A sorcerer is a practitioner of magick or sorcery. This title is often given to or adopted by those who practice High Magick or Ceremonial Magic. It may be used by a male witch in preference over the term witch or warlock or it may be used as a general term for any magic-user who does not self-identify as a witch, though some reserve this term for those who practice the dark arts. A woman may choose to identify by the feminine variant sorceress.

The word sorcerer comes from the Latin sors meaning "lot" or "fate, fortune", possibly referring to the answer given by an oracle. The literal translation of the word sorcerer is something like "one who influences fate" or perhaps "teller of fortunes by lot" (drawing lots).

The word sorcerer may be used synonymously with the word magician, warlock or wizard.


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