List of occultists

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Notable people, whether contemporary, historical or legendary, who are or were involved in any of the following practices and traditions:

For a list of sleight of hand artists and practitioners of stage magic, see: List of magicians.

Classical mythology[edit]

Ancient world[edit]

Medieval Europe[edit]


Seventeenth century[edit]


Nineteenth century[edit]

Twentieth century[edit]

See also[edit]


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