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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Nubian Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 358. "...the usual sorry huddle of naked merchandise waiting to be sold. As usual, they were a mix of all races, though with a distinct Asian and African cast: Ethiops dark as night and brawny Nubians even darker... "
Nubian United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 262. "Sir Orlando Hawes challenged a cousin, the Nubian knight of great renown, Sir Vulturnus, and by chance, defeated him... "
Nuer Sudan 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 63. "Gordon could distinguish representatives from numerous Sudanese tribes in the [Mahdi] camp. Besides the authentic dervishes, there were... Arabs of the northern desert, and animist Nuer from the Sudd, the great swamp that constituted the southern third of the territory. "
Obeah galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. 497. "...the religious beliefs dominant in the Imperium up to the time of Maud'Dib [include] The so-called Ancient Teachings--including... the pervasive Obeah Ritual... "
Objectivism/Ayn Rand California 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 91. Pg. 91: Ayn Rand
Objectivism/Ayn Rand California 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 147. "He would be found lying on his back, on his bed, with a copy of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead (which would prove he had been a misunderstood superman rejected by the masses and so, in a sense, murdered by their scorn) and an unfinished letter to Exxon protesting the cancellation of his gas credit card. " [More about the Ayn Rand book, pg. 148.]
Objectivism/Ayn Rand galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 229. "Even those local predators--lithe and supple in abstraction space--would turn conceptually brittle if exposed to the seductive reasonings of Plato or Marx or Ayn Rand . . . Freud or Aquinas . . . Goebbles or Hub-- " [Started recording 'Objectivism/Ayn Rand' category 7 June 2001.]
Objectivism/Ayn Rand world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 30. "'...Then there's the Discordian Movement--another splinter faction, but they're almost as bad as the Illuminati. They're sort of like a cross between followers of Ayn Rand and Scientologists. They've got this guy named Hagbard Celine, their head honcho. "
Objectivism/Ayn Rand world 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 78. "No one would be dependent on big society; it would all be small towns and individuality, like Ayn Rand talked about in her books. It would be the end of conformity and the mass mind and junk... "
Objectivism/Ayn Rand world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 59. "Heinlein, in the spirit of Ayn Rand, posited a single heroic capitalist... "
Objectivism/Ayn Rand world 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 204. "If I could have injected the books into a vein, I would have been mainlining religious philosophy. The current stack of books included Kant, Spinoza, Nietzsche, C. S. Lewis, Ayn Rand, and Thomas Paine. I had Paine's Age of Reason in hand. "
Objectivism/Ayn Rand world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 104. "'Let's face it. Most decisions that matter are made by people who don't know what they're talking about.' Ayn Rand, to someone who looked like Mencknen. "
occult California 1963 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 45. -
occult California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 58. Pg. 58, 151, 197.
occult California 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 114. "...laughed as he helped prepare the bacon for a dish called Forbidden Zucchini. 'Occult Cookery; where'd you get this cookbook? The cartoons remind me of something,' he said.

'Wouldn't be surprised,' Karen replied, still addressing Mark... 'The author used to do a great comic strip: The Spirit. Before your time, I'm afraid.' "

occult California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 195. Ouiji board (also pg. 214, 224, etc.)
occult California 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 184. "Suddenly the joystick moved in her hand. Or did my hand move the joystick? she wondered. The classic Ouija board dilemma! "
occult California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 161. "'..Then once they had it they invited all their Wiccan friends to move in.'

'Their what friends?'

'Wiccans. Witches. Pagans, you know.'

Alex had always talked about being a witch in high school. She never called it wicca, though, and I'd never taken her very seriously.

'Are we talking Aleister Crowley and sacrificing animals and all that?'

'Basically they worship the Goddess and keep a low profile. They're trying to kick technology.' "

occult California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 96. Pg. 96: "'...You must know as well as I do that your methods have no place in a modern hospital. Voodoo dolls! Ouija boards! And how many of these candles you have got on your shelves in there...' "; Pg. 97: "...and Ouija boards and crystal balls holding down the papers on the desk... giant black 8-balls... " [More.]
occult California: Los Angeles 2000 Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 410. " I wander over tot he Occult section of the library and start pulling down books until I find a few that talk about the Chupacabra... "
occult California: San Francisco 1898 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 107. "'in 1898 Aleister Crowley managed to join the Gilded Dayspringers (neat, eh?) and almost broke up the society by his demands for Satanistic rituals, black magic, and other real tough stuff.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
occult California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 50. "...books from Merck's Manual to Colette, The Family of Man to Henry Miller, Edgar Rice to William S. Burroughs to George Borrow (The Gypsies in Spain, Wild Wales, and The Zincali); a copy of Nostig's The Subliminal Occult (that really startled Franz); a lot of hippie, Indian, and American Indian beadwork; hash-smoking accessories... " [Nostig's book also mentioned pg. 70, 168. Many other occult refs., not in DB.]
occult California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 106. "'The high point of Thibaut de Castries's San Francisco adventure came when with much hush-hush and weedings out and secret messages and some rare private occult pomp and ceremonies, I suppose, he organized the Hermetic Order--'

'Is that the Hermetic Order that Smith, or the journal, mentions?' Franz interrupted...

