The interest in occult problems begins today in those circles which, up until now, have knowingly, intentionally, and somewhat correctly kept it at bay. Common popular occultism exhibits certain aspects from which serious and clear-thinking men must recoil, since the entire state of our theories about natural science and awareness were not broad enough to generally allow us to deal with the phenomena of the occult.
Today’s modern man of science cannot abandon his established and thorough methodology and exchange it for an, at best, dubious and gratuitously emerging “credo quia absurdum est.” He concentrates instead on the exact transcribed field of any specialized science.
Such specialized science is how occultism of our time came to be. Today one can occupy himself with telekinetic experiments just as one once analyzed the laws of gravity. A number of reputable researchers found the avenue to the occult world of apparitions in this way.
With that they still did not exhaust the matter. The problem of occultism throughout the field of experimental natural sciences became so great that they moved en masse to a new, total position against it. And here the problem of occultism flows into the problems of our entire modern culture, our science, and our lifestyle.