When it comes to to occultism, many people believe this is an “immoral” practice. Try and ask 10 random people on the street and I believe 9 out of 10 will tell you that people who engage in occult practices are immoral. The root of this misconception lies in the fact that many people mistake black magic and satanic practices with occult and esoteric traditions, philosophies and wisdoms.
However, if you read my previous blog post you already know the difference between the account the esoteric and the satanic practices. And since you are an educated reader now we can take it one step further and discuss morality which is an indispensable part of any occult practice.
Morality & dogma
When we talk about morality we are not looking at the dogmatic aspect of the issue. We talked about inner, inherited morality, that lives in you and is a part of you. It is when your actions are guided by your own moral code, which is in tune with the natural law, the universe, and the principle of “more life for all”, as opposed to “more life for you, less for others”. As cliche as it may sound this is exactly when you do the right thing because you believe it and not out of fear of punishment from the government or any religious institution.
Morality can be inborn, or developed. Nonetheless, it’s a lifetime process. No extrasensory or other kind of higher powers can open up in bloom in people that are not moral is the highest sense of the word.
Yet this is very important to draw the line between morality that is in tune with the natural law and the morality that is taught in schools.
I’m not trying to question the modern education system, but I’m sure you would agree that it’s different across all countries and varies depending on the predominant political and religious regime. Again, without being bias or judging what’s right or what’s wrong, we can simply note that what is “moral” in the United Kingdom is immoral in Afghanistan. People who grew up in China, have a different beliefs and moral guidance systems as opposed to people in Mexico. This doesn’t mean that one is moral and the other isn’t, it’s simply demonstrates the fact that dogmatic morality (even if it’s deeply inrooted) is different from inner morality.
Question your belief system
As a general rule of thumb and I believe it applies to any area of one’s life, always question your belief system, by asking yourself who told me that this is right and that is wrong? Where did I hear that? Do I have a proof, or am I just relying on general knowledge, tradition with unknown origin or social norms?
It is the constant questioning of the current status quo, that allowed many great scientific discoveries to be made. I’m sure you would recall many great names in history such as Michael Servetus or Giordano Bruno, who have been burned at stake for their discoveries, only because they contradicted current norms. Saying that the Earth isn’t the center of the universe (which we now know is true) could lead to an execution, and those people, who just had the middle ages behind them, also believed themselves to be a modern European society.
I’m telling you this only because I want to encourage you to question your current set of beliefs. When you’re closing business transactions – are you operating out of fear, out of financial greed, or out of a sencere will to benefit both parties?
Again, please don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way calling for complete altruism. I am calling for “more life for all”, in the noun “life” is being used here in the widest sense of the word.
How does this all bring us back to morality?
You will never be accepted as a freemason, for examples, if you are not a moral person. You will not be accepted in any respectable occult inner cycle, if your morals (or intentions) are questionable.
No Master of the esoteric wisdom will share with you any valuable hidden knowledge, he would have the slightest doubt in your moral code and how this knowledge will be applied once it gets in your hands.
In upcoming blog posts, I will share more about how can you develop and test your morality, to make sure you are in constant progress, moving forward and climbing up the ladder of wisdom.
How I apply morality in my day to day life?
When it comes to making decisions, I (naturally) first and foremost consider my own interest and my own agenda. There is nothing wrong about that. However, I make sure that the decisions I make (and actions I take) are going to either benefit everyone else involved, or at least not hurt them in any way.
Let me know what do you think of morality in the comments below.