David Rankine, Somerset, UK

Dark Moon Shrine 2012 - Sorita D'Este
David Rankine is an author, esoteric researcher and magician who lives in Glastonbury, UK. He has been making big contributions to the modern occult revival since the 80’s through lectures, workshops, presentations, articles and books. His esoteric expertise covers a diverse range of topics, including the Western Esoteric Traditions, especially Greco-Egyptian magic, the Qabalah, the Grimoire tradition, Ceremonial Magic, British Folklore and European Mythology.

His work in recent years has been characterised by the publication of previously unavailable or inaccessible material on the grimoires and other areas of magic. 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, folklore, Greco- Egyptian and Celtic Mythology. He co-authored Hekate Liminal Rites, and contributed to both Hekate Keys to the Crossroads (2006) and Hekate Her Sacred Fires (2010).

With Sorita d’Este he co-facilitated study groups, workshops and courses, ceremonial practice groups, as well as a initiatory Craft Coven between 2000-2012. He contributed to many articles on this website as you will find extracts of his work in the Resources section. He continues his explorations of the occult in Somerset, England and can be contacted through his Facebook profile www.facebook.com/grimoires

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