Magician



One skilled in the arts of magic.

The term is generally applied to ceremonial or ritual magicians who invoke deities or spirits; make use of such symbolic regalia as cloaks, swords, cups, daggers, and wand; and claim special powers and supernatural insights.

The word is also used by non-occultists as a synonym for one skilled in conjuring, although strictly speaking this is "stage magic" and has nothing to do with ceremonial workings or the magical states of consciousness stimulated by ritual.


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