Press & Awards

Press inquiries: please contact us via the form below, and be sure to check out some past appearances found below as well. Thank you!

Guest Appearances

3/2015: Radio Show Appearance on GW Radio in an episode titled  “Planting Seeds of Wisdom,” Dr. Bitkoff discusses with host, Moe, his spiritual experiences and teachings as a practicing Sufi in the United States and his book, The Appleseed Journal.

11/2014: Radio Show Appearance on GW Radio discussing Spirituality and the World and his book, ‘Sufism for Western Seekers,’ with host, Moe.

2014: TV Show Appearance on BCTV TV’s “Tuning In”  discussing Sufism – the Spirit’s impact on the world and his book, ‘Sufism for Western Seekers’ with host Robert Moyer.

7/20/13: Second Radio Show Appearance on the The Illuminati Network’s Radio Talk Show, with host SliverWolf Williams

7/13/13:  First Radio Show Appearance on the The Illuminati Network’s Radio Talk Show, with host SliverWolf Williams: The Spiritual Journal, Works & Writings of Stewart Bitkoff

Editorial Reviews

September 2012: Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, Book Review, The Ferryman’s Dream, J.S. Kupperman

October 2012: Mystic Living Today, Book Review, Journey of Light: Trilogy, Rikki Frahmann

December 2012: Steve McSwain, Book Review, The Ferryman’s Dream


June 2012: Bitkoff’s Sufism for Western Seekers Steals Fourth Place in Foreward Magazine’s Book of the Year, category, Adult Non Fiction Religion

April 2012:  Sufism for Western Seekers, ForeWord Magazine Nomination 2011 Book of the Year, category, Adult Non Fiction Religion

7/30/08: A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment,Spirituality & Practice, awarded one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2008

2008 Foreword Magazine, A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment, finalist, Book of the Year Award, “body, mind & spirit.

Editorial Reviews & Features!

Jan 2012: Gangleri, Review, Sufism for Western Seekers, Gangleri

Jan 2012: Spirituality and Community E-Magazine, Featured Excerpt, Sufism for Western Seekers 

Jan 2012: MysticSaint, Review, Sufism for Western Seekers, MysticSaint, Sadiq

Jan 2012: ForeWord Magazine, Review, Sufism for Western Seekers, C. William Gee

Archived Interviews

12/11/11 Godspeed Institute Radio Show, guest appearance, with hosts Carol and Michael Hallunbaek. The Path of the Spiritual Traveler in Everyday Life” and a discussion of the book Sufism for Western Seekers. If you missed it – you can still listen to the recorded interview by visiting Progressive Radio Network.

12/5/08 New Age Journa,l Traveling Sufi Path- Part 2, interview by Sadiq M. Alam

11/11/08 New Age Journal, Mysticism and Mystery School- Part 1, interview by Sadiq M. Alam

12/08 Wisdom Magazine, Inspiration and Creative Thoughts, Parts I & II, Interview by Sadiq M. Alam

12/2/08, The Nonduality Highlights, Interview Part II, Jerry Katz

11/20/08, The Nonduality Highlights, Interview Part I, Jerry Katz

8/08 Sedona Radio, Shapeshifting with Lisa Bonnice

8/08  Sedona Radio with Dr. Idara E. Bassey, Got Traffic? The Divinity of the Daily Commute


7/10/08 USA Today, feature of A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment;  Syndicated in 20+ feeds and venues under titles: Books That Beat the Road-Trip Blues; Survive the Drive; Road Trippin; Travel Beyond License Plate Game (examples: USA Today and The Ithaca Journal)

2008 (summer), SUNY Cortland Alumni News, Feature story in “Alumni in Print” pg. 19

8/15/08, MysticSaint, Review of A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment, MysticSaint, Sadiq

7/28/2008 PNJ (The Pensacola News Journal),“Books that beat the road-trip blues”

7/27/08 The Clarion Ledger, “Travel beyond the license plate game,” By Jayne Clark

7/25/08, “Books that beat the road-trip blues”, Jayne Clark

7/7/08 Newsletter: IONS Northwest, Editor, Susan Burns, ‘Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment’

7/08, “Survive the drive,” By Juliana Goodwin


6/10/08 Irish Times,Finding that oasis of calm in a hectic life,” By Padraig O’Morain

5/30/08 Wildmind Buddhist Meditation, Book Review: A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment by Dr Stewart Bitkoff, , Bodhipaksa

4/17/08 The Pocono Record, “Author Urges Commuters to Find Enlightenment,” Beth Brelje

4/10/08 The Messenger: A Guide for Life’s Adventure, “Recommended Reading for Spiritual Development”

3/27/08 Lehman E-News, “Alumnus Suggests Daily Commuting To Attain Tranquility

3/4/08 Nonduality Highlights, Reviewer, Editor: Jerry Katz

3/4/08 ForeWord Magazine: Reviews of Good Books Independently Published, Kristine Morris

2/28/08 Spirituality & Practice, Review of a Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment, Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat

2/08- 8/08 Various features on the article, Commuting and Enlightenment is it Possible? 8/8/08, Wisdom Magazine; 7/28/08, New Age Journal; 6/1/08 Many Hands: New England’s Magazine for Holistic Health; 4/3/08, Edge Life: A Holistic Journal; 3/15/08, Spirituality & Community Magazine; 2/1/08, Book Review, Phenome NEWS; 2/2/08, If-Magazine

Fall 2005 Integral Yoga Magazine, How to Attain Enlightenment on the Major Deegan Expressway

January 2005 Dignity Magazine, Pocono, PA, Stewart Bitkoff Finds Enlightenment on the Major Deegan Expressway

10/27/04 The Journal News, Rockland, Westchester & Putman Counties, NY, Going Places

10/19/04 WCBS News Radio 880 – NY , NY – morning news – Reporter Marla Diamond

10/18/04 The Record, Bergen County , NJ, Zen and the art of sitting in traffic

10/15/04 WBRE (NBC), Wilkes-Barre – Scranton , PA – 5 o’clock evening news – Reporter Tim Cassidy

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