The two most profound impacts on human life and thought have been Agriculture and Architecture. Both originated in the physical necessity of man but later became the first examples of man’s spiritual aspirations and the applications of both his faith and reason. More specifically, Freegardeners and Freemasons, as speculative societies, focus on the later. So, while Freemasons and Freegardeners are not lineal descendants of those early planters and builders, they do honor and preserve that original impulse that gave rise to communal soul of religion, science and art; or as JF Newton described it (in regards to Masonry), that impulse that compelled men to give form to their prayers in stone. As such, yes so called, occult sciences have found a kinship with the Craft. So have the rational sciences. Both with equal validity.