Welcome to the website about the works of Nicholas Hagger, British poet, literary author, man of letters, cultural historian, and philosopher
Champions of his body of works feel that he has something distinctive to say that is much-needed today. His vision of the fundamental unity of the universe and of humankind, which he calls Universalism, has impacted on seven disciplines: on literature, mysticism, history, comparative religion, philosophy, international relations/statecraft and culture.
This website provides background on all Nicholas Hagger’s writings and presents them as a whole. In his writings he has held up a mirror to all aspects of our Age.
Bird´s Eye View
Nicholas Hagger has had 43 books published since 1991.1
His literary works include nearly 1,500 collected lyrical and reflective poems, over 300 classical odes, two poetic epics, five verse plays and more than a thousand collected stories; and a literary investigation of the fundamental theme in world literature. He has written three works of autobiography, diaries, and literary travelogues which can also be classified as eyewitness history.
His mystical writings state the oneness of the mystical tradition and of the universe.
His works of history identify a pattern of rising and falling civilisations (a law of history) and consider whether they will pass into a worldwide civilisation for a while. His four historical investigations interpret contemporary world history and the influence of secretive élitist organisations on Western revolutions and world events.
His comparative religion presents the essence of the world’s religions, the inward experience of the Light which is common to all.
His philosophy, Universalism, moves away from modern philosophy's concern with logic and language and identifies a law of order in the universe, a manifestation from the infinite that pre-dated the Big Bang. In his work Absolute Nothingness is a Plenitude rather than an emptiness, a pre-cosmological ultimate Reality that is infinite and eternal and contains within it the potential for Being.
In international relations/statecraft, in a work of political philosophy he has outlined a blueprint for a World State and altruistic global governance.
His writings on culture have stated the underlying unity of world culture.
His literary, historical and philosophical works are cross-disciplinary and interconnected.
Nicholas Hagger was born in 1939 and read English Literature at Oxford. He lectured at universities in Iraq, Japan (where he was a professor) and Libya in the 1960s. He wrote for the Times
and taught in London. He acquired four schools and set up the Oak-Tree Group of Schools
. He bought Otley Hall
and for seven years ran it as a historic house. He is the author of 43 books. He lives in Essex and now devotes the greater part of his life to writing. See Life
for further details.
Nicholas Hagger's works can be classified under literary works, writings on mysticism, historical works, writings on comparative religion, philosophical works, writings on international relations and statecraft, and writings on culture.
These are detailed in a survey of works, see Survey
Notes and References
Under both Life and Survey note numbers cite evidential sources. The references can be found under Notes and References