Best Quotes About Occult

I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science. -Heinz R. Pagels

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs. -Karl Marx

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult. -Liberty Hyde Bailey

After all, film is so porous, and to my mind, so oddly occult, that I think that film itself absorbs odd energies like a living skin. -Barbara Steele

The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters. -Shawn Ashmore

The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws. -Ernest Holmes

Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere. -A. E. Waite

Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic. -David Copperfield

I'm a storyteller, and I have really good material to work with: I've been studying magic and the occult since about 1983. -Deborah Harkness

The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics. -Annie Besant

In my own life, I think legends of supernatural, mythic things are really just a manifestation of the collective unconscious. So I don't really get freaked out. I mean certainly, you read about things people did to each other in the pursuit of some mystical or occult goal, and it's horrifying. But that's just human nature. -Alan Ball

Followers of the occult believe in only what they already know, and in those things that confirm what they have already learned. -Umberto Eco

I have never been converted to or even had much interest in spiritualism, occultism, Swedenborgianism or any particular religion. And I never, except occasionally for a laugh, visit the quacks who call themselves psychics. -Dick Cavett

In the seventeenth century, the science of medicine had not wholly cut asunder from astrology and necromancy; and the trusting Christian still believed in some occult influences, chiefly planetary, which governed not only his crops but his health and life. -Alice Morse Earle

The newly released movie 'Noah' features a retelling of the creation story that clearly depicts Darwinian evolution transforming a single-cell organism into a monkey. The movie also seems to show magic in scenes more reminiscent of the occult than of the Bible story. -Aaron Klein

Blending consensus historical events and personages with imaginary occult forces is a strong recipe for counterfactual storytelling goodness that combines the best of two worlds: resonant history with wild-eyed fantasy. -Paul Di Filippo

The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The occult – what do you mean, Jesus? That's occult to me. It's so far-fetched, it's ridiculous. -Glenn Danzig

I have a lot of artifacts – books on witchcrafts and talismans. I have a big, big collection of original occult books from the 1800s and 1700s, and some of the oldest books on apparitions and vampires. All original printings. It's not that I'm a crazy believer, I just find it to be amazing research material. -Guillermo del Toro

I've learned a lot of sleight of hand and coin tricks, but as far as the occult is concerned, I have not dabbled. I'm sort of an internal skeptic about those things. -Jason Ralph

The occult sciences were simply ancient technologies for making the occult or unseen manifest in the world – whether that was the influence of the stars and planets, the mysterious meanings of lines inscribed in your palm, or forms of action at a distance like magic and spells. -Deborah Harkness

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