This is from the Anglo-Saxon wysard: “wise

one.” A Wizard is a lore-master, especially of arcane (that is, lost or secret) knowledge (hence popular usage such as “computer wizard”). A Wizard is also a magickal practitioner; however, the word is rarely used today to describe a practitioner of Wicca (or Witchcraft)—or a member of any particular faith. Indeed, most (but not all) Wizards tend to be

solitary, though they may belong to a Wizardly

Council or Order. The most famous Wizard of history was Merlin. Although the vast majority of Wizards throughout history have been men, there have

been a few women Wizards as well—such as Mary

the Jewess and Hypatia of Alexandria.