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      What kind of Magician are you?

      Disclaimer - Labels and Classifications may indicate polarities but do not define us. This is not a thread meant for self-diagnosis of any specific classification. This is just for fun.

      Also, I use Magician here as an umbrella term. Feel free to declare yourself anything which you believe falls under the term, whether it be Wiccan, Druid or Lvl. 37 Troll Shaman

      Here are some helpful possibilities, but do not feel the need to describe your practice based on the labels I have provided. They can be redundant and I made most of them up anyways. If you like, feel free to call yourself a Goodlesnout Factor or Malignent Harbinger, I don't care. Just explain what your self-label means.

      Alignments

      White Magician - Your primary purpose is to use your magic to serve mankind, and all spells performed are in the interest of the greater good.

      Gray Magician - Your primary purpose is to serve yourself or your sphere on interest, but you do not exploit or harm others in the process.

      Black Magician - Your primary purpose is to serve yourself or sphere of influence and it doesn't matter what sort of damage you cause to others or the world in the process.

      Approaches

      Chaos Magician - You believe the future is undecided, and that chance has a profound influence on the outcome, so you influence chance in order to ease the manifestation of a preferred outcome.

      Ritual Magician - You believe that by tapping into archetypal or symbolic energies, you have the ability to effect reality on an invisible level.

      Theatrical Magician - You believe everyone is performing magic all the time and the little details of expression have the most profound influence. The inflection of one's voice when they say the same phrase has a profoundly different effect, as well as the a amount of passion they put into it. Alternatively, this could also be utilized to describe magicians with a particular interest in Gnosis, or in becoming the single-minded nature of a desire.

      Gnostic/Armchair Magician - You are most interested in understanding the philosophy of magic and comprehending the fabric of reality from the magical perspective (as opposed to the material or transcendental perspective). You may have some interest in manipulating your environment but are not interested in specific rituals so much as what is taking place when the rituals are performed.

      Others

      Earth Mage - You utilize physical remedies, albeit hollistic or new-age in nature. Alternatively, you may call yourself an herbalist or alchemist.

      Fire Mage - You focus on qi or energy in your practice, which may involve qi-gong, acupuncture or light

      Air Mage - You focus on information and symbols in your practice, which may involve ritual, tarot or channeling

      Water Mage - You focus on sound, vibration, dreams and emotion in your practice which may involve chanting or homeopathy.

      Healer - You focus on helping restore health

      Purifier - You focus on cleaning out residual energy and preparing spaces for comfort or creation

      Manifestor - You focus on achieving specific desires.

      Preserver - You focus on reinforcing the integrity of structures

      Destroyer - You focus on breaking down old structures so something new may be born

      Conjurer - You focus on creating energy forms for your bidding

      Diviner - You focus on predicting the future

      Invoker/Channeler - You focus on working with spiritual guides for assistance or information

      Wiccan - You ascribe to Wiccan philosophy or take tutelage under Wiccans

      Druid - You ascribe to Druidic philosophy or take tutelage under Druids

      Shaman - You ascribe to Shamanic philosophy or take tutelage under Shamen

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      Fun. I jokingly call myself a Disenfranchised Yogi. But, lets see, just for fun. I always played Paladins in games, cause I love being the good guy. For this thread, I will go with "Sivason The White Gnosic Fire Mage!" Wahahaha!
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      Well, I guess I am a White Theatrical Air Mage.

      I am working on developing as a Healer, although naturally I seem to have the energy of a Destroyer. Often I have walked into rooms and other people's computers or electronics would instantly stop working. Street lights would go out as I walked under them. I often wondered if it was just selective memory causing to perceive this, until my friends started commenting on it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by hermine_hesse View Post
      Well, I guess I am a White Theatrical Air Mage.

