny, it was a mystery to me how just a simple sun gazing could invoke this kind of association in him.

          • Jon July 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

            Wow, so even just watching the sunrise can get you accused of being in a “cult” now. People are just so disconnected…

        • Julian Kingman July 30, 2015 at 12:26 am - Reply

          When Michelle and I were in Jamaica, we went into a little souvenir shop. There was one of those paper stars hanging from the ceiling. Preferring not to stay in a store with an upside down pentagram, I left, and motioned to Michelle to come with. After some time, Michelle decided that it wasn’t fair to leave without speaking to the employees about the issue, and why we wanted to leave the store. Michelle went up to the front desk, and explained the situation, and the woman was very understanding and apologetic, not knowing what that symbol meant. We then began a discussion in which she said she had been praying for the removal of her inner darkness, and around the same time she started having terrifying dream experiences, and felt that she was being haunted. We taught her some ways to protect herself, and came away amazed at how such an interaction could unfold. It’s so hard to predict, but some people really are open-minded, and those who seem like they would be are often shut tight.

          • Michelle July 30, 2015 at 3:32 am

            She also had the pentagram in the store turned right side up. 🙂

          • Lucia July 31, 2015 at 9:48 am

            Awesome, great intuition Michelle! Another story into your book. 😉

  10. Lucia July 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lara for starting this discussion. I have been thinking for a while how an article of this kind is needed – maybe even bigger one, more elaborated, with differences between occult evil and occult Light, and how it is important for the occult Light to exist and be nourished in order to combat the evil in the world.

    These thoughts came to my mind mainly after coming across so many cases of so-called satanic abuse, many of which really seem to be well documented and appearing throughout history. The victims are often vilified, made into perpetrators, or simply blackmailed to silence. The roots of these kinds of groups seem to go into high-ranking officials and even governments, therefore any sort of investigation usually gets stopped before it even begins. But lately, too much of thier activities have started leaking into the public, and more and more people start seeing that there is more to these activities than meets the eye. Therefore, some sort of awareness of “hidden side” is happening, but unfortunately, as you have mentioned, people now (due to the lack of knolwedge of the occult and esoteric in general) put everything onto one pile and just label everything esoteric as evil. Like this, they effectively cut themselves from getting the help from the forces of Light, that are also “occult” in their nature. Even the word “occult” seems to have this stain on it today, while in fact it does not mean anything but “hidden” or “supernatural/mystical”. When people try to combat the forces of evil that are too strong for them to even understand, they often resort to prayer (or group prayer), not realizing that even prayer in itself is nothing but an appeal to the occult/hidden forces of Light, that are the only ones that can effectively combat the occult/hidden forces of Darkness.

    I think this understanding of Esoteric knowledge of Light being of paramount importance when combatting the forces of evil needs to reach more people and hopefully become a common knowledge. Otherwise people will keep being mislead and keep putting everything into same category, which will only play into the agendas of those that seek to enslave this humanity.

    • Lara Atwood July 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Well put Lucia. I agree, the only hope is that the understanding of the esoteric knowledge of light reaches more people.

    • Roy July 28, 2015 at 2:38 am - Reply

      When people try to combat the forces of evil that are too strong for them to even understand, they often resort to prayer (or group prayer), not realizing that even prayer in itself is nothing but an appeal to the occult/hidden forces of Light, that are the only ones that can effectively combat the occult/hidden forces of Darkness

      This really resontates with me Lucia. In my circle of friends and family many use some way of prayer or asking to help them along when they encouter forces of evil or need guidance. However, when you start talking about the occult or esoteric it seems to far fetched or something that is practiced by groups with benevolent intentions. I’m glad to see this article up to put the facts straight and so many references are made to prior articles written, so those who are interested can read more into the various areas this article touched on.

    • Shane July 28, 2015 at 3:32 am - Reply

      It’s interesting what you say about prayer Lucia. I was once told by a merchant seaman that even the toughest man in the face of doom at the behest of nature’s ocean, finds himself begging and praying to something when the end feels imminent.
      I remember in my youth and adolescence I would pray, but as my knowledge grew, so also my distrust and confusion. So my praying became weak until I stopped doing it out of fear. What or who was I praying to? What was I invoking? If they came to my aid, what payment would they require from me?
      It’s such a horrible quagmire to be caught in. It’s no wonder so many people feel utter disorientated, isolated and alone. Evil pretending to be good creates chaos.

