John Buescher obtained his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, doing comparative study of Buddhism and Christianity. He has served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and as Program Officer for the Division of Education Programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Currently he is Chief of the Tibetan Broadcast Service of the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. He is preparing a book which is a joint biography of nineteenth-century Universalist ministers and reformers Charles and John Murray Spear, a subject in which he became interested while researching the roots of the modern New Age religious movement. His other research publications are in the field of Tibetan Studies.
The website of the International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals (IAPSOP) provides an extensive library of searachable and downloadable Spiritualist and occult periodicals published between the Congress of Vienna and the start of the Second World War.
John Murray Spear