You might ask yourself what the difference is between a magician that performs stage tricks and related (e.g. the “magician” that pulls a rabbit out of a hat) and an occultist or sorcerer like myself, also called a magician.
Notice that I use apostrophes when addressing the former; I do so because these people are not real magicians, in the sense that what they do has nothing to do with the occult.
These individuals are stage performers; what they do is based on illusions & distracting the public in order to perform their tricks. It’s entertaining, but that’s all. It has no relation to occultism and spirituality whatsoever.
An example of someone like this would be the illusionist David Copperfield.