The Well Of Light is committed to bringing you leading edge thinkers, authors and activists in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Social Justice, Evolutionary Cosmology and Spiritual fulfillment. Our radio shows, classes, workshops and commentaries are intended to educate, inform and inspire you to action... Thank you for your part in co-creating a world that honors all life!

Earth Journey: An Interview with the Earth


Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
Rainer Maria Rilke


As a child I remember lying on the grass, breathing in the magic of Spring and chatting with the garden spirits, as I watched the clouds swim across the pale blue sky like giant whales, spouting puffy mouth watering macaroon shaped cookies for the hungry cloud spirits. 


At night, I would taste the perfume of jasmine, mixed with the sweetness of honeysuckle as waking dreams of adventure filled the open fields of my mind and the spirited fireflies would make me laugh in wonder. What happened to our childhood curiosity, magic and adventure? Where have the poetic voices of the earth, the elements and seasons gone? How have we become so lost in busyness and exhaustion that we have forgotten how to dream, how to imagine, how to connect with the magic that surrounds us? To answer these questions I decided to put on my journalist cap and journey to the Spirit of the Earth to see what I could learn.


In my shamanic practice I have been reclaiming my birthright to visit the invisible realms of magic and imagination, to tap into the wisdom of the ancestors and honor and communicate with the spirits that live in all things. Since Earth Day is upon us I decided to journey to the Spirit of the Earth and ask for an interview to see how we could get out of the mess we humans have managed to get ourselves into!

What follows are excerpts from my interview with Mother Earth.

As I lie on the grass breathing deeply into the center of my beating heart I call out to the earth requesting an interview?  As I sink into the earth she wraps her gentle arms around me, inviting me into the chamber of her heart where our heart-beat becomes entrained, beating as one. I thank the great mother for granting me this interview, for taking this time to share with me her ancient wisdom.  

Michael: How can we honor you, become more attuned to your needs? What can we small individuals do to stop the desecration of your holy body? Please tell me how we can become evolutionary co-creators with you in this time of great change, great opportunity and great peril?

Earth: (In a soft, still, maternal voice she answers my question.) My son, you are but one of many mouths I feed. My offerings are a gift, my voice is always here for council. Your people have grown deaf, lost in the trance of technology, and distraction, but there is a great awakening happening and each of you is a part of this awakening. You must remember my children that all change in the outer world begins with healing the inner realm. You have become fragmented, disconnected and alienated from the real sources of power, life and living. It is time to reunite the intellect with the heart, the body and the spirit, time to focus your attention on what is important, on what is truly of value, what is sacred, what has heart and meaning.

There are great changes coming, changes that are incomprehensible to the egoic mind, but are evident to the heart and the gut mind. You must learn to listen with the whole body, to focus, to concentrate on dreams that unify, that connect, that recognize the interconnection with all life. You must put down your weapons and open your arms, honor the truth of the moment, this is not my dream, this is our dream, the dream of the universe becoming conscious of itself. Consciousness itself is the universe. You must tune into the frequency of love, beginning with loving yourself and all that arises within you. Embrace each moment as a gift from the garden of love, from my garden, our garden, the garden of creation. It is time to turn from the dream of fear and separation and plant the seeds of a new dream that honors and embraces all life.


To continue reading Michael's letter,  click here.


Center for Shamanic Studies

Please check out our new website. Let us know what you think and what programs, interview and information you would like us to include on the site.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Shamanic Journey & Drumming Circles with J.P. Tindell & Michael Stone

Nevada City: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:45-8:45, Inner Path, Nevada City

200 Commercial St. or 530.277.0937 to reserve a space, $15/person requested donation.

Auburn: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, or 916.296.8232 to reserve a space, $15/person requested donation.

Bring: Drum/rattle, blanket/pillow for sitting/lying, drinking water, blindfold 

Sacred Tool Making
Sat., May 16, 10 am-12:30 pm or Tues., May 19, 6:30-9:00  pm (first  in  series)

Tool Creation Options:  Make a Tibetan Eye Curtain and Small Medicine Bag or Smudge Fan



Heartbeat with Jonathan Horan

June 7th 2-6pm, South Yuba Club

Don't miss the special 4 hour introduction to Heartbeat, a journey into and through our feeling selves, with the head of 5Rhythms and son of Gabrielle Roth.

