Sasha Chaitow PhD, is a British-Greek scholar, author, and artist. She completed her doctoral research on Joséphin Péladan’s life and work in 2014 at the University of Essex. Initially trained in figurative art at Vakalo College of Art (Athens, Greece), she holds two MAs in Western Esotericism (University of Exeter, 2008), and English Literature (University of Indianapolis, 2004). Now an independent scholar, she is interested in the interdisciplinary study of the intersection between esotericism and art, the notion of the sacred in art, as well as its social role. She has published a monograph on Péladan (Salonica, 2013), several academic articles on Péladan and other topics in Western Esotericism for international academic journals, and has published internationally on related topics for the general reader. She has delivered numerous academic and public lectures on related subjects, and is currently revising her PhD dissertation for publication with Brill Academic Press. Sasha is also a prolific visual artist and runs a gallery specialising in sacred and symbolist in Corfu, Greece, representing over 30 artists as well as some of her own work. Since 2000 she has exhibited in Greece, the UK, Sweden and Spain, and her artwork has been included in international cultural publications. Her work is found in private collections worldwide.