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  OccultForums.com - Occult, Paganism, Witchcraft, Magick Forum
Information for all those new to the occult and the various practices.
Emphasizing the relationship between science, philosophy, and the occult.
Discussions regarding the roots and practices of ancient religious and occult traditions including, but not limited to, Sumerian, Egyptian, Kabbalah and the mythos behind them.
www.occultforums.com   (295 words)

  
  Occult - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word occult comes from Latin occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to the 'knowledge of the secret' or 'knowledge of the hidden' and often meaning 'knowledge of the supernatural', as opposed to 'knowledge of the visible' or 'knowledge of the measurable', usually referred to as science.
Direct insight into or perception of the occult is said not to consist of access to physically measurable facts, but to be arrived at through the mind or the spirit.
The beliefs and practices of those who consider their activities "occult" or part of "the occult" in the more usual western interpretation 'hidden knowledge' (ceremonial magicians, and so on) are generally far from being secret or hidden, being found very easily in print or on the Internet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Occult   (864 words)

  
 Occult Slayer
Occult slayers believe that mortals are too irresponsible to wield magic, and that those who do so recklessly must be slain.
Due to the inherent discretion of occult slayers, a candidate for this prestige must be chosen and trained by another occult slayer who is willing to share their secrets.
The occult slayer must check again each round in which this ability is maintained, and the DC of this check increases by 1 for each check the character has made.
www.wakinglands.com /htm_files/prestige_classes_occult_slayer.htm   (1057 words)

  
 OccultAtoms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus the Occult Chemists might be excused for conceiving a random set of atomic pictures and associating them with elements known to chemistry on the basis of their effective atomic weights (number of anu / 18).
Besant wrote the beginning of Occult Chemistry in the first person, but she devoted little of her time to this activity and might be reluctant to share the blame with her collaborators.
Consider whether it is plausible that the Occult Chemists could innocently and subconsciously have tailored their atom of gold to have the proper number of anu, if, as they state, all (conscious) arithmetic was carried out after the observed structure had been recorded.
www.chem.yale.edu /~chem125/125/history99/8Occult/OccultAtoms.html   (8425 words)

  
 CANA - Occult Terms
The three major forms of the occult are spirit contact (spiritism), divination (often called fortunetelling, although that term does not fully describe the practice), and magick/sorcery.
Historically, occult practices are connected to the worship of false gods and to child sacrifice; however, it should be noted that occultists today deny belief in these practices and usually claim to use their abilities and powers for good.
Occult practices, whether the intention is good or not, are condemned strongly by God in Deut.
cana.userworld.com /cana_occultTerms.html   (2182 words)

  
 Freud's Studies of the Occult
The occult phenomena that Freud described in his personal communications and published papers can be divided into two broad groups: phenomena that are associated with dreams and those that occur during waking hours.
Occult phenomena tend to be linked with dreams for the additional reason that both seem very mysterious.(27) In one of his papers, Freud remarked that dreams were frequently regarded as "portals to the world of mysticism" and were seen by the uneducated as occult phenomena in their own right.
(in Devereux, Psychoanalysis and the Occult.) (36) Ibid., pp.
afgen.com /freud.html   (4271 words)

  
 Fecal Occult Blood Test Procedure Information by MedicineNet.com
Fecal occult blood usually is a result of slow (often intermittent) bleeding from inside the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract.
Occult bleeding has many of the same causes as other forms of more rapid gastrointestinal bleeding such as rectal bleeding (passage of red blood and/or blood clots rectally) and melena (fl tarry stool as a result of bleeding from the upper intestines such as ulcers).
By finding the cancers early through fecal occult blood testing when the cancers are small and before they metastasize (spread to distant organs), patients may be cured of their cancers by removing them surgically.
www.medicinenet.com /fecal_occult_blood_tests/article.htm   (523 words)

  
 CANA - Occult
The occult is a set of practices associated with many diverse beliefs often based on monism (all is one; there is a life force uniting all creation) and pantheism (all is God; the life force is God).
Occult practices are strongly condemned by God; such practices lead away from God toward deception, danger and even destruction.
Pornography is often found in conjunction with the occult because it misuses and degrades the human body designed by God.
cana.userworld.com /cana_occult.html   (1229 words)

