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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Redefining Occult Practices For Modern Times
Perhaps it is time for us to relook at those old occult
technologies and give them a new breath of life. In fact, many people had
expressed their doubts on the relevancy of occult practices such as: astrology,
Feng Shui, palm and face reading, magic the like in our modern times.
Let’s just take the Chinese occult practices for example as
I am in no position to discuss others at this point.
The Chinese culture of old is influenced by Confucianism and
Taoism. Naturally the Chinese occult practices have the shadow of both
believes. While Confucianism taught us to be obedient citizens; Taoism asked
people to be soft and passive in our everyday lives. Both of the ideologies are
protruding Ying while suppressing the Yang attitudes. However, in order for
everything to thrive; we need both Ying and Yang.
The I-Ching states:
“The sky is high and mighty, while the earth
is down under; hence give forth the world.”
“By doing nothing we can do everything.”
By showing the above examples, it is clear that Chinese
culture praises Ying while repulses Yang.
This ideology is shown in Chinese occult practices as well:
“The character of a
lady should be soft, she should abide to her husband and the elders; if she
excels a man; and then she is considered to be not auspicious.”
The above statements clearly cannot be accepted by our
modern folks as this will be view as chauvinism. Well, that was the culture of
Should we continue with those practices? Well, the answer is
Let me show you an example:
Jane is a self made successful business woman. Her astrology
reading shows that she is very creative, in fact; she is too creative that she
should venture out to do her own business for her own good. This type of lady
cannot work under any one and she will be suppressed by her jealous bosses. So
if Jane had chosen to stay, she would be just another worker in an office
Most of the modern bosses like people who are obedient,
following orders, do more and talk less, they hate changes and who challenges
the status quo. Luckily, Jane has chosen her rightful path and the fact has
proven that she is a bright shining star in fashion retail business.
The conclusion is that:
Occult practices must change to suit the changing of time or
they will be discarded as irrelevance. I need not say more.