Philippa Faulks is an author, ghostwriter, editor and journalist. Her first book (co-authored with Robert L. D. Cooper) was the highly acclaimed The Masonic Magician: the Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and his Egyptian Rite (Watkins Publishing, 2008, 2017) which included the first full English translation of, and commentary on, Cagliostro’s Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry. The book resurrected the controversy and fascination connected to the flamboyant eighteenth-century figure of Count Cagliostro and led to further interest in his life and works.
A more recent addition to her published research portfolio is Cagliostro – the Unknown Master, by Dr Marc Haven. A seminal text on Cagliostro, translated from the French by Paul Ferguson, which gives further insight into Cagliostro’s work.
Philippa is well-known in the Masonic world for her talks on Count Cagliostro and other esoteric subjects but also for her former role as publishing manager and editor for Lewis Masonic, the world’s oldest Masonic publisher.
A confirmed Egyptophile, Philippa’s research and travels have led to further projects and she is currently working on several books related to ancient Egyptian religion, the social history of Egypt and Egyptomania. She is a regular speaker and contributor to Egyptology groups worldwide.
She lives and works in Manchester but devotes her spare time to exploring Egypt and its rich social and ancient history.