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  • Robert Ervin Howard (1906 - 1936)
    Author of westerns, mysteries, occult and horror stories, he is best known as the creator of Solomon Kane and Conan the Barbarian, thus creating the literary genre known as, “Sword and Sorcery” Pen p...
  • Margaret Fox, Spiritualist (1833 - 1893)
    Margaret met Elisha Kane, the Arctic explorer, in 1852. Kane was convinced that Margaret and Kate were engaged in fraud, under the direction of their sister Leah, and he sought to break Margaret from...
  • Jacob Seiler, Powwower (c.1768 - 1803)
    Peter Seiler’s son Jacob became well known as a powwower and so did Jacob’s son Johannes and Johannes’ son John Henry. Powwow , also called Brauche or Braucherei in Deitsch, is a vernacular system of N...
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    Peter Saylor, Powwower (1770 - 1862)
    Dr. Peter Saylor was the son of Johann Peter and Anna Margaretha (Maurer) Seiler. He was the husband of Anna Margaret (Laubach) Saylor. He was a physician. Inscription: "Dr. Peter Saylor Born May 26, 1...
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    Johannes Seiler, Powwower (1740 - 1822)
    Possible Name Change from "Saylor". John Saylor, Sr./Sailer Birth: 26 MAY 1740 in Berks Co, Pennsylvania Death: 1 SEP 1822 in Somerset Co, Pennsylvania Burial: Saylor Hill Cem, Somerset Co, Pen...

The occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden". In common English usage, occult refers to "knowledge of the paranormal", as opposed to "knowledge of the measurable", usually referred to as science. The term is sometimes taken to mean knowledge that "is meant only for certain people" or 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 have very similar meanings, and in most contexts the three terms are interchangeable.

It also describes a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject.