- 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 occultist
Before you have become an occultist, you may do this, but not afterwards.Reincarnation and the Law of Karma
William Walker Atkinson
The effect upon the Occultist was instantaneous and overpowering.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee
Some say that to see anything save Him, is polytheism for an Occultist.Letters from a Sf Teacher
Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
The death of Napoleon affords plenty of material to the imagination of an occultist.
Why did not this confession of an occultist fall into my hands before?
- belief in and the study and practice of magic, astrology, etc
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Word Origin and History for occultist
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