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Oahspe:
A 921 page �scripture� written in 1881 by John B. Newbrough, a psychic and spiritualist who is reported to have produced the entire book,  including footnotes and illustrations, working on a typewritten in a darkened room.. OAHSPE is translated �sky, earth, spirit.� See Universal Faithists of Kosmon.
OBE:
Out-of-body experience.
Occult:
Study and science of things esoteric, secret, unseen and supernatural.  From the Latin word, hidden.
Odin:
In Norse mythology, the principal Aesir god, ruler of heaven and Earth, and the god of war, wisdom, agriculture and poetry.  As god of the dead, he presided over banquets of those slain in battle. With his brothers Vili and Ve he had killed the primordial frost giant Ymir and used Ymir's body to make all the different realms of the world, as well as the sea and sky. The brothers also created the first human beings, Ask and Embla. Odin was the supreme chief of the Aesir, a society of warrior gods, and though other gods were younger, more handsome, and even physically stronger, Odin's powers and wisdom were foremost. In war, Odin decided the fates of all warriors. He was master of magic and discovered the runes. He was also called All-Father  Also called Othin, Wotan, Woden, Wuotan, Voden, or Votan.
Odinism:
A return to the religion of the ancient Vikings, Odin being the chief god, also known as Woden or Wotan.  Originally worshipped as the god of warriors or leaders, it is his responsibility to delay, as long as possible, Ragnarok, the day of doom.  He gained use of the Runes and passed their knowledge on to men.
Ogham:
The Celtic alphabet made up of 20 letters called fews, each representing a different kind of tree.
Old Religion:
Term often used for  the Wiccan faith. Used because Wicca is a re-creation of what is believed to be ancient paganism.
Om:  (Sanskrit)
A mantram used in meditation. Aum In the Upanishads it is often regarded as the seed of all mantras, containing all origination and dissolution. It is known as 'pranava', or 'reverberation', and is the supreme 'aksara', or syllable
Om Mane Padme Hum: (Sanskrit: Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus)
An ancient (Sanskrit) buddhist mantra. In Tibetan Buddhism the most common prayer, found everywhere Related to the chant "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo", used in some Japanese buddhist sects."Myoho Renge Kyo" is the title of the Lotus Sutra, tranlated into Chinese by Kumarajiva and then transliterated into Japanese. Loosely translated, "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" becomes "Hail to the Mystic Law(jewel) of the Lotus Sutra" Om Mane Padme Hum
Omega Directory:
A publication of the New Age Community Church, Originally called the Omega New Age Directory.  First published in 1971 At one time it had a readership of 10,000. In 2013 is ceased circulation due to lack of advertising. In 2015 in was reborn on-line at www.omegadirectory.com
Omega Group:
The original study group, founded in the 1970s, that ultimately gave rise to the New Age Community Church.
Omen:
A sign or event  which is interpreted as being a sign of good or evil in a future event. Often it will be small yet significant; for example.a vase falling over or a cup of water spilling,  There are two basic kinds of omen: normal occurrences of nature (the hooting of owls, or howling of dogs, for example), which are interpreted in a specific context to augur good or bad fortune; and unusual occurrences, such as flights of sacred birds, or eclipses, or comets, that are believed to be direct manifestations of the gods.
Omnipotence:
 An attribute of God alone. It is the quality of having all power   God has the power to do anything he wants to.  All that is done is done by God.
Omnipresence:
An attribute of God alone. It is the quality of being present in all places at all times God is not bound by time and space because he is external to them.
Omniscience:
An attribute of God alone. It is the quality of having all knowledge- past, present and future. 
One Worlder:
One who advocates the abolition of independent nations, working to establish a single world government similar in structure to the present United Nations.
Oneness Pentecostalism: 
A schism that emerged from the mainstream Pentecostal movement during the years 1914�1916. Unlike traditional Pentecostals, �Oneness� followers maintain view similar to Monarchianism. In addition, most Oneness Pentecostal organizations also teach that speaking in tongues, baptism, and maintaining various moral �standards� are necessary for salvation. 
Oneiromancy
Divination through dreams.
Ontology: (sometimes onotology)
The study of being, of consciousness.  Descartes' ontological argument.  "I think, therefore I am"
Oracle
A person through which otherworldly entities speak, similar to channeling.  Classically the oracle goes into a trance. The word also refers to the message received.  People often see oracles to ask questions or to be given insights to their future. In ancient Greece, the voices or mediums of the oracles were sybils, women priests, who lived in caves regarded as the shrines of deities.The most famous Roman oracles were at Dodua, where Zeus was thought to give answers through the rustling of the oak leaves, and at Delphi, where Apollo supposedly spoke through a priestess. In both cases, oracular responses came in such ambiguous ways that it was difficult to prove them wrong. A famous Roman oracle was at Cumae, where the sibyl was said to have drawn inspiration from Apollo. Oracles may also be dreams and visions.  The Urim and Thummim is called an oracle.
Order of Omega: 
The name of the New Age Community Church until 1982. It was changed from the Omega Group.
Ordination:
The formal bestowal of ministerial office,  with the authority of the Church publicly given by its agents competent to ordain (bishop, presbytery). Since the Reformation wide divergence has prevailed alike as to the form and theory of the ministry, the liturgical forms used in ordination, and the proper person to administer ordination. In the Eascern and Roman Catholic Churches ordination  is held to confer grace and indelible character, and therefore not to he repeated. Many Anglicans share this position. In churches of Catholic order ordination is set in the framework of the Eucharistic liturgy and restricted to bishops of historic succession, as was the universal rule from the second to the 16th-century. The essential form of ordination consists of the laying on of hands� with prayer. Admission to minor orders is by the giving of the appropriate symbol of office (out of which has developed the porrecijo isssts-um e,sto rum). This primitive simplicity has been retained by the Eastern Church, and to it the Reformed Churches have returned. The practice of laying-on-of-hands for ordination comes first from the very ancient practice of the father laying his hands upon his sons to confer upon them their various parts of inheritance. (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph). Since the Bible says that Christians are inheritors of Abraham's blessing through Jesus, it seemed appropriate to confer these blessings in the same way.
