Occult Dictionary


Dictionary of Occult Definitions and Terms.
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Metaphysics
A field of abstract thought and philosophy about topics not on the concrete or physical level of understanding. This includes subjects like existence, the soul, being, the supernatural, astral travel, psychicism, and so on.
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Microcosm
The lesser world, the physical. Said to parallel the macrocosm, or greater world. This correspondence was used to explain many magical effects.
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Midsummer
Sabbat celebrated in June. Powers of nature reach their highest point. This is the time for the longest daylight hours, midsummer being the longest day of the year. Also called Litha.
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Mojo
Magick
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Mojo Bag
A small bag generally worn around the neck which is charged with energies towards a certain goal and filled with charms, herbs, and/or stones.
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Necromancy
1. The art of revealing the future through magick and especially through communication with the deceased. 2. The practice of summoning the souls of the dead.
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Natural Law
A sequence of events in nature that has been observed to occur without variation under the same conditions. Natural law is the basis of the experimental method in science, and is dependent upon cause and effect.
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Necronomicon
A pseudo-grimoire. The notion of such a book was made by H.P. Lovecraft in fictional writing, but an unknown author wrote it and some people today still believe it is a valid source of occult information.
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Neo Pagan
Literally, new pagan. Modern earth religion which branches from paganism and is based on ancient pre-Christian religious practices. Wicca, for example, is a neo-pagan religion, derived from ancient witchcraft and paganism.
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New Age
The modern movement which involves combining metaphysical concepts with the practice of an organized religion.
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Need The
The purpose of a Spell or Ritual; a vacuum or unhappy condition in the practitioner's life. The need may be love, health, peace, the banishment of harmful habits or thoughts, or one of many other changes.
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OBE
Out-of-body experience.
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Occult
Study and science of things esoteric, secret, paranormal, and supernatural.
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Ogham
The magickal Celtic alphabet made up of 20 letters called fews, each representing a different kind of tree. It is very simple in appearance, being made up of short vertical or diagonal strokes set against or across a horizontal line.
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Old Religion
Another term for Wicca, or Witchcraft, which many believe to be the descendant of an ancient pagan religion.
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Omen
An sudden occurence which is interpreted as being a sign of good or evil or any phenomenon or thing that is interpreted as a sign of good luck or misfortune.
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Oneiromancy
The divination by means of dreams.
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Oracle
A person through which otherworldly entities can be communicated with, similar to channeling.
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Ostara
Celebration of the arrival of Spring. The days begin to grow longer than the nights.
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Pagan
1. "Country Religion" - Follower of a nature-based religion.
2. Something related to paganism. (For example a pagan book, pagan artwork, etc.)
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Pagandom
Part of the world inhabited primarily by pagans.
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Pagan Standard Time
A slang term for when people cannot arrive or get an event going on time. Often used to indicate when a time is approximate.
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Pallomancy
Divination with a pendulum.
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Pantheon
A hierarchy of gods and goddesses in a particular religious structure, such as the Greek pantheon, the Roman pantheon, etc.
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Past Life Regression
A hypnotic technique in which a person in trance is led to imagine that he or she is remembering events that occurred in past lives, when the soul of the person inhabited other bodies. Assuming belief in the human soul, this is actually very logical, and can be explained as simply a matter of helping the human mind connect to the soul mind and read the memories stored there.
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