occultism


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oc·cult·ism

 (ə-kŭl′tĭz′əm, ŏk′ŭl-)
n.
The belief in and study of hidden supernatural powers, especially with the aim of bringing them under human control.

oc·cult′ist n.

occultism

(ˈɒkʌlˌtɪzəm)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) belief in and the study and practice of magic, astrology, etc
ˈoccultist n, adj

oc•cult•ism

(əˈkʌl tɪz əm)

n.
1. belief in the existence of secret, mysterious, or supernatural agencies.
2. the study or practice of occult arts.
[1880–85]
oc•cult′ist, n., adj.

occultism

a belief that certain secret, mysterious, or supernatural agencies exist and that human beings may communicate with them or have their assistance. — occultist, n., adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occultism - the study of the supernatural
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
2.occultism - a belief in supernatural powers and the possibility of bringing them under human control
supernaturalism - a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding

occultism

noun black magic, magic, witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery, the black arts, necromancy, diabolism, theurgy, supernaturalism the revival of interest in occultism and practical magic
Translations
okkultismirajatietosalatiede
okultizam

occultism

[ˈɒkəltɪzəm] Nocultismo m

occultism

nOkkultismus m

occultism

[ˈɒkʌlˌtɪzm] noccultismo
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