The essential difference between theoretical and practical Occultism; or what is known as Theosophy on the one hand, and Occult science on the other.
The relationship with a ghost is a relationship with the past; but it is certainly a relationship fraught with a troubling context.
The first true witch hunts began in western Europe in the early fifteenth-century, and the earliest series of trials took place in Italy.
The triumvirate of the devil, world, and flesh as enemies of the pilgrims is typical of Puritan teaching on the objects of Christian warfare.
The mystic tradition in Christian Times is preserved, apart from questions and traces of Instituted Mysteries, in the literature of Christian Mystical Theology.
The shadow side has long been hidden from the basic study of magick on any serious levels and the path of the sorcerer is never an easy or safe one.