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).
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 and ethnographic 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, and other assorted travel writing.
Joseph-Aimé (Joséphin) Péladan (1858 -1918) was a French novelist and Martinist. He was an artist, an eccentric and claimed to be the successor to a Toulouse branch of the Rose-Croix.