Politics is a tough game, and holding the seat of power, it only gets tougher. It isn’t extraordinary to put faith in séances, predictions and tarots where the stakes are that high. We bring you remarkable occultists and mystics of the political world
Queen Elizabeth had employed Welsh magician Dr. John Dee as court astrologer and at his suggestion sent a marriage proposal to DucD’Anjou of France. He compared the birth charts, however, the British Secret Service chief, Francis Walsingham sent a report suggesting a political alliance would be more favourable than matrimony. The queen took his advice and the matter died down.
Mamie-Wata – NdehNtumazah
The Cameroon independent activist used native occult, held night-time masses and used Sephardic codes to create a political occult group to fight against the British rulers. The Mamie-Wata group which started to create dissent against its western rulers and unite the locals, eventually matured into a full-fledged political party named One Kamerun Political Party post-independence.
UKIP – Glenn and Colleen Tucker
Two of UKIP’s members, Glenn and Colleen Tucker have been blamed to have brought occultist influence on the groups, leading to a series of resignations from notable members. The Tuckers run a healing centre near Glastonbury and claim divine intervention by Archangel Michael. It has to be seen what good fortunes their divine interference can bring to influence the fortunes of this party which is largely mocked for its radical policies.
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Ronald and Nancy Regan depended heavily on the astrological predictions of Joan Quigley and frequently sought her advice before making big political decisions. Whether it was the Libyan bombing or announcement of the second term, astrologers largely agree that the stars were perfectly aligned in Regan’s favour.
Cao Dai – Trinh Minh The
Cao Dai was a militia group founded by Trinh Minh The with underpinnings of the native Cao Dai religion and Buddhist and Christianity influence. The founder claims to have received his calling while conducting a séance and irrespective of what the Americans and Soviets claim, the group was most competent at achieving their end. The native religious practices helped gather following and create a bond amongst members who were focused on their purpose and prepared to undertake any given orders without fear of consequences.
Rationalism has its place, but religious customs and orthodox traditions have the power to create a deeper connect through sheer force of manipulating the human psychology.