(Ngram is a point in a data set. In this case, the dataset is the English contained in books, with the point marking the frequency of a phrase.)
How do I know? I have spent quite a bit of time tonight playing with the Ngram tool. Hehe.
It started with me looking at the Ngram for Wicca which was mentioned in the post. Then I started to punch in various terms from my OCD checklist. Such as Golden Dawn.
|NGram Golden Dawn 1600 to 2008|
|Ngaram Golden Dawn 1850 to 2008|
Of course, this is the frequency of the term "Golden Dawn" found in books. Someone will be tempted to misuse the data pattern. Next I looked at famous people and the term (by famous, I mean known Golden Dawn members).
|Ngram Golden Dawn and Israel Regardie|
|Ngram Golden Dawn and Aliester Crowley|
|Ngram Golden Dawn and William Butler Yeats|
|Ngram Golden Dawn and David Griffin|
There weren't any surprises here...except for one. Finally, I punched in some organizations and traditions...call it market research.
|Seriously, if you were going to write a book or program, which one would you choose?|
Remember people, do not do a Morgan---use the Ngram tool responsibly and not to shore up your pet theories.