Studying at the Academy
Well "its not easy being GREEN", an old occult saying, meaning the nature of earth magic(k)
When one seeks the study of magic(k), they have to let go of what they think they know, to make room for the new information. Though you might find out that there isn't anything you don't already know, just perhaps differently.
Ok, Lets start with the word "Occult". Most think they know what it means, but you will find that they might not, Magic(k)al speaking. "It is to be of note", that I use the (K) as a sign of the times, and not as an agreement to the title, "magic/magick/majik", in any way, shape, or form for all the old natures I would go without the (K). However the nature of the "modern", is perhaps lost without this separation anyway.
"Occult", is defined as "anything not currently know or hidden....." In a way, that definition is true. But in magic(k)al Arts, Occult is referring to the nature of the "more personal, dabbling, and taboo", not very accepted methods from which the "more shadowed tones" directly use. Like any adoptive Art, or Skill, one must put themselves through the demanding training, as required to achieve the original aim. Whether it be meditative, physical/tactile, or astral as in will, or of the psychic mind. Occult practice serves these aims and more.
"Mature Nature", standards setup by those to not allow awareness of something, and/or practice of it, until reaching a grasp of it as an Adult. Because the art has taboo factors, it was often required for those in the inner circle, to not allow viewing by any who didn't fully agree, or Oath, to the practice of it. This created debate among those left out, because of the, "try it or not", political designs, the Grander Occult, thought it best, to remove these practices until most of the group was more aware. This was not the same for those, "Dedicated to the honest expression of these", and so you got the separation of Will verses Desire.
Study at the Academy requires; all who want into the Inner circle, to accept that they are to agree, and/or partake in the rituals, and natures of this study. Either alone, partnered, or a group, as required by the completion of the lesson's material. (Honest results for honest dedication.)
As you study, you will see the Cabals Keys, the Occult Faces, the Mysteries of Witch, the Tools of Ages past, the Key to the Gateway of Being and Shadow, and a whole lot more. (We can only promise what your willing to openly accept in your own gathering to know.)
You will learn from the Full Spectrum of the Arts,
based within Witchcraft as a Whole......
Still here? I see. Well, let's continue....