A term meaning wizard, sorcerer, or magician, which was used in medieval times to describe male witches, but rarely used by male witches themselves today, many of whom find the term revoltingly offensive.
The term "warlocking" is occasionally applied by modern witches to the ejection of a member from a coven, and the word warlock is sometimes used to describe an evil spirit, a demon, a sprite, or an imp.
Generally, a warlock is a man who holds the key that unlocks secret and supernatural powers, a man who practices magic, black magic, or witchcraft. A man exceptionally skilled in the magical arts.
The word represents Old English wζrloga, 'traitor', 'the one that breaks faith', literally 'oath liar'. The term was used to describe men who pretended to be witches in order to penetrate covens and betray them during the 'Burning Times'.
According to occult tradition, there are black and white magicians. The white magician uses his powers and knowledge to help others, humankind in general, and the universe. His goal is to further harmony and enlightenment to as many and as far as he possibly can; and above all, to ward off calamities and misfortune.
The black magician is, quite simply, a man who wants power for himself, for self-aggrandizement. He wants to be able to vent his spite on enemies and to satisfy all his desires, with complete disregard as to the amount of suffering and agony he unleashes upon the innocent. They are usually defined as those who have made a pact with the Devil but this is not necessarily the case. A magician or warlock may summon the Devil or one of his demons and remain a white magician, so long as his purpose is benevolent. On the other hand, a magician may have no interest in the Devil or may even deny his existence, but if his intentions are malicious and self-centered, he is a black magician.
See Diviner, Divination, Wizard, Pythagoras, Love Spells -- Use these powerful love spells to help you find and keep your true love, Unbroken Curses, Mystic Gifts and Charms - New Age Gift Shop & Wicca and Pagan Supplies, The Chakra Store, The Tarot Store, Divination & Scrying Tools and Supplies, Unique Amulets, Talismans, Good Luck Charms, and Love Tokens, Powerful Witch Doctor Spell Kits, Powerful Spells - Cast by Andreika the Witch, Webmasters Make $$$, AzureGreen - Celebrating All Paths to the Divine, ISIS - Tools for Your Soul's Journey, and The Pyramid Collection - Myth, Magick, Fantasy and Romance.
Sources: (1) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (2) Randi, James, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, St. Martin's Griffin; (3) The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Handy Volume Edition, Oxford University Press; (4) Bailey, Nancy (editor), The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Spells and Magic, Sterling Publishing.
| || |