      • Julian Kingman July 30, 2015 at 12:43 am - Reply

        Prayer is such a natural thing when real danger or difficulties appear. The only time I can remember praying in my early life was just before going off to college. I was on a ship, and high waves were causing the it to rock back and forth. There were around 30 of us, and we were all terribly seasick and miserable. I looked around, and asked god “why allow such misery? Why not calm the waves, everyone here is miserable, surely you can make it stop?” I was shocked to receive an instant reply in my mind “There is beauty in everything”, I was then compelled to raise my head and I saw one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.
        Samael said something like “death makes the religious become an athiest, and the athiest become religious”. Pious people who believe in god question their faith when confronted with death, and athiests seek god, both are on opposite sides, neither one seeking god through experience.

      • Lucia August 3, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

        Interesting Shane what you said about how you started to doubt and even fear prayer, not being sure what forces you were appealing to… I have never heard that before. I mean, its usual that people are afraid of things like astral projection for example, as it is a whole new dimension that one is not used to and may seem scary for the first time. But to be afraid even to pray is a whole new level! 🙂 Sorry for making a bit of fun, but I thought how unbelievable this was, that the society with its over-materialistic and scientific way of living can make one even doubt his own innermost connection to the spiritual.

        I remember as a child, I would often talk to “my real parents” in my mind, as I felt that somewhere out there, must be somebody who loves me more than my physical parents (not that they were unloving, but I guess I was overly sensitive to some things at that time).
        Today, I tend to be quite creative with prayer, addressing the beings or forces according to what I feel would be most appropriate to a given situation. If a prayer does not work, I find its often because I didn’t REALLY want it. Or at other times what I want does not materialise, but another kind of help comes my way (if I prayed for the wrong thing out of ignorance). Then at other times, I feel like an action is required to go together with the prayer, otherwise it won’t work. Nevertheless, when they do work, its very magical and overwhelming… What I learned through these teachings is to always add the formula “if it is in accordance with the Divine Law”, or “if my Father also thinks its a good idea”. 🙂

        Wishing you a strong connection to the Divine at all times!

    • Jenny August 3, 2015 at 4:32 am - Reply

      “When people try to combat the forces of evil that are too strong for them to even understand, they often resort to prayer (or group prayer), not realizing that even prayer in itself is nothing but an appeal to the occult/hidden forces of Light, that are the only ones that can effectively combat the occult/hidden forces of Darkness.”

      That’s definitely an interesting reflection, Lucia. It’s so interesting how often we rely on the occult/hidden forces in life without even realizing it because we are immersed in it. Somehow our understanding in those areas can even become completely divorced from reality. I’ve often come across people reciting religious verses to “dispel” something they perceive as supernatural, meanwhile the text they are quoting from is filled with all kinds of supernatural occurrences and somehow the inconsistency there doesn’t phase them at all… People also seem comfortable with concepts they are familiar with or that are mainstream and completely uncomfortable with others, even though both are equally unseen — for example, we accept that we have a mind, even though it’s a non-physical organ, yet the concept of a chakra is already a “far-out” for some…

  11. Martin July 27, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Thanks Lara,

    It’s an important point.

  12. johnp July 27, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Considering the many traps of the dark side, it’s such a miracle that we can be guided to The Light by a living Master. I hope that more of us will understand this true blessing.

    Thanks Lara,

  13. richard July 27, 2015 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Thanks Lara it is a real good point you make I think for most people it is easier just to lump all Esoteric groups into the same pile in that way they can justify a feeling of passivity and fear of finding out that what is commonly known may not be what is really going on

  14. Sue July 27, 2015 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Interesting points Lara. Many people too easily lump everything different to their own beliefs as evil or bad in someway. Yet even within the many religions we can see people who use that religion for good while others use it to harm or destroy others (even within their own religion).

    Many just believe the dogmas that have been handed down to them by their family or others, rather than questioning and exploring the truth for themselves. I guess it is just easy to believe what you’ve been told. It is ignorance and fear that leads people to label anything different as evil or satanic.

    If people were to be more open-minded they could explore the wonders of esotericism, yet one also needs to learn to be vigilant along the way and to learn to differentiate from their own experience between good and evil.

  15. David A July 27, 2015 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Thanks Lara, it’s a very good point you make.

    It seems like a lot of the lumping everything esoteric together as “satanic” comes from people with a background in religion who see anything outside of that religion as a deception of the devil aimed at leading people away from the truth.

