occultism


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Occultism \Oc*cult"ism\, n.
   1. A certain Oriental system of theosophy. --A. P. Sinnett.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Belief in occult powers or in supernatural forces other
      than the God of traditional religions, such as in magic,
      necromancy, alchemy, and astrology.
      [PJC]

   3. The study and alleged use of supernatural agencies as in
      magic, astrology, witchcraft, alchemy, necromancy,
      spiritualism (communication with the dead), and
      fortune-telling.
      [PJC]
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