mid-15c., “philosopher, sage,” from Middle English wys “wise” (see wise (adj.)) + -ard. Cf. Lithuanian zynyste “magic,” zynys “sorcerer,” zyne “witch,” all from zinoti “to know.” The ground sense is perhaps “to know the future.” The meaning “one with magical power” did not emerge distinctly until c.1550, the distinction between philosophy and magic being blurred in the Middle Ages. As a slang word meaning “excellent” it is recorded from 1922.
Old English wis, from Proto-Germanic *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wis, Old Norse viss, Dutch wijs, German weise “wise”), from pp. adj. *wittos of PIE root *weid- “to see,” hence “to know” (see vision). Slang meaning “aware, cunning” first attested 1896. Related to the source of Old English witan “to know, wit.”
We are thinking that the Lithuanian word for magic ‘zynyste’ and their word ‘zynys’ for sorcerer is similar to ‘sinister’ which means ‘left’ or ‘evil’.
As western literature, folklore, and films have shown – wizards can be light or dark.
A related origin theory suggests the word Wizard comes from those who held the Staff of Power, which was called the WSR (Wassar). Osiris was the Life Force within creation, his backbone the Djed, or Djedhi, hence the “Force” of the Jedi Knights of Star Wars. Osiris was called SR, or ASR (Ausir), as well as Wassir. The Wasser staffs were electrical conductors of power, hence the Wizzards were Wassirs or Osiris’ using WSR Wands for their Hex’s (hexagon), in Egyptian Heku.
The main tenet of the Star Wars universe is completion of the circle or finding the balance between good and evil. It is a metaphor for knowing whether you are on the wrong side and whether you are becoming destructive.
Ironically enough, the idea of completing the circle with ritual and of finding balance in awareness was known in ancient Egypt as raising the Djed.
Djed and human backbone
4 vertèbres coccygiennes
5 vertèbres sacrées (sacrum)
5 vertèbres lombaires
12 vertèbres thoraciques
7 vertèbres cervicales
The purpose of the ritual was to preserve order and repel chaos. In order to do this there first had to be an effort to raise this “awareness’” or “Djed.” Those that did this were known as “Djedi.”
Archetypal symbols such as the circle, the spiral, trees, and a pillar or pole were magically and ritually employed to preserve essential order. These symbols all have a connection to the sun and worship of the Sun.
Historically, the Djed was raised at crucial transitional times between cycles, evoking light and stability to dispel darkness and disorder. Such periods were the Winter solstices, the failing years of a reigning monarch or the coronation of a new one.
August the 12th and 13th was the time that the Osiris Mysteries were shared and performed, this coincides with the closing of the Lion’s Gate.
A tower or an obelisk that is symbolic of the connection and balance of all things in heaven and in earth now represents the Djed. We see this symbol all over the world as secret societies have used it as a backdrop for their empires.
Osiris Hall: The raising of the Djed Pillar
Osiris Hall: The raising of the Djed Pillar, conceptualized as the Spine of Osiris, traditionally raised at the completion of the annual Rites of Osiris in ancient Egypt, in order to re-establish the right connection between the earth and the sky. The human spine was equated with the world axis mundi (mirrored in the Kabbala). Osiris was a god of vegetation, his ceremonies began with earth ploughing and ended with the raising of the Djed pillar, an act of mediation between earth and sky