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Since 2003 I have had the absolute privilege to be a full time author, having had my first short article published in a zine in the late 90's.  My first paid articles were for alternative and mainstream magazines, including the part-work Enhancing Your Mind Body Spirit.  In 2005 I started experimenting with publishing my own books, and after the birth of my one and only son in 2007 I started developing that hobby into a business, which thrives today as Avalonia publishing, which has allowed me to around my son's disability and has allowed me the freedom to continue with my work as a Priestess and Devotee of the Goddess of the Crossroads. 

books authored by, co-authored by, edited by, contributed to, by Sorita d'Este

Published Books (as author or co-author)

Artemis: Virgin Goddess of the Sun & Moon, Avalonia, 2005

Avalonia’s Book of Chakras (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2005

Circle of Fire (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2008 & 2005  [Also available in French]

Circle for Hekate (History & Mythology), Avalonia, 2017 [Also available in French]

Hekate – Liminal Rites (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2009 [Also available in French]

Practical Elemental Magick (co-author, 2008), Avalonia, 2008

Practical Planetary Magick (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2007

Practical Qabalah Magick (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2009

The Guises of the Morrigan (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2005 & 2017

The Isles of the Many Gods (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2007

Visions of the Cailleach (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2009

Wicca: Magickal Beginnings (with David Rankine),Avalonia, 2008 & 2005 & 2002  [Also available in Brazilian Portuguese & French]



Anthologies / Journals / Almanacs (as contributing writer)

 Air, Fire, Water, Earth all in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2008

Alchemy, Innocence and Transformation: The Horn of the Unicorn, in  SilkMilk, edited by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule,  2010.

Artemis: Goddess of Childbirth, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2009

Birch: Tree of Beginnings, in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2006

Cord and Knot Magic, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2007

Creating Magical Sigils, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2007

Eostre and the Ancient New Year, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2005

Festival of August in Ancient Greece, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2006

Folklore and Magic of Kitchen Spices, in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2007

Hekate: Bright Goddess of the Mysteries, in Silver Wheel, edited by Anna Franklin, 2009

Jesus, in Jesus through Pagan Eyes (interview), edited by Mark Townsend, Llewellyn, 2010

Spring in Ancient Rome, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2005

Sweet Nectar of the Gods (Honey), in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2007

The Herbs of the Mabinogion, in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2008

The Horn of the Unicorn, in Silver Wheel, edited by Anna Franklin, 2010

The Nine Herb Charm (from the 9th-century Lacnunga), in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2006

To Dare: The Element of Water, in Silver Wheel, edited by Anna Franklin, 2011

Welsh Beltane Customs, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2006

When Woman was the Altar (The Wiccan Great Rite),  in The Gnostic 5:: A Journal of Gnosticism,  2012

When Woman was the Altar: Tea, Sex & Religion, in Occult Traditions, 2010

Anthologies (as editor producer)

Both Sides of Heaven (editor), Avalonia, 2009

Hekate: Keys to the Crossroads (editor), Avalonia, 2006

Hekate: Her Sacred Fires, Avalonia, 2010

Horns of Power: Manifestations of the Horned God (editor), Avalonia, 2008

Priestesses, Pythonesses & Sybils (editor), Avalonia, 2008

The Faerie Queens, (co-edited with David Rankine), Avalonia 2010


Enhancing your Mind, Body & Spirit by DeAgostini (2001-2006]

Sorita contributed around 200 articles to this popular part-work sold in newsagents, supermarkets, and by subscription in the early 00’s.  It has been reprinted since and released again in the UK and other English-speaking countries.  For this publication, Sorita contributed a course in Palmistry, articles on aromatherapy, herbalism and healing traditions, Witchcraft, Wicca and Goddess traditions. 



Sorita has also contributed dozens of articles to community magazines such as Pagan Dawn, Witchcraft & Wicca, Wiccan Rede – and countless blogs.

Where to buy my books

The majority of my books - authored / co-authored / edited are available from .

Due to ongoing issues with shipping between the UK and EU countries in recent years, Avalonia no longer ships to EU destinations - if you are in the EU please consider purchasing from Amazon, or ask your local bookstores to order the books for you.

Books are also available from Amazon as both print and Kindle eBook editions, some links provided below - or search your local Amazon store.

Most of my books are also available from reputable esoteric, Pagan and New Age shops around the world.  Some titles are available in French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese translations. 

Ancient Oracle of the Goddess Ishtar

"Not shalt thou fear, The howl of winds which rush upon thee, I command it, that they shall not crush thee. Thy foes like hogs of the reed-swamps in the month Siman from before thy feet destroys thy foes. I am the great Beltis, I am Ishtar of Arbela who before thy feet destroys thy foes.  What plants that I utter for thee do not prove real before me? " ~ Ancient Oracles, Stoneman

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