Occult Dictionary


Dictionary of Occult Definitions and Terms.
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Drake
A dragon, generally refers to a young one.
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Drawing Down the Moon
Ritual invocation of the spirit of the Goddess into the body of the High Priestess by the High Priest.
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Dreamtime
The Shamanic concept of a world which parallels this one.
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Druidism
n ancient celtic order of priests which has undergone a modern revival into neo-paganism. Druids worship in groves and venerate the Goddess through trees, especially the oak. Like modern Witches, they believe in reincarnation.
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Doctrine of Signatrues
The theory that flowers, herbs, plants and other living things have a unique quality or vibration.
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Divine Power
The unmanifested, pure energy that exists within the Goddess and God. The life force, the ultimate source of all things. Compare with Earth Power and Personal Power.
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Earth Magick
A practical form of magick which involves drawing energy from Mother Earth (or Gaia) and the element or elementals of earth for rituals.
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Earth Power
Defines the force or vibration that exists in many inanimate objects like stones, water, fire, and plants. It is manifested Divine Power and can be utilized during Magic to create needed change. Compare with Personal Power.
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Eclectic
A person (or the practice of a person) who combines attributes from various traditions to create a unique spiritual blend of Wicca, paganism, or witchcraft that suits them best.
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Elemental
A spirit formed from one of the four magical elements: Fire (Salamander), Air (Sylph), Water (Undine), and Earth (Gnome). The names of the four classes of spirits come from the German alchemist Paracelsus.
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Elder
Oversees operations of the church and its functions.
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Elements
The 5 major elements in nature and magick. Earth, water, fire, air, and akasha (or spirit) which encompasses all of the other elements and is not visible. The names of the four classes of spirits come from the German alchemist Paracelsus.
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Elixir
A magically charged liquid which has to have a crystal or gem sitting in it for a specific amount of time before it is ready to drink.
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Empowerment
The assumption of responsibility and control by the individual over his or her life. Also, the giving of power to a person, place, or thing.
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Enchantment
A method of spellcasting which involves, generally, spoken words of power. An enchantment can be put on something to gain control or authority over it. Enchanted objects generally "carry" the magick put upon them with them, so it does not cease to work but is continually having its effect.
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Esbat
A lesser gathering of Witches for the purposes of celebration and works of magic. Generally occures during the full or new moon.
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Essential Oil
A plant oil which is extracted through a very complex process that generally yields very little product, making it costly to buy true essential oils. It's a misconception to think of them as actually being oily because they rarely are. These are called for often in rituals.
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Evocation
Calling up spirits or other non-physical entities, either to visible appearance or invisible attendance.
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Familiar
A spirit or guardian who is close to a human being and considered a companion in magick. Often the spirit communicates through the physical body of a pet animal such as a cat.
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Fascination
The practice of controlling another's mind psychically.
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Fate
The end result of the actions of life, either good or bad.
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Five fold Kiss
A traditional salute generally performed between the High Priest and the High Priestess. This involves kissing 5 areas on the body of the Priestess with the accompanying magickal words:

"Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways."
"Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar."
"Blessed be thy womb, without which we would not be."
"Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty."
"Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the sacred names."
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Full Moon
Phase of the moon when it has waxed fully. Best time for spells involving psychic powers, and for magick in general.
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Futhark
A word made up of the first six rune characters in the German rune alphabet: F-U-Th-A-R-K. Divided into the elder Futhark and the younger Futhark (which has fewer runes).
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Gardnerian Tradition
Tradition of witchcraft based on the teachings of Gerald Gardner, who was essentially the founder of modern Wicca.
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