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READING CHART ORDERS, send a jpg
or photo, DOB (place and time, too, if you can), previously
channeled chart information (if any), and $50. You can pay at ORDER
FORM or mail a check. Please allow
up to six weeks. A written explanation (about 10,000 words),
usually emailed, is an additional $150. Click the first link for
For a CHANNELING
SESSION or INTUITIVE
READING, write out your questions
in priority order, email or mail photos of yourself and those you
might ask about, and email or call to make an appointment. Please
prepay on the ORDER FORM
or mail a check. The basic Channeling Session, including one hour
Q&As, is $250, with additional time at $3/minute. Intuitive
Readings are $150/hr. ($95/half hr.) You can share either session
another person(s). Most sessions are done over the phone, after
recording in the form of a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file is sent.
Since the files are too large to email, you will be emailed a link
site from which you can download it for one week. Let me know if
you'd prefer an MP3. Click the first two links
for full details. CHANNELING COACHING,
PAST-LIFE THERAPY, COUNSELING, and CONSULTING are also available
A NOTE ABOUT CHANNELING SESSIONS: I work differently
than most practitioners. There is a period of quiet energy work and
coaching before Michael begins speaking; I don't charge for that.
Since I only work with one client in a day, you have the option of
going longer with your questions. When Michael greets you, you might
want to make a note of the time. If you wish to keep it to a basic
one-hour Q&A, please ask your last question within the hour. If
Michael continues past it to complete your last question and the
energy work, or wraps up other issues raised during the session, it
is still considered a one-hour session. However, if you continue to
ask questions or raise topics after the hour, you are choosing an
CHANNELING, email or mail
your question(s) along with relevant jpgs or photos. Send enough
money to cover the maximum amount of time you might wish to go.
You can pay at ORDER FORM
or mail a check. The fee is $4/minute with a ten-minute minimum.
have more than a few short questions, a full live session is
recommended. Click the first link for full details.
Click to go to:
Michael is a causal plane teacher. The causal plane
is an intellectual dimension directly "above" the astral plane, an
emotional dimension. (We dwell on the lower astral plane between
lifetimes.) They are a group entity consisting of 1050 souls working
in cooperation who have completed their lifetimes on the physical
plane. Michael communicates with us through an age-old process known
as channeling. In channeling, an individual allows a
discarnate being to speak through him. There are several Michael
channels, mostly in the San Francisco area, who, in many cases,
channel different members of the entity.
Michael teaches that we are eternal beings journeying
from the Tao and back again in an adventure of exploration and
creativity. Each step along the way, we make choices that shape our
experience. After committing to a series of lifetimes on a planet,
we choose one of seven roles or soul types. These are like
a career or style: server, priest, artisan, sage, warrior,
king, and scholar. We also form soul-level
relationships by teaming up with an essence twin and task
companion and finding our position within larger units such
as entities and cadres.
When planning an individual lifetime, we make other
choices called overleaves that form our personality and
allow specific achievements. As with the roles, there are seven each
of the goals, modes, attitudes, etc.
We also make agreements and join with others in various
configurations for a variety of purposes.
Although they deal with the large picture, the
Michael teachings are grounded and relevant to our daily lives.
People typically find that the insights they gain are highly useful
and liberating. They help us understand why things are the way they
are and how we can effectively work with them. This results in
increased acceptance of ourselves and others, ultimately leading to
agape, or unconditional love, our highest goal, according to
ROLE?"--An Introduction to the Michael Teachings
A Michael Reading Chart contains your role,
overleaves, etc.--over twenty pieces of information on one page.
Michael Reading Chart without explanation is $50; ten or more charts
requested in a single order are $40 each. Updates (adding new
information) are $15 each. If you lost your chart, I will send
you a PDF replacement at no charge. Charts are emailed as a PDF
you request a paper version. Please allow up to six weeks for all
charts rather than asking for Michael Reading data on others during
Channeling Sessions, since I channel it at a computer.
Information not included on the standard chart can be asked about
during a Channeling Session or in a request for written channeling.
