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Guild Members

johannes niederhauser

Founder & President

Johannes A. Niederhauser, PhD

Thinker. Philosopher. Renaissance Man.

Photo by Adam Toth

Twitter |  London


Max Gottschlich, PhD

Professor of Philosophy

Max' research focuses on Logic and the Philosophy of Nature.

Website  | Linz/Vienna

Tina Niederhauser

Tina Niederhauser

Philosopher & Social Entrepreneur

Tina's research focuses self-determination in medical ethics. She also runs a vintage shop.

Instagram  |  Augsburg

Leszek Stalewski

Leszek Stalewski


Leszek Stalewski writes fiction and for artists. His work spirals around biographical and speculative fiction.

Photo by Phillip Kaminiak

Twitter  |  Berlin

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Paul Rentz, PhD

Honorary Member (R.I.P.)

Paul joined the Halkyon Guild and discussion circles in 2020. His good spirit and mindful contributions made him an invaluable member of our endeavours. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, Paul! We shall honour your memory.


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kubilai iksel

Kubilai Iksel

Philosopher & Poet

Bon vivant, free spirit, poet, and philosopher.

Website  |  London

James Simpkin

Teacher & Indie Thinker

Part-time PhD student. Explaining Labour's Ballistic Missile Defence Policy. Podcaster and all-round good spirit. 

Shau Berke

Shaun Berke

Painter & Philosopher

Classical painter and aestheticist. 

Website  | Pasadena


John Vouloir


Alter ego of our founder. Plays Altcountry and Psychedelic Blues

Spotify  | London

Adam Toth


Adam Toth

Early adopter. Always looking for answers but never entirely satisfied.

Website  |  London

Guy Sengstock

Founder of Circling

Guy is an artist, poet, philosopher and founder of the Circling Institute

Twitter  |  San Francisco

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Elly Dahms

Auto Mechanic & Indie Scholar

Mother of Three, Auto Mechanic & Student of Being

Silicon Valley

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