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    Occultism In Religion

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    The word occultism derives from the Greek word occultus meaning hidden. Occultism is the study of the arts or occult practices like magic, alchemy, astrology, spiritualism and clairvoyance, among others. The interpretation of the occult and concepts can be found in the belief structures of certain philosophies and religions such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, theosophy, Wicca, Thelma, neo-paganism or Satanism religions. The meaning of occultism is the secret knowledge and practices dealing with the supernatural or “psychic” phenomena, often for the purpose of obtaining personal power. The practices have a history that is known to the world and a hidden dark secret which only the people who practice occultism know of. Occultism is the fastest growing…

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    Joe Golem Occult Detective is a standalone novel by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. The first novel in the occult detective series of novels Joe Golem: Occult Detective otherwise known as Rat Catcher was first published 2015. The series of comic books is an adaptation of the story of Joe Golem from the novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Dave Palumbo the Spectrum award-winning painter did the covers while the graphics are by Patric Reynolds. The new series is set in a period before the…

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    Ever heard of the Museum of the Occult? Well the Museum of the Occult holds many dolls and items that have been said to be used for Satanic rituals. The most commonly known doll of the museum is Annabelle. You may be familiar with her. Annabelle was in many horror movies. But in real life, she was said to have killed a man. The Museum of the Occult is located in Monroe, Connecticut. The museum is actually located in Ed and Lorraine Warren’s basement. They have a priest come and bless all of…

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    According to Bowles and Kaplan, “Paracelsus also came to represent a symbol of occult knowledge, especially in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein in which the mad Doctor Frankenstein in worked his name while attempting to uncover hidden scientific knowledge” (Bowles and Kaplan, 2012, pg. 1). The writer of Frankenstein was John Polidori. Frankenstein was known as a monster that was involved with science. Frankenstein has also inspired many movies. According to Bowles and Kaplan, “the same…

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    The Occult Philosophy: The Influence of Cornelius Agrippa on Marlowe’s Writings The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus is perhaps the most infamous work written by Christopher Marlowe. Inquiring in a variety of topics ranging from the supernatural, wisdom and a man’s ambition for wealth and power, Marlowe introduces the character of Doctor Faustus whose increasing weariness of basic knowledge leads him to make life-changing decisions. Faustus’s deviations commence…

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    Shakespeare demonstrated that opposing the sovereign ruler always leads to destruction. This counteracts the plot by stating submission to the rightful ruler out of greed. Another political issue during this time period was the element of the occult. Pia Brînzeu acknowledges that “the interest in magic represents a form of rebellion against tradition that aims to discover new creative forms of existence as well as a desire to rehabilitate ancient cosmologies by those who have lost faith in…

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    Glamorously Enchanted: 
The Romanticization of Witchcraft in Modern Entertainment Since the late 1990s, the perception of sorcery and witchcraft in popular culture has become a progressively fashionable one. Captivatingly depicted in shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed, in addition to the critically acclaimed Harry Potter series, the practice of witchcraft has achieved increasing popularity in mainstream entertainment. Unfortunately, the light-hearted portrayals depicted in modern…

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    demonstrate, mass media plays a role in socialization in the same way it plays a key role in the shaping of certain beliefs, which may include the idea of contemporary Satanism (Asbjørn 69). The Christian religion has linked the idea of Satanism to adolescents through horror movies and, of course, rock and heavy metal music which combined demoniac images and lyrics to the famous statement “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll”. This kind of music was attractive for young people and the demonization of…

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    Teaching point: For patients with chronic ocular conditions, patient re-education is key. ____’s condition is consistent with wet macular degeneration. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of legal blindness in North Americans 65 years of age or older. AMD is divided into two types: dry (also known as “nonexudative” or “non-neovascular”) and wet (also called “exudative” or “neovascular”). Approximately 10-15 percent of AMD cases involve dry AMD progressing to the more…

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    Man’s father and prevent the cycle of their destructive bloodline from continuing. It was also meant to set his mother free from her remorse and, consequently, Purgatory. Unfortunately, it does not free his mother from Purgatory, as the Old Man laments “twice a murderer and all for nothing” (Yeats, William Butler line 243). Most of the play is dominated by Christian values, with highlights of pagan and occult influence. William Butler Yeats grew up on Irish mythology and folklore, which…

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