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Incantation vs. Occult

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Incantationnoun

The act or process of using formulas and/or usually rhyming words, sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or creating other magical results.

Occultverb

To cover or hide from view.

‘The Earth occults the Moon during a lunar eclipse.’;

Incantationnoun

A formula of words used as above.

Occultverb

To dissimulate, conceal, or obfuscate.

Incantationnoun

Any esoteric command or procedure.

Occultadjective

(medicine) Secret; hidden from general knowledge; undetected.

‘occult blood loss;’; ‘occult cancer’;

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Incantationnoun

The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment.

Occultadjective

Related to the occult; pertaining to mysticism, magic, or astrology.

‘Be aware that occult knowledge can be used for good or evil purposes. ― Pao Chang, "Words Are Magic Spells: Why You Practice the Occult Every Day", Omnithought.org’;

Incantationnoun

A formula of words used as above.

Occultadjective

Esoteric.

Incantationnoun

The repetitive invoking of old sayings, or emitting a wordy discourse with little or no meaning, to avoid serious discussion; obfuscation; as, to defend one's views with empty incantations.

Occultnoun

Supernatural affairs.

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Incantationnoun

a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

Occultadjective

Hidden from the eye or the understanding; invisible; secret; concealed; unknown.

‘It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation.’;

Incantationnoun

a series of words said as a magic spell or charm

‘an incantation to raise the dead’;

Occultverb

To eclipse; to hide from sight.

Incantationnoun

the use of words as a magic spell

‘there was no magic in such incantation’;

Occultnoun

supernatural forces and events and beings collectively;

‘She doesn't believe in the supernatural’;

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Incantation

An incantation, a spell, a charm, an enchantment or a bewitchery, is a magical formula intended to trigger a magical effect on a person or objects. The formula can be spoken, sung or chanted.

Occultnoun

occult practices and techniques;

‘he is a student of the occult’;

Occultverb

cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention;

‘The Sun eclipses the moon today’; ‘Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies’;

Occultverb

become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished;

‘The beam of light occults every so often’;

Occultverb

hide from view;

‘The lids were occulting her eyes’;

Occultadjective

hidden and difficult to see;

‘an occult fracture’; ‘occult blood in the stool’;

Occultadjective

having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding;

‘mysterious symbols’; ‘the mystical style of Blake’; ‘occult lore’; ‘the secret learning of the ancients’;

Occultnoun

mystical, supernatural, or magical powers, practices, or phenomena

‘a secret society to study alchemy and the occult’;

Occultadjective

involving or relating to mystical, supernatural, or magical powers, practices, or phenomena

‘an occult ceremony’; ‘a weird occult sensation of having experienced the identical situation before’;

Occultadjective

communicated only to the initiated; esoteric

‘the typically occult language of the time’;

Occultadjective

(of a disease or process) not accompanied by readily discernible signs or symptoms

‘careful palpation sometimes discloses occult spina bifida’;

Occultadjective

(of blood) abnormally present, e.g. in faeces, but detectable only chemically or microscopically.

Occultverb

cut off from view by interposing something

‘a wooden screen designed to occult the competitors’;

Occultverb

(of a celestial body) conceal (an apparently smaller body) from view by passing or being in front of it

‘the Moon occults Mars during daylight on March 22’;

Occult

The occult, in the broadest sense, is a category of supernatural beliefs and practices which generally fall outside the scope of religion and science, encompassing such phenomena involving otherworldly agency as mysticism, spirituality, and magic. It can also refer to supernatural ideas like extra-sensory perception and parapsychology.

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