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A list of occult practices. Can you add to the list?

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:06 AM
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I decided to make a list of practices that fulfil the basic definition of occult:


The occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden”. In common English usage, occult refers to "knowledge of the paranormal", as opposed to "knowledge of the measurable", usually referred to as science. The term is sometimes taken to mean knowledge that "is meant only for certain people" or that "must be kept hidden", but for most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences. The terms esoteric and arcane have very similar meanings, and in most contexts the three terms are interchangeable.

It also describes a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject.


Out-of-body experience
Hypnosis
Ouija Board
Bloody Mary
Spells and curses
Mental telepathy/control
Automatic writing
Trances
Spirit guides
Fortune telling/divination
Tarot Cards
Levitation
Witchcraft/wicca/sorcery
Satanism
Palm reading
Astrology/horoscopes
Astral projections
Seances/mediums/channlers
Black magic
White magic
Blood pacts
Fetishism/crystals/charms
Sexual spirits
Martial arts (mysticism)
Superstitions
Mormonism (LDS)
Jehovah Witnesses
New Age teachings
Masons (all secret societies)
Christian Science
Unification church (Moonies)
The Forum (EST)
Church of Scientology
Unitarianism/Universalism
Silva Mind Control
Transcendental Meditation (TM)
Yoga (religion not the exercise)
Hare Krishna
Bahaism
Native American spirit worship
Rosicrucianism

For those of the Christian faith - We have been instructed by our God to not participate in any occult practice. He did not explain why….. he simply commanded it to be so. Do you practice any of the above? If so, then according to the Christian faith that holds the bible as the word of God you are NOT a Christian. I would recommend you research the practice and consider stopping ASAP .

So true Christians do not practice the occult. It is possible I can answer why practicing any occult art is forbidden. First, you are conjuring spirits for communication and guidance. This is forbidden according to the bible. One of the reasons for God wanting to destroy all human life (when the Watchers became sexually attracted to the human females). They then taught the humans forbidden secrets that were not to be shared to humans. (At least not at that time) Second, these spirits will harm you and attach themselves to you; making you a familiar.

Occult practices have become a part of our daily lives. We are reminded in the New Testament as a warning - to test the spirit to see where it comes from.

If you are not aware of the above arts mentioned, please research them on the internet. You will get a better explanation that the one I will probably give.

There will probably be some who will disagree with the above list and I would like to hear from you as to exactly why you disagree. Please be specific and if possible do not use general terms. Before responding please remember that occult has a hidden meaning or agenda.

I decided to leave out many different types of religions and sects. I don’t need the entire ATS board attacking me at once. BUT religion is a BIG issue within the occult. I just did not want to start a religious debate.

Are you aware of other types of occult practices? If so please add on to the list.
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:13 AM
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Rituals, ceremonies are occult.

Which the catholic church practices.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

I would class gambling and continually winning as the product of the Occult..as it doesnt happen Im assuming the above list is ineffectual and sterile.


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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:17 AM
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I doubt Jesus is going to stand at the pearlies when someone enters and be like, "Well, Judy....I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but remember that one time....in grade school, and you and Suzy and Karen shouted Bloody Mary in the mirror? And then Suzys younger brother scared the CRAP out of you. OMG, hilarious right? Great memory. Glad I could bring that back for you. But, umm...yeah...GTFO."



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Rituals, ceremonies are occult.

Which the catholic church practices.


Very good comment and I would partially agree BUT Catholics and Protestants alike have religious ceremonies and rituals however they are to their God and to no other God. Who is their God, well according to the bible.... the one that created everything. The God who made all. The one true creator. They show their love and commitment to the one true God in accordance with their faith through ceremonies and rituals.

Those who worship other gods do exactly the same.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:20 AM
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originally posted by: Borisbanger
a reply to: DeathSlayer

I would class gambling and continually winning as the product of the Occult..as it doesnt happen Im assuming the above list is ineffectual and sterile.


Very good. Gambling.....never gave it much thought until now but it does make sense.


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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

You left out all the worlds religions. Religion, as in organized religious practice is occultic. Occult stems from cult. All religions are cults.

Except yours, right?

I notice Protestant was left off that list.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

Remote Viewing is not on your list. It has been scientifically validated from way back in the 1970s and the CIA paid to have that done and did over a decade of using the US Army to do such work (and probably continues). I suppose a bunch of folks here of pure, scientific minds will object to my statement about it being validated, so it belongs on your list.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:24 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
I doubt Jesus is going to stand at the pearlies when someone enters and be like, "Well, Judy....I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but remember that one time....in grade school, and you and Suzy and Karen shouted Bloody Mary in the mirror? And then Suzys younger brother scared the CRAP out of you. OMG, hilarious right? Great memory. Glad I could bring that back for you. But, umm...yeah...GTFO."


I agree with you. One time or even a few times......but then the person stops. A way of repentance by seeing the foolishness in practicing that belief.

I think this is targeted more to the person who does this on a reoccurring basis throughout their life not just a few times throughout their childhood.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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Very good. Gambling.....never gave it much thought until now but it does make sense.


Its does ?
Ok what about scratching the head - Explain that if you can -I rest my case
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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Necrolatry: the worship of a dead man nailed to a cross.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:27 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DeathSlayer

You left out all the worlds religions. Religion, as in organized religious practice is occultic. Occult stems from cult. All religions are cults.

Except yours, right?

I notice Protestant was left off that list.


There are many occultists within my faith and I left off many religions such as Islam, Black Muslim, Catholics, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.....

Like I mentioned in the OP - I intentionally left out the main religions because I did not want a religious debate over religion.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:28 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: DeathSlayer

Remote Viewing is not on your list. It has been scientifically validated from way back in the 1970s and the CIA paid to have that done and did over a decade of using the US Army to do such work (and probably continues). I suppose a bunch of folks here of pure, scientific minds will object to my statement about it being validated, so it belongs on your list.


Bingo..... Thanks a lot ..... I did forget this one.

Good eye.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

Writing fan letters -isnt that Idolatry - especially sinister if you get a reply



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

I used to take part in a magic ritual where we symbolically ate a person and drank his blood. But them I joined masonry and the Catholic Church said I couldn't be a catholic anymore.

If you are allowing others to dictate how your learn and evolve, you may want to re-evaluate your spiritual position.
Or, if you are happy being like you are, then you should laugh at the fools who think they know better than you.
Kindly ask them to MYOFB.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:29 AM
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I don't think anyone is playing Bloody Mary well into adulthood. Honestly.

a reply to: DeathSlayer



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
Necrolatry: the worship of a dead man nailed to a cross.

Who does that?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
Necrolatry: the worship of a dead man nailed to a cross.


Actually you are twisting the definition aren't you. How misleading.

Necrolatry has to to do worshipping the dead NOT someone nailed to the cross.

Lie much?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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I must take off for awhile. Continue with your post and I will return in a few hours to answer any serious questions.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:43 AM
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Also, Christian Science is occultism? Why? Because they attempt to give credit to the bible? They do a piss poor job of it, but shouldn't bible believers be glad that at least someone is trying to prove that the book their whole life is based on has some basis in fact? How is this occultism?




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