Spellbook 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics  

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A list of famous wizards, both legendary and real wizards, mystics, and occultists. Pictures included where possible. This is a broad list including mystical wizards and sorcerers alongside more mundane, real-life alchemists. Famous occultists such as these could certainly be considered "real-life wizards". While some may equate the occult with Satanism, this is a misnomer. Occultists and mystics are not the same as cultists.

Who are the most famous wizards in the world? Occultists simply study the unknown, bordering on the supernatural; some may even say magic or sorcery. For mystics, white magic vs. black magic is hardly the point, as knowledge is the ultimate goal. Even modern practitioners of witchcraft, wiccans, are benevolent. So, beyond the spells and potions this list of famous wizards is a list of those who sought knowledge of the unknown, you might even call them . . . scientists. The famous wizard names below feature a quick blurb about each historical figure - if you have a favorite, leave a note in the comments!

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Cassandra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
age 39 Oracle

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Circé Lethem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
age 43 Legendary Sorceress Circé Lethem is an actress.

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Hecate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Goddess Of Witchcraft Rachael Kozak, better known by her stage name Hecate, is an American-Austrian experimental industrial and breakcore musician based in Berlin, Germany. Her stage name originates from Hecate, the ...more

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Medea is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Medea Legendary Sorceress

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Semiramis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Semiramis Queen And Sorceress

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Apollonius of Tyana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Dec. at 85 (15-100) Wizard Apollonius of Tyana was a Greek Neopythagorean philosopher from the town of Tyana in the Roman province of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. Little is known about him with certainty. Being a 1st-century ...more

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Apuleius is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Dec. at 55 (125-180) Author Apuleius was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber and lived under the Roman Empire. He was from Madaurus. He studied Platonist philosophy in Athens; travelled to Italy, Asia ...more

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Abaris the Hyperborean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Abaris the Hyperborean Abaris the Hyperborean, son of Seuthes, was a legendary sage, healer, and priest of Apollo known to the Ancient Greeks. He was supposed to have learned his skills in his homeland of Hyperborea, ...more

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Elymas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Elymas Magus

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Gyges of Lydia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
King Gyges was the founder of the third or Mermnad dynasty of Lydian kings and reigned from 716 BC to 678 BC. He was succeeded by his son Ardys II.

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Heraclitus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Dec. at 60 (534 BC-474 BC) Philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his ...more

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Hermes Trismegistus/Thoth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Hermes Trismegistus/Thoth

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Iamblichus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Iamblichus Neo-platonist Philosopher, Espoused Theurgy Iamblichus was an Ancient Syrian Greek novelist. Iamblichus was an Emesene who achieved wide prominence in the 2nd century. He describes himself on being having "descended from the ancient ...more

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Iannes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Iannes Magician

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Mambres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Mambres Magician

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Julian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
age 48 Practiced Occult Theurgy Julian is a Pornographic Actor and Director.

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Plato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Philosopher Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded ...more

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Plotinus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Dec. at 66 (204-270) Neo-platonist Philosopher Plotinus was a major philosopher of the ancient world. In his philosophy there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. His teacher was Ammonius Saccas and he is of the ...more

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Pythagoras is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Philosopher Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down ...more

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Ptolemy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Astrologer Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the ...more

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Simon Magus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Magician Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, in Latin Simon Magus, was a Samaritan magus or religious figure and a convert to Christianity, baptised by Philip the Evangelist, whose later ...more

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Solomon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
King Solomon, also called Jedidiah, was, according to the Bible, Qur'an, and Hidden Words a king of Israel and the son of David. The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are circa 970 to 931 BC. He ...more

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Virgil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Dec. at 51 (69 BC-18 BC) Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the ...more

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The Witch of Endor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
The Witch of Endor Biblical Witch And Spirit Medium

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Zhang Jue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 130+ Famous Wizards, Occultists, and Mystics
Dec. at 44 (140-184) Rebel Zhang Jue was the leader of the Yellow Turban Rebellion during the late Eastern Han dynasty. He was said to be a follower of Taoism and a sorcerer. His name is sometimes read as Zhang Jiao, ...more