John Koopmans (BA, Hons, Geography) is a retired professional demographer. Over the years, he has collaborated in, or contributed to, a number of books concerning biblical history, and the historical study of Grail lore. When he’s not intensely studying Alchemy, or transcribing numerous old alchemical texts (many in original handwriting), he continues to maintain a very long, active interest in various studies, including recent and ancient history (civilisations, archæology, religions, sciences, philosophies, esoterica, and mythologies).
John Koopmans is a translator and commentator of the text, Hermetic Recreations, a nineteenth century French alchemical manuscript appearing for the first time in English through Rubedo Press. During the past fifteen years, he has regularly collaborated with Christer Böke in the intensive historical research and interpretation of ancient and modern alchemical texts. Together, they published the controversial article, ‘Fulcanelli’s Likely Identity’ in the « Alchemy Journal » (2006–2007).