"There is no purpose in debating the madding crowd. Convincing a blind
man that the sea is blue serves neither you nor the blind man – blue is
not a part of a world in which darkness is the only light. And we should
never forget that it is not the sea which is blue, but rather the sky
reflected in the sea. Such is the nature of the Universe. A conceptual
understanding is not the same as direct experience. The awareness that
the true occultist possesses of the metaphysical realms is her or his
alone. We do not practice the occult to draw attention to ourselves.
Occult itself means “to conceal”."
-the first doctrine - Vicar Lee