Michael Reading Chart Explanation, usually written (about 10,000
and emailed, is $150 in addition to the chart itself. If your
is not in person, you are welcome to email or call with questions or
comments after receiving it. You can also order readings on other
people in your life, either correlated with yours or explained
Feel free to email a paragraph detailing your career,
hobbies, and aspirations if you'd like them addressed in your
There's a sample chart and explanation at http://summerjoy.com/michaelreading.html.
My book Journey of Your Soul can also help
explain your chart, along with several other Michael books. Here is
a list: http://summerjoy.com/Biblio.html.
Most out-of-print books can easily be found online at sites such as
WHAT YOU NEED
When requesting a chart, or when making an
appointment for a Michael Reading or an Initial Session, please
• Any Michael Reading information already given by
any channel or psychic (including yourself). Please include:
(a) The name of the channel or psychic.
(b) The date of the channeling.
(c) Your validation of the information.
• The nature of your relationship with the "chartee"
if not yourself, such as "friend," "son," etc.
• A clear and clearly labeled jpg, preferably (around
50-100 KB cropped
to the head is ideal), or a paper photograph, which will be returned
with a self-addressed stamped envelope. A recent one is preferred,
whatever you have is fine; other people can be in it.
• Date, time, and place of birth if possible (if not,
that’s okay--this is just for research and further identification).
Sessions are direct conversations with Michael. Feel free to ask any
questions you wish. Common ones concern relationships, life task,
lives, difficult situations, and personal growth.
highly recommended to email, mail, or bring photographs of people
whom you wish to ask. If you are not able to, “tune in” to them
strongly by visualizing or thinking of them when asking about them.
you mailed hard-copy photos, they will be returned if you included a
self-addressed stamped envelope. Emailed jpgs are preferred.
It is also helpful to provide their Michael charts,
if any, or let me know if I already have them.
minimum is one hour for the Q&A portion of the session, and most
people stick with that. However, you are free to extend the session
as long as you wish; I generally schedule only one session per
To prepare, please write out your questions ahead of
time and prioritize them, in case there isn’t time for all of them
(you don't need to send them to me). The
number covered varies greatly and is difficult to predict. It
both on their nature and your individual needs, but about eight
questions per hour is a reasonable guideline. You can request a
or in-depth answer.
You get answers to the questions you
actually ask, so think them through and state them clearly. Make
specific and focused if you are looking for specific and focused
answers. Don’t assume knowledge on Michael’s part. Briefly summarize
situations you ask about, supplying full names, the nature of
relationships, etc. If you previously discussed an issue with
summarize what they said. Giving details helps clarify what you want
know and saves Michael unnecessary work. Likewise, feel free to ask
Michael for clarification or more detail. The more you take
responsibility for your experience of the session, the richer it
The transmission tends to be slow, sometimes with
pauses. Michael will let you know when they are finished speaking if
there is any doubt. Channeling is a delicate process and it is
important not to interrupt it.
I will record both
sides of the conversation and email you a link for downloading the
file (see "Quick Start" above). I keep a copy in case you lose
people like to have channeling regularly. If you wish, sessions can
“free form,” allowing Michael to work with you however they see fit.
Michael can also do in-depth therapy; their approach is penetrating,
unique, and quite wonderful. However, it is generally a good idea to
use the question-and-answer format during your first session.
Michael’s healing energy is as valuable as their
insights. Your awareness and openness contribute to your experience
phone sessions, it’s suggested that you set up your environment so
you’ll be undisturbed and can sit or recline comfortably. A headset
or speakerphone can
prevent neck fatigue. Telephone sessions are the norm and are as
powerful and effective as in-person sessions.
full benefit from your session, it is a good idea to leave your time
afterward free to quietly continue integrating it. These sessions
powerfully transformative and balancing.
It generally takes
me up to twenty minutes to prepare to channel. You may wish to
meditate during this time to enhance your receptivity; Michael will
working with you energetically. I don't charge for this time. They
will address you when they are ready to begin with your questions.
Clearing energy, during both preparation and the channeling itself,
result in me sighing, yawning, etc.
