'Caliope, that madin mervalous,
The ferd sistir, of all musik maistres
And mother to the king, schir Orpheous,
(Robert Henryson, Orpheus and Eurydice)
Esoteric Scotland was founded in 2021 to explore Scotland's connection to esoteric trends and occult studies, be that in the past, present or future. The project is born from my PhD thesis which is exploring Scotland's connections to European esoteric trends found in the late medieval and early modern period. However, this site aims to explore beyond the confines of these periods to try and build a more comprehensive discussion of Scotland's links with the esoteric.