Definition of theurgist in English:



  • See theurgy

    • ‘Iamblichus went on, however, to weaken this argument by claiming that theurgists controlled good spirits for good ends whereas magicians employed bad spirits for bad purposes (De Mysteriis, III: 3,1).’
    • ‘Furthermore, in some respects Wiccans regularly engage in practices against which theurgists themselves warned, except in very exceptional circumstances.’
    • ‘The Symbolists believed in the potential power of poetry to transform the world; the poet was considered to be a theurgist and a prophet.’
    • ‘Iamblichus also stressed that theurgists usually worked with lesser divinities - heroes, daimons and angels - and only the greatest of all, in exceptional circumstances, would trouble actual deities.’