Letís begin by confronting basic issues. The very term, occult, is perceived as negative by some readers. They have been taught this by the media and by most of the schools and churches. By necessity then, we begin with a debunking of this concept. The word, occult, simply means secret or concealed, and beyond this, with a secondary meaning having to do with the magical and supernatural. As Godfrey Higgins shows, all spiritual forces and their manifestations in worldly affairs involve both the Forces of Light and the Dark Powers. Hence, to go farther, we must enlarge our realm of understanding, and open our consciousness to new vistas. Writers and thinkers like Julius Evola, Rene Guenon and others including myself, are essentially writers who seek understanding beyond the limits. By definition, we are occultists.