    Often it seems like when occult things are talked about they’re understood and explained intellectually like you said rather than an esoteric / practical perspective, and so the explanations can be misleading or incorrect, statements like people doing evil acts are trying to awaken the kundalini for instance.

    Something I find interesting / sad is that people will analyse esoteric things as evil but then only offer beliefs for people as a way to reach salvation rather than giving them anything really practical to work with.

  16. Frosted Seagull July 27, 2015 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Lara, wow … I cannot believe who timely your piece is.

    Angel you write: There are those who have used this knowledge for sinister purposes – to control and exploit others … there are those who’ve used esoteric knowledge for good – and have contributed greatly to the freedoms and principles of entire civilizations. Both often work in secrecy – the malevolent to hide their true motives, the benevolent to avoid the persecution of the ignorant and evil. What you write can be highlighted by the general public’s views in regards to the movie Noah (2014).

    Darren Aronofsky consulted a Jewish rabbi to produce the script for movie Noah. The movie Noah is not a great movie BUT has much allegory and has put gnosis back on the front page. The real Noah story is pure gnosis. However, the backlash against the movie Noah took everyone by surprise.

    I ask people to peruse through the reviews on Amazon and scroll down to the 1 star reviws and their accompanying comments.. Many US born again and other exoteric hysterically Christians claim that Noah was produce by the Illuminati who want to push their “gnostic agenda” onto the world. Christ will of course defeat the Illuminati and these evil gnostics.

    My favourite review – ” I am a Christian and Noah is not a Christian movie. Gnosis is wrong as proved by the Bible and Jesus will defeat the gnostics.” I have noted that all gnostics are lumped under one heading and we are all inherently evil.

    The combination of Lara’s article and Noah are timely. Noah appeared at the end of the previous epoch which was similar to ours. As in our current epoch there were malovelant beings who used their occult works for evill. However there were masters like Enoch, Lamech and Noah who used gnosis for good and to assist humanity. The great Atlantean flood wiped out most (but not all these malevolent beings) and their Nephilim half castes.
    NOTE – Nephilim are the of spring of fallen angels and female humans/ the daughter’s of Adam.

    The Book of Enoch was removed by the Hebrew priesthood after Moses and gain by the Council of Nicea. The reason that was given by both Hebrew and Christian ‘fathers’ is that the Book of Enoch has too much occult knowledge and therefore dangerous as you may end up on the path of personal discovery and therefore .. gnosis.

    • Martin July 27, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Thanks for pointing that out about the Noah movie Frosted.

  17. Patricia A. July 27, 2015 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Hi Lara

    I’ve also seen the words “esoteric” and “occult” being lumped together under one category only – that of which is sinister, which of course is not true. Can you imagine if someone where to take all the esoteric teachings of Jesus, for instance, and categorize them all as evil? That would be ridiculous and outrageous. The problem is that people do not ask practitioners to differentiate between the two forces that use them – perhaps they need to be able first properly identify/distinguish the legitimate ones from the imposters in order to ask. The other problem is that there are not very many articles/blogs out there (aside from the ones featured here or the ones that are recommended on this website) that write about the benevolent side to them. Hopefully this will change.

    • Jenny August 3, 2015 at 4:18 am - Reply

      That’s true, Patricia. It’s rare to see an article in the mainstream sticking up for the benevolent side of esotericism. Come to think of it, I actually can’t think of a single recent example — it’s all either darkness itself, or someone muddling and mixing the “good” with the “bad”.

  18. Shane July 27, 2015 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Thanks Lara. It is a strange thing.. how the bigoted are so influenced by extra-sensory forces yet bundle all ‘out side of the five senses’ into one pot. It doesn’t take much to question what exactly is a thought, or feeling? Do I control them, or am I possessed by them? They are non physical, except when manifested through the physical body, but people prefer to bundle them into category of clay brick, or wooden chair. I think fear has a major part in blocking the questioning and ignoring death. This seems linked to pride creating fictional belief of our position in life; its then essential and a lot easier to attack others for ‘threatening’ the belief, rather than have our psyche shaken and possibly uprooted. None of us what to be seen as mentally or emotionally imbalanced, we all want to be ‘with it’ and in control. So its better to pretend we are normal and convince others we are normal, just like a normal animal that nature intended. If you are not normal, like me, and threaten my normality, well I may have to start an inquisition! I suppose it takes a lot of effort and courage to be truly human. People fear the unknown and would rather ignore it than venture out the house.

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