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Monday, March 31, 2014

What does the word Occult mean?

Tomorrow is the first day of the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. I’ve chosen a theme of Occult. Today’s post is merely my way of welcoming the upcoming challenge of posting an entire month of nothing but words that relate to the topic Occult. Best way to start it off is by defining it.

The Merriam-Webster College Dictionary defines it as:
1)    To shut off from view or exposure
2)    Not reveal, (secret), not easily apprehend or understand (abstruse, mysterious), hidden from (concealed), not manifest, or detectable by clinical methods alone and not present in macroscopic amounts
3)    Matters regarded as involving the actions or influence of supernatural or supernormal powers or some secret knowledge of them

That’s the professional definition. Now here’s my own interpretation of the word Occult.

It simply means something not understood by the majority of people. Most of the areas that fall into this category refers to the thing people conceive as mythical, magical or not able to be seen by most. To me this is why people who can tend to shut that part of their lives off from others, and find it easier to be around others who can relate or believe as they do.

For the entire month of April (minus Sundays) there will be a post about a word related to the Occult. These words are coming from a book titled, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult  by John Michael Greer. Hope all enjoys the upcoming month and learns at least one interesting fact about the Occult from these posts. Should be neat to see what 26 Occult related words I can come up with.

Come back tomorrow and see what word beginning with “A” that I’ve chosen. I'm so excited about participating in this challenge and really have enjoyed getting things ready for it.

Have a wonderful day.
Let Imagination Soar
Write and Read With Creativity
Julia Matthews

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