The Paranormal ( Paranormal Phenomenon/Phenomena)
Why "Paranormal?"
Paranormal means something ( unusual experiences, mysterious occurrences, abilities, sightings, objects, encounters, ..)
that is beyond the range of scientific explanation.
Paranormal Phenomena - Extraterrestrial life
Paranormal Phenomena - Unexplained disappearances.
Paranormal Phenomena - Contact with, influence and intervention of the supernatural.
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Occult

The word occult comes from the Latin occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to 'knowledge of the hidden' and
often popularly meaning 'knowledge of the supernatural', as opposed to 'knowledge of the measurable', usually
referred to as science.
The term is sometimes popularly taken to mean 'knowledge meant only for certain people' or 'knowledge that must be
kept hidden', but for most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual "reality" that extends beyond
pure reason and the physical sciences. The terms esoteric and arcane can have a very similar meaning, and the three
terms are often interchangeable.

                                          
Images: 1)Eliphas Levi's Pentagram, figure of the microcosm, the magical formula of Man. 2) A baphomet at a
session of freemasons. 3) Tarot card - "15 Devil"