Jerry Hejka-Ekins is president of Alexandria West, a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the promulgation of the Universal Wisdom Tradition, and to the preservation of the modern and ancient writings of those who have contributed to it. He received a M.A. degree from California State University Stanislaus. Since 1963, he has been active with various Theosophical Organizations where he has lectured, organized seminars and published. He is also an associate editor of Theosophical History, a peer-reviewed journal concerned with the modern Theosophical Movement.