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

  • ESSWE8 Cork, Ireland. 5-7 July 2022.

    July 20, 2022 by

    I arrived home this week after having the great pleasure of attending the 8th Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) at University College Cork, Ireland. The conference brought together scholars examining the intersections of Western Occultism and Creativity. Postponed from last year, 2022 is a commemorative year in… Read more

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