Glossary of Magical Terms

Who is a Wizard

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By Morningbird

The word wizard derives from the Middle English wys or “wise” and denotes a philosopher or sage or “One who knows”.

The use of the word wizard to denote one who is proficient in occult sciences came into being during the 1500s when philosophy became interwoven with magick.

In modern usage, the word wizard refers to one who is excellent in his field.

Some male magick users identify as wizards, and so do some computer programmers, chefs and craftsmen of all sorts.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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