In ancient Persian times a priestly class known as the Magi would sit in judgement of people's crimes and rule by convincing their subject's through the use of illusion and deception that they were the all powerful, rightful authority. The Magi had occulted considerable varied knowledge and skills, including keeping a perpetual fire burning (so people would literally come to them to start their fires in their home), of science, of human psychology, and had extensive medicinal knowledge.
Today's Magistrate is a reflection of a modern version of these
priests and their name historically originates with the Magi. Not
much changes. Men's minds continue to be deluded by much the same
type of illusion, a modern version, now to subjugate all to the
authority of the state. Those who desire the authority of the state
to remain have learnt these principles originally applied by the
Magi and have almost all eating from their hand.