'It is,' Byers nodded, 'I'll explain. In England at that time there was the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society with members like the mystic poet Yeats, who talked with vegetables and bees and lakes, and Dion Fortune and George Russell--A.E.--and your beloved Arthur Machen--you know, Franz, I've always thought that in his The Great God Pan the sexually sinister femme fatale Helen Vaughan was based on the real-life female Satanist Diana Vaughan, even though her memoirs--and perhaps she herself--were a hoax perpetrated by the French journalist, Gabriel Jogand . . .' "

occult California: San Francisco 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 327. "'...he's a member of both Aleister Crowley Associates and Nero's Heroes and Zeroes...' " [More.]
occult Deep Space 9 2371 Carey, Diane. Station Rage (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 146. "Occult with contemplation, Sisko folded his arms as if he had all day and turned to face her. "
occult Florida 1973 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 167. "'...Well, at this reception I also met a psychiatrist who is interested in occultism...' "
occult galaxy 2200 Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 72. "'What's a magical power?' Riley asked.

'Mac?' Ulysses said.

'Pertaining to magic,' the computer said, 'which is the art of exercising occult control over natural forces and events. It could also be used to describe tricks and illusions designed to have the appearance of magic.'

'Like what you do to stop the knife in the sim,' said Jenny.

'Mac,' what does the word 'occult' mean?' asked Ulysses.

'Hidden or secret knowledge pertaining to magical arts and practices,' replied Mac.

'I never heard of any of this stuff,' said Riley.

'Mac,' Ulysses said,' where are you getting this information?'

'The encyclopedic database, under the file 'Folklore, Mythology, and Legend.' ' " [More.]

occult galaxy 2371 David, Peter. Triangle: Imzadi II (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 300. [Paragraph about Worf's memories of watching a girl use a Ouija board.]
occult Germany 1942 Lee, Stan & Stan Timmons. The Alien Factor. New York: ibooks, inc. (2002; c. 2001); pg. 39. "Anthony had read weirder messages than this one. The Big Nazis were in love with the occult, so he even checked if there had been an oracle in that cave in ancient times, but that was so implausible that even as he checked it, he knew he was wasting time. They had found a Roman god? Yeah, right. "
occult Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 229. "Found the passage on the bell Duane's been hunting for! It was in the Apocrypha: Additions to the Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley. I should have realized that it would be Crowley, that self-appointed mage of our age, who would know something about this. " [More. Other refs. to Crowley, not in DB.]
occult Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 250. "Mother's UFO/Atlantis/occult obsessions had been getting worse, leaning toward spiritualism and entrail reading... "
occult Nevada 1948 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 24. "...had found the blocky little gun on Ninth Street in downtown Las Vegas in 1948, and there was documentation to suggest that the gun had been used to castrate a powerful French occultist there... "
occult New York: New York City 1966 Shiner, Lewis. "The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 247. "It was Lenore's apartment twisted into perversion, the hip, sexy fashion of occultism taken all the way into torture and murder and rape. As in Lenore's apartment there was a five-pointed star on the floor, but this one was hasty, uneven, scratched into the boards with something sharp and splattered with blood. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
occult New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 38. "She talked of her marriage--young, at 20, and brief, and empty--and of how she had lived in the three years since its ending--a succession of men, a dip into occultism and Reichian therapy, a newfound dedication to her editing career. "
occult New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 153. "...and onto one of her hobbyhorses. She was the first on the block to own the I Ching. She had done time inside orgone boxes. She believed that the Great Pyramid of Gizeh held divine revelations for mankind. She had sought deeper truths by way of Zen, General semantics, the Bates eyesight exercises, and the readings of Edgar Cayce... She must have gone on to dianetics, Velikovsky, Bridey Murphy, and Timothy Leary, and ended up... as a lady guru in some Los Angeles eyrie, heaving into psilocybin and peyote. "
occult New York: New York City 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 82. "Though he recalled how at the beginning of the century the black magician Aleister Crowley had spent a summer painting in huge red capitals on the Hudson Palisades DO WHAT THOU WILT IS THE ONLY COMMANDMENT and EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IS A STAR to shock and instruct New Yorkers on riverboats. "
occult New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 323. "...he'd stayed in his apartment and read. Studies Aleister Crowley and P. D. Ouspensky, learned Egyptian hieroglyphics and Sanskrit and ancient Greek. "
occult New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 164. "...offered its clients their films sorted into very specific categories, their names prominently displayed above the racks holding the cassettes:

Sci-Fact and Oliver Stone Films
The Occult and Oliver Stone Films
The Bizarre and Oliver Stone Films
Conspiracy and Oliver Stone Films "

occult North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 140. Pg. 140: "'What possible link can there be between a smalltime jewelry heist, a murder, and a fire in a toy store?'

'That's what I'm tryin' to tell you,' Frank said. 'It's some kind of a cult thing.'

'A cult, or occult?' Jim asked.

'Exactly,' Frank replied. 'It's both. I don't know what kind of voodoo was going on in that toy store, but them Barbies were stacked like logs in the fireplace; those were Satanic goings on at that Kay-Bee. Take my word for it.' ";

Pg. 180: "...though she watched the readers of the New Age section at G. Galloway's closely, as she had, for the preceding two hundred years, kept a close watch on the local occult groups and covens... "

occult Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 16. "The junior initiates, Ravens, Occults, Soldiers, did not attend the holiest of the rites. They joined their seniors in hymning the sun as it departed. "
occult Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 28. "A spaceship was fantastic enough, but now Alan was spouting occult, metaphysical nonsense. "
occult United Kingdom 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 17. "Only a handful of people, many of them present today, knew anything of his dedication to more arcane pursuits, as white-occultist, Adept, and Master of an esoteric fraternity known as the Hunting Lodge, charged with enforcing the higher laws of the Inner Planes. " [This refers to the main character of the book. Many other refs., not in DB.]
occult United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 51. "'A clergyman friend of Aleister Crowley's, and an anthologist.' "
occult United Kingdom: Scotland 1993 Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 227. "Everywhere they went they had been hounded by occultists and thrill-seekers and interview-hungry reporters, asking them what it felt like to be on intimate terms with a curse "
occult USA 1965 Malzberg, Barry. Beyond Apollo. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1989; 1st ed. 1972); pg. 149. "Commercial mysticism was invented in the mid-1960's ... The occult, the bizarre, satanism, astrology... high popularity during this difficult period, which still continues. "
occult USA 1972 Saxton, Josephine. "Elouise and the Doctors of the Planet Pergamon " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 449. "Someone maintained that he still thought that the result of his test would reveal occult blood in the stool, but his colleagues were dubious. "
occult USA 1974 Dick, Philip K. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. New York: Doubleday (1974); pg. 153. "'...He also has a good collection of Weird Tales, and he loves baseball. and--let's see... He's interested in the occult...' "
occult USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 20. Pg. 19-20: "'Here,' he said, 'take a look at this one.'

He tossed me a black book and stepped back. I caught It. It was a copy of the Bible. I opened it to the publishing credits page.

'Something special about this edition?' I asked.

He sighed.

'No. I'm sorry.'

He took it back and replaced it on the shelf...

'Sorry I tossed the Bible at you,' he said, raising his glass and taking a sip.

'You looked as if you expected me to go up in a puff of smoke.'

He nodded.

'I am really convinced that the reason she wants power has something to do with you. Are you into some form of occultism?'


'She talked sometimes as if you might even be a supernatural creature yourself.'

I laughed. He did, too, after a moment. "

occult USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 21. "'The Tarot, Caballa, Golden Dawn, Crowley, Fortune--that's where she went next.' "
occult USA 1987 Carroll, L. E. "The Very Last Party at #13 Mallory Way " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 118. "Some of the material was the same folklore I'd been cross-referencing for her. This stuff, however, was in deadly earnest. I read through some Latin, after I hunted my old, thumbed-through Cassell's, and my notes from Catholic high school.

This stuff talked about the 'minor Powers' and 'Disciples' and how they could be 'eradicated' by caling the 'Higher Powers.' To do this, one needed the 'Calls' to bring the Higher Power. " [Many refs. to the occult throughout story. The story is about two ordinary suburban moms who do research about calling up demons, and then trick a drug-dealing neighbor into calling up a demon to get rid of her.]

occult USA 1987 Carroll, L. E. "The Very Last Party at #13 Mallory Way " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 134. "She tidied up as she explained. 'It was the Call. IT had to be spoken during the Ritual, in the presence of . . . of the Evil. Neither one of us could to it, because the Caller endangers himself. I sent the call over the network, and the voice synthesizer we gave the Kohns with the computer actualy said the words. The Call was spoken aloud, if electronically. We were safely within an unbroken pentagram, so we were safe. Otherwise, we might have been claimed.'

