John E. Fetzer

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John Earl Fetzer (March 25, 1901 — February 20, 1991) was a radio and television executive who was best known as the owner of the Detroit Tigers from 1961 through 1983. Much of Fetzer's wealth was used to fund the Fetzer Institute, which was established in 1962. wiki

According to his biographer, "he began to practice Transcendental Meditation (TM), becoming friends with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and advising him on media relations. He was also one the first people to be given a copy of A Course in Miracles, which he found extremely profound and useful. Finally, in the 1980s, he was initiated into the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (M.S.I.A.). In the last years of his life, Fetzer hired a caregiver who is an adept in Surat Shabd Yoga, the root tradition of M.S.I.A., which he practiced literally until the hour of his death... Late in life, when he was in the process of building his Institute, Fetzer relied heavily on the wisdom of the channeler and psychic, Jim Gordon. Fetzer also created a company of friends and colleagues called the “Monday Night Group” or the “Spiritual Advisory Core Council” to help him work through and evaluate Gordon’s channelings in order to fashion collectively the Institute’s earliest mission and goals. " [1]

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