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magus

a Zoroastrian priest

Magus

Simon New Testament a sorcerer who tried to buy spiritual powers from the apostles (Acts 8:9-24)

Magus

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

An adept, or master magician. In ancient Persia the Magi (plural of Magus) were the wise men of the priesthood. In many secret magical societies, such as the Golden Dawn, the title is given on achieving the highest degree of advancement. In Wicca, it is a gratuitous title given to a High Priest when his High Priestess becomes a Witch Queen, or "Queen of the Sabbat."

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In his comments, Antoon wrote that A Magian Love Story is a"powerful novella about a visceral and destructive infatuation.
I understand from this passage that no one (Muslims included) has the authority to judge as to the relative salvific merits of any Muslim, Jew, Christian, Sabian, Magian, or Polytheist, because it is only God who will "judge between them." The well-known Qur'an commentator Ibn Kathir (d.
The caliph was assassinated on 27th Zilhaj, 644 by a Magian while he was leading the fajr prayer, stabbing him six times in the belly that proved fatal.
(4.) Schreurs, WP, Magian, L, "Reflective Coating Composition for Fluorescent Lamps." US Patent 4,308,186, 1981
Hither (for in thy tendril's vein The fresh young blood doth bound) Hither hasten, nor ask again Where the Magian wine is found.
Bidduph writes: 'In the 'taleni' portion of the Nos festival we probably see the last surviving relic of Magian worship in these countries'.
In 1928 he states that the inner element of religion is known by the unfortunate name of mysticism,9 that Muslim Philosophy was influenced by Greek thought, Muslim theology by Magian culture (which was dualistic in spirit); devotional Sufism alone understood the significance of inner experience as a source of knowledge.10
In any event, from the wise man (sophostatos) the Persian prince learns the worship of the gods, the Magian lore of Zoroaster and also the secrets that a king should know (122-a1-3).
(What of the magian's scented gear?) The ghosts of dead loves everyone That make the stark winds reek with fear Lest love return with the foison sun And slay the memories that me cheer (Such as I drink to mine fashion) Wineing the ghosts of yester-year.
Those naked men were the 'Magian people' and their king was a 'Ghul' (1886-8, 36).
James, The Dream of Prospero (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967), 45-71; Hardin Craig, "Magic in The Tempest," Philological Quarterly 47 (1968): 8-15; Harry Levin, "Two Magian Comedies: The Tempest and The Alchemist" Shakespeare Survey 22 (1969): 47-58; Robert Egan, Drama within Drama: Shakespeare's Sense of His Art in "King Lear," "The Winter's Tale," and "The Tempest" (New York: Columbia University Press, 1975), 90-125; David Woodman, White Magic and English Renaissance Drama (Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973), 64-86; Young, 159-70, 183-84; Karol Berger, "Prospero's Art," Shakespeare Studies 10 (1977): 211-39; Alvin B.
Yet Eustace told of his upbringing in the religion of the Magians (Georgian: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and that his father and brothers were adherents of that religion as well, but that all his life he had been searching for the truth, even while his father had been trying to instruct him in the Magian religion during the day.