Simon J. E. Drew

Simon is an Australian poet, musician and philosopher now based in Orange County, California. He is widely known as a populariser of the Stoic school of philosophy, though toward the beginning of 2020, Simon underwent a personal awakening that led him to explore his artistic and mystical nature. What ensued is captured most beautifully in the co-founding of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, and even more so within the works featured in The Sanctuary Grove. 

Simon’s first published work of poetry and prose is called The Poet & The Sage: A Journey Beyond the Distant Hills. He has also released multiple music albums, including three jazz albums and three original compositions.

As a philosophical mentor, Simon has worked with people from over 15 nations, helping them to move closer toward the actualisation of their highest and most noble aspirations. 

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Poetry, music, podcasts, photography and philosophical writings on the nature of truth, wisdom, virtue, beauty and divinity. 

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