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An occult term or title signifying an initiate that has consciously achieved the highest attainment in the mastery of psychic powers. A magus may be referred to as an adept too. Occasionally the title is associated with the Great White Brotherhood (see Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn), which supposedly exerts great influence over mankind. Also, the title applies to a person reaching the highest stage of yoga. In Theosophy the initiates believes adept means the person has passed through the fifth stage of initiation. A.G.H.

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