Dr. Lewis S. Keizer was one of the scholars who translated, edited, and interpreted parts of the historic Nag Hamadi Coptic Gnostic library. His work on the Hermetic initiation tractate 6 of Codex VI, The Eighth Reveals the Ninth, or the Ogdoad reveals the Ennead, is a definitive reference work for contemporary Hermetic scholars.
Among his writings are The Authentic Jesus and The Simple Word of the Master Jesus, reflecting his work to recover the historical teachings and practices of Mar Yeshua, the Master Jesus. He has also written Mother Jennie抯 Garden, a touching biography of his spiritual teacher. Excerpts from that work have found their way into this novel, which incorporates Mother Jennie as a character in the story.
Keizer serves as Academic Dean of Great Western University in San Francisco.