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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. 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 of
Q&As, is $250, with additional time at $3/minute. Intuitive
Readings are $150/hr. ($95/half hr.) You can share either session with
another person(s). Most sessions are done over the phone, after which a
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 to a
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 at $120/hr.
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 extended session.
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
or mail a check. The fee is $4/minute with a ten-minute minimum. If you
have more than a few short questions, a full live session is
recommended. Click the first link for full details.
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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 Michael.
"WHAT'S YOUR 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 unless
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 words)
and emailed, is $150 in addition to the chart itself. If your reading
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 explanation.
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 Amazon.com.
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).
(a) The name of the channel or
(b) The date of the channeling.
(c) Your validation of the
• The nature of your relationship with
the "chartee" if not yourself, such as "friend," "son,"
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, but
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, past
lives, difficult situations, and personal growth.
highly recommended to email, mail, or bring photographs of people about
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. If
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 for
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 depends
both on their nature and your individual needs, but about eight
questions per hour is a reasonable guideline. You can request a short
or in-depth answer.
You get answers to the questions you
actually ask, so think them through and state them clearly. Make them
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 Michael,
summarize what they said. Giving details helps clarify what you want to
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 will
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 yours.
people like to have channeling regularly. If you wish, sessions can be
“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 of it.
phone sessions, it’s suggested that you set up your environment so that
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 are
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 be
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, may
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 hour,
even if Michael’s answer and concluding energy work go over (unless you
request more in-depth energy work). A basic Channeling Session, with an
hour of Q&As, lasts 1.5 - 2 hours total.
you ask a question or raise a topic after the first sixty minutes of recording has
passed, it is assumed that you want additional time, so please notice
the starting time. Extra time is prorated at $3/minute. In this case,
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 send a
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 did
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 maximum
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 form.
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
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
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.
PAST-LIFE 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
Reduced-fee sessions are available for those
with limited resources.
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 always
I am available for group channelings,
lectures, workshops, and book signings.
Feel free to email or call if you have
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
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
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
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
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
Michael and you were so helpful and on
target, as always. The reading has helped me get unstuck. Thank
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
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
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
I've been able to sustain an overall feeling
of joy and peace for several months, much of which I attribute
to the Michael work.
That evening of channeling with you was an
all-time high! I'll remember that as a sendoff into a new world
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
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 usually
include two or three cassettes. These tapes are unedited and tend to be
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 lectures
are available as free downloads and/or transcripts on this site. See also http://www.michaelteachings.com/shepherd-hoodwin.html.
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 list.
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.
MICHAEL TEACHINGS YAHOO GROUP
There's a wonderful online Michael teachings email discussion list at
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