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OCCULT:From Latin meaning, "Hidden." Occult wisdom means hidden wisdom. Occult knowledge means hidden knowledge. It does not mean or imply evil.
OGHAM:A magickal alphabet of the Celts composed of twenty (20) letters called fews, each standing for a different kind of tree. It is very simple in appearance, being made up of short vertical or diagonal strokes set against or across a horizontal line.
OLD HORNY:An affectionate name for the horned male consort of the Goddess of the Witches. Early Christian priests either mistook this pagan god for Satan (q.v.) or deliberately misidentified this pagan (q.v.) god for Satan for political reasons.
OLD RELIGION:A modern day reference for wicca (q.v.) or witchcraft (q.v.), which many occultists believe to be the descendant of an ancient pagan (q.v.) Goddess religion.
ORDER OF THE ARGENTIUM ASTRUM, THE; [A.A.]:The Great White Brotherhood. The Order of The Silver Star. Founded by Aleister Crowley (q.v.) as a replacement for the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn [G.D.] (q.v.). Crowley was the first member to re-produce the Golden Dawn's Rituals in a public publication called The Equinox. Today, the A.A. is co-sponsored by the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.).
ORDER OF THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM [aka SOCIETY OF THE ASTRAL STAR], THE; [O.A.B.]:The Order of The Star of Bethlehem, [aka The Society of The Astral Star, Inc.] Founded in 1980 in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA, by a group of ten teenagers including GHFr. Pneuma Asteros, GHSr. Alethia Asteros, and GHFr. Skarff Asteros and seven other members upon the principles of Christian Mysticism and Ceremonial Magick. The first degree is founded upon the ideals of Christian Knighthood, and the magickal secrets of the Christian Eucharist. The Order practices Golden Dawn [G.D.] (q.v.) style ceremonial/ritual magick. The symbol of the Order is an eight rayed star on it's point, inscribed with the glyphs of the signs of the zodiac, the planets, the numbers, and colors. A gold, silver, and red Crux mystica is in the center, and the star itself is surmounted by a crux mystica. The Order was incorporated in Kentucky on the Vernal Equinox, 1993.
ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS [O.T.O.]:The Order of The Temple of The East. A well known and still existing originally German occult order which has become the primary promulgator of the teachings of Aleister Crowley (q.v.), who at one time was the outer head of that international Order. Kenneth Grant was also a one time past Frater Superior of that Order. Today, Hymneas Beta is Frater Superior of the O.T.O.
ORGONE:A name used for Prana (q.v.), Ruach (q.v.), or Chi, the universal life force, by Dr. Wilhelm Reich.
OUTER ALCHEMY:Making use of the magically charged sexual fluids for magickal purposes.
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