Jay, from a young age, felt the call of classic Greek myths. The stories of the hubris of Zeus, the renown
of Aphrodite, the guile of Hermes, and the great adventure of Odysseus. The draw to ancient languages
such as Latin, Coptic, and Greek eventually lead to studying the Papyri Graeco Magicae, Corpus
Hermeticum, and Proto-Gnosticism, all of which culminated in beginning the study of Early and Neo-
Platonism. As also a practitioner of Valentinian Gnosticism and Martinist, the hope is to provide
hermeneutic access to multiple streams and emanations of Nous without engendering of philosophies
and beliefs, yet also the comparative study and commonality of their origin.

With several courses in comparative religious studies, Jay received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical
and Computer Engineering, a Master’s in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management, and a
Master’s in Energy Science Technology & Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and First Professional
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine,
with the intention to eventually teach courses on the application of Classical Chinese Medicine.