David Rankine is an author, esoteric researcher, and magician who lives in Glastonbury, England, with his partner, artist and tattooist Rosa Laguna. He has made major contributions to the modern occult revival since the 1980s, through lectures, workshops, presentations, articles, and books. His esoteric expertise covers a wide range of topics, including the Western Esoteric Traditions, especially the Qabalah, the Grimoire tradition, and Greco-Egyptian magic and Ceremonial Magic, as well as British Folklore and European Mythology. David's esoteric knowledge and scholarship can be seen in the thirty books he has authored, his essays in various anthologies, and hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, international part-works, and websites. His published work in recent years has been characterized 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, Greco-Egyptian and Celtic Mythology, and folklore.