Came across this interesting expose' on some of the occultic influences that took place during the Watchtowers creation. The implications are very interesting.
I had never heard about their use of Phrenology...but apparently they believed it to be true. There are a lot more examples of their necrology ideas as well as other occultic symbols that were used. I appreciate that the conversation does not get sensationalized and Tom is quick to point out that JWs do not know nor practice occultism today.
Here is a towertotruth.net audio file with a discussion with Tom McGovern: http://jumbofiles.com/a8r4vgfa8jd0/wt_occult_full.mp3.html