Applied Occult Metaphysics: A Potential Definition
Metaphysics and the Metaphysical Sciences are the study of the conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, psychological spiritual truths, universal laws, the occult, the supernatural, and the supra-natural. It is the philosophical and scientific study of Cosmology which is a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe and a doctrine describing the natural order of the universe. Epistemology is the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity), Ontology (a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being) concerned with existence and knowledge which is beyond (meta) the physical realm of being. Metaphysics and Metaphysical Science seek to investigate, understand, and explain the nature of being, the nature of universal, and our cosmic existence. Metaphysics seeks to unite the spiritual, physical, and mental self-hoods of human beings into holism. Metaphysics is one of the oldest sciences in human culture, history, and theology. Metaphysical Science is an applied psychology and philosophy of religion, theology, and spirituality. One who is skilled in and who has an expertise in metaphysics and the metaphysical sciences is known as a “Metaphysician”.
Occult Metaphysics (i.e., the Occult Sciences) encompasses all of the above terminology plus the practitioner’s supernal intelligence, psychic will, belief in, knowledge and use of the elementals (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water) and the Natural Laws along with the assistance of “supernatural” or spiritual forces within the cosmic universe. Keep in mind that the practitioner does not necessarily have to petition, invoke, or evoke the help of the spirit realm or an entity (deity, angel, faerie, daemon, etc.).
Therefore, Applied Occult Metaphysics is the practical application, for example, of the practice of Witchcraft, Divination, Astrology, Spellwork, Ritualwork, Spiritual Mediumship and Trance-state Meditation, Alchemy, and of course the many other forms of practical Magick, Occultism, and Esoteric Mysticism (such as, the Corpus Hermeticum ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus who is synonymous with Tehuti or Thoth).