  
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DEFINITION: The Enemy's Core Beliefs The word "occult" comes from the Latin "occultus" which means "concealed." In its usage today, it means "beyond the bounds of ordinary knowledge--the mysterious, the concealed, or that which is hidden from view." It involves such practices as magic, divination, incantations, paranormal experiences, and the so-called expansion of consciousness.
Some theologians believe these occult doctrines were propagated on earth before the flood by fallen angels (see Genesis 6).18 The ensuing results were the violence and bloodshed which prompted God to judge the earth with a universal flood.
The lure of the occult seems to be two-fold: First, as one occult advertisement claims, "You will be privy to knowledge that has been secretly maintained and passed down by adepts (masters) for thousands of years and is now available to only a few initiates.
www.fni.com /cim/technicals/occultt.txt   (3522 words)

  
 Dear Fr. Alexander,
The purpose of this preoccupation with the occult is strictly utilitarian: to find out secrets, to attain worldly acclaim, to win someone's love, to strengthen one's health, to draw up bioenergy in order to enhance one's potential, to take revenge on an enemy, or simply to "play" with the mysterious.
He and many other specialists in the field of parapsychology affirm that extended preoccupation with the occult invariably ruins the physical well-being of a person, as if a certain inner vampire were sucking the strength of the occultist.
His occult powers were so strong that he even resurrected several dead pagans, one of whom lived another ten years after his return to life.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/occult_e.htm   (6107 words)

  
 The World of the Occult - Probe Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A brief definition of the occult is the practice of attaining supernatural knowledge or powers apart from the God of the Bible.
The occult arts often require one to empty one's mind and invite foreign spirits to control his or her intellect and body.
In engaging the world of the occult, Christians need not be afraid for we have authority over the demonic through Christ who triumphed over all powers and authorities by the cross.
www.probe.org /content/view/795/0   (2415 words)

  
 Alpheus--Review: The Occult Underground
The occult community is simply the intelligentsia of the Underground, the Anti-Establishment, Counter-culture, whatever it is called or calls itself in a given age.
He remarks that, while the occult movements of the 19th century were predominantly religious, those of the 20th are predominantly ethical and social.
The occult is linked to modern art by the quasi-sacred role given the artist, who leads the viewer beyond the mundane.
www.alpheus.org /html/reviews/esoteric_history/rev_webb.html   (3063 words)

  
 Search Results for "occult"
...In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being having water as its element.
In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being that has air as its element.
The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=col61&query=occult&x=15&y=11   (286 words)

  
 What is the Occult? - ChristianAnswers.Net
The word "occult" is generally associated with secret knowledge and practices dealing with the supernatural or "psychic" phenomena often for the purpose of obtaining personal power.
Interest in the occult has been promoted by the New Age movement, the rise of neo-paganism, movies and even some heavy-metal rock bands.
Please understand that the terms “occult” and “cult” refer to completely different things—although there can be crossover in some specific instances.
www.christiananswers.net /q-eden/edn-occult-defn.html   (220 words)

  
 Demonism and the Occult   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An invaluable help to Christians and to pastors who are confronted with problems of those who have experimented with any kind of occult practices.
This book gives you the skills you need to recognize the subtle incursions of the occult and provide tools you can use to halt its destructive advance.
This classic study has again been made available at a time when Satanism is on the rise and the occult is capturing headlines.
www.ras.org /catalog/demonism.htm   (1302 words)

  
 Fecal Occult Blood Test
The fecal occult blood test is one of a variety of colorectal cancer screening tests.
When doctors test for fecal occult blood, they are testing for the presence of microscopic or invisible blood in the stool, or feces.
Fecal occult blood can be a sign of a problem in your digestive system, such as a growth, or polyp, or cancer in the colon or rectum.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1700/1788.asp?index=7143   (672 words)

  
 On Occult Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modern occult art is, however, radically different from the temple art of the ancient Egypt, or that of the modern day Hindu or Buddhist.
The beings portrayed by occult artists too have a shared iconography but it wholeheartedly embraces the modern artistic ethos that champions the nobility of individual perception and expression.
If the practices of the occult artist access the collective conscious, then his or her visions may be glimpses of something which is part of us all and greater than any one of us.
www.occultartgallery.com /occultartgallery/essay.html   (2105 words)

