Psychic, Occult and Mystical Definitions

Letter: B








In ancient Egyptian beliefs and mythology, Ba was considered to be an individual's distinctive 'manifestation' or 'animation', similar to our concept of personality or soul, in that it comprised of all the non physical attributes which make each human being unique. It was symbolized as a human-headed bird, which departed the body after death and made its way in flight to the realm of Osiris, where its happiness was assured.




Also known as Beelzebuth, Belzebuth, Baalzebub, Ba'al-zebub, which probably meant 'Lord of the High House', referring to the Canaanite chief god 'Baal the prince'. This title could only properly apply to Solomon in his temple, so the Jews changed the name to Beelzebub which translates as 'Lord of Flies', probably because of his supposedly role as creator and controller of the flies in the Philistine city of Ekron.

One of the oldest and most famous demonic figures, Beelzebub also had command over disease (flies congregate around the corpses of the dead, and spread disease from the dead to the living) and his role is to tempt men with pride.


An ancient city (Babylonian Bab-ilim or Babil, "gate of God"), capital of Babylonia in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC and one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Today its location is marked by a broad area of ruins just east of the Euphrates River, 90 km (56 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. In antiquity the city profited from its location extending across the main overland trade route connecting the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.




Grecian Dionysus or Atys. In Roman mythology, the name of the god of wine, associated with untrammeled pleasure and licentiousness; in esoteric circles (under his Grecian names) he is regarded as a solar resurrectional god who atones for sin.


The practice of saying of the Lord's Prayer backwards. It is said to invoke the Devil and is sometimes mentioned in accounts of the Sabbat as one of the numerous profanations.

Backward Blessing