Sorita D'Este was interviewed in the October 09 edition of The Magickal Light Ezine.
Sorita is an esoteric researcher, author and priestess who brings her knowledge of the wisdom of the ancient world into the modern age. Her particular areas of interest relate to the Western Esoteric Traditions, including the Pagan Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Celtic Britain and Ireland, folklore, Qabalah, divinatory and magical practices through the ages.
In 1997 she created the hugely influential website Avalonia (www.avalonia.co.uk) which was the focus of a variety of online communities facilitated (or co-facilitated) by Sorita from 1999-2008.
Sorita has written numerous articles for esoteric publications including The Watkins Review, Witchcraft & Wicca (magazine of the Children of Artemis), and Pagan Dawn (magazine of the Pagan Federation). Between 2002-04 she contributed around 250 articles to the very successful worldwide D’Agostini part-work Enhancing Your Mind Body Spirit. These included entire sections on Aromatherapy, World Healing Traditions, Palmistry and Spells.
In addition to her own writings and those with her author husband David Rankine, she is also the editor of several anthologies, including Hekate Keys to the Crossroads; Horns of Power, Both Sides of Heaven and Priestesses Pythonesses & Sybils.
Sorita has interacted with the media frequently over the years, and appeared on many television and radio programs. Her work and interviews with her have featured in numerous publications including TIME OUT, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Alternative London. She has featured on BBC Radio London and BBC local radio networks, and also on television programs for ITV, BBC, Channel 5, discovery Channel (with Anthony Stewart Head) and Sky.
Sorita has lectured extensively on subjects related to those she has written on over the years, givingn lectures at local, national and international events for organisations such as the Children of Artemis, Pagan Federation, and Fellowship of Isis. Additionally, in her role as Priestess she has led many dozens of public ceremonies and practical workshops for those interested in learning through experience. Together with David, she facilitated the open learning circle Lapis Companions in London for several years.
Having spent many years in London (England, UK) she now lives in Powys, on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales (UK) with occult author husband David Rankine and their son. She remains actively involved in the Western Esoteric Tradition, with a focus on the mysteries of Ancient Egypt and Greece, and those presented in grimoires such as the Key of Solomon.
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