While teaching the Basic Alchemy course in London 2011, I had the opportunity to meet with two long time friends. Bill Tara is the originator of the Community Health Foundation in London, which was the first macrobiotic center in England. It became the center of education for Europeans to learn about macrobiotics, and inspired many of the future teachers and leaders for macrobiotics in Europe. Jon Sandifer was a long time teacher and writer, with excellent books on Macrobiotics, Feng Shui Astrology and Nine Star Ki. His books are among the clearest and accessible on all of these subjects.