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MagicIsMight
post Jul 6 2006, 05:59 PM
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Good evening,

This is perhaps a topic that has been mentioned quite regularly, but what in your opinion should a male practicing magic call himself? Why do some choose to call themselves "magician" instead of "wizard." Next, when should a male, or female for that matter, begin to call themselves by these different names? It is sad to think that an armchair magician is calling himself a great and powerful mage. I understand that these different names have to do a lot with your background, but I thought I'd get everyone's imput on the classification of these sorts of men and women alike. Shouldn't a woman who practices magic be considered a witch? Or shouldn't a male who does the same thing consider himself a magician? Let's keep things simple, right? There seem to always be complications that arise with the term. What do you consider yourself and why? What's your background? Any thoughts would be a very interesting read.

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i would most of the time liked to think myself as a Mystic, that's fine with me. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

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curi   Magician, Sorcerer, Wizard?   Jul 6 2006, 05:59 PM
smasher666   Good evening, This is perhaps a topic that has be...   Jul 6 2006, 06:17 PM
bym   Perhaps we are placing abit too much emphasis on t...   Jul 6 2006, 07:46 PM
Vagrant Dreamer   Perhaps we are placing abit too much emphasis on t...   Jul 6 2006, 10:36 PM
Khenti_Amenti   At the same time, for the Egyptians names where a ...   Jul 8 2006, 03:23 PM
daemon_reign   I like the name sorcerer the best I consider a wit...   Jan 3 2007, 09:09 PM
daemon_reign   I think warlock has a nice ring to it. It depends ...   Jan 3 2007, 09:15 PM
TiacSway   I refer to myself as a "witch" personall...   Jan 3 2007, 11:14 PM
Isaiah   I believe the original question was answered at le...   Jan 4 2007, 07:06 AM
DeathStalker   It's really a hard question, if I were to call...   Jan 4 2007, 07:28 AM
Ailsa   I tend to think of myself as a magician, as I prac...   Jan 4 2007, 09:29 AM
matt   i was wondering if you could give me some insight ...   Jan 6 2007, 10:13 PM
A_Smoking_Fox   i don't use a name for myself. I used to call ...   Jan 4 2007, 10:54 AM
Thorn   I guess generally I go by 'witch' if I...   Jan 4 2007, 07:14 PM
WyrdScience   I am who I am. Thats all that i really need to kn...   Jan 7 2007, 05:50 PM
LordArthur   I consider myself a Magician, Mage or Omnimancer (...   Jan 11 2007, 11:35 AM
Kraussisus   I consider myself a Magician, Mage or Omnimancer (...   Apr 1 2007, 04:40 PM
LordArthur   I'm alittle confused. From my knowledge of th...   Apr 25 2007, 02:31 PM
Saul de Plume   I have a few different terms I use, and I usually ...   Apr 27 2007, 01:03 PM
Lucian   Ave I was going back over some old topics on Occu...   Apr 27 2007, 02:24 PM
Aurelius   From my studies ive found many terms and heres wha...   May 1 2007, 11:18 AM
beleti   I consider myself to be a Mage. I believe it is a...   May 25 2007, 03:49 PM
The Sorceress   I try to avoid giving myself any sort of title. ...   May 30 2007, 05:53 PM
Eroscupidonamor   Non nobis Domine... non nobis... Wise thought sor...   Aug 21 2007, 08:43 AM
Uni_Verse   Actually... there are particular associations with...   Aug 22 2007, 09:15 PM
Fledermaus   Actually... there are particular associations with...   Oct 2 2007, 02:08 PM
Uni_Verse   a Sorcerer is one who mesmerises and is glamorous ...   Oct 6 2007, 05:48 AM
