Kalamazoo native John Fetzer, a radio pioneer and Detroit Tigers owner, built a radio/TV/cable empire that fueled his wealth. A new book, John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age, by Brian C. Wilson, Ph.D., depicts how Fetzer fostered the marriage of science and spirituality through the decades.
During his life, few people knew that he had been quietly and devotedly using spiritual principles and practices to guide his business growth, as well as funding some of the seminal research on consciousness in America which sought to reconcile science and spirituality.
Fetzer attributed his success to spiritual practices and awareness of higher consciousness, using meditation, psychic consultants, pendulums, water dowsing and other occult practices regularly in his decision making.
Fetzer believed in the power of an interconnected world governed by an infinite intelligence that he hoped others would embrace as he had. To insure that his legacy of spiritual inquiry and spiritual values would continue long into the future, Fetzer left endowments to fund The John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust and The John E. Fetzer Institute.
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