Enter the matrix of the Taormina community and meet the exceptional individuals who have been responsible for Taormina's evolution and continuation.
Find out about the extraordinary artists scientists musicians writers poets environmentalists and spiritual leaders who have lived there.
You will discover how the community was formed and why. From the specially chosen architectural style to the legal proceedings that changed the course of its destiny nothing is left unexamined and unconnected.
"Helene Vachet presents an intriguing story of a small section of the Ojai Valley. While most writers concentrate on the charm and beauty of our valley few think to preserve the historical aspects. In this book you will learn about the fascinating history of Ojai's Taormina Community and its connections to Ojai and the world beyond." --David Mason past chairman of the County of Ventura Cultural Heritage Board the City of Ojai's Historic Preservation Commission.
Helene Vachet had a spiritually eclectic upbringing which included the study of Theosophy Buddhism and Liberal Catholicism. She has a BA in history and English from Immaculate Heart College and an MA in counseling from CSUN. Helene has been a teacher a counselor an assistant principal and a writer for New Perspectives Magazine as well as a contributor to Quest Magazine. She moved to Ojai from Los Angeles with her husband and enjoys antiquing walking her dog gardening researching and writing listening to audio books viewing films and engaging in stimulating conversation.