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.
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
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