Dr Johanna J. M. Petsche is a tutor at the University of Sydney, Australian Catholic University, and University of Western Sydney, and also works as a research assistant. She graduated with a PhD in Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney in 2013. Her dissertation, entitled Music For Remembering: The Gurdjieff/de Hartmann Piano Music and its Esoteric Significance, examined the piano music and esoteric teachings of Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (c.1866-1949). Johanna co-edited a special issue of Literature & Aesthetics (Vol. 21, No. 1, SSLA, 2011) on ‘The Legacy of Theosophy’, and has published a number of articles and book chapters on Gurdjieff, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and pianist Keith Jarrett. In her spare time she performs in a trio on clarinet and studies the Gurdjieff Movements.