About

Teacher. Writer. Researcher.

As a teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies in and around the North East of Scotland, Stewart holds a Masters Degree (M.A.) in Western Esotericism (University of Exeter) and a PGDE in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies (The University of Aberdeen), as well as a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art and Philosophy (University of Dundee). He was made a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2021, and is a full member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).

His research background is centred on esoteric spirituality and the practice of heterodox religious traditions with a particular interest in marginalised and persecuted religious communities, both historical and contemporary. Stewart’s work engages with Religious Studies specifically in the so-called ‘Western Esoteric Tradition’ or Hermetic Tradition in religious and philosophical thought. This blog is intended as a means by which to share his academic research in spiritual diversity, initiatic practices, and religious liberty, alongside his ongoing investigations in educational practice and theory. 

The blog features a selection of his photographic essays, archival research, field notes, as well as other updates and assorted travel writing.

  • New Release: The Green Book of the Élus Coëns

    August 10, 2021 by

    Very pleased to announce the release of my new book with Lewis Masonic Publishing – The Green Book of the Élus Coëns. This is the most fascinating insight yet into the secrets and mysteries of the eighteenth century’s most esoteric of masonic societies – The Order of Knight-Mason Elect-Cohens of the Universe. This pioneering English… Read more

  • New article: Heredom

    October 29, 2022 by

    Very pleased to see my paper “Unspeakable Miracles—The Magia Divina of the Gold- und Rosenkreuz” featured in the new edition of Heredom: The Transactions of The Scottish Rite Research Society. This is the preeminent publication of scholarly Masonic research, recognized and highly anticipated by Masonic scholars worldwide. It is a peerless collection of the finest and… Read more

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