Occult sciences

those sciences of the Middle Ages which related to the supposed action or influence of occult qualities, or supernatural powers, as alchemy, magic, necromancy, and astrology.

See also: Occult

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Whether this was sincere horror, or the game played by the thief who shouts, "stop thief!" at all events, it did not prevent the archdeacon from being considered by the learned heads of the chapter, as a soul who had ventured into the vestibule of hell, who was lost in the caves of the cabal, groping amid the shadows of the occult sciences. Neither were the people deceived thereby; with any one who possessed any sagacity, Quasimodo passed for the demon; Claude Frollo, for the sorcerer.
A profound knowledge of the occult sciences has persuaded the Baron that it is possible to solve the famous problem called the "Philosopher's Stone." His own pecuniary resources have long since been exhausted by his costly experiments.
The aid of the Jewish physicians was not the less eagerly sought after, though a general belief prevailed among the Christians, that the Jewish Rabbins were deeply acquainted with the occult sciences, and particularly with the cabalistical art, which had its name and origin in the studies of the sages of Israel.
"Oh, I am aware of that," said Madame de Villefort; "but I have a passion for the occult sciences, which speak to the imagination like poetry, and are reducible to figures, like an algebraic equation; but go on, I beg of you; what you say interests me to the greatest degree."
Such narratives, on this reading, account in part for the very limited attention scholars have conventionally paid to the occult sciences in Islamic history.
Among his annotated bibliographic entries are citations to poetry and rhymed prose in Egypt and Syria, mathematics in North Arabia, philology in India, hadith in North Africa, occult sciences in Iran and Turan, and written Arabic in the Malay Archipelago.
Armed with MA in psychology and deep knowledge of Vastu and Astrology, she has been practicing Tarot/Astro and other occult sciences since 15 years.
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Another Iranian book, published earlier this year and based on the occult sciences, interpretation of the Koran and mathematical calculations, saysIsrael will be destroyed in 2022.
Hughes seeks out what he sees as the increasing role of alchemy and the other occult sciences in formulating and advertising the peculiar nature of kingship in ways that were reminders of a divinely directed drama being played out in both court and kingdom with the monarch as symbol, actor, and focal point.
"The purpose of the Golden Dawn," writes Mike Ashley, "was to study the occult sciences, especially Hebrew magic and the Kabbala" (110).
The piece moved between frenetic and despairing as its hero wandered in the Alps, troubled by memories of his lost love Astarte and plunging himself into occult sciences.