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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.
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occultism

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

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

occultism

[ˈɒkəltɪzəm] Nocultismo m
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occultism

nOkkultismus m
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occultism

[ˈɒkʌlˌtɪzm] noccultismo
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Beginning with the harrowing experience of an alien abductee in a small New England town and continuing through a series of encounters with a renowned mathematician, mercenary geneticists, an international ring of pornographers, the human trafficking cult of the Islamic State, and practitioners of an arcane form of sexual occultism, Dunwich follows the adventures of religion professor Gregory Angell as he attempts to discover a shocking secret encoded within an ancient book of magic that, once deciphered, will cause the eruption of a force so prehistoric that its earthly temples once submerged beneath the seas will rise to the surface again!
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