It is also suggested that you meditate or relax for
twenty minutes or more before the session.
basic Channeling Session is $250, including an hour of Q&As that
begins when recording starts; there is no charge for the energy work
while I am bringing in Michael. In addition, if you ask your
last question before the hour is up, you are charged only for an
even if Michael’s answer and concluding energy work go over (unless
request more in-depth energy work). A basic Channeling Session, with
hour of Q&As, lasts 1.5 - 2 hours total.
you ask a question or raise a topic after the first sixty minutes of
passed, it is assumed that you want additional time, so please
the starting time. Extra time is prorated at $3/minute. In this
please then also allow at least ten minutes after completing your
questions for Michael to silently complete the energy work
you are not paying online (via a credit card or PayPal), you can
check covering the maximum amount of time you might wish to go, and
call about a week later to set an appointment. Afterward, I will
refund or give you a credit, whichever you prefer, for any time you
There is no charge for the phone call within the U.S.
and Canada. There is an international surcharge if you want me to
call you (contact me for your country's phone rate). Skype is also
an option. My Skype handle is ShepherdH.
can also request written channeling; the fee is $4/minute with a
ten-minute minimum. Please pay online or send a check for the
amount of time you wish to go. Email or mail your question(s) and
photo(s). If you have more than a few short questions, a full live
session is recommended.
During an Intuitive (or psychic) Reading, I draw from
essence (higher self), guides, and my own truth sense to access
whatever information is in your highest good to receive at that
time. You can prepare written questions, or the session can be free
Although the future cannot be predicted per se, I can
help you look at where events are currently heading, your essence's
plans, and how you can create positive outcomes.
Sessions can encompass communicating with deceased
loved ones (mediumship), animal communication, past-life readings,
and therapy/counseling. I can also describe your energy patterns and
help you shift them.
These sessions are fun, down to earth, and
enlightening. The fee is $150/hour or $95/half hour.
Many people are interested in learning to channel and
need some help getting started. In Channeling Coaching, I safely
guide you into the experience and support you each step along the
way. The fee is $120/hour. Sessions usually take about two hours. Opening
to Channel by Sanaya Roman is a suggested text.
THERAPY, COUNSELING, AND CONSULTING
Past-life therapy, counseling, and consulting (for
example, on the Michael teachings) are $120/hour.
I usually schedule appointments at 6 p.m. Pacific
time; other times are also available, and weekends are fine.
Credit cards are accepted through http://summerjoy.com/Order.html.
If you wish to pay by check, please allow enough time for the funds
to clear (U.S. funds only).
Please give 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel;
otherwise, you are responsible for 50% of the fee.
Reduced-fee sessions are available for those with
Sometimes what Michael says to one person can be a
blessing to many when edited and published. For this reason, I
retain all rights to my channeling. I greatly appreciate copies of
transcripts you make of them, preferably emailed. Client privacy is
I am available for group channelings, lectures,
workshops, and book signings.
Feel free to email or call if you have questions.
STATEMENT TO CHANNELING CLIENTS
First, we would like to tell you how much we enjoy
the opportunity to speak with you. Chances are that on some level,
we are old friends. Otherwise, we would probably not have attracted
one another into this type of communication. If not, we are happy to
make your acquaintance and offer what we can in the way of counsel.
We are not omnipotent, but we do have excellent
sources of usually reliable information, including the aura around
you. We also go to the akashic records, which is a library of all
accumulated knowledge available actually to all, but with so much
information, it does take skill in locating the pertinent facts, and
we are learning to do that, just as you are learning to make use of
the tools of the physical plane.
We do not know for a certainty what the future will
bring for ourselves or for you. That makes the game of life much
more interesting and challenging. If everything could be predicted
ahead of time, we would have to be automatons, and if we are
representatives of the consciousness of the Tao, then the Tao would
likewise be an automaton. Fortunately, this is not the case. We
cannot predict what others will do with assurance because others
themselves do not know what they will do, and even if they think
that they do, they might change their minds. We can only give our
best projections based on where things appear to be going and taking
into account the relevant agreements and karmas. This, too, is an
art that we are learning.
