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New beginnings!

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

After many years of neglect, I have decided to give my own website a new fresh beginning.

I hope that you will take the time to come back here from time to time. Over the coming months I will be sharing dozens of articles and extracts from books I authored, or co-authored in the past - some information simply needs to be "set free" into the world to do what it wants, and it is time for some of what is sitting in my archives to do exactly that - and I hope that it will benefit at least a few of you out there.

We start with dozens of blog posts exploring the history and origins of the Wiccan tradition. Those of you who have been following my work, or who has known me through the various online communities I have hosted since the late 90's will know that Initiatory Witchcraft was part of my early journey into the Mysteries. I was passionate about both preserving and deepening the understanding I had, and that others had, of the tradition - both in theory and practice. The book Wicca: Magickal Beginnings (WMB) which I co-authored with David Rankine, was part of my expression of my love and devotion to the Gods and traditions of Wicca. It was published in 2008 and now I am setting it free as a series of blog posts here - for the benefit (I hope) of current and future generations of practitioners who, like me, want to see the tradition flourish in Truth and with Love into the future - and to continue its evolutions. I hope that you will take some time to read and comment on the posts, especially if you feel that your comments will contribute to the knowledge being shared in this way. For the curious - the book remains in print, and is available as a pb and kindle edition.

I will of course also be sharing many other articles from my archives - once the sharing of WMB is done - including material on Hekate, Artemis, The Mother of the Gods - and all the topics I have written about and am writing about.

My blessings,

Sorita d'Este

Glastonbury, Somerset



My name is Sorita d'Este

and this is my website and blog!  Thanks for visiting - I hope you are finding what you are looking for!


Many years ago I dedicated myself to the pursuit of both esoteric knowledge, and an understanding of polytheism, the Gods and Nature.  I have been a full-time writer, author and publisher, specialising subjects linked to the occult, witchcraft, Paganism, mythology, ancient religions and magic - and all kinds of things in between since 2003. 


I live on a hill in Glastonbury, overlooking the marshes of Somerset,  a place of myth and legend, and a crossroad for many different religions. Here I am frequently found digging and growing, serving my fluffy rescue cat and navigating the unknown with my teenage son.  

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