ⓘ Occult refers to an area of knowledge or thought that is hidden. The word occult has many uses in the English language. Often it means knowledge that lies outsi ..


ⓘ Occult

Occult refers to an area of knowledge or thought that is hidden. The word occult has many uses in the English language. Often it means knowledge that lies outside the range of normal experience or scientific explanation. The term sometimes means knowledge meant only for certain people or knowledge that must be kept hidden. For most occultists it is the study of a deeper spiritual reality.

The term occult is also used as a label given to a number of magical organizations or orders, and the teachings and practices as taught by them. The name also extends to a large body of literature and spiritual philosophy.


1. Occultism

Occultism is the study of occult. It can involve such subjects as magic alternatively spelled and defined as magick, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, numerology and lucid dreaming. There is often a strong religious element to these studies and beliefs, and many occultists profess adherence to religions such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Satanism, Thelema, and Neopaganism. While Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam are generally not considered as occult, some of their modern interpretations can be, such as the interpretation of Hinduism within Theosophy or the various occult interpretations of the Jewish Kabbalah.


2. Science and the occultism

Alchemy, is considered an occult practice. Alchemy used to be common among scientists, such as Isaac Newton. During the Age of Enlightenment alchemy and science went their separate ways. Newton was accused of introducing occult agencies into natural science when he proposed that gravity was a force capable of acting over vast distances.


3. Other websites

  • Joseph H. Peterson, Twilit Grotto: Archives of Western Esoterica Esoteric Archives: Occult Literature
  • University of Amsterdam Center for Study of Western Esotericism
  • Athenaeum Archived 2007-02-10 at the Wayback Machine Collection of occult works in PDF Format
  • Journal of Thelemic Studies Archived 2020-01-16 at the Wayback Machine - the first non-partisan, academic journal investigating the occult tradition of Thelema, founded by the infamous Aleister Crowley
  • University of Exeter Centre for the Study of Esotericism EXESESO
  • The Occult Lodge Archived 2008-09-18 at the Wayback Machine For all things Occult
  • ESSWE European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, with many links to associated organizations, libraries, scholars etc.
  • Inner Quest Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine All things occult
  • An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. A planet, for example, can
  • At 15: 28 UTC, Venus will occult Jupiter December 8, 2125: Transit of Venus July 29, 2126: At 16: 08 UTC, Mercury will occult Mars March 10, 2130: At 07: 32
  • Cancer of unknown primary origin CUP, occult cancer is a term used to describe a cancer that is said to be at the metastatic stage at the time of diagnosis
  • called Fiona Phillips, played by Cara Delizia. She was obsessed with the occult She was the daughter of a singer named Molly Phillips, played by Mackenzie
  • is an Irish writer of fantasy literature and occultism His most known work is the book titled Occult Reich published in 1974. The book explains various
  • Aryan race was first used as a category of people but was later used by occult movements such as Theosophy. It was also later used by Nazis and white supremacists
  • small group of people. Esotericism also describes mystical, spiritual or occult viewpoints point of view Esotericism studies Gnosticism, Yoga, Alchemy
  • 1818 is a common year in the Gregorian calendar. January 3: Venus occulted block from view Jupiter. February 12: Chile became independent from Spain
  • Agrippa von Nettesheim 14 September 1486 18 February 1535 was a German occult writer, astrologer, and alchemist. Agrippa was born in Cologne in 1486.