Dr Nevill Drury is best known for his publications on modern Western magic, shamanism and visionary art. For many years he worked in the Australian book industry as an editor and art book publisher and in 2008 he received his Ph.D from the University of Newcastle for a dissertation on the art and magic of Rosaleen Norton. Currently living on the New South Wales south coast, he now works as a full-time writer and occasional university lecturer. Nevills books have been published in 25 countries. Recent publications include Sacred Encounters: Shamanism and Magical Journeys of the Spirit; The Dictionary of Magic and Stealing Fire from Heaven: the Rise of Modern Western Magic. He also co-authored The Varieties of Magical Experience with Dr Lynne Hume.
Brilliantly researched, outrageous and inspiring -- Fiona Horne, author of "Witch: A Personal Journey" & "Witch: A Magickal Year" A fascinating study. Drurys understanding of the occult and spiritual realms makes Nortons art and life comprehensible -- Tom Thompson, Sydney Morning Herald