Welcome to the website of Angel Millar, spiritual- and self-development author and speaker. I focus on how we can integrate the teachings and lessons of traditions from across the globe, from Buddhism to Stoicism, to discover who we truly are and how we can develop ourselves and live the best life possible.
The individual is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted, with each of us having our own needs and desires: Spiritual, physical, emotional; the desire to become accomplished in a particular field; and the desire to express who we truly are, not just in the practice of an art or a discipline, but in our everyday interactions. Yet, it is all too easy for us to get caught up in social media, celebrity gossip, and other things that are ultimately irrelevant to our lives and to our self-growth. We focus on the wrong things and lose ourselves.
Though every person is unique, it is essential for each of us to develop our mind, body, and spirit in harmony, focused on who and what we want to become. As an author, lecturer, as well as a practitioner of visual art and the martial arts, I have been called a renaissance man. But, until recent times, the integration of different arts and practices was the traditional form of education in probably every culture on earth, from the Confucian to the ancient Greek. What I bring to my work is an understanding of how the different aspects of ourselves, and different techniques, work together.
My writing includes The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism and Revolution in the Modern Age (2015), Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition (2014), and Freemasonry: A History (2005), as well as numerous articles on spirituality and related subjects. My work has been published in Quest magazine, The Philalethes, The Journal of Indo-European Studies, and at Disinfo dot com, among others. And I also blog about self-development, spirituality, and martial arts, etc., at Phanes.
Besides writing, I regularly give lectures and talks on the history of Freemasonry and Western esotericism, and on more practical aspects of self-improvement and spirituality. I have been interviewed by US and Canadian radio and by various podcasts. And I have spoken at The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Library and Museum (on several occasions), to the Philosophy department of Mensa NY, at Catland bookstore in Brooklyn, and various private societies and groups in NYC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Utah, Massachusetts, and elsewhere.
Lastly, I’m also an artist. My art has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the USA and London (UK). Some of my paintings are in the permanent collection of The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Library and Museum, and some have also been exhibited at The Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry in San Francisco. To see some examples, click here.