Occult Day 2013
November 18, 2013 in the World

Occult Day takes place on November 18, 2013. The occult is “knowledge of the hidden”. In common English usage, occult refers to “knowledge of the paranormal”, as opposed to “knowledge of the measurable”, usually referred to as science.

The term is sometimes taken to mean knowledge that “is meant only for certain people” or that “must be kept hidden”, but for most practising occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences. The terms esoteric and arcane have very similar meanings, and in most contexts the three terms are interchangeable.

Occult also describes a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject.

Where is Occult Day?
Worldwide

Historical Events:

326 – Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

1307 – William Tell shoots apple off his son’s head

1477 – 1st English printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers”

1805 – 30 women meet at Mrs Silas’s home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America

1820 – Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1871 – American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

1902 – Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt

1928 – Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse appears in NY in “Steamboat Willie”

1943 – 1st US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated

1951 – Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1963 – Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

1964 – J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “most notorious liar”

1976 – Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship

1987 – Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair

1993 – Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution