Ceremonial Magick
A form of Occultism or Hermeticism that is often based on the premise that certain correspondences unite or interlink all things, and that by application of this principle through ritual or ceremonial means, one can attain certain states of consciousness or manifest events. Often required is a search for or acquisition of specialist knowledge needed to perform occult or magical practices. There is generally a provisional, heuristic, or actual belief in non-physical beings such as spirits or deities, who can be contacted by those who possess the appropriate ritual knowledge.

Some technoanimists, especially technoshamans, employ attitudes and techniques that are remarkably similar to ceremonial magick.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
additions by Stephen Inniss
Initially published on 24 September 2001.