occultist

occultism

[uh-kuhl-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
belief in the existence of secret, mysterious, or supernatural agencies.
2.
the study or practice of occult arts.

Origin:
1880–85; occult + -ism

occultist, noun, adjective
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occultism (ˈɒkʌlˌtɪzəm)
 
n
belief in and the study and practice of magic, astrology, etc
 
occultist
 
n, —adj

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occultism
1881, from occult + -ism.
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