What Is Occultism, What Does It Mean?July 1, 2021
Occultism or Occultism is the general name for various theories, practices and rites based on the world of knowledge, especially regarding the spirit world and the unknown forces of the universe.
The questions of what is occultism or what is occultism can be answered as follows: It is the general name of the teachings that want to reach the knowledge of objects with a secret method. Occultism, or occultism, is rooted in a passion for scientific knowledge that collides with religious beliefs. Since the power of belief, which had reached great dreams in an empty field, was denied at every step by the slowly advancing scientific knowledge, it constantly stood in front of the human intelligence and forced it to hide.
This basic structure of occultism, from time to time, abused the beliefs that drove it to hide and added new dreams to their dreams. This means that scientific secrecy developed with its opposite, nonscientific secrecy.
Occultism, as a term, refers to this unscientific secrecy and is based on the belief that people can connect with occult forces by gaining the necessary talent. Secretism, which has a mystical nature and is also connected with theosophy, believes that nature can be dominated by mysterious formulas and processes.
Scientific occultism developed with its opposite, the unscientific occultism.
The passion for occult sciences, which became widespread especially in 15th century Europe, transformed occultism into a kind of magic and theurgy. A famous philosopher describes occultism as “a mixture of astrological superstition and charlatanism,” adding that they are “heralds of scientific reform.”
What gives occultism and especially theosophy this scientific quality is the overreaction of occult thinkers such as Reuchlin, Pico della Mirandola, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Hieronymus Cardanus, Teophrastus von Hohenheim (Paracelsus) against scholastic knowledge and their inexhaustible passion for dominating nature, albeit through superstitious ways.
The term occultism, which is also expressed as occultism in Turkish, was used by the French philosopher Auguste Comte in the sense of “events that may one day become scientific even though they have not yet acquired the quality of science”.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım