What are the differences between a wizard, a warlock, a sorcerer?
A wizard is most often differentiated from other magicians because they are learned, or schooled, in a formal manner. Wizards learn with patience and diligence which can be evidenced by their long years of study. A witch on the other hand, learns through instinct and intuition. Witches teach themselves what work best for them rather than being dictated to by teaching institutions but this does not make them less powerful than wizards who have committed themselves to learning spells in order to become a wizard. In many ways wizards and witches respect each point of view equally albeit in different ways; one has been taught whereas the other knows instinctively or intuitions what will work best for their desired outcome.
A warlock prides himself on his power and abilities and does not bow down to anyone; their power usually stems from a pact with the devil. Warlocks of today are seen as malevolent and evil, having sold their souls for power of some kind: whether for riches, youth or anything else they desire. Today it is believed that warlocks enact on people’s worst fears both in dreams and day-dreaming, leaving them to live in a state of fear.
A sorcerer’s abilities are often misunderstood by witches and wizards alike who have labelled him as an ‘unnatural being’ or ‘monster’. However, this is simply not the case. Sorcerers do not have any power over their fellow beings but they must obey ‘the laws of the universe’. Sorcerers have a natural ability to use magic and this is often confused for being unnatural. They do not practise magic as witches and wizards do, but use their abilities ‘naturally’ just as someone uses their five senses.
The key difference between a witch, a wizard, warlock and sorcerer is that witches practice ‘natural magic’ whereas wizards practice ‘magic’ which is taught in schools. Warlocks have made a pact with the devil, which makes them malevolent and evil, whereas sorcerers have an innate ability to use magic just as someone would naturally be able to see or hear.