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 No.260266

The archetype of the prototypical wizard has fallen into persistent decline. I believe, owing to the tendrils of technology and globalization having crept into almost every facet of everyday life, the perception of the wizard has degenerated into this weak, fallible shell. Wizards ought to be miserable and self-pitying, they ought to reject and ridicule themselves as society does to them. They take such a dim view of themselves by continuously deprecating their own virtue. I’ll remind everyone here that the wizard archetype, or the magician, is something that existed since ancient times. The wizard is meant to be a guide, an intermediary between that which is unknown and the normie, surface level plane of knowledge. Through isolation and deep self-reflection, the wizard achieves the understanding of the indecipherable through incomprehensible means, but I see all these “dep” threads, and every other post made here, where there is nothing but disdain for oneself and the bearing of this lifestyle. Is the wizard really this self-deplorable creature who detests any form of joy and rejoice? Or should a wizard be one who is content with oneself and is woefully aware of the ignorance of those strangers that abhor the wizardly virtue? Wizards should embody ecstasy and unity, the complete removal of the illusionary principle of individuation. The exemplary wizard should welcome a sort of ubiquitous harmony with the universe and with themselves, instead of casting themselves out of their own virtue and creating a spiritual cocoon between them and the outside world. Does anybody else agree or disagree?

Pic related, the ideal wizard.

 No.260268

>>260266
a wizard is simply someone who's a virgin at 30. it doesn't necessarily imply being conversant in wizardry, although they aren't mutually exclusive

 No.260272

>>260268
That's only the original definition, but we've developed a certain culture around it that goes beyond that. Most older virgins are failed normalfags desperate for sex, full of rage and resentment at not getting it, and obsessed with succs. That "wizard" ends up meaning the kind of virgin that the OP speaks of is a good thing and should be allowed to flourish and develop in discussions in places like this.

Don't forget that by posting here we're creating a culture, a kind of collective conscience that emerges from all the posts and comments here.

 No.260273

>>260268
>>260272
The ability to abstain from sex for a continuous span (thirty years is an arbitrary metric, in my opinion) acts as a consequence of the wizard archetype. Therefore, abstinence is not indicative of wizardly virtue, but rather the greatest virtue of wizardry (intuition and personal insight) necessitates this abstinence. The modern wizard believes they abstain from sex due to innate repulsiveness, the so and so feature of their physique that they find unattractive, they condemn societal and cultural circumstances. They transform the object of their desire (primarily succubi) into loathing, despising that which they cannot obtain. I don’t think wizards, by your definition, are wizards at all. Also, all of what I said above resonates with the point I was trying to convey in my original post.
For some reason, the modern wizard, instead of looking within and adopting their natural virtue instead attempt to mask their preoccupation with a deceptive both outward and internal appearance of superiority or a simple pathological resentment for that which they want to have but cannot obtain. It’s curious how so many self-proclaimed wizards seem to be solely focused on the ineptitude we display against other archetypes in society who have a much greater dominion over social interplay. That is actually one of the weaknesses of the wizard. The fundamental anxiety that the wizard assuages is the inability to control their surroundings. The wizard is at its root a personality device developed to maintain control during a period in a person’s life when assertiveness was not allowed. It's why so many wizards seem to also have issues with impulsivity and lack of restraint, myself included.
I suspect this anxiety stems partly from this societal imperative. Societal expectations are the antithesis of the archetypal wizard’s natural desires. It could be argued that this division between this the ethical component of the modern wizard’s pathology is providing a moral standard based on society’s expectations of them which dictates their ego, leading to a split between the projections cast upon them vs. their intrapsychic impulses.
Do you think that wizards in general are dying as a breed? It seems that more often than not, archetypes can be repressed due to historical and cultural conditions. I don't think modern times lend themselves to the nurturing of wizardly qualities. Sometimes I think the peak of wizardry was felt during antiquity and the classical era.

 No.260275

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>>260272
>>260273
i don't necessarily disagree with you, i'd just be wary of drawing too close a parallel between wizardry minor and wizardry major. the term "wizard" is arbitrary, but i guess it can't be denied wizards have some import as a kind of independent peripheral figure. here is my other suspicion: that everything that will be defined as "free from resentment" and "good" will converge on the prevailing social good, when part of a wizard's power is his dubious intentions and moral ambiguity

 No.261721

>The exemplary wizard should welcome a sort of ubiquitous harmony with the universe and with themselves, instead of casting themselves out of their own virtue and creating a spiritual cocoon between them and the outside world. Does anybody else agree or disagree?

I see not much difference.

 No.261844

>>260266
wizcels on this site are self-loathing weaklings
Wizards draw from the same power source as the "alpha male" archetype and turn it away from anything related to succubi



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