Our name for this system is "The Personality Game"
- a fun way to learn about yourself and others.
Be kind to each other, for these teachings mean
nothing without agape. . . . Michael
The name "Michael" is simply one way to name a system of personality
understanding (or "teaching"). It has no real significance other than to make it
known in some definitive way.
This teaching is not a belief system and is not meant to be taken at face
value. It does not require belief to be valid.
It does ask that you validate it for yourself. You decide what parts you can use
and what parts you cannot.
With the knowledge of this system, you can choose whether to operate from the positive
parts of your personality - or from the negative parts of your personality.
When you come
from the positive parts, you are acting out of true personality. That is how your
essence (or your inner being) can grow and express itself. When you come from the negative
parts, you are acting out of false personality. This is deception, and results in
more struggle and strife to accomplish your purpose.
Before you can accept others, you must learn to accept yourself.
It is a universal law that you can only love others to the degree that you are able to
love yourself. So, in this teaching, you begin by studying yourself.
Through this process,
you develop a greater understanding of yourself - and of the challenges and agreements you
have set out to fulfill in this lifetime. Through this process, you can develop a greater
tolerance toward yourself and attain the balance that allows you to act as appropriately
as possible and to actualize your fullest potential.
The written word becomes carved in stone. Please do not "believe" what we
have written here, but check it out for yourself. And once you have mastered it, let it
go (adapted from The Michael Handbook and Michael: The Basic Teachings)
Evolution of the Michael Teachings
Many modern schools of philosophy and psychology represent facets of this system.
Readers of Abraham Maslow, Carl Jung, Eric Erikson and Sigmund Freud will find a ring of
familiarity (particularly in the use of archetypes). Elements of this system were taught
by George Gurdjieff, P.D. (Peter) Ouspensky and Rodney Collin. Many of the underlying tenets
resonate with Eastern philosophy, especially Sufism.
- The Personality Game
- A Practical Personality System (also known as the "overleaves" -
the foundation of the system)
- The Game Board
(overleaf chart) (in color).
- The Game Board (Overleaf chart)
in PDF format (color and black/white pages)
- Rules to Play -
Playing the Personality Game
- Famous People - Personality traits of famous people, places, organizations and countries
- Michael Math - Numbers
- Overview of the Number Qualities
- Michael Math - Sample
- Understanding "Michael Math" with examples
- Michael Math - Forms
- Understanding "Michael Math" with fill-in-the blanks form.
Michael Math - The Casting and Entity Numbering System, Global
Jobs and Community Responsibility
- People Net - Graphic
of Michael "centers" (large graphic)
- Spirituality - 7
Principles of Spirituality in the Workplace
Cosmology of the Michael Teaching - an overview of the Michael Teachings
(Stephen Cocconi) http://www.themichaelteaching.com/cosmology.html
Faiths & Practices (Michael Teachings)
- The Michael
Interviews: Practical Wisdom from an Enlightened Perspective video
#1 - "Michael on Michael" - video from Dream Traveller Productions, PO Box 691, Zephyr Cove, NV
89448 $29.95 + $4.95 shipping. [Note: This contact seems to be
out of date and we do not currently have a way to reach the creator of the
- Wikipedia (The
Wikipedia article on the Michael Teachings has been edited the point of destroying any semblance of
usefulness in our opinion.)
Custom Wish Boxes and tiles - make great gifts for
the special people in your life.
Description, outline and handouts from a 7-week class "Creating
Your Own Life" using
visioning techniques to help understanding the different personality Roles
and how they affect our lives. This class was taught March-April 2007
and is being made available for the first time publicly in April
2010. The material is copyrighted; please contact the author if you
would like to use it.
- created by Stephen Cocconi www.michaeltarot.com.
explaining the Soul Ages by Danny Searle on Youtube.com
| Donate to the Center for Michael
Teachings, Inc. - a non-profit organization supporting the
expansion of the Michael Teachings
Or, send email to CenterforMichaelTeachings [at] gmail.com.
- The Nine Needs and
how they relate to the workplace (newsletter article, June 1997)
Nine Needs (large graphic) - shows the
energetic relationship between the needs, chakra and aura
- The Personality Dragons
and how they relate to the workplace (newsletter article, June 1999)
- Slaying the Dragons
- tips for catching and slaying the dragons (newsletter article, July 1999)
- Four Pillars of Vitality
- True Work, True Study, True Play and True Rest (newsletter article, September
Obstacles to Success - Moving Beyond the Obstacles in the
Workplace (newsletter article, October 2000 - Jose Stevens)
Personality Roles - In depth look at the Roles
(newsletter article, September 1999)
- Attitude is
Everything - describes the 7 attitudes (newsletter article November
- Coping with Change -
how the different perspectives deal with Organizational Change (newsletter article May
Michael Jokes - just for fun.