wizardgryphon   well, according to the ancients, the term sorcerer...   Oct 6 2007, 04:45 PM
Vagrant Dreamer   let me remind all that magick its an art that was ...   Oct 6 2007, 05:27 PM
Koreku   Hmm... I'll have to go with Mage, if only for ...   Oct 14 2007, 12:54 PM
Thorn   Hmm... I'll have to go with Mage, if only for ...   Oct 15 2007, 02:36 PM
Foxglove   I am a sorceress. I define sorcery as magic pract...   Oct 21 2007, 05:22 PM
The Sorceress   I am a sorceress. I define sorcery as magic prac...   Nov 22 2008, 06:20 PM
Pandora   The best word I've found for the sort of profe...   Oct 21 2007, 10:45 PM
cryptokiller   Well I have always called myself a Mage, for no ot...   Oct 22 2007, 05:46 AM
Thorn   I guess I've always gone by the term Witch, ev...   Oct 22 2007, 10:22 PM
SeekerVI   I've never understood the point of tiles. Jus...   Oct 23 2007, 08:58 PM
arabian mage999   these days magician are the one the magic tricks i...   Oct 23 2007, 10:49 PM
Sachiel   As far as calling yourself something... To the un...   Oct 26 2007, 07:34 PM
Koreku   (and mage sounds very World of Warcraft-esque.) /e...   Oct 29 2007, 05:59 PM
Sachiel   (and mage sounds very World of Warcraft-esque.) /e...   Oct 29 2007, 10:49 PM
telempath   I actually call myself a very long title. Psionic ...   Nov 23 2007, 12:06 AM
Petrus   I've always liked the word "tourist,...   Nov 27 2007, 06:26 AM
Galren   I go along with Foxglove to an extent, I dont ask ...   Dec 6 2007, 08:15 PM
jlx   :insane: i would refer to my self as a mad man in...   Jan 2 2008, 09:46 PM
Praxis   These days, I find myself preferring the term Mage...   Nov 17 2008, 05:33 PM
lordssword   i refer to myself as a Necromancer enough said   Nov 20 2008, 05:56 PM
Dancing Coyote   Well it all depends. To me all these things stated...   Jan 12 2009, 03:08 AM
HSetesh   I think that Magus (plural: Magi) is the most appr...   Jan 26 2009, 08:32 PM
R.D.Stormsinger   Im not into titles, per se. if i had to choose one...   Mar 23 2009, 06:52 PM
esoterica   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magi - very interesti...   Mar 25 2009, 03:26 PM
Zosimo   I sometimes tell people that I am a practitioner o...   Apr 7 2009, 07:34 PM
Ozmagog   I tend to think of myself as a sorceror or combat ...   Apr 25 2009, 02:27 AM
SadhriiAgnVega   Personally I have created my own rank of magick us...   Aug 29 2009, 02:42 PM
Kath   in response to the original post, mage/magi/witch ...   Oct 14 2009, 06:52 AM
Relikhan   How about student... To take a title with that sig...   Nov 19 2009, 02:51 PM
Kath   ahh, *nod nod* I agree with you. "student...   Nov 22 2009, 09:34 AM
Slyphhur   Hmm, well since there are lots of different connot...   Jan 14 2010, 09:32 PM
Acid09   In our modern society I thought a warlock was the ...   Jan 14 2010, 10:51 PM
VitalWinds   I just go by "practitioner of magick". T...   Jan 17 2010, 02:13 AM
Praxis   I still am very fond of the term Mage after the la...   Nov 6 2011, 07:17 PM
Faustus   Good evening, This is perhaps a topic that has b...   Sep 26 2012, 02:56 PM
Jack   Haha, it's a little hard to answer the questio...   Dec 1 2012, 07:27 PM
BelleNuit   Haha, it's a little hard to answer the questi...   Apr 21 2013, 02:33 AM
delphinium   I typically classify myself as a mage, a diviner, ...   Apr 10 2015, 01:46 PM
LeFou   I agree with some of the previous posters that I t...   May 8 2015, 07:07 PM
magari   Wave Master .... Pattern... Manipulator?   Aug 30 2015, 10:20 AM
fairest   People have used props for thousands of years to a...   Sep 9 2015, 03:11 PM
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