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  Occultic Checklist (N-Z)   (see also checklist A-M)

I looked up the word occult in and this is what it said:-

1. Of or relating to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
2. Beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
3. Secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
4. Hidden from view.
5. Not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation. Of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.dealing with such qualities; experimental.

This is the definition of occult according to Wikipedia:-

The word occult has its roots in the Latin occultus, meaning “hidden, secret.” That's why it can also be used as both a noun referring to black magic and an adjective meaning "difficult to see." What does God say about hidden things?
For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” (Luke 8:17-18, NKJV).

From a Christian perspective occult is any form of healing other than Jesus and what God provides in His natural creation. These kinds of healing involve the devil. Occult involvement is a weapon that satan uses. Sometimes it is very difficult to see.  Occult is also when an individual seeks to gain knowledge, peace (enlightenment), healing or power from a spiritual source other than God and His Word. The devil can mimic love and peace and will even perform healings, tricks, counterfeit peace, signs and wonders including encounters with spirits mimicking God that give us wonderful feelings which feed our emotions if that will keep unsaved people from the one true message which is Jesus Christ. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24, NKJV). The Lord wants to give us Love, Joy and Peace but it is more of a security within than a play on feelings.  The Holy Spirit taught me to never ever discern God through my feelings because feelings are easily misled.  This isn't to say that God won't use feelings because He does but there is a time when He wants us to know Him, love Him and trust Him through faith alone. Many times these alternate sources can bring great results and actual healing, but there is a cost!

Many things Christians do can be occultic, which they are unaware of. This checklist is to bring awareness, not condemnation. By being informed, we can repent, close the doors and avoid satan gaining access to us through occult means. Most practitioners who practice these things are completely unaware of the occult roots and source of the power they are using. Many believe it is God, or that they themselves have a gift. Remember it is the work of the devil and demonic spirits that afflicts you with infirmites in the first place, hence it is very simple for him to remove that affliction which appears as a healing. He will then replace that affliction with another. It may not be apparent at first but will later on manifest itself . If a consultant doesn't profess Jesus Christ as the source and power of their gift; STAY AWAY!

The Holy Spirit has shown me that many New Age techniques are creeping into Christian Ministries. There may be a few concepts in New Age beliefs that are right but the methodology of dealing with them is wrong. Those who practice New Age hypothesize that the body contains an energy field, an 'innate force' which is an invisible life force, sometimes referred to as Qi (Chi), Prana or vital force and when there is a blockage can prevent healing. New Age movement is based on the idea that there is a cosmic energy inside of everything, including our bodies. This energy is the very "material" of both creation and deity, and when in proper balance and focus, humans can realise personal divinity for themselves. In one sense there is a Biblical truth within this which is the fact that man does have an invisible life force within Him.  We see clearly in Genesis that God did breathe His breath (Life Force) into man but this is as far as the truth goes. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). The idea that we can manipulate this Life force goes against the Bible. We are shown that God is the potter and we are the clay.  Any attempt to mess with the part of Him in us is essentially trying to manipulate and control God (that very life force within man). You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? (Isaiah 29:16). Any belief in personal divinity (making oneself god-like), or an acceptance of other religions and beliefs rejects the God of the Bible. The Scriptures exhort us to "test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22). When put to the test New Age practices which are rooted in anti-biblical beliefs, clearly fail. Scriptures condemn teachings that remove Jesus Christ as the sole, sovereign Creator and Savior.

There is only one power source we need for all our healings and afflictions - THE WORD OF GOD!! Using the Sword of the Spirit (Scripture) is our most powerful weapon. Remember Jesus is our only healer and Great Physician, and Jesus is of course the Word of God which became flesh and dwelt amongst us. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:20, NKJV). Why would we even want to change God's great formula and deviate from it? Why do we think that God even wants to change it with these new ways? "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8 NIV). We can inherit demons because of our decision to participate in occult activities. The Lord showed me also that we can develop an ungodly soul tie with any practitioner we have allowed to work with us that operates contrary to God.  This means any demons they carry have legal right to use that soul tie to oppress and dwell within us. Scary stuff!

