Dr. Prof. J.J. (James) Hurtak is a social scientist, comparative religionist, scholar, author, and founder and president of The Academy for Future Science. He is the author of the New age text The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch and has written and translated over 15 books, including commentaries on ancient mystical and gnostic texts including the Pistis Sophia.
Former professor at California State University, Northridge and California State University, Los Angeles, his educational background includes a Ph.D. from the University of California and a second Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He was technical consultant for Sidney Sheldon's bestseller, The Doomsday Conspiracy (1992). He has spoken before professional audiences throughout the World, speaking in Africa, South America, Europe, and the Pacific. In the capacity of an international scientific consultant, he has been featured in numerous film documentaries, and has appeared on television programs throughout the World.
Dr. Hurtak is best known for his book published in the early 1970s entitled The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch where he claimed to receive knowledge from a visitation from Enoch, where he pointed out the apparently unusual relationship of the star shafts in the Great Pyramid with the "Belt" of Orion, and where he claims that pyramids were built on Mars for artificial intelligences to gather intelligence. Dr. Hurtak holds the post of Research Director, Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. He is also co-author of the book entitled The End of Suffering, which he wrote with physicist and parapsychologist Russell Targ.