Alexander was a sorcerer in the 2nd century CE whose deeds were written down by Lucian, a man who knew Alexander personally and bitterly despised him.
Ancient sorcerers were magicians who could manipulate higher powers for either their own personal gain or to fulfill their clients’ wishes. They did so by performing specific rites or rituals. Read articles about sorcerers below.
Apollonius of Tyana was an influential Greek philosopher and teacher who influenced science and occultism well after his death.
Simon Magus was a magician mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles who asked Philip and Peter to teach him to perform miracles.
Profiles of four sorcerers and magicians from antiquity.
Medea was known as a sorceress who used her magic to fight a monster called Talos during Jason’s quest to obtain the Golden Fleece.
Circe, the daughter of the Sun, one of the Titans, is a beautiful seductress similar to Calypso.
A sorcerer is someone who can manipulate higher powers for his or her specific goals.
From a modern perspective, witchcraft is not only a science, but a way of explaining and making sense out of the world.