      I am working on developing as a Healer, although naturally I seem to have the energy of a Destroyer. Often I have walked into rooms and other people's computers or electronics would instantly stop working. Street lights would go out as I walked under them. I often wondered if it was just selective memory causing to perceive this, until my friends started commenting on it.
      I have always had street lights do that! Funny stuff, but at least one person got really frightened by it.
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      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      Gray Theatrical Preserver. Level 6.

      My primary desires are to move to Australia and become successful in business; most of the time I do look after my own interests, but if given the opportunity to lead, my goals will often change to benefit the group instead of myself. One of my goals further down in life is to encourage more ethical business practices, and thus preserve integrity in that fashion.

      Once I obtain a job in a business, I imagine I can slowly gain more levels and influence in an organization, thus encouraging more people to be ethical and responsible! Or I will lose the struggle and become another unethical drone.

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      I'm into Haitian vodou, a beautiful and powerful ATR (african traditional religion).

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      Quote Originally Posted by Original Poster View Post
      I'm a bard
      You spoony bard!!

      Anyways, I'm a blue wizard. I always seem to find myself as far away from the main conflict as possible and I've been gone so long, even my best friends, who were with me at the beginning of the universe, seem to have forgotten my name. I am Alatar and I buggered off to the east because plot!!!!!!!!

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      Grey Chaos Light Mage, level 17.24

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      Hmm, interesting and amusing thread. I suppose I will participate.

      To get one thing straight: I do NOT believe in magick, the divine, or whatever will you call it. I believe in logic. [Shrugs] As much as I wish I could use magick.

      Anyhow, I guess I am a Grey Magician, for the most part. Though, depending on the circumstances, I can definitely be a Black Magician at times. Definitely not a White Magician. Since I am a knowledge whore and somewhat of an OCD freak, I guess I could be classified as an Air Mage as well. Cannot say any of the rest apply to me.

      To put that in one sentence... Blackish-Grey Air Magician, lvl. MAX for me. (Ironically, wind has always been mine favourite element in fiction.)
      Be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief,
      and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
      That is the way of the Stoics.



      "Do you know what happens to those who lose their true purpose?
      Inevitably, they destroy themselves." ~Sax (Kingdom Hearts II.5)

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      Quote Originally Posted by hermine_hesse View Post
      Often I have walked into rooms and other people's computers or electronics would instantly stop working. Street lights would go out as I walked under them. I often wondered if it was just selective memory causing to perceive this, until my friends started commenting on it.
      This has happened to me many, many times. My nickname at university was electrickery. My body has a voltage double of what it should be.

      With regards the thread I don't have a preferred path but my most notable successes have been with fire and water magick.

      Please click on the links below, more techniques under investigation to come soon...


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      Quote Originally Posted by Aristaeus View Post
      Hmm, interesting and amusing thread. I suppose I will participate.

      To get one thing straight: I do NOT believe in magick, the divine, or whatever will you call it. I believe in logic. [Shrugs] As much as I wish I could use magick.

      Anyhow, I guess I am a Grey Magician, for the most part. Though, depending on the circumstances, I can definitely be a Black Magician at times. Definitely not a White Magician. Since I am a knowledge whore and somewhat of an OCD freak, I guess I could be classified as an Air Mage as well. Cannot say any of the rest apply to me.

      To put that in one sentence... Blackish-Grey Air Magician, lvl. MAX for me. (Ironically, wind has always been mine favourite element in fiction.)
      Magick is not the divine, and being logical does not necessitate a disbelief in magick. I recommend you listen to the Liber Null series to better understand the philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2pMNS81-hE

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      Quote Originally Posted by BaronKriminel View Post
      I'm into Haitian vodou, a beautiful and powerful ATR (african traditional religion).
      One of my favourite magick books is by an African magician named Kam Ottoyo.

      Please click on the links below, more techniques under investigation to come soon...


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      Twitchy the Chaos Magician! Lvl, 27. Like a boss

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      I have fire burning within and water overflowing from my being. Steam? My path is theatrical, and strongly white.

      I like the idea of categorizing the way I view the world, even though I don't cast spells.

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