Discovering Spirituality

Mysticism

Here is a selection of numerous notable mystical traditions, as well as the corresponding practices and rituals.

OccultTibetan BuddhismWestern EsotericismWiccaYoga



Mystical Traditions

(sorted alphabetically)

Mystical Teaching
Practices and Rituals
Occult

Occult comes from 'occultus' (Latin) which means hidden or secret, but occultism rather refers to 'knowledge of the paranormal' and deals with a deeper spiritual reality.

Occult symbol
  • Automatic writing
  • Channeling
  • Divination
  • Ouija Board
  • Self-induced hypnosis or trance
  • Spellcasting
Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism uses three methods of spiritual practise of Buddhism: Foundational Vehicle, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. The goal is to reach enlightenment in order to more efficiently help other beings reach it as well.

Buddhist symbol
  • Analytic meditation
  • Deity yoga visualization
  • Mantra (e.g. 'Om Mani Peme Hung')
  • Mudras
  • Phowa (transferring consciousness)
  • Samadhi (incl. Samatha) meditation
  • Vajrayana (Tantric Buddhism)
  • Taking refuge to the Three Jewels
Western Esotericism

Western mystery tradition includes a number of spiritual traditions from the Western society, such as alchemy, herbalism, astrology, tarot, and ritual magic, to name just a few.

Esoteric symbol
  • Astral projection
  • Divination
  • Evocation
  • Initiation rituals
  • Mediumship
Wicca

Wicca is nature-based and pagan in origin, with roots in ancient Europe (predating Christianity). Wiccans worship the Triple Goddess and the Horned God. Magic and altruistic rituals are a common practise.

Wicca symbol
  • Drawing down the Moon ritual
  • Evocation
  • Handfasting
  • Initiation rituals
  • Self-initiation rituals
  • Spellcasting
  • Wiccaning
Yoga

Yoga originates in India and refers to a range of mental and physical traditions. In Hinduism it is additionally one of the six astika schools of Hindu philosophy, and their goal.

Om Yoga symbol
  • Asana (Yoga postures)
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (Breath control)
  • Shatkarma (Purification of the body)

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Mystical Traditions

We have dedicated our time and energy to the gathering of this knowledge, not only theoretical, but we hope to be able to offer you a more detailed insight into the above rituals and techniques with time. If you have any information that can help us, please let us know.