In this episode of Liberation Frequency, Jennifer Sodini interviews acclaimed author Tobias Churton (www.tobiaschurton.com). The two discuss the unknown aspects of the “wickedest man in the world”, Aleister Crowley, and explore initiation, gnosticism, symbolism and other esoteric subject matter.
Tobias Churton’s Biography:
Tobias Churton first came to public notice with the 1987 Channel 4 production, GNOSTICS. The 4-part, drama-documentary went out at peak time on Saturday nights. It won the New York TV Festival Gold Award for best religious series. Churton’s Channel 4/Weidenfeld & Nicolson book accompanying the series was a best-seller.
Long before Dan Brown scored a hit with The Da Vinci Code, Tobias Churton introduced a popular audience to the authentic world of esoteric mysteries. In the words of Dutch scholar, Gilles Quispel, the TV series would “change the minds of millions”. Churton presented the facts, not the fantasy. Swedish theologian Jan-Arvid Hellström hailed Churton as a “religious genius” while Amsterdam bibliophile and industrialist Joost Ritman enthusiastically greeted the appearance of a new “writing star”.
The success of The Gnostics allowed Tobias to concentrate his energies on his first love: writing. After years of voluminous reading, mystical experience and creative endeavour (including a decade’s work in British TV), Churton had much to express.
Busy on his nineteenth book, Tobias Churton is today internationally recognised for his insightful books on esoteric, spiritual history and philosophy. Accessible and scholarly, Churton’s works address believers and doubters alike and, remarkably, have stimulated spiritual experiences in some readers. He has successfully widened the appeal of so-called “esoteric” spirituality. Churton’s warm style and depth of knowledge have entertained many thousands of readers in the process.
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