Is Richard Grannon an Occultist? His Shocking Response

Written by Angela Atkinson

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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    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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