Plato – Philosopher
Aristotle – Philosopher
Plotinus – Neoplatonic Philosopher
Iamblicus – Neoplatonic Philosopher
Pythagoras – Philosopher and Mathematician
Pseudo-Dionysius – A pseudepigraphic author of an influential series of texts that popularized neoplatonic philosophy and integrated it with Christian theology.
Albertus Magnus – Catholic saint and important theologian from medieval Germany.
Nicolas Flamel – Purported alchemist; his life and work were later highly fictionalized. He was a well documented, real person who lived in France in the 14th century. He worked as a scribe and owned a manuscript shop.
Roger Bacon – Medieval English philosopher who is alternately considered a wizard or early proponent of the scientific method.
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa – Author of “Three Books of Occult Philosophy”.
Giovani Pico della Mirandola
John Dee – Advisor to Elizabeth I, Dee was an alchemist, philosopher, mathematician, scholar, astrologer, diviner, and progenitor of Enochian magic in the 16th century.
Edward Kelley – Dee’s assistant and “scryer”.
Count of St Germain – A mysterious man who lived in Europe in the 1700s. Later accounts attested that he was immortal and he himself claimed to be hundreds of years old.
Emmanuel Swedenborg – Influential Swedish mystic; author of the book “Heaven and Hell” which details the afterlife as revealed to him by God.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Aleister Crowley – Famous occultist and infamous “wickedest man in the world”. Founder of Thelema.
Manly P. Hall
A. E. Waite
Austin Osman Spare
Gershom Scholem – Preeminent scholar of Kabbalah.
Fictional or Highly Fictionalized
Doctor Faustus/Faust – A German scholar who sells his soul to the devil in a popular legend.
Hermes Trismegistus (Thoth) – The divine progenitor of Hermeticism.
Solomon – Biblical King of Israel, son of King David, Solomon was considered a powerful mage and exorcist. The Key of Solomon is a popular magical text ascribed to him in which he describes how to summon and bind various demons.
Simon Magus – Sorcerer featured in the New Testament, namesake of the sin of simony.
Abramelin the Mage – Purported author of the influential Book of Abramelin.