Occult Dictionary


Dictionary of Occult Definitions and Terms.
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Wise Woman
A solitary female practitioner of witchcraft who gave charms and healing salves to villagers in Europe.
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Wita
Scottish Wicca.
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Witch
A practitioner of witchcraft. There are many types and traditions of witches. A witch is not necessarily a Wiccan, though if a Wiccan practices witchcraft they can be called a witch.
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Witch Ball
An 18th century tradition; a glass sphere hung in windows to ward off evil spirits.
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Witchcraft
The practice of spells and magick, often involving the worship of many deities or a supreme God and/or Goddess.
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Wizard
A name sometimes applied to male Ceremonial Magicians, but rarely to pagans.
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Word of Power
A word or name, often unintelligible, that is supposed to carry magic power. Most are almost impossible to pronounce and have no meaning in any language.

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Working
Any act involving magick or ritualism.
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Wort
An archaic word for herb.
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Yggdrasil
The Norse tree which held up the world and the heavens; its roots led to the underworld. It provided the complex network of the universe.
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Yule
The pagan winter sabbat. Also called Winter Solstice.
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Yule Log
A log burned with traditional ceremonies during the medieval celebrations of Christmas, perhaps a survival of an ancient pagan festival of the winter solstice, in which fire resprented the sun.
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Zen
Buddhist tradition where connection with divinity and total inner-peace is attained through an altered state of consciousness and a lack of distracting thoughts.
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