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Author, magician and esoteric researcher David Rankine lives and works on the Welsh Borders with his wife author Sorita d'Este and their son. Since the early 1980s David has been making major contributions to the modern occult revival, through lectures, workshops, presentations, articles and books. He is fascinated by all areas of magic, but his particular passions are medieval and renaissance magick as exemplified by the grimoires, the Qabalah, and Greco-Egyptian magic.
David's breadth of esoteric knowledge can be seen in the hundreds of articles for magazines, journals and international part-works, his contributions to anthologies, and the twenty-three books he has written or co-written, including the Practical Magic series with his wife Sorita and the Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic series with Stephen Skinner. His work is characterised by the publication of previously unavailable or inaccessible material on the grimoires and other areas of magic. He is a member of both Societas Magica and ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism).
David has given lectures and facilitated workshops around the UK and Europe for the last three decades, concentrating on the subjects closest to his heart, including the Grimoire Tradition, Angelic Magic, Egyptian and Celtic Mythology and spirituality. He has frequently featured in media interviews over the years on his specialist subjects, including television programs on Channel 5, ITV, BBC and Sky; BBC Radio London and Glastonbury Radio, and numerous publications including TIME OUT, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Alternative London and many others.