Occult is the involvement in things such as precognition or fortune telling, ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance, automatic writing, ouija board, astrology, horoscopes, tea leaf reading, palmistry, techniques of mind expansion, drugs, hhypnotism, mind control, transcendental meditation, yoga, sorcery or witchcraft, physical phenomena, telekinesis, levitation, astral projection, spiritism or spiritualism, seances and satanism, etc.

In the natural and Bibical history the pattern is: diminishing spiritual life, to legalism, to materialism, to liberalism, to seeking life's answers outside the Word of God thence to spiritism encouched in the occult. occultism often involves drugs, idolatry, and sexual perversion.