Any activity you or your ancestors have entered into from this occult checklist simply repent of the activity and cast out all demons involved with the activity in the name of Jesus. Break all ungodly soul ties between you and all practitioners involved, as well as other members and the places of the events. Break every curse that came as a result of these sins.

Objects themselves which are rooted in the occult can carry demonic spirits and curses with them also. Some objects can simply be blessed, have the ungodly soul ties broken and be covered with the blood of Christ to remove the curses and demonic spirits, but more often than not God will advise us to destroy the objects.
(Seek God always if unsure).

 • Naturopathy (A form of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism, which believes that a special energy called vital energy or vital force guides bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction, growth, and adaptation. By ridding the body of toxins it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal. In itself some of the changes in diet and nutrition is good, but unfortunately Naturopathy may employ a wide range of New Age treatments having such as radionics, homeopathy, meditation, and yoga)

• Necromancy (Involves communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge)

• Neti Pot (A pot used for irrigating the sinuses - used in Yoga for purification and founded in Hinduism.  The neti is one of six purification techniques performed prior to practicing yoga as a way of preparing the body for the yoga practice. In this sense it is occult. Modern medicine has many other forms of irrigation systems for cleaning the sinuses which are fine when there is no spiritual element involved and is based on simply clearing micro-organisms from the nasal cavity to clear out infections and prevent  colds etc.   My concern would also be with the neti pot itself as it is used as part of the purification system and was developed by practitioners of yoga so could may well have demonic attachments with it.  Bulb syringes are a far safer alternative).

• Numerical symbolism (Involves suggestions springing from the use of numbers)

• Numerology (The branch of knowledge that deals with the occult significance of numbers)

• Observer of times/soothsayer – To to divineth from the appearance of clouds or stars to foretell future events etc…

• Occultic games (Computer, board game etc, such as Ouija boards, Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft)

• Occult letters of protection (Also known as the Ritual Circle. In the occult a circle always represents a boundary of power. If you see a symbol enclosed in a circle, more times than not it is a symbol of the occult. It is a common practice for those who claim to have outer body experiences to draw a circle around their bodies before leaving so that nothing else can enter it while they are away)

• Occult literature, eg The Greater World, The 6th & 7th Book of Moses, The Other side, The book of Venus, Pseudo-Christian works of Jacob Lorber, works by Edgar Cayce, Aleister Crowley, Jean Dixon, Levi Dowling, Arthur Ford (The Overt Worship of Spirit Beings), Johann Greber, Andrew Jackson Davis, Anton Le Vay, Ruth Montgomery, John Newborough, Eric Von Daniken, Dennis Wheatley.* Such books should be burned, regardless of cost.

• Omens (An observable event or action pertaining to the future)

• Osteopath (Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, founder of osteopathy, had occult interests such as hypnosis, spiritualism, magic and was believed to be a freemason. He believed that the optimal function of the body depends on the supply and removal of nervous energy, blood and lymph, to and from the body. If these pathways are blocked, this hinders the self-healing mechanism and the corresponding organs become sick. He regarded the spinal column as the centre of peripheral supply and this is why he looked for displaced vertebral bodies in most diseases, even internal diseases.

• Oracle (A shrine where an oracular god is consulted, then prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible)

• Ouija boards (A board used as a focus point in communicating with the spirit realm)

•  Paganism (Celebrates the Earth, living creatures, nature, and so on. It means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation. Paganism is polytheistic as the ancient romans and Greeks which teaches many or no gods. Paganism does not have one main religious text or set of beliefs to follow. Some pagans believe in Jesus as one of the gods, but do not put significance in Him as Christians do. Paganism is neither Christian, Jew or Muslim)

•  Pagan fetishes (objects charged with magical powers and carried about as a means of protection or luck)

• Pagan religious objects, artifacts and relics

• Pagan rites (Voodoo (West Indies) Sing Sings (New Guinea) Corroborees (Aust. Aboriginals) fire walking (Fiji, India) Umbahada and Macumba (Brazil) etc.’ Also visits to shows by Iri Geller or Matthew Manning demonstrating psychic powers )

•  Palmistry (The art or practice of supposedly interpreting a person's character or predicting their future by examining the lines and other features of the hand, esp. the palm and fingers)

