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To understand the nature of esoteric and occult secrets it is worthwhile looking at the origin of the words esoteric and occult. Esoteric derives from the Greek word esoterikos, from the root word eso, ‘within’ . The word occult derives from the Latin words occulere, ‘conceal’ and occultus, ‘secret’ . Both of these words, esoteric and occult, are used to describe the study of arcane wisdom, the spiritual mysteries, and magical and hermetic philosophies.

‘Secrets’ often form the basis of many mystery schools, occult organisations, and magical groups. Often there are various oaths and obligations a student or member is expected to undertake and uphold, even if they end their association with the group or philosophy. There was, and still is, often said to be a punishment for revealing of the ‘secrets’ to non-members, sometimes to be enforced by members of the group or perhaps via karmic laws or self-inflicted punishment of guardian of one’s own soul.

( written by John Cross – http://magicalpath.net/esoteric-occult-secrets/ )

Here is a list of Esoteric Occult Groups : ( click on the name for more information )

Last updated: December 30, 2012 at 15:08 pm

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