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Nigel Campbell Pennick (born 1946 in Guildford, Surrey, England) is an author publishing on occultism, magic, natural magic, divination, subterranea, rural folk customs, traditional performance and Celtic art as well as runosophy.
He is a writer on marine species as well as an occultist and geomancer, artist and illustrator, stained-glass designer and maker, musician and mummer. He also writes on European arts and crafts, buildings, landscape, customs, games and spiritual traditions. He has written several booklets on the history of urban transport in Cambridge and London . He is best known for his research on geomancy, labyrinths, sacred geometry, the spiritual arts and crafts, esoteric alphabets and Germanic runic studies.
He has written many books in German and has over 50 published books and hundreds of published papers on a wide range of subjects.
Pennick lived most of his childhood in post-war London.
Trained in biology, for 15 years he was a researcher in algal taxonomy for a government institute in Cambridge. During this time, he published 29 scientific research papers on ultrastructure and taxonomy of marine microorganisms including descriptions of eight new species of marine algae and protozoa previously unknown to science before moving on to become a writer and illustrator.
His Celtic artwork appeared in the book New Visions in Celtic Art. In 2002 his Celtic artwork was on show in Birmingham in the Celtic Art and Design exhibition at the Central Library and, in 2009 in the exhibit Celtic Spirit Worldwide at the Walkers' Gallery in San Marcos, Texas.
He founded the Institute of Geomantic Research and later The Library of the European Tradition, which published new research on geomancy and folklore as well as rare archival material from the 19th and early 20th century. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he organized six geomantic conferences in Cambridge and Royston.