the occult


: supernatural powers or practices and the things (such as gods, ghosts, and magic) that are connected with them
He's a student of the occult.
religion, mythology, and the occult

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There is also the interest in the occult, which goes with another modern trend in jewelry, the skull (as a pendant, pin, ring, etc.). AD: Which eras/styles of cross-themed jewels are popular now, and who is buying them? SH: All eras. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 My inexplicable interest in vampires, ghosts and the occult prompted tías to pray over me. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2023 The plot follows pop culture journalist, Jack Sparks, a supernatural sceptic who is making a documentary about the occult. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 22 Feb. 2023 The story follows titular pop culture journalist, Jack Sparks, a supernatural skeptic who is making a documentary about the occult. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2023

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“The occult.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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