About Occult Mysteries

Factual information and study materials for genuine seekers after Wisdom, Truth and occult knowledge

THE AUTHORS of this website have studied Occult Science for more than 40 years. Our purpose is to re-state the Ancient Wisdom and age-old Truths for the benefit of all sincere seekers after occult knowledge. We claim no academic or 'occult' qualifications, nor do we pretend that we have all the answers. We have chosen to remain anonymous for three reasons. Firstly, because the content of this website does NOT consist of our personal opinions or speculations. We have simply attempted to gather together some fragments of the Ancient Wisdom taught by the great Teachers, Philosophers and Messengers of the past, and present it in a modern way. Secondly, because many seekers place undue emphasis upon who wrote something, rather than what is actually written. Thirdly, because earthly personalities are not important.

Many visitors have told us that our website is hard to find. This does not surprise us in the least. REAL occult Wisdom and Truth are about as popular as a dose of 'flu and just as unwelcome! Fantasy, thrills and shortcuts to enlightenment are what most people are looking for online and the websites that peddle this nonsense outrank our site a thousand to one and always will do. The same is true of so-called 'scholarly' articles about the many scientific and philosophical subjects we discuss. These invariably get top billing on Google whereas ours do not appear in any Search Engine results. Or we may put it another way by saying that coins of the least value have the widest circulation.

For these reasons some of our statements, and the manner in which we make them at times, will arouse much opposition in some readers. That will be very good if it leads to an opening of those eyes which are often wholly blind to all Truth; being blinded by the misleading information pounded into every mind daily via every conceivable media, until the seeker is lost in an impenetrable jungle of confusion and wrong thinking.

However, we wish to make it clear that whatever we say has not been set down in malice, or bitterness of heart or mind. On the contrary. It is our sincere hope that our website may contain some message that will assist you on your path to the Light; whether you are now in darkness, or in the twilight.

Reviving Ancient Wisdom

None of our content should be regarded as providing complete information upon any of the occult, scientific, mystical and philosophical subjects we discuss. Our main purpose is to introduce you to the Ancient Wisdom and Occult Truth taught by all the great Masters and Messengers. Some of our content is based on the works of H. P. Blavatsky and J Michaud PhD, to whom the world of occultism owes a debt so great that it can never be repaid—except with deepest respect and gratitude for the wonderful service they have each rendered to Mankind in reviving the ancient Wisdom. H. P. Blavatsky is grossly underrated and misunderstood by occultists and mystics alike, while the books of Dr Michaud are almost unknown and unappreciated. If you know little or nothing about either writer, the links given above provide further information.

Many seekers labour under the misapprehension that Blavatsky was a 'fraud', 'devil-worshipper' and racist. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you doubt us, which would be an eminent attitude to adopt, for we do not expect our readers to take anything on our say-so, you can read a fuller reply to this question in our article about this much-maligned occultist, as well as in our introduction to her writings on our links page.

We have essayed the almost impossible task of giving the name of every Philosopher, Sage, Divine Messenger and author whose words we have quoted; but to supply a complete list would turn this website into a catalogue. We therefore ask our readers' indulgence in this and all the rest.

Website and content

We believe our website is unique. Firstly, because much of our content cannot be found anywhere else on the Internet. Secondly because we present our readers with the facts of Occult Science—not our own personal interpretations or speculations; facts which you can verify for and by yourself by going to the same sources we have drawn our content from. Thirdly, there is the arrangement of our content. This is separated into a primary theme accompanied by either an introduction, commentary or afterword placed in a sidebar that elucidates and compliments the primary theme, much like a musical accompaniment augments the structure of a symphony. Finally, many of our articles are updated on a regular basis as new information comes to light, or in response to readers' questions. Indeed, several of our articles have been written in direct response to questions posed by our readers; this is real 'interactivity' few websites provide! To see when an article was published or updated, refer to the note at the foot of any page. In this, and many other ways, we aim to make occult studies instructive, interactive, rewarding, and above all, enjoyable for all our readers, regardless of their level of education or prior knowledge.

That this unique system works is confirmed by the many emails we regularly receive from appreciative readers. We take no personal credit for this, for we have simply followed the tried and tested methods employed by all the great Teachers of the past. Our website has been carefully designed to be easily read and enjoyed on any computer, tablet or mobile device, however old or new. We use no Flash animations, clever javascripts or similar gimmicks when such tools are employed to impress the unthinking to disguise the lack of any worthwhile information.

Our content includes a comprehensive and regularly updated Occult FAQ of more than 100 questions put to us by readers, an online occult studies course to introduce seekers to the Genuine Mystery Teachings, four rare, complete occult books to read online, plus many book reviews covering occult, philosophical and religious subjects. In addition, we regularly publish in-depth articles on a wide variety of occult, scientific, mystical, philosophical and spiritual subjects. Many of these articles contain the most advanced occult teachings which have never before been revealed to the public. New content is added on a regular basis, so do check this page or our Facebook and Google Plus pages for the latest additions. You can read more about the development of this website in the afterword to our article about The descent of Ishtar into the underworld—the quest for Wisdom—in which we review the achievements of our first four years online and our plans for the future.

And now a word about the pictures we have used. With few exceptions these are all the work of Gustave Doré (1832-1883), the great 19th Century French Artist, whose sublime illustrations reveal the hand of Divine inspiration in every line of his work. We would like to think that this deeply religious man would not entirely disapprove of the use to which we have put them, nor the colouration which we have added.

From time to time grateful readers have asked how they can help us. Well, there are several ways. One is to alert us to any broken links in any of our articles or to outside sources. There are thousands of such links on our website and we simply do not have the time to check and re-check them all. Another way is to alert us to any typos in our articles. We are only human and despite careful proofreading we still make mistakes. We also welcome contributions from authors on any subject related to Occult Science and the Ancient Wisdom. Several contributors have sent us their work over the years, most notably John Temple, whose thought-provoking articles on the Search for Truth are appreciated by so many of our readers. If you feel that your writing might make a valuable contribution to our website, please contact us with a brief description of your article and yourself. We regret that we do not have the resources to pay authors for their articles. These are three ways in which you can help us and your fellow readers. Finally, if you have benefited from our work, please pass on the word to others who you feel might do so too. Either by word of mouth, social media, or in any other ways.

Finally, this website is a not-for-profit venture with no financial or commercial interest in any of the books or external websites we review and recommend. We maintain this website and provide our content completely free-of-charge out of our own pockets. We do not ask for donations and never shall as you can read in the afterword to our article on the Descent of Ishtar mentioned earlier. This is our service and work on behalf of all sincere seekers after Truth. In return, we ask you to respect our copyright to the fullest extent by not copying, reproducing or distributing our content, nor profiting from our work for self-promotion and/or commercial purposes.


Readers' Comments

These are a few of the many appreciative comments we receive from our readers. We have not edited them in any way. Most recent listed first.

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If there is a particular subject that interests you which we have not covered, let us know and we will give careful consideration to including it in a future discourse, provided it comes within our purview.

We regret that we cannot enter into any discussion of the merits or demerits of this or that occult school or group which you may be a member of, so please do not write to us about this. Nor do we have any desire to enter into arguments about any occult or magical teachings you may be a follower of, or have encountered on or offline, so please do not write to us about this either. Having said this, GENUINE feedback or questions from SINCERE seekers are always welcome, and we invite them to write to us by clicking the CONTACT link to be found at the bottom of every page.


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