Transcendental beliefs began in the late 1820s and 1830s.The core belief is that society and its institutions corrupt the individual.Self reliance and independence make people at their best.Individuals are capable of original thought with out the influence of previous masters and leaders.Transcendentalists wanted an intense spiritual experience and were not content with being sober,mildness or rationalism.The movement began to die out and then had a re-emergence in the 1840s/50s.Individual expression and purposefulness are center stage in this movement.When an individual is free of society’s corruption and pure then a real community can be formed.There was also a belief that we are connected to the oversoul which is likened to the human collective consciousness.
Matt Zane had his own twist on this with transcendental Satanism.This is a sect of Satanism I most identify with as well.He was a porn star and musician who took shrooms.In his altered state,he saw a man who made a deal with the Satan before his birth.His sect is based on the satanic self being separated from us and needed to be found to be integrated into the conscious self.I had a very similar experience with shrooms many years before I knew this sect of Satanism existed.
What is transcendental occultism? I view transcendental occultism as being a mix of all of those things being very left hand path oriented.The left hand path and Satanism both speak of breaking the dogma of society,religions and many other dogmatic systems indoctrinated upon us.I have always taken this to heart with many of the systems and correspondences of witch craft as well.I also have always taught to raise your own energy for ritual purposes rather then rely on spirits for the success of magick.I see the individual mind just as potent as a spirit.I also view spirits as part of ourselves in the human collective consciousness that is separate from us externally while being lost or hidden inside of us.I hold a few spirits inside of me based on that.I have my succubus self,Madame Satan and another deamonic form as well as animal forms of myself.These are aspects I had to find within me and externally in the human conscious collective.I also have the belief that various substances can open the mind as a portal to the self that very few acknowledge or work with.I wanted an intense spiritual experience as well each time whether it is through sex magick or altered states by substances.Various occult systems can hold pieces of us depending on what we are and what we connect with in the collective consciousness.Please also view my blog here on alternate realities and past lives here on Occult Kitten.
I hold a deep passion and love for the Victorian times .I have always felt I lived that era.I also find many of my beliefs falling within the transcendental beliefs,transcendental Satanism and into the modern taboo subculture of today.I understand this belief system is not widely accepted however it is also much of my own gnosis.I am what I am .I would rather be true to me then anyone else and can not place a theistic mask on myself for the public.I am also writing a few more blogs on the 1800s influence on my practices.