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occultism

Occultism refers to the belief in hidden or mysterious powers that can be controlled by humans who have special knowledge of these powers.

See also occult.

further reading

Nickell, Joe. Secrets of the supernatural : investigating the world's occult mysteries with John F. Fischer (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1988).

Seligmann, Kurt. The History of Magic and the Occult (Random House 1997), reprint of 1948 edition.

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