• Pk/ Parakineses (Control of objects by the power of the mind and will)

• Parapsychology (PS) (The use of scientific methods to study paranormal psychological phenomena, such as extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, and survival of consciousness after death)

• Passing through the fire (Children sacrificed to Molech by fire – death)

• Pendulum diagnosis (Diving rod, crystal or any object hung from a string used as a means for seeking answers or hypnosis etc) (If this has been used for seeking the sex of a baby, break all negative affects and soul ties over the child)

Pharmakeia (click here)

 • Phrenology (The science which studies the relationships between a person's character and the morphology of the skull. Science which endeavors to read a person's character from the shape and particularly the peaks and valleys of the skull. It was begun by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828). Closely related is the science Physiognomy (Greek for nature and interpreter), an effort to understand the mind and personality by evaluating various facial traits as the nose, eyes, chin and cheekbone shape; in short, judging people by their faces)

• Planchette (A triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages)

• Precognition (Knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception)

• Psychic (Sensitive to influence or forces of non-physical or supernatural nature- mediums, fortune tellers etc)

• Psychic healing (A person who cures mental or physical illness from the Universal Life Energy emanating through the healer's hands)

• Psychic surgery (Without the use of a surgical instrument, a practitioner will press the tips of his/her fingers against the patient's skin in the area to be treated. The practitioner's hands appear to penetrate into the patient's body painlessly and blood seems to flow. The practitioner will then show organic matter or foreign objects apparently removed from the patient's body, clean the area, and then end the procedure with the patient's skin showing no wounds or scars)

• Psychoanalysis (A system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the mind and bringing repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind by techniques such as dream interpretation and free association)

• Psychokinesis (The ability to move objects by mental effort alone)

• Psychometry (Obtaining information or telling fortunes by lifting or holding object belonging to the enquirer)

• Punk rock music

• Pyramidology (Mystic powers associated with models of pyramids)

Quantum Therapy/Electomagnetic Therapy - The key concepts of quantum physics teach us that we are one with our universe and that we are connected together by a mysterious energy called the Zero Point Energy Field. Quantum theory or Quantum Physics is the theoretical basis of modern physics that explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level. Quantum Physics in itself is good as science has finally discovered a supernatural energy force that is unexplainable but unfortunately for Christians this is as far as it goes. Christians of course know this special energy is none other than our creator – Jesus Christ Who is of course God our creator. We understand that the only way true way to achieve supernatural healing through this energy is by praying using the name and power of Jesus Christ. Quantum scientists however have not discovered this truth and have gone on to create ways of healing using this energy. Quantum Medicine is based on the controlled use of Quantum-Resonant fields. Specifically, the Quantum Resonance System QRS realizes a positive outcome by targeting the organism with the respective electromagnetic application fields. Electromagnetic therapy is based on the belief that an imbalance of the electromagnetic frequencies or fields of energy in the human body can cause illness. Electromagnetic therapy is applied to the body to correct these imbalances.  There are various electrical devices available to treat a variety of symptoms. These include low-voltage electricity, magnetic fields, radio waves, or other types of electromagnetic energy. This type of healing is not accepted by all mainstream scientists as science and is instead labelled as pseudoscience.  Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is incorrectly presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status. Quantum physicists speculate that the force beyond the electromagnetic is something that has been given the name "Tachyon energy." Tachyons are the theoretical source of subatomic particles, and the expansion of the tachyon field is speculated to be the creative force of the universe. Tachyon energy is speculated to be the creative and sustaining force of all life, which requires a certain balance of energy to sustain itself. This energy is also known as Zero-Point Energy or Free Energy. The electromagnetic machines which are part of Quantum Therapy appear to be using science. It is my belief that some scientists have discovered the essence of God, labelled it and put their understanding on it and given it explanations and different names. The machines used in Quantum Therapy work with our energy. The belief behind Quantum Therapy is that matter and energy are one - they are not separate.  They believe that physical matter is comprised of energy. At the end of the day I believe that the invisible energy that gives things life and causes the physical body of man to replicate and heal is the divine presence of God. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Any attempt to mess with the frequency and divine energy force within man is anti-Biblical and is essentially trying to control and manipulate God. Why?  Because the energy source within man is the Breath of God. The Bible says He is the potter and we are the clay.You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? (Isaiah 29:16). I feel also that this denotes man playing God and attempting to heal himself with other means other than what God has provided.

