A master magician or adept. The Magi, or magicians (plural
form of Magus), were the ‘‘wise men’’ of the ancient Persian
priesthood. It is noted in the Christian New Testament that
three magi brought gifts to the infant Jesus. In the later tradition
they were given names—Kaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar—and
their bones are said to rest in Cologne Cathedral,
The term Magus is also used in magical societies like the
Golden Dawn to indicate one of its highest grades, between the
master of the temple and the ipsissimus.
King, Francis. The Rites of Modern Occult Magic. New York
Macmillan, 1970