Joseph Peterson has translated many religious and esoteric texts, including John Dee's Five Books of Mystery, The Lesser Key of Solomon (Lemegeton), and The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses. He has contributed articles to Scriptures of the World's Religions (1998) and Document-Based Questions (World History/Ancient Civilizations, 2006). Peterson is an active member of the American Academy of Religion and the American Folklore Society. He has an extensive collection of rare esoteric documents, which he shares at his award-winning websites esotericarchives.com and avesta.org. He lives near Rochester Minnesota.