John Randolph Price, chairman of the Quartus Foundation, an internationally known lecturer and best-selling author, passed away July 25, 2014 following complications from a fall. He was 82 and living in Boerne, Texas.
John was born February 12, 1932 in Alice, Texas, the only child of John and Eva Mae Price. He moved to Refugio, Texas in his teens, where he met the love of his life and future wife, Janis Bryant.
While attending Southwest Texas State College on a track scholarship, he joined the Air Force, where he spent three years stationed in Germany and participated in track meets across Europe. In 1953, he placed first in events at the All-Germany, the 12th Air Force Championship, and the All-Europe meet – winning him a spot in the worldwide Armed Services meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A pulled muscle prevented a win, but provided enough days off to marry Jan in Refugio on June 20, 1953.
Following his discharge from the Air Force, he attended the University of Houston, graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio and Television.
Over his corporate career he was executive vice president of a Chicago advertising and public relations agency, and later president and CEO of a Houston-based agency. In 1962, he was named to the first edition of the national Who’s Who in Advertising. In the 1970’s, He was the recipient of several Grand Prix Awards for best consumer advertising. He also wrote and produced a series of documentary films for the U.S. Department of Energy, for which he received a special commendation for excellence.
In 1981, he and his wife, Jan, formed The Quartus Foundation for Spiritual Research, a non-profit organization.
He and Jan were the originators of World Healing day that began on December 31, 1986, with over 500-million participants worldwide, and the event has continued each year on the same date. In recognition of this effort for peace, they were presented the Light of God Expressing Award by the Association of Unity Churches in 1986.
John is the author of 18 nonfiction books incorporating ancient wisdom, contemporary metaphysics, and spiritual philosophy, including national bestsellers The Superbeings, The Angels Within Us, and The Abundance Book. He is also the author of three fiction books; the third – Once and Once Again – is coming out next month through Balboa Press.
His work has earned national and international awards for contributing to a higher degree of positive living in the world.
John was named one of the world’s 500 leading visionaries by the Visionary Project in England in 2007. He was also named the recipient of the 1992 Humanitarian Award presented by the Arizona District of the International New Thought Alliance, and in 1994 he was presented the INTA’s International Joseph Murphy Award for his distinguished service provided to the New Thought Movement. In 2009, at the 94th annual International New thought Alliance World Congress, John and Jan were presented The Torch Bearer Award in honor of their work in championing the principles and cause of New Thought.
He is survived by daughters Susan and Leslie.