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Sorita D'Este is an esoteric researcher and author, as well as a wiccan priestess. She was married to the occult author David Rankine, but the couple divorced and separated in 2011.

She is best known for her research and work related to the goddess Hekate, as well as for her ability to push at the boundaries of esoteric research and practice through her workshops, lectures, and writing.

She also founded the Covenant of Hekate, which has a worldwide following of members.



Hekate: Her Sacred Fires (editor), Avalonia, 2010

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

Both Sides of Heaven (editor), Avalonia, 2009

Hekate – Liminal Rites (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2009

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

Artemis: Goddess of Childbirth, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2009

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

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

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

Wicca: Magickal Beginnings (with David Rankine),Avalonia, 2008 & 2005 & 2002

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

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

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

Circle of Fire (with David Rankine), Avalonia, 2008 & 2005

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

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

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


Hekate: Bright Goddess of the Mysteries, Silver Wheel Anthology, Anna Franklin, 2010

Alchemy, Innocence & Transformation , SilkMilK MagiZain, Orryelle Defenstrate-Bascule, 2010

To Dare, in From a Drop of Water, Kim Huggens, Avalonia, 2009

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

The Herbs of the Mabinogion, in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2008

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

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

Cord and Knot Magic, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2007

Creating Magical Sigils, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2007

Birch: Tree of Beginnings, in Llewellyn Herbal Almanac 2006

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

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

Welsh Beltane Customs, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2006

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

Spring in Ancient Rome, in Llewellyn Magical Almanac 2005