In March and April 1997, I sent around a questionaire to 282 occult-related e-mail addresses. Addressees were surfers-only, maintainers of large and/or smaller web sites and also people who run a -L of their own.
The questions did contain some word shells/euphemisms into which the receiver could project their own concepts: "active", "passive", "consumation", "occultism", "inspiring" etc. Some of my questions were more "suggestive" type questions regarding my essay on "The McDonaldisation of Occulture".
Since my reputation as an observer of the "Caliphate" may have hindered some members of that particular group in answering my questionnaire, the reader should of course bear that in mind when reading the responses.
59 of the 282 answered the questionnaire = 21% in total.
Of course, this "analysis" is not an academic one, I just wanted to collect a somewhat general "feeling" of what's "going on" in the "electric Occulture".
You might find here not only my questionaire but also a collection of the most impressive and most significant answers. Let me say Thank you very much.
[Correction of the translation of this page was provided by Kon Vlahos.]
See also the Collection of 36 Re-Collections.
Discussions on the Nature of the O.T.O. Phenomenon
Traduzione italiana: Il feticcio, l’auto-induzione, lo stigma, il gioco di ruolo.
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