We are happy for you to ask any questions to which
you would like to hear our responses. However, we feel we are of the
greatest benefit when you ask questions regarding matters of
importance to your life: for example, experiences from which you
wish to learn the most you can, or people you wish to understand
better so that you can love them more.
When you come to us via Shepherd, you need to
understand that you are getting our opinions, views and experiences.
Other equally valid entities have different points of view and
slants. It's up to you to make up your mind about things. We make
mistakes, too, so if something doesn't ring true, it's okay to be
skeptical. Many times, however, increased understanding brings with
it a sensing of how apparently contradictory facts can both be true,
so keep an open mind.
You will get the most out of this session if you
review the material in a week or two. It's hard for so much new
knowledge to soak in the first time. A defense against overload is
to make it seem less than it is. This is normal, but often, our
students find their channeling to be far more meaningful weeks or
even months later. Also, it is the mark of a good teacher (and we
aspire to this) to give what the student is almost but not quite
ready to hear. That way, we promote growth. Obviously, the material
becomes more meaningful when the student is actually ready.
So we look forward to our time with you. Feel free to
talk to us as you would anyone else.
FROM CLIENT LETTERS
Though it has been a few days since our session, I
still think of little else. You have a wonderful gift that I am
grateful and honored to have shared.
The Michael teachings have been of the greatest
importance to me. I thank you eternally for your work.
Michael and you always make things so clear and make
my way clear before me.
My channeling session with you and Michael was one of
my most enlightening experiences to date.
The Michael Readings you channeled on my children
were very informative and eye-opening for me. They shed light on
their behaviors that helped me immensely.
Michael and you were so helpful and on target, as
always. The reading has helped me get unstuck. Thank you!
The energy work you and Michael did with me marked
the end of months of leg cramps-they later reappeared briefly after
lots of physical stress but weren't as severe.
It was immensely important for my life that I have
met you. Ever since you helped me learn to channel, I've known that
I'm on my path.
I feel better than I have in quite a while since our
phone session, very energetic, relaxed, and "smoothed out." During
the session itself, I could feel the energy "zapping" me. I saw
various colors in front of my closed eyes, and experienced glimpses
of my essence. The feeling was pure bliss!
I was really impressed by my session with you. I've
been very up for the past two days. The whole thing was rather
amazing and I still feel like things are shifting around for the
better. I've been sleeping and eating better also.
I've been able to sustain an overall feeling of joy
and peace for several months, much of which I attribute to the
That evening of channeling with you was an all-time
high! I'll remember that as a sendoff into a new world for me.
BY SHEPHERD HOODWIN
Sample chapters, contents, reviews and more for both
current and upcoming Summerjoy Press books!
This is a list of all Michael books, with short
descriptions of them, along with some other recommended books.
CASSETTE AND DIGITAL RECORDINGS OF GROUP SESSIONS
with Michael” cassette sets are being closed out at $5 per title,
including mailing, with one free for every five purchased. Sets
include two or three cassettes. These tapes are unedited and tend to
more inspirational and experiential than informational. Listening to
them can draw you into a higher energetic state. Contact me for
titles. They are not available on CD or as downloads.
recent online and in-person group channelings, workshops, and
are available as free downloads and/or transcripts on this site. See
You can sign up for my newsletters at http://summerjoy.com
(please scroll down).
PERSPECTIVES goes out about once every month or two;
it contains some inspiring and insightful channeling, as well as
announcements about my books and activities.
FORWARDS includes the best of my non-political
reading (emphasizing the spiritual, psychological and environmental)
as well as some of my own writings.
I also forward some political pieces via my POLITICAL
My PHOTO list is mostly animals and other nature
photographs. It has become impractical to attach them to emails, so
this list just sends out an announcement when I post them here: http://picasaweb.google.com/117017216001664287953.
ENLIGHTENMENT FOR NITWITS has news and excerpts from
my humor book. See also http://enlightenmentfornitwits.com.
TEACHINGS YAHOO GROUP
There's a wonderful online Michael teachings email discussion list
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