John Teressi, a native Californian and second generation Italian, is fascinated by nature’s design, time and space, and the meaning and power of words. Teressi studied psychology, specializing in human factors engineering. His conceptual and writing abilities led to marketing, design, and fine art; and in his spare time, he entered the design contest for the new World Trade Center in New York. He created amazing, futuristic complex to replace the WTC on the website, www.7thProposal.com.
Curious about the underlying nature of reality, Teressi explored higher consciousness through the study of psychology and metaphysics. In his twenties when walking through a forest on the Monterey Peninsula, CA, he experienced a transformational "moment suspended in time."
That spiritual awakening led him on a quest to experience many Power Places in Europe (Stonehenge and Avebury in England, Rennes Chateau in France, and the Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain and caves of Drach in Majorca) and the pyramids of the Mexico City and the Yucatan among many others. These experiences influenced various passages in “Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age.”
During his travels, he met many fascinating people. When living in Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula, Teressi became acquainted with Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Merv Griffin and many more celebrities. At a charity event in London, he met Princess Diana. "It was a highlight of my life," says Teressi. "She was as lovely in person as you could possibly want her to be!"
John also was honored to enjoy Christmas dinner with Lord and Lady Dashwood at their beautiful Palladium home, West Wycombe Estate, frequently featured in screen adaptations of literary classics such as "Cranford" and "Little Dorrit" and more recently in the television series, "Downton Abbey."
The wisdom derived from Teressi’s extensive travels, led by curiosity and guided by intuition, inspired this lyrical adventure, “Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age” that was written to uplift your soul and empower your heart.