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, philosophy and the sciences, history, comparative religion,  international relations/statecraft and world 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 65 books published since 1991.1His literary works include 2,551 collected lyrical and reflective poems, including 421 classical odes and 567 sonnets (arguably more odes and sonnets than any other poet's ever), two poetic epics, two book-length mock-heroic poems, five verse plays, three masques and 1,425 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. There are two volumes of his Selected Letters. His mystical writings state the oneness of the mystical tradition and of the universe. His works of history identify a pattern of 25 rising and falling civilisations (a law of history) and consider whether they will pass into a worldwide civilisation for a while. His seven historical investigations interpret contemporary world history and the influence of secretive élitist organisations on Western revolutions and world events. 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. His comparative religion presents the essence of the world’s religions, the inward experience of the Light which is common to all. In international relations and statecraft, in three works of political philosophy he has outlined a blueprint for a World State and altruistic global governance. His writings on world 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 65 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, philosophical works, writings on comparative religion, writings on international relations and statecraft, and writings on world 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 in Sources.  
Nicholas Hagger