On another angle if anyone using magnetic energy denies the universal/spiritual energy force within them and claim it is merely the stimulation of the 'physical energy' that enables the body to heal itself then this also goes against God of the Bible. Man is made up of both physical and spiritual energy. The physical energy is things such as atoms. Atoms are particles made up of matter and in every area of our physical body that carry electrical charges in the form of protons, electrons and neutrons. Some of the QRS machines in Quantum Healing are powerful enough to stimulate or flip around these atoms (as does MRI Machines) but there is no evidence or proof that stimulating or changing temporarily the electrical charges in these atoms can be beneficial.  It may even prove harmful, for many people get dreadful side effects after using MRI machines for diagnostic purposes. For decades some scientists have been using science to disprove the existence of God. Why would God use something that denies His divine existence to heal man and give the glory to science when all glory should go to Jesus as healer? The biggest question you have to ask yourself is 'Where is Jesus in Quantum medicine'? Another interesting thing is the logo that Quantum Medicine uses.  It is a picture of a man’s head with the Pharmakeia logo (serpent on a pole). The word sorceries when taken back to the original Greek transcripts of the Bible is φαρμακεια and is translated as Pharmakeia. These machines are based on the same principle as accupuncture so in essence they are simply accupuncture in a machine!

 • Rebirthing (a form of psychotherapy in which the subject supposedly ‘relives’ the experience of being born, in order to confront and overcome traumas and anxieties stemming from birth)

•  Reflexology  (This was discovered around 1913 by Dr. William Fitzgerald who introduced zone therapy to the US. His method was based on Chinese acupressure. Reflexology practitioners claim the existence of ten zones running from the hands and feet corresponding to the internal organs. The therapy involves a massaging of the hand or foot corresponding to the internal organ, with the resultant relaxation or relief of pain of the associated internal organ. Supposedly, it works because there are energy channels running from the hands and feet through to the inner organs of the body. When pressure is applied to these points, calcified deposits (“crystals”) are crushed and removed from the body, resulting in better blood flow. This is a new age belief, also known as monism, the idea that all is one (or pantheism, the idea that God and the universe are inseparable). This idea has its origins in the Chinese notions of yin and yang, and the five elements theory. Basically, these are saying that the Ch’i (also written Qi) or universal life force can flow properly once these calcified deposits are removed)

•  Reincarnation (The rebirth of a soul in a new body) 

• Reiki (Reiki practitioners believe that everyone has the potential to access the universal life energy, but that over time most people's systems become blocked and the energy becomes weakened in them. A reiki practitioner is trained to be able to detect these blockages, and practitioners will use their hands, thoughts, and own energy fields to improve the energy flow in a patient *Quantum Healing bank - Energy field above ones head and can be used by oneself or another, and can be stored and later drawn upon. (PRAY - "I destroy all Healing banks with the energy field of myself and my family created in the name of Jesus Christ)”.

• Rhabdomancy (Divination for water or mineral ore by means of a rod or wand; dowsing; divining)

• Runes (Runes are letters used in the earliest Germanic and Nordic alphabets. They are a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabet. They are used to communicate hidden mystical messages. They are the symbols we may see encscribed on old egyptian coffins. The linking of specific runes to the sun, moon and other sky gods, and the art of funerary rune carvings, led to the belief that runes embodied supernatural powers to protect, to avenge and foretell the future. Even in todays society runes are still used.  They are the symbols we see in earth, air, water and fire, protection symbols, fertility symbols and many more.... As Christians, our power is not to come from mystical alphabets, markings, or magical symbolism. Our power and authority comes from the one true God, Jesus Christ)

 • Sacred Land (Walking onto cursed or sacred land, buildings etc…….) 
(PRAY - “I repent for walking on land that has been deemed sacred or has been cursed.  I forgive all people for the curses that were placed and I bless them.  I break all curses that came as a result of this by washing my feet with the blood of Jesus Christ”).

