Belief in occult powers or in supernatural forces other than the God of traditional religions, such as in magic, necromancy, alchemy, and astrology.
The study and alleged use of supernatural agencies as in magic, astrology, witchcraft, alchemy, necromancy, spiritualism (communication with the dead), and fortune-telling.
Esoteric systems of belief and practice based upon the assumption of the existence of mysterious forces and entities.
A system of practice and belief, which assumes that there is the existence of supernatural, paranormal and mysterious forces.
the study of the supernatural
a belief in supernatural powers and the possibility of bringing them under human control
a worldview based on a set of claims that contradict established (i.e., official) scientific or religious knowledge and that typically emphasize "hidden" teachings
Esoteric systems of belief and practice that assume the existence of mysterious forces and entities.
Practices, techniques, or procedures, which rely upon the use or knowledge of hidden, but natural, forces not understood by modern science, that have practical results as their aim. Divination, magic, channeling, and astrology are often viewed as examples of occultism.
Kept secret or hidden; the practice of metaphysics throughout history.
Belief in supernational forces and beings.