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My research interests lie in the area of New Religious Movements and modern Western Esotericism, particularly during the second half of the twentieth century, with a special emphasis on magic and witchcraft in England and the United States. I attempt to locate these beliefs and practices within the general cultural and religious climate and trends of the time.

My doctoral research focuses on the history of Chaos Magic, a movement that started roughly during the 1980s in England and represented a 'post-modern' turn in magical theory and practice during that time. Statements such as 'nothing is true, everything is permitted' and 'belief is a tool' are central in Chaos Magic. My aim is to map out the history of the movement, from its inception, up until current years.

I graduated with a BA in History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology from the University of Thessaly in Greece. I did my MA in European History at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. I have also completed a one-year theology program at the Greek Bible College in Athens.

Other interests which in recent years alternate between serious research and hobby, are historiography, philosophy and theory of history, history of religions, Greek history, Byzantine archaeology. 


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