Hereward Tilton

Dr. Hereward Tilton is a lecturer in Reformation history and early modern esotericism at the University of Exeter in England. He holds degrees in the history of European esotericism and the psychology of religion, and he has published work on Rosicrucianism, alchemy and magic, most notably his book The Quest for the Phoenix: Spiritual Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the Work of Count Michael Maier (1569-1622). He is currently researching occult influences upon Carl Gustav Jung’s Red Book, and is also studying high-grade manuscripts of the Gold- und Rosenkreuz, the employment of entheogens in angelic communication, alchemical motifs in Renaissance magical literature, and the relationship of European esoteric practices to Indo-Tibetan Tantrism.