Bound Shaman: Solstice Ceremony, June 21st, 3-5pm, South Yuba Club

The Bound Shaman is a ceremony that originated from a Lakota/Sioux healing ceremony. In the ceremony, the healer is tied up with a special blanket and ropes while praying for the healing of a specific person or persons. Other participants also pray for the person or persons to be healed. It is performed in a darkened room and is said that participant can actually see the spirits in the room. In many cases the tightly tied ropes will miraculously drop from the practitioner's body without human assistance. Donation Event.

Shamanic Summit with the Shift Network

August 4-6, live Broadcast with Shamanic Teachers from around the world.

I have been asked to host 3 days of interviews with many of the worlds leading teachers and practitioners of Shamanism. Please mark these days for a comprehensive immersion into the world of Shamanism. This is a free online event!


Shamanic Coaching and Guidance

I wanted remind those of you who don't know that I have started up my coaching and mentoring programs again. My primary focus is on providing shamanic guidance, to organizations and individuals. At this time in our evolution I feel it is of paramount importance to transcend our beliefs in separation and access the wisdom of spirit that lives in each and every one of us. I offer a sliding payment scale based on value received and financial situation. Please give a call or email if you interested in any of the following: 

* Power Animal & Spirit Guide Access
* Soul Remembering & Retrieval
* Personal & Organizational Change
* Spiritual Guidance & Journey work
* Shamanic Teaching & Mentoring

Organizational Shamanism
I am currently writing a book that integrates my shamanic practices with three decades of Organizational Development work. Organizational Shamanism (OS) is the practice and application of ancient shamanic techniques to solve contemporary organizational and community challenges. It is a whole systems approach to gathering information that can help us to revitalize and energize the spirit of our organizations and tap into new levels of creativity, intuition and wisdom not available with contemporary perception. OS focuses on transforming inner states of consciousness to bring about outer change, and taps into a creative potential beyond limiting beliefs and assumptions. 

I am looking for organizations that are interested in trying these new approaches to solving organizational issues. If you and your organization or any one you know are open to applying this pioneering work in your company to bring about organizational change please give me a call. Or email 530.277.0937 or

Book of the Month

If you would like to order books from any of the people who have been on Conversations you can order from our website and we receive a small percent of the sale which in part supports our site and these newsletters. You will still get it for the same price as you would from Amazon or Sounds True.

This month I am recommending 2 inspiring transformational companion books.


Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential By Barbara Marx Hubbard 

is a world-renowned visionary futurist, evolutionary educator and inspiring


This updated and revised edition of Conscious Evolution, which was originally written 17 years ago by world-renowned visionary futurist, evolutionary educator and inspiring speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard, is even timelier than it was then. It is a refreshing journey into what is now possible with an awakening humanity at this crucial period in the earth's history. In this exciting time we see evolution itself becoming consciously aware and for the first time we have the power to choose the outcome and direction of our own evolution. We are evolving from the human potential movement to the social potential movement where a new universal consciousness is evolving.

Listen to Barbara's Interview Here


52 Codes for Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential By Barbara Marx Hubbard with Carolyn Anderson


This inspiring "Process of Metamorphosis To Realize Our Full Potential Self" is a collection of evolutionary codes of our being that can activate the dormant potential within us. According to Hubbard and Anderson they "flow through us from Universal Intelligence, from the quantum field." Meditating on the 52 codes can awaken us to the guidance of our own Universal Self, the highest frequency of our being, so we can integrate these higher frequencies within ourselves to become Whole Beings, Universals Humans. They are offered to stimulate our own awakening to conscious self-evolution and life of connected wholeness with the universe. 

You can order this book by clicking here



Poetry Corner


Mark Nepo Earth Prayer

O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious,

 Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love,
Christlight, Yaweh, Allah, Mawu,
Mother of the Universe...

Let us, when swimming with the stream,
become the stream...
Let us, when moving with the music,
become the music...
Let us, when rocking the wounded,
become the suffering...

