Aaron Cheak joins us to talk Hermeticism, gnosticism, ancient Egyptian religion, how that relates to philosophies like freemasonry, the Alchemical Tradition – and… Magical Egypt 2.
Due to OBS being absolutely troublesome on this episode, the INTRO has NO sound, so we trimmed the first few minutes including the intro video.
PART OF OUR JOHN ANTHONY WEST PROJECT SERIES
Aaron Cheak, PHD
Aaron Cheak, PhD, is a scholar of comparative religion, philosophy, and esotericism. Former president of the International Jean Gebser Society (2013–2015), he received his doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Queensland in 2011 for his work on French Hermetic philosopher, René Schwaller de Lubicz. Outside the academy, Aaron has been trained in the preparation of spagyric elixirs (Paracelsus College; Spagyricus Institute), and is a practitioner within the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism. He presently lives in Karekare, on the rugged west coast of New Zealand, where he maintains an active interest in tea, wine, poetry, typography and alchemy. Dr. Cheak is author and editor of Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde (2013), and founding director of Rubedo Press.