Tobias Churton

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Tobias Churton AKA Tobias Alex Churton

England 1960 - present

Comments: Excellent contemporary scholar on Rosicrucians, Freemasonry, Alchemy, the Gnostics and Thelema; teaches Britain's only master's program in Western esotericism ; born deaf, never limited him;

Teachers: Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke; Aleister Crowley; Elias Ashmole; Dr John Ranelagh, TV producer; William Blake; 12th century troubadour Raimon de Miraval; Rene Daumal; William Schaw; James Anderson; William Sinclair of Roslin; David Cunningham of Robertland; Sir James Murray of Kilbaderton; Sir Anthony Alexander; Sir John Veitch of Dawyck; John Carmichael; William Moray of Dreghorn; Sir Robert Moray, his brother; Sir William Bruce, 1671; John Theophilus Desaguliers; Albert Pike; Albert Mackey; Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie;

Students: Chuck Furnace; Richard Smoley;

Friends: Heinz Reinhoffer; Gerhard Fitzthum; Steve Segaller, director; Muhammad Ali al-Samman; Hans Jonas; Gilles Quispel; Elaine Pagels; James Robinson; Joost Ritman; Gilles Quispel; Aniela Jaffé; Kathleen Raine; Christopher McIntosh; Carlos Gilly; Screaming Lord Sutch; English ‘Madam’ Cynthia Payne; Jan Arvid Hellstrom; Sean Davison; Caroline Wise, current owner of ATLANTIS Bookshop, Michael Powell, filmmaker; Doug Pickford, folklorist; Peter Maxwell Jones; Nancy Cunard;

Fellow Researchers: Stephen Dafoe; Kirk White; Andrew Hammer; The Knights of the North; Christopher Hodapp; Robert Lomas; Christopher Knight; Cliff Porter ;Tim Hogan; S. Brent Morris; Laurence Gardner; WB Chuck Furnace; WB Justin D****;

Organizations: Exeter University; Elias Ashmole SOCIETY;

Author: The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World's Most Mysterious Secret Society, 2009; The Golden Builders: Alchemists, Rosicrucians, First Freemasons , 2005; The Magus of Freemasonry: The Mysterious Life of Elias Ashmole--Scientist, Alchemist, and Founder of the Royal Society, 2006; Invisibles: The True History of the Rosicrucians, 2011 (accompanying a TV show); Freemasonry - The Reality, 2009; Aleister Crowley: The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy, 2011; Gnostic Philosophy: From Ancient Persia to Modern Times, 2005; The Gnostics, 1999 (earlier version?); The Missing Family of Jesus: An Inconvenient Truth - How the Church Erased Jesus's Brothers and Sisters from History, 2010; Kiss of Death: The True History of the Gospel of Judas, 2008; The Gnostic Philosophy, 2003; The Mysteries of John the Baptist: His Legacy in Gnosticism, Paganism, and Freemasonry, 2012 ; WHY I AM STILL AN ANGLICAN; The Fear of Vision: Selected Poems, 1996, some fiction under another name ; a series on the Gnostics for British television; Founder Editor of Freemasonry Today magazine; play IPSISSIMUS; musical LOVE IS ON FIRE! William Blake 1757-1827 (remember, he is deaf, and wrote the music); THE NEW AGE AND THE NEW MAN documentary; unfinished film THE VICTORY OF THE LIGHT; - Aleister Crowley - a biography;