Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.   Deuteronomy 18:10


The term, "occult" come from the Latin occultus or "hidden." Generally the word is used of secret or mysterious supernatural powers or magical, religious rituals. The word "occult" is used to describe any attempt to gain supernatural power or knowledge apart from the God of the Bible. Generally it refers to witchcraft, satanism, neo-paganism, or various forms of Psychic discernment (astrology, seances, palm reading, Tarot cards, etc.).

RESOURCES:   (Enter at your own risk!!!)
Christian Science - an established Christian denomination centered in Boston
Church of Scientology - based on the science fiction writings of L. Ron Hubbard.   From the website: L. Ron Hubbard discovered that a person is neither a body nor a mind, but a spiritual being, independent of both. This spiritual being uses the mind and body to interact with the physical universe.
Dragon Quest--monster games
Dungeons and Dragons--fantasy role-playing game
Gnosticism - Christian terms mixed with Greek philosophy, mythology and magical rituals.  From the website: "Gnosticism is the teaching based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means."
Eckankar - dreams and the expansion of consciousness brings you closer to God.  From the website: "An ancient wisdom for today. Its teachings...emphasize the value of personal experiences as the most natural way back to God. Whatever your religious background, they show how to look and listen within yourself--to expand your consciousness and enjoy spiritual
Goddess Alchemy Project
Hinduism - large amounts of information.  From the website: "The Rishis (seers of truth),
absorbed in meditation, saw within themselves the ultimate Reality, the self-luminous Being, the one God, who dwells as the self-conscious power in all creatures.  To realise God, first control the outgoing senses and harness the mind. Then meditate upon the light in the heart of the fire - meditate, that is, upon pure consciousness as distinct from the ordinary consciousness of the intellect. Thus the Self, the Inner Reality, may be seen behind physical appearance.  Control your mind so that the Ultimate reality, the self-luminous Lord, may be revealed."
How To Connect With Your Angles
How To Talk To Your Spirit Guides--three methods
Kabbalah - Jewish mysticism
Live Action Role-Playing--Archaea
Parascience - hatred of religion and "Popular Occultism"
Paganism - Church of All Worlds - nature based religion with no central dogma.  From the website: "The mission of the Church of All Worlds is to evolve a network of information,
mythology and experience that provides a context and stimulus for re-awakening Gaea, and re-uniting her children through tribal community dedicated to responsible stewardship and evolving consciousness."
Real Vampire website--From the website: For real vampires, curious people, and open-minded skeptics
Satanism 101 - Just what it implies
Santeria - African - "worship of saints" psychic abilities, magic and forces of nature, 3 levels of initiation. 
Shamanism - drumming, vision quests, and visiting sacred sites.  From the website: "This is rock medicine, the talking tree, the singing water."
Theosophy - mishmash of Hinduism, mysticism, pantheism and magic.  From the website:
Theosophy gives an outline of universal principles, the operations of which can be recognized by everybody with an open mind.
Unification Church - "Moonies" - the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon
homogenization of dualism, using Taoist philosophy and the Bible
Vampire: The Masquerade - live action role-playing games
Wicca  - neo-pagan religion - worship of a god and goddess, or multiple deities
World of Darkness - Story telling.  From the website: Possibilities for stories that clearly tie into traditional werewolf and vampire stories, and includes a lengthy
section on ghosts and ghost stories.

The Astrology Society
EclipSe Psychic Solutions  -shop
ETs and Angels
Metaphysical-Mall.com - shop
Spirits Evolving -- animal healing circle

Views  expressed by individual authors and/or sources don't
necessarily reflect those of Marsha West

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