• Satanism (Devil worship)

• Seances (A meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, esp. through the agency of a medium)

• Self hypnosis (Self-Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind which can be defined as a heightened state of focused concentration (trance), with the willingness to follow instructions (suggestibility).  

• Shape shifting (This is a person who can shapeshift with the help of demons. I believe this is spiritual and done using astral cords, mind control etc.......This is because they allow a demon or even satan himself to enter them. Calling a shifter a "Were" also works because it can be short for werewolf or, weretiger, werefox, werecoyote, or whatever their particular phenotype is. It implies that they have the ability to change their shape, usually into an animal form. There are three types; Lycanthropes, Therianthropes, and Polymorphs. Lycanthropes: They can become a full-fledged four-legged wolf, or a werewolf. Therianthropes: People who transform themselves into other animal forms. Therianthropes include the weretigers, werefoxes, werebears, and so on and so forth. Polymorphs: They can appear as a mixed hybrid of all their phenotypes combined into one. An example of a polymorph would be a person who could shift into a creature that is part human, tiger, and eagle).

• Significant pagan days (The Pagan and Wiccan holidays are based upon agricultural and astronomical markers, such as solstices, equinoxes and planting/harvest dates. Some of them are the same each year, and others tend to change, based upon the earth's rotation)

• Silva Mind Control (SMC - Psychorientology) (The Silva Method was devised by Jose Silva (1914-99) Silva developed the technique of ‘alphagenetics’, which aimed to develop the ‘right hand side of the brain’, as opposed to the left. Silva believed that 90 per cent of people were ‘left-brained’, relying on their brain’s beta-waves, and on their logical, rational abilities. Alphagenetics sought to develop alpha-waves in the brain, enabling the development of intuition and imagination, allowing people to take control of their lives, surmount personal problems, and develop psychic powers

• Sorcery/Sorcerer (The use of magic, hidden arts, spells, enchanter with drugs)

• Spells (A form of words used as a magical charm or incantation)

• Spirit knockings or rappings (Poltergeist activity with knocking noises and moving objects)(

• Stichomancy (Fortune telling from random reference to books- the practice of Stichomancy is at least 3000 years old. You open to a random page of randomly selected book , to find an excerpt that applies to what you seek)

• Stigmata - occultic types (Stigmata itself is bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, such as the hands and feet. In some cases, rope marks on the wrists have accompanied the wounds on the hands. The term originates from the line at the end of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians where he says, "I bear on my body the marks of Jesus." *Occultic stigmata - Bodily stigmata have been reported in a number of religious traditions.Among the Warao of the Orinoco Delta, a contemplator of tutelary spirits may mystically induce the development of "openings in the palms of his hands." These tutelary spirits are presented by the "itiriti snake," which makes for a close analogue with the Seraph who endowed Francis of Assisi with his stigmata. Buddhist "stigmata" are regularly indicated in Buddhist art.

• Succubus (A demon assuming the female sex to have sexual intercourse with men)

• Supernatural healer - (Any supernatural healing other than Jesus Christ as the source)

• Superstitions (A belief, practice, or rite irrationally maintained by ignorance of the laws of nature or by faith in magic or chance)

• Table tipping (Table tipping or table turning is a type of séance in which participants sit around a table, place their hands on it, and wait for rotations. The table was purportedly made to serve as a means of communicating with the spirits; the alphabet would be slowly called over and the table would tilt at the appropriate letter, thus spelling out words and sentences)

• Tachyon Energy Healing (Tachyon energy is speculated to be the creative and sustaining force of all life, which requires a certain balance of energy to sustain itself. The name was coined in 1967 by Gerald Feinberg a Physicist who speculated that tachyons were particles that travel faster than light.  Feinberg himself was identified as a Columbia professor whose “main interests are elementary particles and quantum field theory. Mainstream science believes faster-than-light particles cannot exist because they are not consistent with the known laws of physics. Christianity recognises this energy that was discovered to be our creator God Who is Jesus Christ. We understand that the only true way to achieve supernatural healing through this energy is by praying using the name and power of Jesus Christ. Quantum scientists and New Age healers however have not discovered this truth and have gone on to create ways of healing using this energy.There are all kinds of products claiming to harness this tachyon energy such as headbands, stones, crystals and even water which claim to heal your body into alignment using the energy field. There are practitioners also claiming to work with this energy through their own hands as a facilitator as well as machines which use electromagnetic frequencies)