  
 Occult Initiation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These, in fact, are the triumphs of Occult philosophy, and its votaries have the strength and hardihood to brave accusations of folly or the suspicion of charlatanry when they assert that all these privileges are real.
The Occult recognizes this freely and, while condemning selfishness which seeks to benefit in one way or another to the loss or at the expense of another, does inculcate and incite toward self-improvement and self-benefit, and by methods unknown or misunderstood in material science.
The aim of the Occult in its practical aspect is to make a comprehensive survey of those elements of character which lead to success in the affairs of men, and point out the sure and certain means by which it may be won.
www.denverspiritualcommunity.org /Wisdom/OccultLawChpt6.htm   (10267 words)

  
 occult statistics
Occult statistics are statistics used as the handmaiden of occult theorizing, in much the same way that philosophy was used by theology during medieval times, viz., to justify beliefs in supernatural beings and occult forces.
Parapsychologists, astrologers, theologians, and others who seek anomalies to guide them to transpersonal wisdom and insight into the true nature of the universe, are now able to use computers to do extremely complex statistical analyses of monumental masses of data.
To the occult statistician there is no such thing as a spurious correlation.
skepdic.com /occultstats.html   (1077 words)

  
 Godserver Alternative Health and Spiritual Directory: Paranormal Phenomena: Occult
She was a member of the Golden Dawn but did not get on with Moina Mathers(nee Bergson) and left to form her own occult group in about 1926 which came to be called The Society of the Inner Light.
She was a very powerful trance medium and a woman of strong character, so it was inevitable that she would form her own group.
Occult tradition holds that this "individual" development assists and accelerates the advancement of our species as a whole ("As it is above, so it is below").
www.godserver.com /occultism.shtml   (996 words)

  
 Learn About the Occult
While those topics may be included in some forms of occult study, they are not common to all, nor do they really do justice describing the range and depth of the occult as a whole.
Often people who are interested in the occult borrow from many different types of religious and spiritual traditions in their quest for understanding.
Their occult entry has some good info for people who are trying to understand what the term means.
www.squidoo.com /occult   (859 words)

  
 THE OCCULT
The term "Occult" is one of those poorly defined terms (sometimes called "skunk words") which have many different, and often mutually exclusive meanings.
Unless a speaker or author clearly defines what they mean by the term, their listeners or readers are certain to be confused.
The most complete data base that we have found on the Occult is the most impressive "Avatar," located at: http://www.avatarsearch.com
www.religioustolerance.org /occult.htm   (220 words)

  
 David Bowie and the Occult
Angie Bowie recalled a good deal of occult activity during the subsequent LA period in 1975-76; it was also clear that Bowie was vulnerable to the influence of sycophants and hangers-on while he was heavily into cocaine.
Bowie consistantly denied his occult interests, until the biographies of Angie Bowie, Marianne Faithfull and Amanda Lear were published, and proved that he was interested in the subject.
As mentioned before, one of these occult paintings is shown on the back cover of EMI's 1991 CD re-release of 'Station to Station'.
www.cyberlink.ch /~koenig/bowie.htm   (15686 words)

  
 The Watchman Expositor: Index of Cults and Religions
Occult, New Age belief in alleged teachers or masters who live on an astral plane as non-physical entities beyond time and space.
Some people involved in the occult and UFO studies believe the Triangle is a supernaturally dangerous area, with many ships and airplanes disappearing in the Triangle in the 20th century.
Chakras: New Age, said to be centers for cosmic energy in the human body that are aligned to allow the Kundalini energy to proceed from the base of the spine to the top of the forehead.
www.watchman.org /cat95.htm   (14256 words)

  
 Occult Bacteremia From a Pediatric Emergency Department: Current Prevalence, Time to Detection, and Outcome -- Alpern ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The purpose of this study was to evaluate occult bacteremia in an urban emergency department population in the post-HIB vaccine
Occult bacteremia was defined as a blood culture positive for pathogenic bacteria from patient fulfilling inclusion criteria.
The prevalence of occult bacteremia in the study cohort was 1.9% (95% CI: 1.5%-2.3%).
pediatrics.aappublications.org /cgi/content/full/106/3/505   (4689 words)

  
 The Nineteenth Century Occult Revival
Under the veneer of the revival of arts and refinement of culture, interest in the occult, magic and astrology flourished as a substitute for religious faith.
Likewise, the pursuit of occult or hidden knowledge was adjudged by the Establishment to be of equally doubtful intellectual respectability.
As the occult Traditions have sought to infiltrate and transform the secular establishment, the Church has historically been attended by an Alexandrian Tradition, which seeks to smuggle Gnostic doctrines into the Sacred Canon via the "revision" or "correction" of Scripture.
watch.pair.com /occult.html   (8614 words)

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