Ordo Templi Orientis: 
See Crowley, Aleister.
Orgone Accumulator or Orgone Box:
Wilhelm Reich's inventiona, which was claimed to be able to collect and store "orgone", a hitherto unknown form of energy described by Reich as "the basic life-stuff of the universe."  Reich believed this energy was normally evenly distributed about the body, but gathered into the genital area during orgasm, then was redistributed after that event. He also preached that cancer was caused by the lack of orgone
Original Sin:
 Primarily a Christian term used to describe the effect of Adam's sin on his descendants  According to some, it is our inheritance of a sinful nature from Adam. 
Orr, Leonard: 
Creator of Rebirthing 
Orthodox Christianity:
Generically the term orthodox refers to traditional, conservative forms of Christianity, upholding the traditional Christian beliefs about God as a Trinity and about Jesus as taught in the Catholic Church�s early creeds.  In this sense orthodox Christianity includes conservative Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodaox and Protestant Christianity  More specifically, the term Orthodox (with a capital O) refers to the state churches of Eastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean (Russian Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, etc.) who split with Roman Catholicism of the West largely over the issue of papal authority.
Osiris:
The mythical Egyptian divine king and judge in the netherworld. Following his death at the hands of his brother, Seth, Osiris fathered the royal god Horus. In funerary ritual, the dead became Osiris. First limited to the royal dead, from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom (2052 BC) this hope was extended to all the deceased.
Osiris/Dionysus:
A manufactured name used to indicate the dying and resurrecting god-man from about 300 BC in Egypt(Osiris), Greece(Dionysus), Asia Minor(Attis) and Syria(Adonis)..
Ostara:
The Pagan holiday or Wiccan sabbat which occurs to celebrate the onset of spring. The Christian holiday of Easter derrives from Ostara, a celebration named after the goddess of Spring and rebirth, hence the egg and the rabbit as the primary symbols.
Osteopathy:
An form of medical treatment purporting to cure a wide variety of diseases primarily by manipulation of the joints of the body. This is based on the assumption that disease is due chiefly to skeletal deformation and its effects on nerves, blood vessels, etc. Over the decades it has come to more and more like allopathic medicine.
Ouija Board:
A board and pointer used for divination and to contact the spirit world. The name is said to come from the French for 'yes', oui, and the German for 'yes', ja -  th9ough there are other claims. The board, which has the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0 to 9, and the words 'yes' and 'no' printed on it, is placed on a table. Participants rest their fingertips lightly on the pointer, a heart-shaped device with three felt-tipped legs. One person poses a question, and the pointer is then supposed to move to answer the question. Similar board-type instruments were used for divination in ancient China and Greece.  In the mid-nineteenth century a similar device, the planchette, came into use in Europe. The modern Ouija board is marketed as a game, originally called 'Ouija Talking Board', and was developed in the late 1890s by an American, William Fuld, who sold the patent to the Parker Brothers game company in 1966. Ouija boards became popular during and after World War I, when many people were desperate to communicate with friends and loved ones killed in the fighting. Parapsychologists regard the Ouija board as a means to tap into the subconscious; critics of its use claim that it is dangerous in that users have no control over repressed material, which may lead to psychological trauma. Most fundamentalist Christians condemn the Ouija board as dangerous tinkering with potentially harmful occult forces and a tool of the Devil. 
Ouroboros: (Greek Ουροβόρος, from ουροβόρος όφις "tail-devouring snake", also spelled Uroboros in English)
An ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. Plato described it as as self-eating, circular being as the first living thing in the universe—an immortal, perfectly constructed animal. "The living being had no need of eyes when there was nothing remaining outside him to be seen; nor of ears when there was nothing to be heard; and there was no surrounding atmosphere to be breathed; nor would there have been any use of organs by the help of which he might receive his food or get rid of what he had already digested, since there was nothing which went from him or came into him: for there was nothing beside him. Of design he was created thus, his own waste providing his own food, and all that he did or suffered taking place in and by himself. For the Creator conceived that a being which was self-sufficient would be far more excellent than one which lacked anything; and, as he had no need to take anything or defend himself against any one, the Creator did not think it necessary to bestow upon him hands: nor had he any need of feet, nor of the whole apparatus of walking; but the movement suited to his spherical form was assigned to him, being of all the seven that which is most appropriate to mind and intelligence; and he was made to move in the same manner and on the same spot, within his own limits revolving in a circle. All the other six motions were taken away from him, and he was made not to partake of their deviations. And as this circular movement required no feet, the universe was created without legs and without feet."
.Out-of-Body Experience:
Experience which occurs when the astral body or etheric body leaving the physical body while the individual is at rest, asleep, near death, or temporarily dead.
Oversoul:

1)The Oversoul is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. He uses the term to denote a supreme underlying unity which transcends duality or plurality.

2) it is the closest English language equivalent to the Vedic term Paramatman

3)In the Western vernacular the term "Over-soul" is understood as the collective indivisible Soul, of which all individual souls or identities are included. 4) Jane Roberts, in her books, uses the term to describe one of many higher consciousnesses, but not the ultimate.

Ozone Therapy: