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Frances Billinghurst is an initiated witch, magical practitioner and metaphysician who has been fascinated with mythology, folklore and esoteric sciences for over half her lifetime.

Residing in Australia, she is the author of Dancing the Sacred Wheel (one of the few books solely dedicated to the sabbats in the Southern Hemisphere), Encountering the Dark Goddess: A Journey into the Shadow Realms, Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magical Life and On Her Silver Rays: A Guide to the Moon, Myth and Magic, amongst other titles. 

She is the editor of Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism, and her essays have appeared in numerous publications over the years including Llewellyn's Witch's Calendar, The Cauldron, A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional to the Queen of Heaven, Naming the Goddess, Witchcraft Today: 60 Years On, and The Faerie Queens: A collection of essays exploring the myths, magic and mythology of the Faerie Queens.

Frances offers online courses, has her own YouTube channel, and can be found on social media. She can be contacted through the Mystical Soul Academy ( or her writer's blog (