Ancient Wisdom and Occult Truth

This website aims to provide those sincerely seeking ancient Wisdom and Occult Truth with FACTS. There is too much speculation and fantasy masquerading as Occult Knowledge in the world today, and we do not wish to add to it. MOST will pass us by once they see that we provide no glamour or magical 'thrills'. That is their prerogative and we wish them well. For the very FEW who stay and read our many articles and books, there is nourishment a plenty for body, mind and spirit.

"I discovered this website about two years ago and it is no exaggeration to say that it has been life changing."
"I have learned more genuine information on this site, than in any book I have ever read."
"Your website is like a ray of light in a storm of utter clutter."

These are just a very few of the many appreciative emails we regularly receive from our readers.


MORE THAN ONE religious visitor to this website has been shocked to find the teachings of Krishna and other great Messengers from God to man here. This is not surprising considering that the word 'occult' is nowadays mostly associated with all that is evil. But all the word really means is 'hidden'. It is in this correct sense that the word is used by doctors to describe blood that is not visibly apparent. The same definition applies to the occult mysteries; that is knowledge and truth which is not visibly apparent. This is the ONLY sense in which we use the word. We do NOT use it to refer to witchcraft, black magic or the many similar subjects which are associated in the popular imagination with the 'occult.' Nor do we promote such subjects in any of our articles. What we do promote are the teachings of the Wise philosophers and spiritual Masters of the past and present, none of which can conflict in any way with the highest ideals of any religion.

Many people ask why knowledge and truth has been hidden from the world. The simple answer is to prevent it being misused for selfish purposes. There has never been a single Teacher of the Eternal Verities who did not withhold the hidden, or occult mysteries, from the multitude. Jesus, for instance, tells his chosen disciples that: "Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables" (Luke 8:10). We find St Paul saying the same in his letter to the Corinthians: "We speak wisdom among them that are perfect." 'Perfect' in the sense that Paul uses it refers to the perfecti—which was the title of those who had been initiated into the Greek Mysteries of which Paul himself was an Initiate. Pythagoras uses the same word to describe those whom he initiated into his Academy.

You may ask that if occult knowledge and truth has been hidden from the multitude why are we now making it public? This is a good question. The answer is because the time is right to reveal some of it. We emphasise some because the higher Occult Mysteries can only be imparted to those who can be trusted not to misuse or reveal them. You can read about the reasons for this secrecy in our Occult FAQ.

This applies especially to the Ancient Wisdom we discuss in many of our articles. There has never been a time when this wisdom was more vitally needed than today. A time when fear and menace stalk the world; hunger and disease afflict millions; wars strew the smiling earth with death, and the hearts of God's lost children cry out for answers. Answers neither Church nor State, least of all material science, can provide. This is the sole purpose of this website: to bring the one Light of Truth to all those that are willing and capable of recognising and receiving it.


A series of investigations into the occult in 12 parts

In this unusual series of articles with a humorous twist, two occult students, Bombast and Flitterflop, meet in the astral world to discuss magic, masters, shamans, conspiracy theories, channeling and a host of other subjects which will be of interest to all those who are confused by the many contradictory teachings on these topics.

Although any of these Astral conversations can be read on their own, they are best read in chronological sequence.

PART SEVEN: The cruel charade of Channeling

In the seventh part of this series, Bombast and Flitterflop fish the poisonous pool of New Age Channeling and expose the piranhas of poppycock who swim in it.

PART SIX: Tripping out with Shamans

In the sixth part of this series, Bombast and Flitterflop investigate the dangers of New Age Shamanism and the drug-culture associated with it.

PART FIVE: Out to lunch with Tibetan Lamas

In the fifth part of this series, Bombast and Flitterflop discuss Tibetan magic, mystery, the 'third eye' and the nature of reality.

PART FOUR: Consciousness after death

In the fourth part of this series, Bombast and Flitterflop discuss whether anything remains of us after death, and if so, what?

PART THREE: Beam me up Spotty!

In the third of our encounters with Bombast and Flitterflop we discover what 'Breatharianism', 'DNA activation' and 'Ascension' really are.

PART TWO: Cosmic conspiracies

Was Jesus a space alien? Is the moon the secret base of the illuminati? What exactly is planet 'x'? Bombast and Flitterflop have the answers.

PART ONE: Masters of Mischief

We eavesdrop on Bombast and Flitterflop as they discuss magic, chakras, masters and mystery-mongers.

Articles and occult study resources

The following articles and occult study resources cover a wide variety of subjects, many of which have never before been made available to the public.

Articles are listed by category and in order of most recent publication. You can also search for specific topics using the search link at top right of any page.


In this series of articles, occult writer and theologian, John Temple, explores and investigates many different subjects, such as spirituality, the illuminati, the problem of good and evil, and the hidden wisdom in the Bible.

Esoteric meaning of Easter

An investigation of the true significance and esoteric meaning of Easter.

Hidden Wisdom in the Bible

An investigation of the hidden wisdom in the Bible, why and how it was concealed, and the tools the sincere seeker needs to dig it out.

If God is good why does he allow evil?

A metaphysical investigation of the problem of Good and Evil.

Esotericism in the Nativity

John Temple reveals the hidden meanings concealed in the Bible story of the Nativity.


Who are the real illuminati? An evil conspiracy or something quite different?

Searching for Truth

The true story of one seeker's personal journey of spiritual discovery.


The Magic of Salt

An investigation of the hidden properties and esoteric meaning of salt.

Scientific materialism: the path to hell

A critical examination of the premises, promises and plans of material science.

Gravitational waves make a big noise

We examine the claims of science to have discovered so-called 'gravitational waves' and compare the speculations of scientists with the facts of occult science.

Initiates and initiation

This article aims to dispel the misinformation that surrounds the vexed topic of initiates and initiation, and includes an afterword on the life and teachings of Pythagoras.

Why study Occult Science?

The systematic study of the hidden laws and principles of man and the universe.

Why matter matters

We investigate some of the theories of material science and compare them with the facts of Occult Science, to discover what matter really is.

Hermetic Philosophy of ancient Egypt

An appreciation and review of The Kybalion

How peace leads to war

Understanding the paradox of how the desire for peace leads to conflict and war.

There is only one Light

We examine the claims of the many mystery schools and contradictory occult teachings the better to recognise the One Light of Truth.

Losing your way

How to look for real Truth and Wisdom.

Life after Death

The true facts about the afterlife explained from the standpoint of Occult Science.

Magic of Art

An investigation of the magical power of art for good and evil.

Occult books

Reviewed and recommended for sincere seekers after Truth and Wisdom.

Links: wisdom on the web

External websites providing real Occult Knowledge and Truth on the Internet.


Health and the occult student

We discuss health and medicine from the perspective of occult science, and consider some of the better-known alternative therapies.

Vegetarianism and spirituality

An investigation of vegetarianism and spirituality in the light of Occult Science.

Inner balance through applied Wisdom

How to balance the often conflicting desires of the Higher and lower selves.

The Science of Occult Symbolism

An investigation of symbolism and analysis of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.


The Ancient Wisdom and Occult Truths to be found in REAL Astrology.

Meditation; or the Way of Escape

A tall tale in which are hidden in the daftest possible manner a host of real occult truths.

Letter from a Master to his pupil

A warning to those who imagine they can master the Occult Sciences overnight.

Secrecy in occultism

We explain and explore the many good reasons for the secrecy of occultists.

Online Occult Studies Course

occult studies course

In addition to the articles and books we have published, we offer on online occult studies course which is intended to INTRODUCE sincere seekers after Truth to the Sublime Occult Mysteries. It is free to study online in your own time at your own pace and does not require registration or payment.
At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to take a short online test to measure your understanding of the subjects discussed. READ MORE...


Egypt in England

An investigation of the evidence for an ancient Egyptian colony in the British Isles more than 3,500 years ago.

What are Nature spirits and Fairies?

The occult facts about nature spirits together with five recommended books on the hidden side of nature.


Separating fact from the fancies that surround the subject of Atlantis.

End of the world predictions

We examine the prediction that the world would 'end' on 21 December 2012.

21 December 2012

We investigate the claims that this date heralded a "pole shift in consciousness".


The descent of Ishtar into the underworld

An interpretation of the esoteric meaning of one of the earliest fragments of the Ancient Mystery Teachings by Erika Hahn.

The Teachings of Li Wang Ho reviewed

An appreciative reader reviews this unknown classic of Chinese wisdom literature.

The books of J Michaud PhD

A personal appreciation and full list of all the author's books.

The Rhododendrons

In this true short story by J Michaud PhD the author reveals why Nature is the greatest Book of Wisdom ever written and how to read its mysteries.

The Bronze Mirror

A past-life in ancient Egypt recalled through psychometry by J Michaud PhD.

Book Review of The Quest of Ruru

An appreciative reader reviews this rare classic of occult literature by J Michaud PhD.

The Magic Pearls

A Fairy-tale for Wise Adults in which are concealed a number of occult truths.

The Adept and the Imp

This amusing story contains a number of Occult teachings in a concealed manner.

Religious quotes and occult maxims

from occultists, philosophers, and the Sacred Texts of all times and places.


The following four rare Occult Books can be read, studied and searched in their entirety on this website.

symphonie fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique

This most unusual book, subtitled a 'Diablerie in Four Movements or a Symphony in Words', is unique in occult literature. First published in 1949, by the Uma Press, in London, it is almost completely unknown. In publishing it here in HTML format, we hope to introduce a new generation of seekers after Truth to the elevated occult and metaphysical teachings it contains.


The Teachings of Li Wang Ho

First published in 1947, by the Uma Press, in London, This enchanting book contains the teachings of a forgotten ancient Chinese Philosopher of over 2,000 years ago, rescued from oblivion for the first time in our modern age or at any other period of occult history. This is one of those very rare books that can change your life for the better.


The Book of Sa-Heti

Published here in full as The True Gospel of Chrishna-Jeseus, this book is a unique biography of Krishna—the Holy Hindu Saviour and prototype of Christ. First published as a hardcover book in 1950, printed copies are now almost unobtainable. It reveals some of the highest Occult Truths and hidden laws of the Universe which have never before been made public.

the quest of ruru

The Quest of Ruru

This scarce and almost unknown occult novel should appeal to every sincere seeker after Truth and Wisdom. Written with glittering power and filled with sublime descriptions of the glorious scenery of India 2,000 years ago, this book reveals the stages on the path to Initiation with a beauty and pathos that will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.



The authors of this website do not claim any mysterious predecessors, titles or qualifications. We do not promote any particular religion, creed or personal agenda. Nor are we selling anything for commercial gain. Our ONLY aim is to re-state the Ancient Wisdom which has been taught by all the great Teachers, Messengers and Philosophers of the past in a modern way with clarity and simplicity. We bring nothing of our own to the teachings we disseminate but the string that ties them all together in the love and service we all owe to the Source of All-Wisdom and Truth, which is God. We do not ask that you must accept these teachings; for that would be against all our principles as regards personal freedom of thinking and acting; a freedom which God Himself has granted to all His creatures. But in the degree that you are willing and capable of doing so, we venture to hope that, like the appreciative readers we referred to in our introduction above, you too will find our website to be a refuge of sanity and tranquility that will inspire and encourage YOU on your own path to the Light.

You can read more about this website and our aims on our About page.

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