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The Monistic Occult Worldview

You don’t have to do an in-depth study of popular culture to see how prevalent the occult is today.  From Vampire Diaries and Goosebumps to newspaper horoscopes and Ouija boards, magic and sorcery are all around us.  Usually presentations of the occult in TV, movies, comic books, novels and the like are presented as simple, innocent entertainment.  The dangers inherent in the genre are dismissed and denied.  However, the danger is still there.  One of the greatest concerns, often unrecognized, is that when a person views a horror movie or a TV show with a paranormal theme, reads a supernatural thriller, or plays at having a séance, that person exposes himself to an entire worldview.  There is an occult paradigm present, whether recognized or not.  This is true because the world of the occult does indeed embody a particular belief system, a specific perspective on reality.  To give but one example, the worldview of the occult is monistic in its view of ultimate existence.  Let us take a moment and examine this. Continue reading

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