Aaron Cheak


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. His principal publications include Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde (2013), Diaphany: A Journal and Nocturne (2015), and The Leaf of Immortality (2017). He presently runs Rubedo Press from the rugged west coast of New Zealand, where he maintains an active interest in tea, wine, poetry, typography and alchemy.

For a more detailed introduction to Dr. Cheak and his work, read:
On the Hieratic Arts: An Interview with Dr Aaron Cheak


Current projects

Rubedo Press
Classical and contemporary works animated by the sophianic fire (external website)

From Poetry to Kulturphilosophie
Philosophical biography and critical translations of German integral philosopher, Jean Gebser.

Light Broken through the Prism of Life
Thesis revision focusing on the life, colour theory, and alchemy of French Hermetic philosopher, René Schwaller de Lubicz.

Magical Egypt
Production, research, and interviews for Series 2 of Magical Egypt (external website)

Ars Hieratica 
Sacred Arts and Sciences, Online Seminars (external website)