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Metaphysical Dictionary

The dictionary posted here is a sampling of an over 4,700 word compilation of many years research about metaphysical terms from Pagan, Wiccan, Druid, Occult and other related terms.

These works are to be published in book format and all of the contents are copyrighted (c) 2005-2009 by Magickal Winds. This book will be available in our online store soon.

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Definition of Occult

(1) oc•cult (…-k¾lt“, ¼k“¾lt”) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena. 2. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable. 3. Available only to the initiate; secret: occult lore. See Synonyms at mysterious. 4. Hidden from view; concealed. 5.a. Medicine. Detectable only by microscopic examination or chemical analysis, as a minute blood sample. B. Not accompanied by readily detectable signs or symptoms: occult carcinoma. –oc•cult n. 1. Occult practices or techniques: a student of the occult. –oc•cult v. oc•cult•ed, oc•cult•ing, oc•cults (…-k¾lt“). –tr. 1. To conceal or cause to disappear from view. 2. Astronomy. To conceal by occultation: The moon occulted Mars. –intr. To become concealed or extinguished at regular intervals: a lighthouse beacon that occults every 45 seconds. [Latin occultus, secret, past participle of occulere, to cover over. See kel-1 below.] –oc•cult“ly adv. –oc•cult“ness n. (2) Study and science of things esoteric, secret, paranormal, and supernatural. (3) “Beyond the realm of empirical knowledge; the supernatural; that which is secret or hidden. The study of the occult is generally classified into three different areas: 1-Spiritism, 2-Fortune-Telling, 3-Magic.” (Page 212). (4) n. or adj. hidden, secret. (NAD) (5) That which is hidden or known only to a few. (6) Literal meaning is “hidden” and is broadly applied to a wide range of metaphysical topics which lie outside the accepted realm of mainstream theologies. (7) to conceal and hide away knowledge from the uninitiated. Latin: occulere; The secret knowledge of the ancients is considered hidden from the profane. You are very very very close now. (8) Relating to supernatural agencies, their effects and knowledge of them; not revealed; secret; mysterious. (9) Literal meaning is “hidden” and is broadly applied to a wide range of metaphysical topics which lie outside the accepted realm of mainstream theologies. (10) Study and science of the esoteric, paranormal, secret, and supernatural. (11) to study the occult sciences is to obtain “hidden” knowledge of magickal principles and techniques using various means of divination.


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