Mark Stavish, the Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies, is a life-long student of esotericism with over 35 years experience in comparative religion, philosophy, psychology, and mysticism with emphasis on Western spiritual traditions. Mark is the author of over a dozen books, as well as edited and contributed to an equal number of publications. His writings are popular in several languages, including French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, and Estonian. A frequent media quest, Mark has appeared several times on Coast to Coast AM (C2C) with George Norry, as well as Just Energy Radio, Paranormal Science, Bob Hieronimus 21st Century Radio, History Channel, A&E, and has been a consultant on numerous media productions. As a graduate of King’s College, in Theology (B.A.), and Communications (B.A.), and Rhode Island College (Providence), with a Master’s degree in Counseling emphasizing psycho-spiritual modalities and Psychosynthesis, Mark brings a unique blend of tradition with modern research to the application of esoteric philosophy.