Gene Roddenberry was an artistic genius, a true visionary, you could even consider to be a shaman; for his dream inspired many, who created a superb symbolic synthesis, he called Star Trek, which is a distillation of the human spirit, ever seeking to go beyond its limitations. He did not believe in deities, but as a visionary artist he was very much aware of their archetypal influence upon the subconscious mind of humanity; wherefore he created archetypal characters, which people can identify with; not deities, but very human, to strive towards, to become, to one day make Star Trek real. This work is an exploration of Star Trek's archetypal symbolism, which has nothing to do with an organised religion. As for the term Occult, the word is derived from the Latin Occultus, which means, mystery; such a mystery is betwixt the extremes of birth and death, we call life, which is an adventure; as Roddenberry to point out: "It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning." This book is fully illustrated.
Please Note: Supposed Star Trek fans who are looking for a set-in-stone historical Bible, about an imaginative artistic creation, will find that I am exploring ancient archetypes behind Star Trek's cultural influence. Also, those of a classical occult orientation, whose nigh religious perspective is that the Art of magic is not an imaginative Art form, will find that this book will not be able to be assimilated by their Borg mind-set. Hence unreadable. In general, Borgs have a tendency to be factual, who see the 'speculative' science fiction arena of Star Trek, or that of the occult as being merely 'speculation,' without having any basis in reality, within their very factual world, who consider these imaginative explorations as being banal and facile, when they are not in accord with their tunnel-vision. But then, they have no subjective imagination whatsoever, even when they objectively claim otherwise!