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Sasha Chaitow

  • MA Western Esotericism
  • Academy Director
  • Phoenix Rising Academy of Esoteric Studies and Creative Arts
  • 10Followers
  • 6Following

Research interests

and Modern Greek Masonic history.ritual and initiationmind and consciousnessart and esotericism

About

Sasha Chaitow is the founding director of Phoenix Rising Academy of Esoteric Studies and Creative Arts. Sasha Chaitow is a doctoral researcher at EXESESO in Western Esotericism (Exeter) from where she graduated with an MA Western Esotericism in 2008. She also holds an MA in English Literature (Indianapolis-Athens). She is assistant professor in History, Religion, and Philosophy at the University of Indianapolis Athens, and also an artist, writer, and events organiser. Her research interests include art and esotericism, mind and consciousness, ritual and initiation, and Modern Greek Masonic history.She is also an artist, painting portraits on commission and alchemically surrealist-symbolic images on inspiration. Sasha directed the 1st International Phoenix Rising Conference entitled “A Dying Society or a Renaissance for the 21st Century, ” which took place on 6th & 7th November 2009, in Athens, Greece. She was also coordinator for Greece for the 2008 Esoteric Quest Conference, on the theme of Ancient Greek Mysteries and Philosophy, hosted by the New York Open Centre and which took place on Samothrace, Greece. Conference Papers: * Beware Titans Bearing Gifts: Art, Imagination, and Initiation, 1st International Phoenix Rising Conference, University of Indianapolis, Athens, 7/11/2009 * Corfu, Crucible of Change: A Multicultural Island of Masonic Initiatory Secrets, 2nd ESSWE International Conference, Capitals of European Esotericism and Transcultural Dialogue, Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme-Alsace (MISHA), 2-4/6 2009 * Sacred Fire: Panentheism in the Philosophy and Work of Nikolai Roerich, University of Indianapolis Annual English Department Conference, 29 May 2009 * Michael Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens as an Initiatory Path, Keystone Philosophical Society Annual Public Lecture, March 2009 * · The Eye of the Storm: Promethean Man and the Esoteric Counter-Enlightenment, Conference on Interfaith Dialogue and the Role of Literature and the Media, University of Indianapolis, May 2008 * Thoughtforms and the Power of the Creative Process, University of Indianapolis Annual English Department Conference, Nov. 2004 * Synaesthesia and the Colour of Words, University of Indianapolis Annual English Department Conference, Nov. 2003 Publications: * Freemasonry: The Greatest Initiatory System in the World, Salonica: Archetypo Books, Dec. 2009 (Co-written with: George Ioannidis (ed), Iordanis Poulkouras, Stefanos Elmazis, Ion Kydoniatis, Nikos Iliopoulos) * “Understanding and Using Intuitive Faculties” and “Synesthesia” in : Leon Chaitow, Palpation and Assessment Skills, (3rd edn), Edinburgh: Churchill-Livingstone-Elsevier, Dec. 2009 * The Alchemical Iconography of Michael Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens as an Initiatory Path, (MA thesis) , Athens: Isis (in press) * Book Reviews for the Journal for the Research of Freemasonry and Fraternalism (JRFF) (Recently invited to act as peer-reviewer for JRFF) * Various articles for Avaton magazine (Salonica, Greece), including: o Esotericism in the Academy (article & interview, September 2008) o Initiatory and Fraternal societies today (feature article, May 2009) o Sympathetic Empiricism (October 2009 o Academic vs. Practical Esotericism: Allies or Foes? (October 2009) o 2013: Esoteric Theories of Human Evolution (January 2010) o Ars Moriendi and Memento Mori (March 2010) Forthcoming Publications: * “Corfu, Crucible of Change: A Multicultural Island of Masonic Initiatory Secrets” in the proceedings of the 2nd ESSWE Conference: Capitals of European Esotericism and Transcultural Dialogue, Strasbourg:Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg (in press) * “Building Bridges : Implications and Responsibilities of Studying Esotericism in the 21st Century,” in the proceedings of the Third International Conference of Mystic and Esoteric Movements in Theory and Practice: Studying Interpretations of Esotericism and Mysticism, Vladimir State University, Russia. (in press). Other Academic Projects and Activities * Coordinator for Greece of: Ancient Greek Mysteries and Philosophy, Esoteric Quest Conference, hosted by New York Open Center in Samothrace, Greece, 2008 * Director of Phoenix Rising Conference: Death and Rebirth in Philosophy, Literature and Art: A Dying Society or a Renaissance for the 21st Century, hosted by University of Indianapolis Athens, November 2009 For more about Sasha Chaitow, please visit her personal website: http://sashanonserviat.phoenixrising.org.gr/

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Followers (10)

  • Natalia Urra Jaque

    Natalia Urra JaqueUniversidad Andrés Bello de Chile

  • Lucy Hilliar

    Lucy HilliarUniversity of Exeter College of Humanities

  • Yoed Kadary

    Yoed Kadary

  • Simon Magus

    Simon MagusEXESESO - University of Exeter

  • Kevin Hataley

    Kevin Hataley

  • pricopi victor

    pricopi victor

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Professional experience

Academy Director

Phoenix Rising Academy of Esoteric Studies and Creative Arts

May 2010 - Present

Writer

Avaton Magazine

September 2008 - Present

Assistant Visiting Professor

University of Indianapolis Athens

May 2008 - Present

English Tutor

Kontada EFL Language School

September 2005 - May 2010(5 years)

Education

PhD candidate

University of Exeter

October 2010 - Present

MA Western Esotericism

EXESESO - University of Exeter

October 2006 - October 2008(2 years)

MA English Literature

University of Indianapolis Athens

October 2002 - October 2004(2 years)

BA Communication Studies

University of Indianapolis Athens

January 1999 - October 2002(4 years)

Art Skills Training

Vakalo School of Fine Arts

October 1998 - January 2000(a year)