Wizard (occult)

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A wizard is a person that possesses occult powers. The term is derived from the Middle English word for "wise". Wizards are condemned by the Bible:

"And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people."[1]


  1. Leviticus 20:6 (KJV), although this verse refers more properly to "those who would seek special knowledge through the spirits of the dead, whether the dead in general or dead relatives in particular" (NET, Leviticus 19, note 52).