🗓️ November 18
It’s time to get spooky, because it’s Occult Day, the unofficial holiday where we celebrate all things mysterious and beyond our understanding!
The one day a year where you can ditch the rational and embrace the supernatural!
What in the underworld is Occult Day?
Occult Day is a day where we delve into the world of the paranormal and the unknown, where we explore what lies beyond the veil of our mundane reality.
So, what exactly is Occultism?
In simple terms, it’s the study and practice of the supernatural.
According to science, it’s the study of hidden knowledge and the supernatural. For some, it’s a catch-all term for anything spooky, mystical, and unexplained. And according to pseudoscience, it’s a gateway to a whole other world of magic and mysticism.
From the beginnings of human history, people have been fascinated by the unknown.
From ancient civilizations that worshiped gods and goddesses, to the Renaissance, where alchemy and the Cabala were all the rage. The history of occultism is as long and rich as the Nile river, and it has always been a source of fascination and intrigue for humanity.
The Occult has been a part of human curiosity, fantasy and storytelling for centuries.
But what sets the occult apart from other paranormal interests?
The occult is all about seeking knowledge and understanding of the hidden and mystical forces that govern our world, while other paranormal interests might focus more on ghosts, cryptids, and otherworldly beings. In simple terms, occultism is the study of the supernatural and the hidden.
It’s the idea that there’s more to the universe than what we can see with our own two eyes.
But where did the celebration of Occult Day come from?
The origin of Occult Day is as elusive as a ghost on the run.
It’s said that Occult Day was created by a coven of witches who were sick and tired of Halloween getting all the attention. So, they cast a spell to create their own holiday, but they got the date wrong and it ended up being November 18th instead.
But in reality, no one knows exactly how this holiday came to be.
Now, before we get too carried away with magic and mystery, let’s raise some questions about the morals and ethics of Occult Day. Is it appropriate to dabble in the supernatural, to summon spirits and entities from beyond? Is it safe to mess with forces beyond our understanding? Do supernatural creatures even want to be contacted? Is their consent even considered?
These are questions that each and every one of us must answer for ourselves.
For all you aspiring mystics out there, safety should always come first when dabbling in the dark arts of occultism!
To ensure your survival, make sure you’re fully equipped with a trendy mystical bag filled to the brim with aduki beans, Himalayan salt, and the rarest crystals money can buy. Don’t even think about attempting to summon the Demogorgon in person without proper training and experience, or you’ll end up in the Upside Down.
Start with cute little cat spirits for practice and cuddles.
And let’s not forget the essential protective gear, like a magnificent pointy hat or a willow broomstick infused with mugwort.
The goal of practicing occultism should be to have a good time and broaden your horizons, so why not join a coven of like-minded individuals or attend a local paranormal support group for some much-needed backup?”
Now, let’s get to the fun stuff!
So, what are some fun experiments for Occult Day?
- How about trying your hand at divination with tarot cards or casting a glamor or two?
- And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not visit a haunted location?
- If you’re feeling brave, you could try communicating with the dead or perform a séance. Just make sure you have a designated driver for the afterlife.
Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner of the obscure arts or simply curious about the unexplained, Occult Day is the perfect time to embrace the mysterious and unknown. And for those of you who don’t want to celebrate, well, there’s always next year.
Just remember, always keep an open mind and a pinch of salt, and you’ll have a spook-tacular time!
“I don’t hold with paddlin’ with the occult,” said Granny firmly.
“Once you start paddlin’ with the occult you start believing in spirits, and when you start believing in spirits you start believing in demons, and then before you know where you are you’re believing in gods.
And then you’re in trouble.”
“But all them things exist,” said Nanny Ogg.
“That’s no call to go around believing in them. It only encourages ’em.”
(Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies)