Dr Taylor (1926 - 2008) was a New Zealand medical practitioner who grew tired of anesthetics being routinely used at childbirth. He developed a program which resulted in all those participating having smooth, drug free natural births.
His theories on birth developed into a theory of mind and a philosophy which he then successfully applied to ordinary arithmetic showing that the theory "added up" literally. The arithmetic is called Circlemaths and opens the door to understanding philosophy, the mind, and funnily enough, birth. He has written many books on all of these subjects.
He is also well known for his 40 day fast against the Vietnam war in the 1970's held in Albert Park.