Let us live deep enough
till there is only one direction...
and slow enough till there is only
the beginning of time...
and loud enough in our hearts
till there is no need to speak...

Let us live for the grace beneath all we want,
let us see it in everything and everyone,
till we admit to the mystery
that when I look deep enough into you,
I find me, and when you dare to hear my fear
in the recess of your heart, you recognize it
as your secret which you thought
no one else knew...

O let us embrace
that unexpected moment of unity
as the atom of God...
Let us have the courage
to hold each other when we break
and worship what unfolds...

O nameless spirit that is not done with us,
let us love without a net
beyond the fear of death
until the speck of peace
we guard so well
becomes the world...


The World Has Changed

By Alice Walker

The world has changed.

Wake up & smell

The possibility.

The world

Has changed:

It did not



Your prayers


Your faith


Your determination



In liberation






Through the years





The world has changed:

It did not








Of self



It did not





The world has


Wake up!

Give yourself

The gift

Of a new


The world has changed:

This does not mean

You were never


The world

Has changed:





Resist the siren




The world has changed:

Don't let






--By Alice Walker. 



Download Conversations Shows
Conversations shows are available to download from 


Live Streaming Tuesdays at 1pm PST at


CONVERSATIONS, hosted by Michael Stone, brings you leading edge thinkers in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Evolutionary Cosmology, Social Justice and Spiritual fulfillment. We look for positive solutions to local and global issues that leave you touched, moved, and inspired to action. Our weekly guests include local and global experts and concerned citizens working together to heal the wounds that separate, alienate, and marginalize people...


Upcoming Shows

Click here to view a schedule of upcoming programs on


04/28/15 John Prendergast PhD. : In Touch: How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself

John J. Prendergast, PhD, is a pshchotherapist, retired professor of psychology, spiritual counselor, and founder and editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology. John teaches us how to stop confusion and self-doubt in their tracks and navigate life's challenges with confidence, grace, and authenticity. 


05/05/15 Itzhak Beery: The Gift of Shamanism

Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher. He was initiated into the Circle of 24 Yachaks by his Quechua teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Page'. He has also trained intensively with other elders from South and North America. The founder of and cofounder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on the faculty of New York Open Center. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, TV and webinars. An accomplished visual artist and owner of an award-winning advertising agency, he grew up on Kibbutz Beit Alfa in Israel and lives in New York.


05/12/15 (2hour Membership Show) Lama Surya Das & Eric Pearl

Lama Surya Das is one of the most learned and highly trained American-born lamas in the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. Surya is the founder of the Dzogchen Center in Cambridge, MA and Austin, TX, and the author of many books, including the international bestseller, Awakening the Buddha Within (Broadway Books, 1997) and Awakening to the Sacred (Harmony, 1999). He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.  

Eric Pearl, DC, founder of The Reconnection, has been featured

on The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times and CNN. His internationally bestselling

book, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in 39 languages, has been endorsed by such notables as Deepak Chopra, MD and Wayne Dyer, PhD. He is a foremost visionary, leader and pioneer inthe field of "Energy Medicine" or "Quantum Healthcare."


05/19/15 Stephen Davis: The Holographic Universe


Stephen Davis admits that he's not an expert in quantum physics. But in his book, Butterflies Are Free to Fly, and his 5-part video workshop series, he explains the Double Slit and other recent scientific experiments In a way that virtually anyone can understand; and as a result of a lifetime of research into various spiritual and philosophical models for life, he goes one step further and proposes a new and radical approach to spiritual evolution based on the now well-established theory that WE ARE LIVING IN A HOLOGRAM. Davis suggests, "If you truly grasp what's happening in physics these days, you have to change your belief systems about how life works and act accordingly - and by that, I mean letting go of all judgments." (


05/26/15 Robert Waggoner & Dawn Brunke: Lucid Dreaming


Dawn Brunke is the author of six books about connecting at deeper levels with animals, nature, self and spirit.  She is also an animal communicator and dream enthusiast.  Her latest book, Dreaming with Polar Bears, explores conscious interaction with the dream world via her experiences in co-dreaming with polar bears.


