Eric Purdue is a practitioner of medieval astrology, and a santero (olorisha) in Lucumí/Santeria. He has studied metaphysics for over thirty years, with a particular focus on practical folk and astrological magic. His work on traditional talismanic magic appeared in the inaugural edition of The Ascendant (2014), and his new translation of Henry Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy will be released in 2019. He lives in Seattle, Washington.