THE SANCTUARY

ACADEMY FOR THE HUMANITIES

Resurrecting the lost virtue of Humanitas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE SANCTUARY PODCAST

A calling to the depths…
A song heard from the heights…
A culture in ruins…
A duty clear…

ALEA IACTA EST

EPISODES

THE INNER SANCTUARY

THE INNER SANCTUARY

Come yearning to give, and you will receive.
Come yearning to receive, and you will have given.
Come yearning to grow, and you will be made smaller.
Come yearning to be made small, and you will find new life.
Come yearning to be strengthened, and you will be made weak.
Come yearning for Virtue, and Her face will be known to you.
Come yearning for Beauty, and She will dance before thee.
Come yearning to worship, and the gods will receive thee.
Come yearning for truth, and the Way will be revealed.
Come yearning for God, and He will entreat thee.

ABOUT SIMON

SIMON J. E. DREW

POET | MUSICIAN | PHILOSOPHER

My name’s Simon Drew. I’m a philosopher in my heart, a poet by calling, and a musician in my being. 

As a philosopher, I’ve been influenced most profoundly by the Stoic tradition, and as such, I try to hold myself to their standard of philosophical inquiry and discourse. Philosophy is the love of wisdom, and as such, it is inherently practical. If philosophy doesn’t lead one toward personal freedom and a more enlightened existence, then it’s not philosophy but sophistry.

So kindle your flame, and be ye as beacons onto all the Cosmos. Shine your light brightly, even brighter than the Sun, and walk with me on the Golden Way which doth stretch to Heaven, even that we may play on the branches of eternity, and that we may each be Aligned.

Simon J. E. Drew (from The Poet & The Sage)

My poetry is of the mytho-mystical tradition, offering experiential proofs of our unique ability as human beings to commune with the divine spark that burns within each of us. My first published book of poetry and prose is called The Poet & The Sage: A Journey Beyond the Distant Hills. Within its pages, you’ll find an esoteric mix of poetic philosophy, theology, mysticism, mythology, deep symbolism, and prophecy.

I regard music as a sacred and vital language, and it’s one that I’ve been expressing since my earliest years. My training is in jazz trumpet and voice, though my current instruments of choice also include the piano and the didgeridoo—the sacred instrument of the indigenous Australian people.

As co-founder of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, my role is to hold the torch of our community’s highest aspirations, lighting the way through the darkness before us. It’s an honour and a privilege to serve our members and contributors in such a way.

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