Occult Dictionary


Dictionary of Occult Definitions and Terms.
Occult [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

 

Definition


info

Augury
The divination by the interpretation of omens or portents (as inspection of the flight of birds or the entrails of sacrificed animals) or of chance phenomena (as the fall of lots)
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Aura
A field of energy which surrounds living beings, animals, and plants. An aura is most often visible only to those born with the skill to see it, or those who developed this ability. A visible aura contains various colors and tells about the spiritual and emotional persona of the plant, human, or creature surrounded by it. However, an aura can also be felt, heard, or sensed through other means.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
BCE
Before Common Era.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Balefire
A traditional fire lit outdoors during Yule, Beltane, and Litha.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Beltane
A Wiccan sabbat held between spring and the onset of summer, between April 30th and May 1st. Beltane is also known as May Eve, Roodmas, Walpurgis Night and Cethsamhain. Beltane celebrates the symbolic union, matting or marriage of the Goddess and God, and links in with the approaching summer months.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Bell
Bells have been used by nearly all cultures throughout history as magickal talismans, fertility charms, summons to a deity, and as instrumrnts for sacred music. Many Wiccans use a consecrated bell as an altar tool to signal the beginning and/or close of a ritual.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Besom
Pronounced Bee-sum. A bundle of twigs attached to a handle used to cleanse and purify sacred space. Essentially a witch's broomstick.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Binding
The action to magickally restrain someone or something, or to 'bind' them to you.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Blessed Be
A term derived from the ritual of the Five-fold Kiss, it is simple a blessing commonly used by wiccans and pagans as a greeting or a goodbye.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Blood of the Moon
A woman's mentrual cycle, considered important and a crucial time for magick to be performed, especially when it crosses the new or full moon.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Bolline
The working knife of a Witch used in rituals for carving and cutting magickal symbols into ritual objects. Traditionally, it can only be used in a Circle.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Book of Shadows
Traditionally hand copied book of rituals, recipes, training techniques, guidelines, and other materials deemed important to a Witch or a coven. Each Book of Shadows is different as the individual decides what is necessary for their book.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Broom Closet
Not meant literally, this is a term used to describe someone who is "in the broom closet", saying you are "in the broom closet" means that you are not open about your Pagan or Craft beliefs.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Burning Times
This is a word used to describe the execution of the witches during their persecution from the Middle Ages onwards. It is in fact a misnomer in some places, as Witches were only burned in Scotland, and on the continent of Europe. In England and the U.S., they were hanged.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Candlemas
Pagan sabbat held on Feb. 1. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. Also called "Imbolc" (the old Celtic name). This is the seasonal change where the first signs of spring and the return of the sun are noted, i.e. the first sprouting of leaves, the sprouting of the Crocus flowers etc. In other words, it is the festival commemorating the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year. This Festival also marks the transition point of the threefold Goddess energies from those of Crone to Maiden.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Cantrip
A spell cast by a witch. It is small, quick, and has minimal effects.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Cardinal Points
North, South, East, and West, often marked with candles of colors associated with each point. (varies per tradition.)
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Catharsis
The release of magickal energies at the height or climax of a ritual. It is usually accompanied by an emotional release, and in some forms of magic by physical climax. The catharsis of Greek tragedy was no more than a pale echo of the original magical catharsis of the Mysteries.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Cauldron
A generally iron container used for fires, mixing things, holding flowers or burning items for spells. Today her cauldron survives not only in pagan ritual but in the Christian concept of the holy grail.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Censer
A container in which incense is smoldered or burned. It symbolizes the Element of Air.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Centering
A way of meditating as to connect yourself with the energy within you and to find your center.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Chakras
Energy centers in the body which are best cleansed, opened, and balanced. Too much or too little energy in one chakra can be the cause for disruption in magick or frustrations in everyday life. Opening the chakras is believed to result in the attainment of various magical powers.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Chalice
A feminine symbol of the element water. One of the tools of the Witch. Placed on the altar to represent the element of Water.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Channeling
Mediumship; a word for an entity talking through a human to convey a message to the physical plane.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
Chant
Repetition of magickal phrases, syllables, or words to produce a desired effect as well as bring the chanter to a deeper meditative state.
Category: Occult
Leave comment here
   
Occult [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Horoscope | Daily | Weekly | Monthly | News | Zodiac | Compatibility | Natal |
Proverbs | Chinese Astrology | Links | Glossary | Contact |