John Stirling Walker is a longtime student of anthroposophy, a spiritual philosophy developed by the late nineteenth-century Austrian literary critic Rudolf Steiner. He is a cofounder of the Institute for Hypostatic Science—an anthroposophical spin-off—and its related Brotherhood Project. Walker’s philosophy has also been deeply influenced by EnlightenNext founder Andrew Cohen’s teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment.
In addition to his anthroposophical work, Walker also collaborates with composer David Conte of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a poet and librettist. Together with Conte, Walker founded the Symposium of Philadelphia, an initiative for men to explore the relationship between sexuality, brotherhood, and spiritual evolution.