Robert Waggoner is author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and co-author of the recently released, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than a 1,000 lucid dreams, and co-edits the on-line magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience.  Robert has on-line workshops with and speaks on lucid dreaming at universities, conferences and workshops around the world.

06/02/15 Bruce Tift: The Path of Liberation


Bruce Tift has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1979, and has been a practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism for more than three decades, as well as teaching at Naropa University for 25 years. His new book from Sounds True is called Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation.


06/09/15 Patricia Albere: Mutual Awakening


Patricia Albere is at ground zero of an evolutionary stream of spiritual awakening. One in which we learn to go beyond individual psychology and transformation into a new space of mutual awakening or 'inter-being' or 'we-mysticism'.  She is the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective and an internationally known contemporary spiritual teacher and author. Her unique discovery of the essential components that create an awakened 'we space' is transforming our understanding of what it possible in the space between us and in creating new fields of higher collective consciousness. Her work creates a powerful field of shared consciousness that reveals previously unimagined potentials for human development that can and is moving humanity far beyond the limits of personal growth. She has worked with over 150,000 people in groups in the last 40 years. Her mastery as a transformative teacher is now innovating a new field of 'inter-subjective awakening' and post-personal development.

06/16/15 Cynthia Bourgeault: Love is Stronger than Death


Cynthia Bourgeault is an Episcopal priest, modern day mystic, writer, and internationally known retreat leader. In her latest book, Love is Stronger than Death,

Cynthia shares about her intense relationship with Brother Raphael Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit. Both believed that a relationship can continue beyond this life, and here Cynthia Bourgeault describes her search for that connection before and after Robin's death. Bourgeault's previous books include The Wisdom Jesus and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.

06/23/15 Robbie Holtz: Aboriginal Secrets of Awakening

Robbie Holz is an international speaker, holistic consultant and award-winning author of the memoirs Secrets of Aboriginal Healing and Aboriginal Secrets of Awakening. Using Australian Aboriginal principles, she healed herself of hepatitis C and fibromyalgia. Robbie has worked with Aboriginal healers in Australia. Through her global speaking events, private consultations, online self-healing course and award-winning books, Robbie helps others awaken their powerful inner healer so they heal faster and stay healed.

06/30/15 Llyn Roberts and Sandra Ingerman: Speaking with Nature

Llyn Roberts, M.A., is a prominent teacher of healing and shamanism. Her books include Shamanic Reiki and the 2012 Independent Publishers Award-winning, Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness, integrating spirituality and shamanism with environmentalism. Her forthcoming book is coauthored with Sandra Ingerman. A modern-day mystic and spiritual ecologist, Llyn recently lived for two years at the edge of the wilderness in the Hoh Rain Forest, Pacific Northwest where she wrote her recent book.

Sandra Ingerman is an award winning authors of 10 books, internationally recognized Shamanic teacher, licensed therapist and shamanic practitioner who teachers workshops around the world on shamanism and environmental sustainability. Her books include Shamanic Journeying, Walking in Light and Awakening to the Spirit World.


09/22/15 Tom Butler: Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

Tom Butler  is the editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology and the president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust. A conservationist and writer, his books include  Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, Keeping the Wild,   Energy: Over-Development and the Delusion of Endless


Click here to listen to
Conversations podcasts with Adyashanti, Tara Brach, Gangaji, Robert Peng, Shiva Rae, Sera Beak, Roger Houston, Vicki Robbins and hundreds more inspiring people... 


Inspiring Articles & Video


Website of the Month

True Divine Nature

with Matt Kahn

This site gives you access to an inspiring collection of Matt Kahn's video transmissions. Whether it is an interest in improving your relationships, opening up to your absolute potential, learning how to live in harmony with the Universe, or simply a desire to relinquish the past and know how deeply you're loved, these teachings are intuitively offered to satisfy any desire to explore the most essential truth - beyond all space and time. It is an invitation to "Love Your Own Heart" and all that arise within and without you.


Suggested Courses




Contact Us
Michael Stone

All donations are welcome and appreciated