We are an international community of Occultists, Mystics, Truth Seekers, and all those interested in Studying the Esoteric Wisdom of the Ages.
In common English usage, occult refers to "knowledge of the paranormal." For most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical senses. The terms esoteric and arcane can also be used to describe the occult, in addition to their meanings unrelated to the supernatural.
"The philosophy of the evolutionary process both in man and the lower kingdoms in nature. The science of the accumulated wisdom of the ages. Presents a systematic and comprehensive account of the energetic structure of the universe and of man's place within it. Describes the forces and influences that lie behind the phenomenal world. Also, the process of becoming aware of and gradually mastering these forces." ("Maitreya's Mission III" by Benjamin Creme, p. 609)