Shepherd Hoodwin is a Laguna Niguel, California, channel who specializes in the fascinating Michael teachings about how we set up our lifetimes. He is also an intuitive and workshop leader who does past-life readings and therapy, mediumship (contacting deceased loved ones), animal communication, counseling, and channeling coaching (teaching others to channel). He is the author of four books, including the hilarious Enlightenment for Nitwits: The Complete Guide to 2012 & Beyond! The others are Journey of Your Soul: A Channel Explores the Michael Teachings, Meditations for Self-Discovery: Guided Journeys for Communicating with Your Inner Self, and Loving from Your Soul: Creating Powerful Relationships. Upcoming books include Opening to Healing, Growing Through Joy, and Being in the World. He is also recording an audiobook of Enlightenment for Nitwits and creating the NEW Mayan Calendar for 2014. Shepherd is working on a follow-up to Journey of Your Soul, and a collection of spiritual and personal growth writings, tentatively entitled Divine Innervention: How God Stops the Bad Guys Without Ruining Her Hair. Shepherd is a graduate of the University of Oregon in Music Education. In terms of the Michael teachings, Shepherd is an old sage in Cadre Three/Entity Two, with 5/4/3 casting, a sage essence twin, a goal of acceptance, a mode of observation, an attitude of idealist, a chief obstacle of impatience, and a secondary obstacle of arrogance. He is in the emotional part of the intellectual center. His body type is primarily lunar, accounting for fifty-three percent of his body energy, and secondarily martial (thirty-six percent) and venusian (eleven percent). His male/female energy ratio is forty-seven/fifty-three percent, and his frequency is sixty-four. Shepherd has been channeling Michael since 1986. He can be contacted at sgh (at) summerjoy (dot) com. [Please replace (at) with @, etc.] or through his web site at http://summerjoy.com.