He was an amazing scholar and if you have any interests in tantra, magick, thelema, or hermetics, he should be checked out.
Alan Miller AKA C.S. Hyatt passed away on February 9, at his home in
Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Linda and son Michael in
He had been bravely waging a long struggle with cancer, but suffered
several strokes in his last week.
Christopher Hyatt’s interest in the occult began in his early
twenties. His desire to further pursue his studies in magick
resulted in meeting Israel Regardie in Studio City in the 1970s.
Regardie introduced Hyatt to Reichian therapy, which he insisted
Hyatt learn prior to any magickal pursuits. Regardie further
instructed Hyatt in the magickal system of the Hermetic Order of the
Golden Dawn. Hyatt has belonged to such occult organizations as the
Ordo Templi Orientis, and once headed the Thelemic Golden Dawn.
Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D., Adv. M.ED. was trained in experimental
and clinical psychology and practiced as a psychotherapist for many
years. Miller used the 18 units earned fom his military GED towards
his first academic career at Los Angeles City College, where he
studied accounting for two years. He later changed his graduate to
General Psychology, earning Masters Degrees in Experimental
Psychology and Medical Education and Counselling. He was a member of
a Freudian clinic in Southern California. He spent almost a year
studying hypnosis at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Los
Angeles. He also studied hypnosis at the University of California,
Irvine. Alan Miller has Ph. D.s in both Clinical Psychology and
Human Behavior, finally earning a Post Doctorate in Criminal
Justice. Some of the techniques he employs include a blend of
Reichian physiotherapy and tantric yoga. He also incorporates
hypnosis along side his body work with patients and students.
According to his website: “He left academia and state sponsored
psychology to become an explorer of the human mind.”
Hyatt claims on his website that as a research scientist he has
published “numerous” peer-reviewed articles in professional journals
and was a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto and the
University of Southern California. However, his website does not
provide any references or name any of the journals he claims to have
published in, making verification of his academic credentials