He abhorred the materialist philosophy and was a deeply religious initiate into the Mysteries; a man possessed by the pursuit of the Philosopher’s Stone for the glorification of his deity; an introspective seeker of deep truth who ultimately devoted more time to alchemy and religion than to the “pure” science he became famous for and which was so instrumental in triggering the Industrial Revolution

Source: The Newton You Never Knew: Isaac Newton’s Esotericism Revealed – World Mysteries Blog