Occult Sciences

The term occult sciences was used in the sixteenth century to refer to astrology, alchemy, and natural magic. The term occultism emerged in nineteenth-century France, where it came to be associated with various French esoteric groups connected to Éliphas Lévi and Papus, and in 1875 was introduced into the English language by the esotericist Helena Blavatsky. Throughout the twentieth century, the term was used idiosyncratically by a range of different authors, but by the twenty-first century was commonly employed—including by academic scholars of esotericism—to refer to a range of esoteric currents that developed in the mid-nineteenth century and their descendants. "Occultism" is thus often used to categorise such esoteric traditions as Spiritualism, Theosophy, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and New Age.

Jeff Iverson

My work is a synthesis of the intricate, chaotic, and unpredictable. I work primarily in digital media, focusing on colorful abstracts, complex fractal manipulations, and digital photography, with brief incursions into traditional media such as acrylic on various supports. I work with shapes, colors and textures in an attempt to reach something greater than the sum of those parts. Most of my work is non-objective pure abstract and I delve into the world of the expressionist, minimalist, and pure color ...

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