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Occult

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The occult refers to the study of the supernatural in all its forms. Scholars of the occult often learn the history and traditions of various religious organizations in their study of the occult. One who studies the occult is often referred to as an occultist, though the term does not apply to all. A priest who is learned in the rites of exorcism is not considered an occultist.
(See Also: Cult; Occultists; Supernatural)
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Omen

An omen is a mystical and mythological portent predicting an event or series of events destined to take place in the future. Omens differ from other types of predictions in that they are often seen as bearing negative signficance. Omens often fortell the coming of great disasters, plagues, the rise of evil and even the Biblical Apocalypse. In Christian eschatology, the Book of Revelations speaks of the Seven Seals, a series of signs which describe the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Conquest, War, Famine, Death) and predict the end of the world. In horror fiction, these concepts were represented at great length in season five of the TV series Supernatural. The most popularly known representation of an ill omen in the horror genre however is in The Omen film series, which chronicles the birth and rise of Damien Thorn, the Antichrist. Four films were made in the series and the original movie was remade in 2006.
(See Also: The Omen)
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Orderly

An orderly is an employee of a medical facility such as a hospital or mental health care center who assists doctors and nursing staff with routine chores relating to their patients. Such duties may include setting up equipment, prepping a treatment area or restraining problematic patients. In the horror genre, some orderlies of note include Max from the Westin Hills Clinic in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors played by Laurence Fishburne or Josh Levinson, a werewolf who works at the Suffolk County Hospital in Boston on the TV series Being Human.

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