A sorcerer is a practitioner of sorcery
. The term is usually used to describe a magician
primarily concerned with divination
and communing with, or even controlling, spirits
The term "sorcerer" usually has a slightly negative connotation. Not necessarily a plainly evil being such as a warlock, there is usually the sense that a sorcerer is meddling with sinister forces more powerful than himself (e.g. Goethe's "Sorcerer's apprentice").
The word "sorcerer" has gender, the female version being sorceress.
Other terms for magic users are: