As I was preparing to interview fellow YouTuber and narcissistic abuse recovery expert Richard Grannon, I asked the SPANily if they had any questions they wanted me to ask him. One in particular really stood out for me: Is he an occultist? His answer was pretty surprising. Let me explain.
There is a stigma attached to the word “occult,” but it’s not always deserved. It can refer to everything from hypnosis and ESP to astrology and Wicca. So, while many people have a negative connotation of the word, there are many disciplines which fall under it which can be useful. Some of these disciplines deal with mental aspects such as memory, imagination, and concentration and physical aspects like healing and psychic phenomenon.
And most importantly, as Grannon points out, “occult” is a word we use to describe what happens in the hidden recesses of the mind.
Who is Richard Grannon?
Richard Grannon is a popular YouTuber and narcissistic abuse recovery expert. Known to many as the “Spartan Life Coach,” Grannon has a BSc in Psychology from Aston University. Throughout his 20’s and early 30’s, he worked in the security industry and taught self-defense.
Alongside this, he was worked as a trainer in the Education sector for 5 years across the UK developing and delivering programs to students and teachers to improve their emotional intelligence, capacity to teach/learn in a way that was functional and effective for the students and various relevant psychology skills syncretically adapted from multiple modalities including CBT, mindfulness, NLP, psychoanalytic theory, positive psychology, and hypnosis.
What is an occultist?
An ‘occultist’ is defined as an individual who practices or studies occultism. Occultism, in turn, is a system of beliefs and practices related to the paranormal and supernatural. The word ‘occult’ itself means that which is hidden or concealed, hence its relation to those things which are beyond our physical perception. The term is often used synonymously with ‘black magic,’ ‘witchcraft,’ or ‘sorcery.’ Patterns are seen by occultists as inherent in nature, and they believe that by studying these patterns they can come to understand the structure of the universe. It is this understanding that allows them to influence the world around them. An occultist might, for example, try to use their knowledge of the pattern of energy flow in a city to influence the stock market.
Is Richard Grannon an occultist?
Find out his shocking answer, right here. During my interview with Richard Grannon, I asked him a strange question that came from a viewer: Is he an occultist?? And why would someone say something like that about him? In this video, you will hear exactly what Richard said in response to that question.
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