Maslow's Hierarchy - How Maslow's
Hierarchy Relates to the Michael Teachings
- Stress: How It Affects the Roles We Play
- (newsletter article, May 2002 - Debra Gawrych)
- New Models of Education - How the Personality Game
compares to the Myers-Briggs System - Sarah Chambers (newsletter article,
March 2002 - Sarah Chambers)
- Community and Communion
by Sarah Chambers (1996)
to Sarah Chambers by Jose Stevens (1998)
- Expanding Your Personal Power (newsletter
article, May 1998 Jose Stevens)
- excerpt from Tao to Earth with new graphic
the Roles Affect the Workplace (newsletter article, September 2002)
and Conflict Resolution (newsletter article, February 2005)
Circle Positions - describes the support circle and how to use the
questions (Lorie Tostado)
of terms (Shepherd Hoodwin)
- The Casting/Entity
Positions (by Ken Broom)
Teachings Humor (Shepherd Hoodwin)
speaks about the Election 2004 results (Troy
Love in Politics: Or, Have You Hugged a Republican Today? (Shepherd Hoodwin)
/ Chakra Cleansing - exercise
montage - Introduction to Soul Ages by Terri Benning
Circle: Anchor (Finding Support During Challenging Times)
(newsletter article August 2009)
- Life Roles in the Workplace
(newsletter article July 2009)
- The 7 Soul types: What do they
look like? (Barry) http://personalityspirituality.net/articles/the-michael-teachings/the-seven-roles-in-essence/
- Soul types: The Seven
Roles in Essence (Barry) http://personalityspirituality.net/2010/06/23/the-seven-soul-types-what-do-they-look-like/
- YouTube video: Jose Stevens discussing President Barack Obama's personality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6pIfYJv3Hg
Nine Circles of Acceptance (newsletter article July 2011)
"Death and Dying Can Be Fun" transcript from November
28, 1984 Michael study group session.
Ages of the Soul: How to Tell a Young Soul from an Older One (articles by
Jose Stevens and Joya Pope 2009) http://druidsegg.reformed-druids.org/newsimbolc09-21.htm
The major Michael teachers are listed below. Some of them travel extensively.
them have newsletters, books and/or tapes, as well as mailing lists of interested
students. If you live outside the major teaching areas, contact the folks listed below.
Ask if they travel to your area or if they could put you in touch with other Michael
students in your area. The Michael network is growing rapidly!
Power Path Seminars (web)
(formerly known as Pivotal
Resources Inc.) José
Stevens - Workshops, Professional Services, Vision Quests,
Spiritually-oriented Travel, Authors of many Books, Annual Forecast tapes,
free Monthly Newsletter, Monthly Meetings, Regularly scheduled workshops and
[Santa Fe, NM] web: www.thepowerpath.com.
has a new website www.josestevens.com
with articles about his PersonEssence system (another name for
the Michael System)
Education Foundation (web) JP Van Hulle
- Books, Tapes, Monthly Forecast, Professional
Personality Quiz, Books,
newsletter, regular meetings and events [San Francisco/Oakland area: Orinda,
CA] web: www.mef.to
& Miracles etc. (web) Barbara
Taylor- Corporate/business version of the Michael Teachings (The Personality Game), Michael Math.
Professional Services, Author of The Concordance to the Michael
Teachings [Lacey, WA - Pacific Northwest] web: www.itstime.com
(web) Emily Baumbach
- Monthly meetings, monthly newsletter with forecast, Professional Services,
Books and Tapes,
online chat. Author of Celebrities:
The Complete Michael Database, Michael's Cast of Characters and Parallel Universes:
Your Other Selves [San Francisco area: San Rafael, CA] web: www.causalworks.com
Kay Heatherly (web) - Monthly meetings, Professional Services
[San Francisco, Marin
County, CA] e-mail: heatherlyk [at] aol.com web: www.kayheatherly.com
Kay Kamala (web) - Professional Services (specializing in relationship
issues), workshops, tapes, quarterly newsletter [Santa Fe, NM] e-mail
kaykamala [at] aol.com web: www.kaykamala.com
of the Hawk (web) Victoria Marina-Tompkins - Workshops, Training, Shamanism, Monthly meetings, Professional
Services, Tapes, Retreats [Half Moon Bay, CA] e-mail: FOTHawk [at] gmail.com,
web: www.flightofthehawk.com Blog:
Little Book of Spirit Stories: Encounters with the Paranormal (book
Hoodwin - Author of Journey of Your Soul and others, Professional Services,
Newsletter, Books, Glossary [Southern California] e-mail: sh [at]
summerjoy.com web: www.summerjoy.com
Sarah Chambers - Sarah Chambers made her transition on December 8,
1998. She was widely known and loved by the Michel community and will be deeply
missed by all who knew her. Sarah Chambers was one of the original Michael
and it is through her that the overleaves were transmitted. [She was
called "Jessica Lansing" in the Messages from Michael
books.] Her specialties were health
& well-being and death & dying. Sarah's work is continuing through the
work of Victoria Marina-Tompkins, Kay
Kamala and José & Lena Stevens. Articles by Sarah Chambers: New Models of
Education and Community and Communion.
