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Hi, I'm Michael.

Priest and Teacher trained in the Holy Order of MANS.

I teach a radically new way to meditate designed to take you into the core of your being, the column of light that runs up your spine. It’s a vast innerspace of peace and power—the power of Life, the power to live! 


I have been educated and formally trained by some of the most notable master teachers of the 20th Century, including Katagiri Roshi of the Minnesota Zen Center, Murshid Samuel Lewis of Sufi Ruhaniat International, and indirectly by Satguru Subramuniyaswami of the Wailua Institute of Contemplative Arts and Tau Rosamonde Miller, Hierarch of Ecclesia Gnostica Mysteriorum. This puts me in a unique position to help you find the kingdom of heaven within you. 


I draw upon the esoteric teachings of Jesus Christ—the Ancient Wisdom Teachings—along with the inner teachings of Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, Sufism, Hinduism, and Zen. 

 

My teachings are a distillation of the priceless pearls of the Mysteries re-articulated in modern language and rooted in profound personal spiritual experiences. 

 

I was ordained into the Priesthood in 1972 in the Holy Order of MANS by my teacher, Dr. E. W. Blighton, and initiated into Mastery in 2010 by Timothy Harris of the Gnostic Order of Christ. 

 

I am the author of two books, World Priest and The Five Vows.

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What People Are Saying...

Michael is the real deal.

He teaches the original wisdom of Jesus with the approach of a mystic, which is to say, through the heart and not just the head.

At the same time, his analyses are clear and cogent, using language that makes sense. Centuries ago, a teacher like this would have been branded a heretic. Today, with the expansion of awareness of the evolution of human consciousness, he's just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you for the practical wisdom.

We need this now more than ever in our current living experience.

Please write more on this thinking. It needs to be shared... with all!

Always informational. Always responsive. An educational joy.

I have been a student and friend of Michael Maciel for almost two decades. His many gifts include a balance between formal structure and conversational freedom, sensitivity to the individual strength and weaknesses of each student, and humor with a graceful and earthy irony.

Michael has an extraordinary capacity to combine subject acquisition, be it religious, philosophical, or historical with encouragement, dedication, respectfulness, and good cheer.

Leads me to actionable practice.

Michael's teachings have been essential in helping me navigate and clarify my inner knowing and the direct experience of what is.

He synthesizes and presents nuggets of truth inherent in multiple ancient traditions and wisdom streams in such a way that it leads me to actionable practice.

In this age of mass information, with the vast amounts of wisdom and spiritual teachings available, I find Michael's discerning voice a welcome beacon.

A real sense of connection and community

I have been attending classes with Michael for a while now and feel he is a great teacher who allows everyone to be true to themselves while learning from one another.

I get a real sense of connection and community with like-minded individuals here, and Michael always keeps subjects interesting and involving.

Michael takes the mystical and makes it understandable in everyday life.

He has given me practical tools to develop my spiritual path and guidance to help me understand and use what I am learning.

What I love the most is that Michael does not just give me answers but helps me find them myself, which has the added benefit that what I learn stays with me and transforms me.

After reading just one page, I felt I was exactly where I was meant to be.

I was guided here today and how blessed I am to have been.

I've purchase your book, subscribed to your YouTube channel, and will be reading quite a bit it seems. Thank you, Michael.

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