Inner peace and empowerment workshops Dec. 8, 9 at Unity

The Renaissance, a cultural movement that spanned the 14th to the 17th centuries, beginning in Florence, Italy, brought widespread educational reforms and magnificent artistic developments to our planet. In addition to affecting art and education, its influence touched music, politics, science, religion, philosophy, etc.

The word itself means "rebirth." Thinking about this time in history, we can't help but think of the people who embodied its true spirit. Men like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo lived this spirit to the fullest and were the inspirations for the term Renaissance Man.

Are there any Renaissance men today, or is this a term born of the past, and best left there? Renaissance man has been defined as: "a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated or proficient in a wide range of fields."

Another definition we find is: "a present-day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field." Are we talking multi-tasker here? Does such an individual of this type exist today?

Perhaps John Maxwell Taylor is one such modern day individual. Author, actor, teacher, speaker, motivator, creative workshop designer, all of these describe John Maxwell Taylor aptly. Sounding like a Renaissance man to you yet?

He is a student of, and inspired by Carl Jung, Paramahansa Yogananda, Master Mantak Chia and Gurdjieff. He is a winner of the prestigious Gradiva Award for his portrayal of Carl Gustav Jung in the drama "Forever Jung." He has spent 30 years gathering, synthesizing and understanding their works and becoming his best self-practicing them.

He has graced the world's stages with his riveting message, and enlightened audiences at Lincoln Center and the London Palladium to name just a few. A dedicated practitioner of ancient Taoist Exercises for almost 30 years now, which he learned directly from the founder of the Healing Tao centers, Mantak Chia, John credits these exercises for his incredible energy.
So what does this Renaissance man have to do with your lifestyle today?

Interested in changing negative thinking into positive energy? Wanting to let go of anger, sadness, depression and limiting ideas, without dramatic-traumatic techniques? Heard of Feng Shui, but never thought you could apply it to your own inner being? Consider attending John's workshop, "Healing with the Tao" to boost Chi energy, and experience lasting peace.

John Maxwell Taylor and Emily Taylor will give you simple techniques to add the spice of happiness and vibrancy to your life.
Want more inner strength, especially in this fast changing world full of negative attitudes, rude behaviors and conflicting ideas? How can you remain personally secure through all of it? "The Power of I AM" workshop can present you with spiritual secrets of personal empowerment.

All are welcome to these two workshops, "Healing with the Tao" on Monday, Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., and "The Power of I Am" on Sunday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. Both powerful workshops will take place at Unity Spiritual Center at 23855 Detroit Road, Westlake. Suggested love offering of $20. For details go to

Sharon Fedor

I am on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center

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