"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."