There has always been a conflict between Science & Faith. Science asks for proof that we can see with our eyes. While Faith talks about believing in something without any asking questions or proof. For science, occult sciences are nothing but mental conditioning of people. This conditioning is called faith. Well, we can debate on and on about this, but first let’s take a look at the popular occult sciences people have been following since centuries.
Horoscope, planets, good planets, bad planets, beneficial planets, harmful planets, astrological remedies are some of the terms related to astrology. It is weird that it is sometimes termed as “Science of Astrology” whereas according to science, Astrology is not a scientific tool. Some do consider it as a mathematical tool.
Its inception is believed to be in India. But now it is popular world-over. In India, it’s known as vedic astrology, while in other countries it is terms as western astrology.
In astrology, reading of a person’s birth-chart gives answers to questions related to health, relationship & career, or that’s what people do believe. Depending on the position of planets in the houses of horoscope, astrologers give predictions. Then comes the question of whether to believe in those predictions or not? Here faith plays the major role. Some scientists do have challenged the astrologers & existence of astrology and have asked to predict the tomorrow of some person’s life.
In India, people who believe in astrology, do go for matching of horoscope of boy and girl who are going to get married, to see whether their planets do match or not. In cases, planets do not match, despite everything else is good like boy and girl like each other, boy is financially stable – they don’t prefer to get married to each other!
2. Tarot Card Reading
It has its origin in the 14th century. It is popularly termed as Tarot Reading. A person is asked to chose a card from number of Tarot cards, based on which the reader does the reading related person’s past, future, health, career, relationship etc. There is a series of cards in Tarot, each one of them describing a particular reading.
Our palms have lines on it. Some short, some long. Some very sharp while some very smooth. Palmistry says that each line has a meaning of its own like lines are described as life line, head line, heart line, fate line etc. Palmists interpret these lines related to different matters. It is also believed that there is a positional place for each of the planet on our palm.
Palmistry is also considered as an interesting occult tool to learn to impress others at social gatherings and parties.
It’s all about numbers. Mostly, your reading is done based on the calculation of digits from your date of birth. A numerologist will tell you what is your favorite number, weak number etc. For example, I’m told that my lucky number is 4. How did this 4 come up? Well, my date of birth is 16-03-1983 so if you add all digits like 1+6+0+3+1+9+8+3, total sum comes as 31. So again go for 3+1=4. This is how I’m told that my lucky number is 4.
There are plenty of different readings done for issues related with career, health and relationship.
Now, some debate about it
Well, these are some of the most popular streams of occult science. But there are many more types of occult science like Astral projection, Black Magic (tantrik, aghori), Candle magick, Crystal therapy, Dowsing, Feng-shui, Vastu-shastra, Reiki etc.
One of the things that do attract your attention that, practisioners of the same occult science have sometimes (or most of the times) difference in opinion regarding same person’s reading. This raises the questions among rationalists, because if it’s a science, then it has to be same from everyone’s perspective. For example, if you give your horoscope for reading to more than one astrologers, chances are that you will have different kind of readings from different astrologer. That adds to confusion instead of solving your issue.
Also, these days such occult science tools are used as a medium for business. There are plenty of remedies they would suggest after doing your reading. For weak hearted and weak minded person, it creates a dilemma that whether to go for those remedies or not. And not to mention, those remedies are costly affair too.
What’s your personal opinion & experience about this? Do you believe in any of these occult sciences? Which one you believe in most? Would you like to share your experience then?