Michele Olzi obtained a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy (Laurea Triennale in Filosofia) at University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano) in 2009 with a dissertation on Fernando Pessoa’s esoteric writings and his relationship with the English magician Aleister Crowley (“Fernando Pessoa e Aleister Crowley – Esoterismi a confronto”). He successively obtained a M.A, with distinction in Philosophy (Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Filosofiche, 110/110 cum laude) at the same University in 2011 with a thesis focused on the conception of ‘body’ in Crowley’s “Magick” (“Il Corpo del Mago – Una Rilettura di Aleister Crowley”). He is currently a PhD candidate at University of Insubria (Varese). His research project focuses on life and work of the Italian psychoanalyst Emilio Servadio (1904-1995). His interests include the connection between avant-garde art movements and Occultism/ Theosophy/Anthroposophy, Feminist and Gender theories in Occultism, Neo-gnosticism in Italy in the early years of the twentieth century, and Jewish-Russian immigration and Western Esotericism. He edits the online journal La Rosa di Paracelso.