“WE ARE HERE WITH YOU TODAY.”
With those few words appearing on a Ouija board in August 1973, Sarah Chambers, her husband, and a few close friends, started a journey that took them far beyond anything they could possibly imagine.
With their new teacher “Michael”, they explored the unseen realm of the spiritual world. In doing so, they estabished a whole new spiritual teaching that helps us to know and become more of who we truly are.
For the history of the original group of five who first received the Michael teachings, see: History of the Original Michael Teachings Group at AdeptPath.net
Over the next few years, the Oakland-based group kept written transcripts of their meetings. Those transcripts were copied and passed around to friends and coworkers, and in time found their way to many, many others.
The group sessions ended in 1977, though Sarah Chambers continued with private sessions for a few more years. During this period, while at a Science Fiction convention, Sarah got talking to a professional writer, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Intrigued by the what Sarah told her about the transcripts, Yarbro agreed to turn them into a book.
Given that the transcribed material was vast, complex and jumbled, Yarbro took on the task of wading through 3,000 pages of transcripts, identifying the core concepts, and presenting those in a sensible, orderly manner. As a fiction writer, she also “re-imagined” the people and events in the group sessions, making the telling more story-like, with Sarah, in the guise of “Jessica Lansing”, as the main character.
Thus was born, in 1979, Messages From Michael, plus three subsequent books by Yarbro in the 1980s and 90s, bringing the teachings to the wider world.
Fast-forward 30 years. In 2010, a few long-time Michael students came together to work on cleaning up the digital file of the transcripts that had been passed around in the background for many years. The idea was to restore all of the original text as it was in the copies of the paper transcripts, check it carefully for errors, reformat it, and annotate it. Before long, however, the project took on a life of its own.
It was apparent that the Yarbro books had been very selective in what information they presented. They included lots of material about the soul, reincarnation, karma, the overleaves, and so on, but left out most or all of the teachings on personal and spiritual growth, meditation, and enlightenment.
The team thus began to look for more transcript copies, and even interviewed some of the original group participants.
Now at last, the complete set of transcripts have been restored and published in print. They are in two volumes entitled Michael Speaks: The Legacy of Sarah Chambers.
- Volume 1 (619 pages) contains the actual session transcripts.
- Volume 2 (559 pages) contains charts, cartoons, drawings, three compilations made by the original group members, background information about many of the group members, interviews with several original members (including Sarah Chambers and Eugene Trout), interviews with Michael channels and a history of the Michael Teachings.
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This restoration of the original Michael material has been a labour of love, and I personally would like to thank all those at the Center for Michael Teachings. The books should be an invaluable resource for all committed students of the Michael teachings.
“Love is the highest truth. Truth is the highest good.” — Michael