Michael Dardanes Michael Peter Dardanes was raised in Naperville, Illinois by his parents, Vily and Charleen, and with his two sisters, Lauren and Jennifer. His environment was one filled with love, support, and encouragement from those around him. Michael played many sports growing up but found his passion in soccer. He was a part of an international soccer team that competed in European tournaments from fourteen to sixteen years of age. "I am very blessed to have had such a wonderful upbringing. My family and friends always loved me unconditionally and still do to this day. They are very compassionate."
Michael attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a member of the Wesleyan Players Theater Club, Circle K Club, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Varsity soccer team, the Order of Oak and Ivy, and was honored his senior year with the Student-Athlete of the Year award and praise for his publications in the Muse's Repertoire
. In 2009, he graduated with a major in Criminal Justice and minors in Psychology and English Literature.
In April of 2012, Michael began his studies with the School of Metaphysics. He comments, "I can remember being very young and thinking there is much more to this world than the physical eye can see, but I never acted on the thought. I constantly strove for external recognitions and awards without much purpose besides physical gratification. This was a constant cycle. As one desire was fulfilled, three more took its place. It was overwhelming. The School of Metaphysics has taught me how to use my mind and entrain with Universal Law to go deeper into spirituality and service to God. Through manifesting physical desires with intention and building permanent understandings within myself, I am happier, healthier, more successful, and continuously come closer to aligning with my ideal." Michael is currently a student and teacher at the School of Metaphysics and directs the Springfield branch.