Cummins, AlexanderDr. Alexander Cummins has a PhD in History University of Bristol. His thesis was entitled Magical Approaches to the Passions in Seventeenth-century England. Al is an historian of early modern magic, astrology, and culture. His first book, The Starry Rubric: Seventeenth-century English Astrology and Magic was published by Hadean Press in 2012. He has also written on the cultural history of Apocalypse, occult botany and magical herbalism in the grimoires, the material history of amulets, planetary sorcery, necromancy, and various forms of folk magic.

Dr Cummins is currently based in Brooklyn with his spectacular wife and their vast expanse of cat. He is a consultant sorcerer and author as well as a teaching historian and a professional diviner. His work focuses on astrological magic, geomancy, folk necromancy, and the magical books of medieval and early modern Europe. You can find his bloggings, recordings, and publications at where you can also book consultations, speaking engagements, and private client-work.

Visit his personal website at
Al curates a storehouse of early modern occult texts scanned from archives at

In 2016, Al presented a community webinar on the tumultuous times of 17th Century England, where astrology and magic walked hand-in-hand.

You can also find out more about his passion for magic and history from his 2015 interview by Rune Soup, where Al talks about the history of grimoires and the western magical tradition.

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