Author: John Joseph Teressi
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. At the age of ten, he began writing stories and did a series of readings to the assembly of students in the auditorium. He continued to write and share stories with his friends and worked on a science fiction novel for over a year while traveling in Europe, but it was lost when his car was stolen from the storage garage.
Fast forward twenty years and John has just completed his second novel, “Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age,” and this one has been published. Asked where he got his ideas for this unique adventure story, he replies, “Concepts, ideas, and stories seem to float into my mind. I begin to see the action and the characters. I let them percolate, and then I write the visions down, filling in the sounds and dialog I hear. My imagination leads me onward, and if I get tired or bored, I know it’s time to stop and start again another day.”
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.
‘Portals in Time’ is an exciting fantasy novel with a riveting plot suffused with the mysteries of time and space. It is a brilliant philosophical New Age novel in which the qualities of two centuries-old classics, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress,” are melded into a dynamic, futuristic tale. –Susan Sewall, Readers’ Favorite Reviewer
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