"has demonstrated an excellent understanding of problematic issues and has contributed challenging questions and highly intellectual pathways in his writing...."
- Dr. Eitel Timm, PhD, William Butler Yeats und Friedrich Nietzsche
"...the quintessential Waldorfian protege."
- Carol Milstone, The National Post, CANADA (2002)
"I find Elegwen to be an articulate lecturer. He is a serious scholar and would be an asset to any PhD program."
- H.E. Dr. Lilian Torres-Muga, PhD., Ambassador of Peru to Czech Republic (2019)
"Hermeticists listen to – and now and then hear – the beating of the heart of the spiritual life of humanity. They cannot do otherwise than live as guardians of the life and communal soul of religion, science and art. They do not have any privilege in any of these domains; saints, true scientists, and artists of genius are their spiritual superiors. But they live for the mystery of the communal heart which beats within all religions, all philosophies, all arts and all sciences – past, present and future."
- Anonymous, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism (written by Roman Catholic anthroposophist Valentin Tomberg)
"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
In 2004 Elegwen O'Maoileoin attended the First Annual Conference for the academic Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE) at the University of Michigan, East Lansing.
Despite encouragement to skip straight to doctoral work, he remained at UBC to earn a graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, followed by his Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) at UBC's Vancouver School of Theology in 2006 before continuing doctoral studies with Dr. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, until his tragic death August 29th, 2012.