Occult Dictionary


Dictionary of Occult Definitions and Terms.
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Pendulum
A tool often used to communicate with spirits or divine.
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Pentacle
A disc (generally circular) which is inscribed with a pentagram on its surface.
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Pentagram
A five-pointed star drawn with a single line. Upright, it resembles a human figure, with spirit taking the highest importance. Inverted (upside-down) it is often considered a Satanic symbol. Some traditions of Wicca use the inverted pentagram to signify an initiate of the second degree.
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Pecti Wita
A Scottish tradition of Wicca, see also Wita.
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Philtre
A potion, especially for love.
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Phrenology
Character analysis by studying the shape and surface of the skull.
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Projective Hand
The useful or talented hand, usually the one used for writing, through which personal power is sent from the body during magick.
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Prophet
One who receives inspiration, information, or insights into the future from a divine source.
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Psi
(Pronounced "sie", rhymes with "fly") Anything pertaining to psychic, magick, or other supernatural abilities.
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Psionics
The use of psychic powers to affect or manipulate the physical world.
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Psychic Abilities
Perceiving, receiving, or transfering information without the use of the 5 common senses (sight, touch, hearing, taste, smell).
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Psychic Awareness
The human state in which information from the psychic mind is available to the conscious mind.
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Psychic Mind
The sub- or un- conscious mind which is receptive of psychic messages. The psychic mind is at work when we sleep, dream, meditate or look into the future. When the psychic mind and the conscious mind are linked, we have access to information that we couldn't otherwise obtain.
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Pyromancy
The art of divination through the use of fire.
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Qaballa
Jewish mysticism; metaphysical practices based on the Judaic Qabalistic texts.
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Quarter Days
The solstices and equinoxes, which fall at quarter intervals around the wheel of the year. These days are especially important for charms, spells, and divination. Needfires are lit for the protection and cleansing of the people and animals, visits to holy wells are made, and dedications of bannocks are carried out. These days are also lucky for journeys, love, and new ventures.
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Quarters
The North, East, South, and West parts of a magickal circle or other ritual area.
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Receptive Hand
The opposite of the projective hand, through which outside energies are absorbed into the body during magick. This hand is used less in holding and charging ritual items, however, it receives outside energy which is used to feed the magick.
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Rede
A tenet, rule, doctrine, or law.
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Reincarnation
The rebirth of human souls into other bodies, either human or animal, after death. The new physical form can be animal or human.
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Reflexology
Based on the notion that the body is one independent whole, it is a form of remote massage. By massaging certain points on the hands or feet, therapeutic effects are assumed for the internal organs and other parts of the body that are connected to these points via the nervous system.
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Right hand Path
A term used for a person who practices magick that is beneficial to others. Opposite of left-hand path.
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Rite
A ritual.
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Ritual
A formalized series of actions both mental and physical by which magical potency is released and directed toward the fulfillment of a specific desire.
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Runes
Angular glyphs used both as magical symbols and as letters of writing by the ancient peoples of northern Europe. There are many types of runes, all of them alphabets of some sort. Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and modern Wiccan runes are just a few. They are usually tossed randomly after deciding a subject, and then decifered based on their positioning.
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