'Claimed? By what? Whom?'

'Do you really want to know?'

'No,' I recanted. 'Don't tell me.'

'Amazing,' Betty mused, 'the Call. The supreme Evil came and recalled his own...' "

occult USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 221. [Pg. 23: 'Ouija', first mentioned here, is the name of the main character's computer program that is an interface between the computer and occult/magical power. Many refs., not in DB.]; Pg. 221: "'...See, what I've done is, I've fused science with the occult. They're really one and the same thing. It's nothing new...' "
occult USA 1998 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Holly Lisle. In the Rift. New York: Baen (1998); pg. 68. "'I'd like to place two advertisements,' Callion said. 'Can you write them down, please?'


'The first must read: 'Career opportunity: The successful candidate will be an intelligent, well-educated single female between the ages of 18 and 30 who is willing to move to advance her career, and who is a voracious reader. Should enjoy SF/F and occult literature and have a working knowledge of magic. Starting salary can range from $40,000 to $70,000 dollars per annum, commensurate with education and ability. Job includes company house and company car and all benefits. Apply in writing, describing yourself, your interests, and your qualifications, and give a contact number.' "

occult USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 135. "Red was a former Earthie, a member of an organization that based their beliefs partly on the occult and mysticism. Maybe he would know what the voice was and could offer advice on what to do about it. "
occult Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 111. Pg. 111: [faux newspaper article]


University Denies Involvement with Satanists, Blames Drugs

...But a high school friend of Harmon's, who refused to be identified, alleged that at college the former A-student had gotten involved with 'some kind of coven.' University officials, however, denied all charges of occult activity at the school... "; Pg. 235: "There was a strong occult slant to all of this, with the Goddess (whom Angelica called Othiym) standing in for that ubiquitous Greater Power favored by adherents of AA and its ilk. "

occult world 1900 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 98. "Madame Curie had just proclaimed radioactivity to the world, and Marconi radio spanning the seas. Madam Blavatsky had brought eerie theosophy from the Himalayas and passed on the occult torch to Annie Besant. "
occult world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 99. "She knew Hagbard Celine would later be boasting in all the most chic occult circles that he had performed the miracle... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
occult world 1977 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 162. Pg. 162: "...fraternities, and the occult. The arcana of the Tarot reflect this interest: the word 'arcanum' means a secret. " [More.]; Pg. 176: "Its color is yellow, its tone E, its occult science Kabalism. "; Pg. 188: "...drawn by two sphinxes representing the senses: part lion, part woman. The occult forces that had to be controlled so that they would power man's chariot. "
occult world 1983 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 16. Pg. 16, 20: Ouija board
occult world 1989 Martindale, Steve. "A Ghost in the Matrix " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 337. Pg. 337: "'It is said that a ghost inhabits the power matrix of this very ship,' Professor Lindsail went on to explain. 'My field is biology, but I have made a long study of the occult. According to the Vasty Edition of the Tobin Spirit Guide, a radioactivity shield in the drive room of this vessel...' ";

Pg. 358: "'The Granger Book of Spirits contains a section on the exorcism of ghosts. I do not know how well it works on vasty spirits, but I have attempted it with terrestrial manifestations, and found success.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

occult world 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 480. Pg. -9: [Description of novel] "...Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. A hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries... "; Pg. 480: "But the stories of Mary Beth's occult powers, or evil doings, regarding the family are relatively few. Even when one considers the secretiveness of the family... " [Refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
occult world 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 170. [Julie Katz apparently visits Hell.] "Day by day, the categories of iniquity grew even more arbitrary and excessive. Julie could understand why there was an Island of Atheists. Ditto the Island of Adulterers, the Island of Occultists, the Island of Tax Dodgers. Depending on one's upbringing, the precincts reserved for Unitarians, Abortionists, Socialists, Nuclear Strategists, and Sexual Deviates made sense. "
occult world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 235. Ouija board
occult world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 30. "He spent his time before the video, going over certain esoteric texts which showed by careful measurements of the Great Pyramid that the Lost Tribes of Israel were the Chickasaw and Choctaw, who migrated to America after building Stonehenge--or something like that. The exact details of his obsession were likely to vary from day to day, but they usually brough in the Golden Dawn and the I Ching and Aleister Crowley. "
occult world 2150 Gilman, Carolyn Ives. "The Language of the Sea " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 72. [Year estimated.] "I told him then how Barone had tried to make me exercise my supposed ocult powes. If I had the slightest trace of telepathy, I would have used it to save myself.

Ritchet only smiled. 'Maybe telepathy doesn't work that way. Maybe it only works in quiet ways we scarcely notice. Maybe you didn't know you were using it on him because you do it every day.' "

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