ROBERT W. BROCKWAYTHE ROOTS OF NEW AGE
On the whole, however, occultists have a very optimistic and benevolent view of the cosmos, holding that negative forces can be coped with when properly understood. They see us as living in a world in which these apparently mysterious spirits and hidden forces are not all bizarre and certainly not sinister. They are simply part of the everyday world. The more we know about them, they say, the more able we are to deal with them. They specifically deny that there is an Evil One responsible for the evil in the world.