Christopher Plaisance is an independent humanities scholar, primarily researching topics within the fields of the histories of philosophy, religion, and Western esotericism from the methodological perspectives of classical philology and discursive archaeology. He received an MA with distinction in Western Esotericism at the University of Exeter’s Centre for the Study of Esotericism (EXESESO), with a classical philological thesis which was eventually expanded into this present work. Additionally, he holds an MBA in Information Technology from the American Military University (AMU), a BA in Philosophy from AMU, and an AA in Mandarin Chinese from the Defense Language Institute (DLI). He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic journals — such as Variants: Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Journal of Religious History, Correspondences: Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism, and Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies — as well as in several edited academic collections.
Evocating the Gods is his first monograph. Outside of his avocational work with the humanities, he works professionally in the field of information security as a cyber threat hunter, combining data scientific and digital forensic methodologies to develop new technical tools to identify and investigate cyber threats.
He presently lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his family.
Christopher is the author of
Divine Evocation in the Græco-Egyptian Magical Papyri