Johanna J. M. Petsche

Johanna J. M. Petsche graduated with a PhD in Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney in 2013. Her dissertation was published as part of Brill’s  Aries Book Series and is entitled Gurdjieff and Music (2015). It centres on the piano music and esoteric teaching of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (c.1866-1949). Johanna is currently working as a lecturer on world religions and interpersonal communication at the University of Sydney and Australian Catholic University. She has published on Gurdjieff, H. P. Blavatsky, E. J. Gold, Scientology, Discordianism, and musicians Keith Jarrett and Sun Ra. She also teaches clarinet and performs in the chamber music group, Ensemble Spiritoso .