What % Occult Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The occult is an umbrella term for mystical, magical and/or mythical things. It can be hard to define exactly what it includes, even though you'll generally know it when you see it. For example, hexing someone would certainly involve the occult, as would the use of a Ouija board or wearing a protective amulet. However, it would be considered rather insulting to refer to a religion as occult, even if many of its practices and symbols are drawn from pagan origins. Similarly, many hunters of the paranormal might take exception to being lumped in with tarot readers.

Certain occult traditions are steeped in tradition, ritual and secrecy. These traditions tend to share certain characteristics, even when they are very different in specifics, such as which gods may or may not be worshiped. These traditions include a belief in another world, such as an umbra or a parallel universe, where spirits or other creatures live in a world that is similar yet different than ours. Power, often derived from some interaction with that world or its occupants, can be applied to our world through ritual practices, to affect health, wealth, happiness and fate.

Just how occult are you? Take this quiz, and we will peg you to a specific percentage.

What do you do when your phone's reception suddenly disappears?

Do you have a preference in fortune telling methods?

Do you ever dream of other realms, like the spirit world or the land of the dead?

What meaning do you draw from an unexpected celestial event, like a meteor shower?

Have you ever tried your hand at fortune telling?

What type of gambling appeals to you the most?

How do you feel when you are made to sit through a long religious service not of your faith?

What do you do when you're waiting for an elevator and start to feel uncomfortable?

Is the big bang theory rooted in science?

What habit do you have to cope with stress?

Which of these would you interpret as a sign of good things to come?

How often do you pray?

Do you ever write things a certain way because you have a sudden urge to, like turning a cross on a T or a period a specific way?

Do you have a symbol or doodle you use as a sort of signature?

When playing pool or billiards, other than playing the game, which of these do you find yourself doing the most?

What are you likely to say to someone who is worried about something you know nothing about?

Do you go about your morning ablutions the same way every morning?

When you walk on a sidewalk, do you find yourself walking in a pattern on the grid of lines in the cement?

Have you ever tried an occult ritual with friends at a party?

How many times have you been to a storefront psychic?

Do you have any little ritual you do before performing a passion of yours, like playing baseball?

To which of these objects do you have a sentimental attachment?

How do you feel when you visit an ancient holy site, like Stonehenge?

Do you ever dream of meeting deities or spirits?

Have you ever seen a supernatural being in the waking world?

How do you respond when a friend informs you that a random event broke your way?

Have you become more or less spiritual as you age?

What are you likely to say when you experience something shocking or overwhelming?

When you turn to see what is behind you, how do you usually turn?

How does a rainy day make you feel?

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