Even at birth, everyone is unique. Can heredity alone account for the complex differences in people's temperaments and styles? The Michael teachings, an extraordinary body of channeled work, propose that we are each unique souls who deliberately take on a specific combination of traits to give us the experiences we seek. In this fascinating book, Shepherd Hoodwin expertly discusses these teachings from his vantage point as a Michael channel.
"Michael" is a group of souls who teach 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. For example, after committing to a series of lifetimes, we choose one of seven roles, or soul types: server, priest, artisan, sage, warrior, king, or scholar.
These teachings address many age-old questions, such as "How did we become who we are?" "Why are we here?" "Where are we going?" and "How does the universe work?" In addition, Journey of Your Soul sheds light on the channeling process itself, answering questions such as "How does channeling work?" "Why do different channels receive conflicting information?" and "What does it take to become a channel?" Hoodwin shows us that it is possible, and indeed beneficial, to engage all parts of the human consciousness. His unique analytical approach to channeling will help readers gain a firm intellectual understanding of what is involved.
In his foreword, Jon Klimo, PhD, author of Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources, says, "Shepherd Hoodwin has given us one of the best books to date about the phenomenon of channeling. Journey of Your Soul may well also be the best of the Michael books due to its clarity, thoroughness, and detail, and thanks to the fact that the author, an exceptionally clearheaded Michael channel himself, brings real integrity and authenticity to our understanding of Michael in particular and to the channeling process in general.
About the Author
Shepherd Hoodwin has been channeling since 1986. He specializes in the Michael teachings, and practices healing, mediumship, past-life readings and therapy, counseling, and coaches others to channel. Professor of Psychology at the APA-accredited Argosy University, Jon Klimo, PhD, is considered to be the world's leading authority on the subject of channeling and is the author of the definitive work Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources. John Friedlander has been teaching psychic skills since the 1970s. He coauthored Basic Psychic Development and Psychic Psychology with Gloria Hemsher. The author lives in Laguna Niguel, CA.
“Michael is the kind of guide whose consciousness is much larger than any human’s.… When I read Shepherd Hoodwin’s earlier edition of this book, I had already read many Michael books.… But it wasn’t until I encountered Hoodwin’s descriptions of the Michael attributes that they came alive.”
—John Friedlander, coauthor of Psychic Psychology: Energy Skills for Life and Relationships
“Shepherd Hoodwin has given us one of the best books to date about the phenomenon of channeling. In particular, he has given us a meticulous presentation of the information channeled from the source known as Michael.… [T]he author, an exceptionally clear-headed Michael channel himself, brings real integrity and authenticity to our understanding of Michael in particular and to the channeling process in general.”
—Jon Klimo, Ph.D., coauthor of Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources and Handbook to the Afterlife
“Journey of Your Soul is easy to read and understand for beginners, yet it contains lots of detailed information not found anywhere else for the advanced student. It’s an essential source book for anyone interested in the Michael teachings.”
—Emily Baumbach, author of Michael’s Cast of Characters
"Hoping to present channeling and clear up misconceptions of the practice, Journey of Your Soul is a must for spiritual readers looking for another way to understand themselves."
—Midwest Book Review
"Journey of Your Soul is a dense, yet highly informative and intriguing book that may inspire readers to look into their own Michael chart."
—New Conciousness Review
Praise for the first edition
"Shepherd Hoodwin shines an expert light on the subject of channeling and the fascinating teachings of the entity known as Michael. In this excellent book, you will find an absolutely clear and comprehensive discussion of channeling—what it is, how it happens, what it means." —Leading Edge Review
"The Journey of Your Soul may very well become a New Age classic. It is a beautifully written and distinguished primer for both the beginner and the more advanced spiritual follower."
—The Book Reader