Stefan Colonna Walewski

From Kook Science

Count S. Colonna Walewski
Born 9 June 1897(1897-06-09) [1]
Vilna, Russian Empire
Died 19 May 1955 (57) [2]
New York City, New York
Occupation(s) Diplomat; proprietor of Esoterica antique shop
Nationality Russian Empire, Polish, American
Field(s) Antiquities
Known for Caucasian Yoga

Stefan Colonna Walewski (June 9, 1897 - May 19, 1955) was a Russian-born diplomat and antiquities specialist of Polish descent, touted in the United States as a foremost expert in occult artifacts. As proprietor of his Esoterica shop in New York City, Count Colonna-Walewski maintained a large collection of "mystic and occult curios," at one point boasting over 20,000 objects and "the largest library on demonology in America."


  • Imperial Diplomatic Corps., Russian War Office, Inspector of Munitions.
  • First arrived in U.S. in 1916, naturalized as citizen in 1927.
  • Owned Esoterica at 161 East 56 St. in NYC: "Oriental, Occidental, Early Art, Ancient Cultures," "objects of comparative religions, occult and mystic sciences, superstitions, early medicines."

Selected Bibliography

  • A System of Caucasian Yoga, as Orally Received by Count Stefan Colonna Walewski; A Manuscript Facsimile With Over 150 Diagrs. And Illus. By the Author., Indian Hills, Colo.: Falcon's Wing Press, 1955  — Walewski attributed the exercises contained in this book to his Zoroastrian teachers in the Caucasian mountains. The ad copy: "The complete doctrines of the hitherto unknown Society: how to acquire the Master Rhythm; attain Communion with the Harmonious Powers; Yoga Breath Control; all the Master Secrets. A step-by-step system detailed in the Count's precise manuscript, and illustrated by his own diagrams showing exact position for each exercise."

Press Coverage


  1. "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946," image, FamilySearch ( accessed 15 Aug 2013), Stefan Colonna Walewski, 9 June 1897
  2. "COUNT S. C. WALEWSKI (Obituary)". New York Times (New York). 1955-05-22. Retrieved 2014-03-02.