I am a scholar interested in a vast gamut of topics connected to philosophy of culture, psychological roots of religion, and social functions of religion and esotericism. I am also fascinated with programming and data science and explore intersections between humanities and new technologies.Curriculum Vitae
This post includes a selected and annotated bibliography of books by Ioan Petru Couliano (Culianu) (1950 – 1991). I focus primarily on books attempting to provide a better sense of continuity within Couliano's corpus by highlighting connections between different texts.Read
For some, popularity of Carlos Castaneda in Soviet and post-Soviet esoteric milieu comes as a surprise. In this post, I will try to briefly discuss reasons for popularity of Castaneda in Russia and a way in which his works were adopted in post-Soviet context.Read
A year ago I interviewed an American scholar Glenn Magee, the author of Hegel and the Hemetic Tradition and the editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Western Mysticism, for a Russian journal Research in Religious Studies. The interview was published in Russian in issue 2(12)/2015 of the journal (pp. 109-117).Read
Interactive tools in this section are aimed to facilitate learning, research, and teaching history of philosophy, religion, and esotericism.
A collection of timelines of the history of religion, philosophy, and esotericism that might be helpful for students and scholars.