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Newton’s contemporaries severely criticized his theory that gravity was effected through “action at a distance”, as occult. Some religions and sects enthusiastically embrace occultism as an integral esoteric aspect of mystical religious experience. Some other religious denominations disapprove of occultism in most or all forms. The word has negative connotations for many people, and while certain practices considered by some to be “occult” are also found within mainstream religions, in this context the term “occult” is rarely used and is sometimes substituted with “esoteric”. English synonyms explained, in alphabetical order, copious illustrations and examples drawn from the best writers.
An outline of the principles of modern theosophy. Boston: New England Theosophical Corp. Occult Science in India: Part I. The Doctrine of the Pitris: Chapter I. The Key to Theosophy by H. Religion, Science, and Worldview: Essays in Honor of Richard S. Gerd Buchdahl, “History of Science and Criteria of Choice” p.