“When you start to notice the mystical, the mystical will start to notice you.”
― Dacha Avelin
History is full of rich and mysterious religions, practices, and beliefs that shaped the world we live in, hinting at powers below the surface of the mundane world. Occult Day encourages us to delve into this mysterious world, to commune with spirits and seek the truths that hide behind the stars and between the shadows. If you’ve ever heard strange whispers or dreamt dreams that became prophetic, then Occult Day is your opportunity to listen a little closer, dream a little deeper, and reach for those mysteries that lie just beyond the reach of the common man.
History of Occult Day
Occult Day was established to encourage those who walk in the sun to take some time dancing in the shadows. Occult practices are not all dangerous paths and profane dealings with entities of dubious moral intent, instead they are a way to expand our consciousness and understand the part of ourselves that lives outside the material. Every culture has its mystery religions and occult practices, whether it’s the complex workings of Ritual Magic or the exploration of G-d through the Kaballah in Judaism, there isn’t a single culture that isn’t touched by the Occult.
The word occult itself is based in the word occultus in Latin, a word which means “clandestine, hidden, secret” and which was extended into Occult to mean “Knowledge of the Hidden”. The hidden that is referred to isn’t merely that which lies beneath the stone or hidden in the dark, but those places within ourselves that call out in our wilder moments, asking us to truly embrace our spiritual selves and the secrets it has to impart on us. Occult Day is a chance to finally listen and move forward into your greater knowledge.
How to celebrate Occult Day
Occult Day is best practiced by taking a little time to cultivate your spiritual self. Have you always been drawn to Tarot Cards and the secrets they impart? Do the spirits try to speak to you through Ouija boards or reveal themselves to you in the mirror? Take time to listen on Occult Day, and perhaps reach out to them and what they have to say to you. We are all of us a little bit magickal, and embracing and honoring that will help us live more honest, more complete, fuller lives in joy and mystery.