Most clergy shared the common beliefs in occult…
To “make BUTTONS” means for some occult reason to look sorry and sad.
In the hallway were pendants bearing a black sun - a symbol associated with the SS and the occult - and the insignia of the Ku Klux Klan.
In Book I Agrippa explores the elemental world, reviewing the manifest and occult virtues of stones, plants, animals, and human individuals.
The Western tradition of occultism, as popularly conceived, is of an ancient “secret philosophy” underlying all occult practices.
The American horror film Rosemary’s Baby (1968) uses psychological tension with a focus on the occult to hold the audience’s attention.
It was devoted to the study of Buddhism and Daoism and occult subjects that transcended the practical affairs of government and society.
During the 18th century the tradition was taken up by esoterically inclined Freemasons who could not find an occult philosophy within Freemasonry.
The company denied any involvement with the "missing children, nor any nefarious, criminal, illegal, or occult activities" on its company website.
Tibetan literature, body of largely religious and occult writings that has developed since the 7th century, when Tibetan became a written language.
At the Royal Society in London he meets librarian Keith Moore who reveals that Newton’s work on invisible forces such as gravity was influenced by his secret fascination with the occult.
Everyone had heard about Genghis Khan’s necromancy, his use of animal sacrifice and occult herbs, and how, by the use of the black arts, he managed to sire eight hundred thousand descendants.
After the war, Hubbard’s marriage dissolved, and he moved to Pasadena, where he became the housemate of Jack Parsons, a rocket scientist who belonged to an occult society called the Ordo Templi Orientis.
Contributors include fantasy writer Alan Garner, musician and composer Sharron Kraus, writer and filmmaker Adam Scovell, author Ben Myers, field folklorist Jonathan Huet, occult historian Gary Parsons, Piers Haggard the director of The Blood on Satan’s Claw, and Maxine Sanders "Queen of the Witches".
I suppose there were logical explanations for why a man suddenly became wealthy after his child’s mysterious death, but in my homeland people were quick to believe that it was because he had offered his child’s life to an occult called Nyongo and the occult had given him riches in return.
But the publicity it generated was a major milestone for Rysavy, an iron-willed entrepreneur with deeply alternative beliefs, and for Gaia, a company that has evolved from selling yoga mats to becoming one of the world's foremost peddlers of occult knowledge and information that bucks mainstream narratives.
Leonora Carrington, (born April 6, 1917, Clayton Green, Lancashire, England—died May 25, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico), English-born Mexican Surrealist artist and writer known for her haunting, autobiographical, somewhat inscrutable paintings that incorporate images of sorcery, metamorphosis, alchemy, and the occult.
A number of suspects are under investigation with further arrests expected after Private Ethan Phelan Melzer confessed to passing on sensitive military information to members of the Order of the Nine Angles (O9A): an organisation US authorities described as “an occult-based neo-Nazi and racially motivated violent extremist group”.
But if they mean that the thing is performed without any mechanism by a simple primitive quality or by a law of God who produces that effect without using any intelligible means, it is an unreasonable and occult quality, and so very occult that it is impossible that it should ever be done though an angel or God himself should undertake to explain it”.
In support of these explanations, citing Albertus Magnus, Marsilio Ficino, Pliny, and unnamed botanists, he maintained that herbs, stones, minerals, and animal extracts possess nearly countless occult powers and that if we knew them it would be possible to reduce those effects that the unlearned attribute to demons and angels to the actions of these occult powers.
- cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
- supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
- hidden and difficult to see
Example: an occult fracture
- become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished
Example: The beam of light occults every so often
- having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
- supernatural practices and techniques
Example: he is a student of the occult
- hide from view
Example: The lids were occulting her eyes
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In support of these explanations citing Albertus Magnus Marsilio Ficino Pliny and unnamed botanists he maintained that herbs stones minerals and animal extracts possess nearly countless occult powers and that if we knew them it would be possible to reduce those effects that the unlearned attribute to demons and angels to the actions of these occult powers