Thought is a tool of creation that alters our reality. Writer, historian, and scholar of the occult, Mitch Horowitz discusses the history of occult (hidden) knowledge. The wisdom traditions that deify the forces of nature as gods and archetypes can bring us to greater understanding of ethics and life in our cosmos. Horowitz explains that studying books such as the Hermetic Kybalion and Manly P. Hall's Secret Teachings for All Ages can help in shifting to a higher perspective, outside of our everyday lives. As we make this shift, we create a new path for how we encounter every experience, and change the polarity of life as we see it.