I am a Hermetic philosopher - a scientific materialist turned seeker at 18. My path began in darkness, and has led me from worldliness to otherworldliness to an integration of both - the alchemical Nigredo, Albedo and Rubedo, respectively.

I have been on this trip for 40 years, but my identity remains 'student.' I still remain enthusiastic, a word which derives from the Greek, enthousiasmos, which ultimately comes from the adjective entheos, 'having the god within,' formed from 'en' [in, within] and theos, ['god']. Similarly, I have been greatly influenced by Entheogens (formerly, Psychedelics). Entheogen likewise derives from Greek, En [in], theo [god], gen [generated]I have taken my pseudonym from an ancient Gnostic philosopher.

Know Thyself - gnōthi seauton - γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Diary & drawings

These are some excerpts from Markos' diary. They were not created having an audience in mind. These works are shown here for the first time.

Halloween diary

Markos keeps a Halloween diary since 1989. These are all the pages of the diary since it began (with the exception of the pages of 2001 and 2007, due to the intimacy of their contents).