- belief in the existence of secret, mysterious, or supernatural agencies.
- the study or practice of occult arts.
Origin of occultism
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Examples from the Web for occultism
I am no believer in occultism, but there are premonitions which one cannot deny.
But occultism has more than this to teach us on the subject.Clairvoyance
Charles Webster Leadbeater
How can one tell but that all occultism is merely unknown science?The White Invaders
Raymond King Cummings
From the standpoint of occultism there is no dead force and no dead matter.Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries
Including a study of the chief points of psychotherapeutics and occultism.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
- belief in and the study and practice of magic, astrology, etc
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Word Origin and History for occultism
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