What Is Occultism?


[The following aphorisms on Occultism were attributed to WQ Judge by some early students. They were printed in the magazine Theosophy, Vol. VIII, October 1920, pp. 353-4, from an unknown source.]

 • Occultism is the not telling all one knows; but reticence.

 •  Occultism is the not saying all one suspects; but silence.

 •  Occultism is the not speaking of all one "sees"; but reverting inward to the source of sight.

 •  Occultism is the not repeating of all one "hears"; but a closed mouth lest hearing should escape therethrough.

 •  Occultism is the not speaking of faults of others; but charity.

 •  Occultism is the not setting of fixed plans; but a fluidic position balanced in the good law.

 •  Occultism is the not laying down for another his duty; but self-watchfulness in performing one’s own.

 •  Occultism is the not doing what one wishes and when one wants; but discipline.

 •  Occultism is the not listening to gossip or slander; but good-will to all, from which gossip and slander can draw no sustenance.

 •  Occultism is the not giving way to anger or impatience; but calmness.

 •  Occultism is the not being vain of one’s learning, or proud; but humility.

 •  Occultism is the not hurrying one’s daily affairs nor forcing one’s progress; but knowing the amplitude of time in all things.

 •  Occultism is the not doing all the great work there is to do; but the will to labor; the willingness to accept help or be a helper; the joy that another does a task the best.

 •  Occultism is the not striving to be a leader of men; but to follow a line.