Scott Olsen, Ph.D.
Scott Olsen, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of philosophy & religion at the College of Central Florida. A lifelong student of the ancient wisdom, Scott was mentored by esotericist Dr. Douglas Baker, for whom he did research while studying at the University of London, Birkbeck College. He also studied and collaborated with geometer/authors Keith Critchlow, John Michell and Dan Pedoe, physicists David Bohm and Mohamed El Naschie, philosopher of religion Huston Smith, mathematician Alexey Stakhov, and astronaut/mystic Edgar Mitchell. A national lecturer for the Theosophical Society in America, the Foundation for Theosophical Studies in the UK, and regular international speaker for the New York Open Center’s Esoteric Quests, Scott lectures widely on the perennial philosophy with special emphasis on Plato, the golden mean and transformative states of consciousness. Scott is the author of the award-winning international bestseller, The Golden Section: Nature’s Greatest Secret (now in nine languages). An avid collector of shamanic visionary art, he authored Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students, and has curated several gallery exhibitions in Florida, Connecticut and Washington. His new e-book written in collaboration with physicists Mohamed El Naschie, Leila Marek-Crnjac and Ji-Huan He will be published shortly in 2021, A Grand Unification of the Sciences, Arts & Consciousness: Rediscovering the Pythagorean Plato’s Golden Mean Number System.
His most recent theosophical publication was here in the UK: the 2018 Insight article, “Reassessing the Roots of Theosophy: in Pursuit of the Precious Stone.”