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  • n  a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
  • n  a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians

  • THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Directed by NICOLAS ROEG Screenplay by PAUL MAYERSBERG Think of him, classically, as a magus, both a magician.
  • His legend was helped by other people's fictions, though Gauguin's own existential posturings as hero, Christ-martyr, magus, savage and artist-criminal lay at its root.
  • His organization, set up by mutual-fund magus Sir John Templeton, has distributed $5 million to scientists studying, among other things, forgiveness among chimpanzees and its .
News & Articles

  • E3 - Aksys Games Announces Magus
    Aksys Games has announced that it will be co-delevoping a game for the first time. Magus , pronounced "may-jus", is being made in conjuction with developer Black Tower using Unreal Engine 3 and will be released on PlayStation 3.
    June 20, 2013 - RPGamer

  • John Updike in Boston Globe
    Remembering William Shawn, the famous editor of the New Yorker, Updike describes him as "the magus in his cave."
  • Woody Allen in Times Online
    Once asked whether, given the opportunity to live his life over again, he'd make any changes, Woody Allen replied that he'd do "everything exactly the same - with the exception of watching The Magus".
  • James Wood in
    Literary critic James Wood called him the "demented magus of the sentence"; John Walsh suspected him of genius, writing: "He can outgun virtually any writer in England."

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