• Talking to the Animals (An individual can place a spirit within an animal so they can communicate with it telepathically. They may use it for spying purposes to watch what it is ‘seeing’ by using divination. A spirit may already be in an animal unknowingly and the individual believes they can read the animals mind)

• Talisman (An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection)

• Tarot cards and Angel cards (Picture cards for fortune telling)

• Tea-leaf reading (Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy or tassology) is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds or wine sediments)

• Television (Occult/horror – This can bring in many spirits including fear)

• Temples (A building devoted to the worship, or regarded as the dwelling place, of a god or gods or other objects of religious reverence)

• Thought transference – Telepathy (Defined as the transference of thoughts from the Mind of one person to the Mind of another person, or several other people) **The Holy Spirit showed me that reading people's minds is when a demonic spirit speaks into one person's mind whilst also speaking into the other persons at the same time. It is demonic communication 

• Tk -telekineses (The ability to move objects at a distance by mental power or other nonphysical means)

• TM -Transcendental Meditation (A technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation and repetition of a mantra) *You will need to repent /renounce mantra (actual words if possible) and declare ‘Jesus Christ is Lord of my mind'. I cover my mind with the Blood of Christ. Repent also of allowing the enemy to teach you how to control your mind.  *Break all mantras, mind control and command every demon involved to leave in Jesus name*

• Trances (A half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium)

• Transference (Process of an indwelling spirit leaving one body and entering another)

• Transmigration (The passing of a soul into another body after death –reincarnation, but also the belief that dead people can return to earth as an insect or animal)

• UFO fixation (A group of people who believe in extra terrestrial beings from other planets, including visitations)

• Warlock (A male version of a witch, wizard, magician or conjurer)

• White magic (It is the using the force of witchcraft for reasons of light as opposed to negative reasons)

• Witch (A male or female who uses occultic powers to accomplish what they consider is good or evil)

• Worship dead - Ancestral worship (ancestral worship is that the departed ones don't die, even though their human bodies fail -- they continue living in the invisible "Kingdom of the Dead," from which they are often able to influence events which occur within the world. That's why many families provide food, awamori, and on certain occasions, kabijin (money-like paper) at the family tomb or family altar in honor of their departed ancestors) 

•  Wicca (Wicca is the largest of the Neopagan religions. Wiccans have great reverence for the Earth and for their Goddess and her consort, the horned God. Their main rule of behavior is the Wiccan Rede which forbids them from harming people, including themselves, except in some cases of self-defense)

• Witchcraft (The practice of magic, esp. black magic; the use of spells and the invocation of spirits)

• Wizard (A man who has magical powers)

• Yin and Yang (Two forces in the universe, according to Chinese theory. Yin is the passive, feminine, negative force, and yang, the active, masculine positive force. According to this theory, maintaining a balance between Yin and Yang results in perfect health of body, mind and soul)

• Yoga (A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. There are many different kinds of yoga.  Kundalini Yoga is the awakening or release of the latent female energy believed to lie coiled at the base of the spine).

 • Zodiac charms (Look for birth signs in bracelets, pendants, necklaces etc…)


Secret Societies

• Buffalo Lodge

• Foresters

• Knights of St John

• Manchester Unity

• Order of Amaranth

• Riders of the Red Robe

• Sororities (Girls College)

• De Molay

• Good Templars

• Klu Klux Klan

• Moose and Eagle Lodges

• Eastern Star

• Illuminati

• Druids

• Knights of Malta

• Elks

• Knights of Columbus

• Orders of Job’s daughters

• The Woodmen of the World

• Freemasonry

• Knights of Pythias

• Fraternities

• Orange Lodge

• Order of the Rainbow

• Prince Hall Freemasonry

• Scottish Rites

• Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm

(see also checklist A-M)

By Tania Francis