Syncretism is the process in which a collection of beliefs and understands – once seperate and from different origins – begin to merge and share elements.
Modern occult is particularly marked for its syncretism although practitioners have always been interested and willing to learn from other teachings. The internet is a primary enabler of syncretism as it allows wisdom, teachings and theories to propagate instantly around the world and be easily accessible.
We can see syncretism when the same person uses both tarot or a native American medicine wheel or when Tibetan and Kabbalistic divintion arts are used side by side.
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What are your thoughts on syncretism? Is it helpful or a corruption of ways?