The Occult: The Truth Behind The Word
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They may, however, finally succeed.
"The Occult: The Truth Behind the Word" is an interesting contradiction (one viewers will not expect). While it speaks of magic and mysticism, it seeks also to strip away the misconceptions of those ideals. It gives its emphasis instead to history--tracing the origins of rituals and too commonly misunderstood philosophies. The intention here is to present the occult in its religious context and viewers will be pleased with the results. The experience is not filled to the typical scandal. It's instead a frank account. This allows it to transcend the usual expectations. It's worth time and consideration.
All should note the occasionally slow pacing, however. The film is offered methodically and this can be a deterrent for those who want immediate results.
The word "occult" simply means "beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding" but over the centuries it's become synonymous with satanic worship and black magick. Nothing could be further from the truth!
I enjoyed the parts of this film that focused on L. Ron Hubbard and Aleister Crowley. If you're new to the subject of the occult or just want to set some fearful naysayers straight, this is a solid film to do just that.
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one more piece to the "murican" puzzle, if you are searching for a few back stories to a lot of the hubbub going on today, this is the right film to watch.... Read morePublished 6 days ago by bbeaty
The worst I've ever seen it should be labeled hypnosis training.... the voice was monotonous, the pictures and words repeated about 20 minutes in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric L Aust
This is mostly speculation from less-than-qualified conspiracy theorists not giving facts but trying to persuade you to follow their blind, silly, and strange beliefs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arrrstin
The damned music is too overpowering making this virtually impossible to enjoy or stay with there is no balance music is supposed to be played lower then the dialog. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Raven
If you have even the slightest interest in the occult I think you will enjoy this film. Lots of background info and in depth analysis made this a real winner for me. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Shane
What a load of crap. Poorly written, directed and produced. Simplistic nonsense with a healthy dose of propaganda mixed in.Published on April 17, 2013 by Nobody