What guides us?




Boundaries are thin at crossroads, where the unlikely occurs and the unworldly crossover. They are liminal spaces, thresholds, and gateways to other worlds, and where magic has more power. Liminality occurs at boundary times, where two opposing ideals meet, such as sunset where day turns into night.


Perhaps the best-known example of this is Samhain evening, where summer turns into winter and day turns into night, and the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. The crossroads are a meeting of two directions, where a traveler must make a choice between continuing straight ahead and turning onto a new path directly away from the old one.


It was in the past as it is in the present, and it will be in the future. Knowledge rules ruled and will continue to do so above and beyond. Nonetheless, those with the power of knowledge, find it can be a curse if they use it to harm others or keep the seekers from the light, because the supreme law of the universe (cosmic Karma) is inescapable, and what goes around, eventually always comes around.


Therefore, being a member of any secret society is a privilege but can also be a burden because those that keep secrets just for themselves think that they only are privileged to such knowledge and nobody else.


On the contrary, Occultists celebrate the knowledge of all types as the key to enlightenment and happiness in this life, knowledge is regarded as fluid and subject to revision and change, hence the Occultist is encouraged to keep an open mind and be willing to revise his or her ideas of what constitutes truth and understanding.


So what, who guides us?


First is animism, which is in our base nature. It is dormant in us. Base nature cannot make us act unless something stirs us emotionally. The impulses from our base nature in our emotional state must rise to the surface of consciousness, jump across our nerve endings, and make us act.


The second thing which guides all us humans is conscientiousness. It is present in all human beings in various degrees. Conscientiousness is the thing that makes us all human. It gives us kindly and humane qualities.


Conscientiousness gives us a sense of right and wrong. Conscious awareness comes to us only because of the presence of conscientiousness. Absence of it would have made us no different from animals.


The third thing is Spirituality, “the Light”. It is an art of understanding what you are, who you are. When one rectifies his mistakes he comes to reality. When one understands his reality he comes to know what his spirituality is. Spirituality is the essence or nature of your relationships with yourself, other people, and your deity.


ii-wy em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero