David is an author, researcher and qabalist based in Glastonbury, Uk. He is the author of numerous books published by Avalonia, including The Complete Grimoire of Pope Honorius, The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet, A Collection of Magical Secrets, The Book of Treasure Spirits, The Book of Gold, Climbing the Tree of Life, The Cosmic Shekinah, Practical Qabalah Magick, The Isles of the Many Gods, and The Guises of the Morrigan.
Georgi Mishev (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is the author of Thracian Magic and the forthcoming The Four Headed Hekate. He is a Priest and co-founder of the Threskeia, a pagan tradition based on the beliefs of ancient Thrace. Blessed by being a member of family of healers and trained in folk traditional magic, Georgi is a Bachelor in German and Russian language and has a Master’s degree in the field of Preservation of cultural heritage. He is also a researcher in ancient history and religion of the Mediterranean world and especially in magic practices, rituals and ancient relics in the modern folklore. For more information see http://threskeia.ucoz.com
The author of Kali Kaula, Dragon Bones and The Seven Names of Lamastu Jan Fries is one of the leading magickal authors of the 21st century. Jan is known for his exciting and practical works, and the breadth of scholarship which he infuses them with. He lives and works in Germany.
Jean-Luc Chaumeil is a leading French journalist, as well as being an artist and author. He is the author of The Priory of Sion published by Avalonia in 2010 has been researching the mysteries of Rennes Le Chataux since the 1970s. He is the Great Master of the Grand Loge Independante et Régulière de Memphis Misraïm (with three lodges, Héliopolis, Fénelon-Ramsay and marquis de Chefdebien) and he is Chevalier of Palestine in the hermetic college, with two Ateliers of Theurgy from the Myrian therapeutic branch and from the Great Order of Osiris as a member of the Rose-Croix.
Jeffrey S. Kupperman
Jeffrey Kupperman is a professional scholar and graphic and Web designer living in the Chicagoland area with his wife. He has degrees in psychology, graphic designs and religious studies, where his emphasis was in Western mythology as well as mystical and occult practices. His book Living Theurgy: A Course in Iamblichus’ Philosophy, Theology and Theurgy will be published by Avalonia in Spring 2014.
Jim Baker is a historian living in USA. Avalonia published his book The Cunning Man’s Handbook: The Practice of English Folk Magic, 1550-1900
English Root Magician John Canard’s first book Defences against the Witches Craft was published by Avalonia in 2008. Having misspent most of his youth in the Cambridgeshire fens, John met the woman of his dreams, who he still believes to be only part human and moved with her to Somerset (UK) to live the wild life. They live on a small farm where John spends his time tending a menagerie of animals and growing organic produce. He is also working on a number of other projects related to traditional magick, witchcraft and root cunning.
Jonathan Tapsell is the author of Ameth – The Life and Times of Doreen Valiente.
Avalonia published the writer and teacher Katie Gerrard’s books Odin’s Gateways (2009) and Seidr the Gate is Open (2011). Katie is a writer, researcher and workshop facilitator with a passion for the magic of the Runes and Seidr. She has been studying the different forms of Norse magic and working with the Norse Gods since discovering them in the 1990s, when she was at university in West Wales. When she is not doing things of a magickal persuasion she enjoys creative pursuits such as fashion design, sewing, and various handicrafts. She lives in London with her husband, daughter, and fat idiot cat.
Kim Huggens is a researcher and author, focusing on the malefic-erotic magic of the Late Antique period, world mythology, Tarot, and Vodou. Kim is the editor of three anthologies published by Avalonia, being From a Drop of Water, Vs. and Memento Mori. She is a Tarot reader of 17 years experience, and co-creator of Sol Invictus: The God Tarot and Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot with Nic Phillips. She is the author of the Llewellyn book, Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards (June 2010) and also writes articles and papers for various anthologies and journals. Kim is a Vodou practitioner and Hounsi Lave Tet with Sosyete Gade Nou Leve, and Body Master of the Tamion Camp of the Ordo Templi Orientis. In her spare time she makes jewellery, sequin flags and spirit dolls, runs Tarot workshops and classes, writes short fiction, and roleplays.
Lesley Jackson is the author of Thoth – God of Wisdom; Hathor: A Reintroduction to an Ancient Egyptian Goddess and Isis: Eternal Goddess of Egypt and Rome. Her next work explores Sekhmet and the other Cat Goddesses. She lives in the remote East Riding with a tolerant husband and an ever increasing volume of books and rocks. Any remaining spare time is spent travelling or baking and making chocolates.
Marion Pearce is the author of several books and articles on Celtic, Norse and Roman history and culture. Her work has been published in magazines in the UK and internationally. She is the editor of Pentacle Magazine, the biggest independent pagan magazine in the UK, which she founded in 2002; and was formerly the editor of Pagan Dawn, the magazine of the Pagan Federation. Marion’s book The Gods of the Vikings was published by Avalonia in 2011, with illustrations by visionary artist Emily Carding.
Nicolas Phillips is an author and artist, the co-creator of Sol Invictus: The God Tarot and Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot. His book CELTIC SAINTS of Western Britain is published by Avalonia.
Orryelle Defenestrate Bascule
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is a ChaOrder Magickian and Baphometic avatar somewhat obsessed with physical reification and Malkuthian manifestation. He is the founder of the Metamorphic Ritual Theatre Company and editor of SilkMilk MagiZain. An artist, musician, author, performer and tattoo artist, hir book Time Fate and Spider Magick is forthcoming. Hir website is www.crossroads.wild.net.au
Paul Harry Barron
Paul Harry Barron is a linguist, whose knowledge and interest in practical Qabalah developed out of an early interest in Jewish spirituality, magic and holistic healing. He is the translator of The Book of Gold (2010) and The Complete Grimoire of Pope Honorius (2013). In 2010 his Mini-Cwrs Esperanto was the first Esperanto textbook to bbe published in the Welsh language. He is a qualified Acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) who lives and works in Wales.
Persian born Payam Nabarz is a Sufi and a practicing Dervish. He is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and a co-founder of its Nemeton of the Stars Grove. Magi Nabarz is a revivalist of the Temple of Mithras, and has written and edited a number of works on Mithras. He has also worked with the Golden Dawn system, Thelema, Nath Tantra, Wicca, and the Craft. He was the founder of Spirit of Peace, a charitable organisation dedicated to personal inner peace and world peace via interfaith dialogue between different spiritual paths. Avalonia published Payam’s luminary work Stellar Magic in 2009, and an anthology he edited, Anahita: Ancient Persian Goddess & Zorastrian Yazata in 2013.
Sorita d’Este is the founder and owner of Avalonia, which started as a community website in 1997, developing into a publishing company with the publication of her first book with David Rankine, The Guises of the Morrigan. Numerous of Sorita’s works have been published by Avalonia, including the anthologies Hekate Her Sacred Fires, Hekate Keys to the Crossroads, Priestesses Pythonesses & Sibyls, Both Sides of Heaven, Horns of Power and The Faerie Queens. She is also the co-author of numerous works including Hekate Liminal Rites, The Cosmic Shekinah, Practical Planetary Magick and Visions of the Cailleach, and author of Artemis Virgin Goddess of the Sun and Moon.
Tara is the author of The Temple of Hekate. She is a Torchbearer of the Covenant of Hekate, and previously contributed to the anthology Hekate: Her Sacred Fires (2010). She was also one of the key facilitators of the Rite of Her Sacred Fires (2010) with Sorita d’Este, a worldwide ceremony which was held for the first time during the Full Moon of May 2010. Tara currently resides on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border with her long suffering husband, beautiful and precocious daughter and a gaggle of cats. For more information visit her website: www.templeofhekate.net
Yvonne Aburrow is the author of All Acts of Love & Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca.