There are several different names for people able to perform magic. No matter what the name they all have one thing in common: They can do something no one else around them can do.
are sorcerers who are able to call upon ghosts of the dead, to provide closure to a grieving family or gather information.
Familiar (Companion of Witches)EditA Familiar is a companion of a witch that acts as its servant. The familiar is the one who chooses its master.
have the advantage to help the ghost who's in need of assistance or alive people who needs to understand their story.
is a practitioner with a small degree of magical aptitude
is a practitioner or a magical craft dealing with death called Necromancy.While necromancers can use their power to animate the dead. There are also a myriad of other uses that fall under the field. The powers generally fall under a certain control of what could be called the soul.
Some necromancers are able to switch bodies. It is unknown if this method could prolong life by invading a younger form. This ability was used by the necromancer Capiorcorpus aka Corpsetaker. Another use as stated by Harry Dresden is the ability to draw infromation from the minds of corpses. Necromancy also seems to have some sort of effect against Black Court Vampires. This is not a known fact but by a statement that Harry Dresden had made to the Vampire Mavra and what seems to be true undeath in the case of the breed seems to comfirm it.
generic tern for an individual who can use magic. The word signifies only the presence of magical talent; it has no connotations regarding the individual's power or skill. There are a number of other terms, however, which do have such connotations.
a person endowed with profound moral and spiritual insight or knowledge; a soothsayer who possesses intuitive powers.
Sorcerer/SorcereressEditis a person who has the power to effect change by magical means ("sorcery"). A sorcerer can be either male or female, as they are given supernatural powers that allows them to practice sorcery.
Sorcerers have access to this power because they are born with the ability to use their entire brain at one time, unlike common men and women who only are able to use about 10% of their brain. This additional brainpower means that sorcerers are generally also more skillful with calculations and have better reactions than most humans
is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way of life. It is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. The word originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia. Anthropologists coined this term and have used it to refer to the spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. The word can be used to describe the ancient spiritual practices of these indigenous cultures. Clearly the countless similarities between various ancient traditions played a role in the continual generalization of the word.
is the term for a wizard who, purposefully or accidentally, broke one or more of the Seven Laws of Magic.
Warlock is a catchall term which includes Necromancers, Psychomancers, and those who've killed mortals with magic. Barring extenuating circumstances, when a warlock is found by Wardens, s/he is immediately executed, or more commonly killed while trying to apprehend them.
WitchEditalso known as the Servants of Nature , are supernatural beings that possess magical powers. While the origins of witchcraft remains a mystery, witches have existed for many centuries, passing down their knowledge and skills through generations in family lines. By harnessing the Earth's ambient elemental energies, they uphold their sacred duty to maintain and preserve the balance of Nature and combat the forces that threaten the balance such as vampires.
Magic, or Witchcraft, is the power to effect change by magical means. Magic can often be split into dark and light, though depending on the situation can also be neutral. Magic is a genetic heredity that connects a witch to the elements and forces of nature in order to practice sorcery.
Gerald Gardner, who claimed a religious tradition of Witchcraft with pre-Christian roots.
Beliefs in witchcraft, and resulting witch-hunts, are both found in many cultures worldwide, today mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., in the witch smellers in Bantu culture), and historically notably in Early Modern Europe of the 14th to 18th century, where witchcraft came to be seen as a vast diabolical conspiracy against Christianity, and accusations of witchcraft led to large-scale witch-hunts, especially in Germanic Europe.
The "witch-cult hypothesis", a controversial theory that European witchcraft was a suppressed pagan religion, was popular in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since the mid-20th century, Witchcraft has become the self-designation of a branch of neopaganism, especially in the Wicca tradition following