Occult occluded or hidden/secret; the study of secret or hidden knowledge. Secret societies include the Masons and the Rosicrucians. Earth Religion a religion whose main tenet is that the worshipper is in harmony with the Earth and with all life. Such religions oppose the idea that the world is a resource to be subdued and exploited. Pagan a practitioner of an Earth Religion; from the Latin paganus, a country dweller. Neo-Paganism a modern Earth Religion which borrows and adapts from the best of pre-Christian Pagan religions, sometimes with additions from contemporary religious thinkers. Witchcraft a magical religion with many diverse traditions derived from various cultural sources around which covens and individual practitioners base their practices. Modern Witchcraft traditions include: + Gardnerian + Alexandrian + Dianic + Celtic + Circle + Faerie + NROOGD + Shamanic + and others. The Craft another name for Witchcraft. Coven a congregation of Witches, usually limited to 13 members or less. Witch one who worships the Goddess, and sometimes also Her Consort, the God; practices magic; and considers her/himself to be following the spiritual path of Witchcraft. Magick a conscious direction of will to accomplish a goal. Sabbat one of the eight seasonal festivals equally spaced during the year, celebrated by individuals and covens of Witches. Esbat monthly meeting of a coven, usually held at full moon. There are about 13 full moons each year. Some groups also meet at the dark of the moon.