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.
Between the formation of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Scotland on the 4th August 1846 and the present day, a total of thirteen eminent Scottish freemasons have led the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Scotland, the first of these Sovereign Grand Commanders was Dr Charles Morison of Greenfield… Read more