- Tribute to Sarah Chambers. Also see Flight
of the Hawk.
- Joya Pope (web)
- Professional Services, Author of Upcoming Changes and The World According to
Michael. Joya sells many of the books listed on the Books
page. [Fayetteville, Arkansas]
web: www.itstime.com/joya.htm e-mail:
joyapope [at] gmail.com
Palm Turpen - Professional Services [Fort Worth, TX] (e-mail
amazon0521 [at] aol.com) web: www.lightcatcher.com/michael.htm
Kirjat (web) Riitta
& Juha Metsovuori - Publishers of Michael books translated into Finnish (Finland) web:
The Entrancer (web) Gay Avice du Buisson - Meetings,
Classes/Workshops, Professional Services, Michael Comic Book [South Africa] web:
Teachings (maintained by David Gregg) -
Overview of the Michael Teaching, online groups and scheduled events, Frequently asked
questions [Southern California] web: www.michaelteachings.com/
Benning ~ Metaphysical mentor and professional Michael channel
specializing in obtaining Akashic record information, full casting
placements information, past life information, facilitating monadal sequence
completions and bringing through new seven stage structures and information.
Terri offers online classes, email and phone sessions. [San Francisco/Oakland
area, CA] ~ Web: http://www.michaelmosaics.com Liana
Benning Memorial page (June 2009)
Earth Wisdom and the Michael Teachings Channeling Group http://www.meetup.com/Earth-Wisdom-and-The-Michael-Teachings/
(Santa Rosa, Sonoma county and North SF Bay Area)
Cocconi (web) - Professional Services, Workshops, focus on career
and physical health issues. e-mail: stephen [at] themichaelteaching.com.
web: www.themichaelteaching.com [Sacramento,
Truth Love Energy (web)
Troy Tolley - Professional Services Online and in person , Group Events Online and Locally; Web Site with Glossary, Highly InterActive Community, Discussion Forum, Discussion
List, Articles, Chat Room, and More! [New York City, NY] web: www.truthloveenergy.com
Rising (web) Karen Murphy - Monthly newsletter, articles, channeling
[Vancouver, BC, Canada] web: www.polarisrising.com
and Spirituality (web) - Barry
[United Kingdom] - http://personalityspirituality.net/articles/the-michael-teachings/
Fontaine (web) - "The Michael Line" newsletter, other
articles - http://webspace.cal.net/~tedfont/michael_channeling.html
the Michael Teachings [German] - by Rolf
Herklotz - http://www.seele-verstehen.de/
Holly Coleman specializes in connecting people to their life's purpose,
meaningful work and higher self. As a longtime intuitive coach, she
uses a variety of tools including an in-depth personality assessment called
the Michael System to help people enhance their relationships, environments
and careers. Individual sessions as well as home and land clearings
are available in person or by phone. web: www.GlobalWisdom.com
[San Francisco Bay area, CA]
Study in Michael Teachings - Kathryn
Neall. Forays into advanced study on the path of spiritual growth.
This will be based primarily in Michael Teachings from the original transcripts of the founding group.
This site emphasizes the spiritual, perceptual part of the teaching far more than the philosophical, structural base that most students are familiar with.
Teachings in Portuguese - José
DeMelo "Bem-vindo ao mundo do Michael"
"Welcome to the World of Michael" http://www.michaelnobrasil.com/Michaelnobrasil/Bem_Vindo.html
[Salt Lake City, Utah and Brazil]
Teachings in Czech - Jana - "Michaelovo učení"
[Prague, Czech Republic and England, United Kingdom]
Casting Database - created by Terri Benning and JP Van Hulle, currently
moderated by Barbara Taylor, hosted by
Other sites sponsored by Terri Benning:
Michael Mosaics - www.michaelmosaics.com
Community - interactive discussion group, sponsored by Karen
Murphy, hosted by
Options - interactive discussion group, sponsored
by a team of 4 people, hosted by Yahoo groups.
Teachings - interactive discussion group, sponsored by Dave Gregg, hosted by Yahoo
Groups, instructions for joining.
sponsored by Dave Gregg:
Teachings Social Network http://michaelteachings.ning.com/
Love Energy - sponsored by Troy Tolley; interactive discussion group, hosted by Yahoo groups.
Other sites sponsored by Troy Tolley:
Love Energy Social Network - http://truthloveenergy.ning.com or
Teachings Network http://www.themichaelteachings.net/
- Manifest Essence products -
shopping for Michael Role & Overleaf-themed products http://www.printfection.com/truthloveenergy
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