Wizard, from Old English wis meaning “wise” a sage, an adept, or a magician, usually is used to denote a person learned in both knowledge and skills of his profession. In the Wiccantradition the term wizard can denote either gender, but is usually associated with a person engaged in thaumaturgic spell-casting, using formulary and recitation in spell-work, alchemicalpractices and research, or Qabalistic (Kabbalah) studies. It can also be applied to a sorcerer, but usually is not. Wizard generally denotes knowledge as it is common to say “he is a wizard” or “he is a wiz,” meaning the person really knows it or can easily do it. A.G.H


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