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From the Introduction to the Michael Transcripts in the Legacy of Sarah Chambers books:
“We are here with you today.
With those few words in August 1973, Sarah Chambers, her husband Richard, and their good friends Alice and Dick started a journey that would take them far beyond anything they could possibly imagine.
Over the next few years, they would explore the unseen realm of the spiritual world with their teacher “Michael” — a name that meant nothing special at the time and came to mean so much to them over the rest of their lives.
With Michael’s help and encouragement, their little world became an opening to worlds far from where they lived.
Along with good friend Eugene Trout, they created a new spiritual teaching — based in love — that helps people become more of who they really are. The little group attracted strangers from far and wide — people who became friends because of the special bond they felt.
Within a very short time, those five people touched the lives of hundreds of others without really trying. Since then, their work has helped thousands of people worldwide — maybe tens of thousands of people — by sharing the words and insights they received from Michael and from each other.
The group kept written transcripts of many of the meetings of what we call the original Michael study group. Those transcripts were copied and passed around to their friends and coworkers, then copied and passed on to many others over the years.
And, like so many things, some of those transcripts were used for personal gain and attempts were made to keep them secret.
Now, through the help and faith of later students of “Michael’s teachings” and the support of Michael, copies of the transcripts found their way to a dedicated group of students who were able to invest the time, energy and resources into making them readily available to current and future generations of Michael students.
Our small working group digitized the original transcripts — as many as we have been able to locate.
Our overall goal was to keep the transcripts as close to the original as possible — correcting obvious spelling or grammar errors, changing most other names to aliases and occasionally inserting missing words. Editor changes are marked with [brackets]. We acknowledge that there are times where we could not understand what was written, so have left those for readers to ponder themselves, rather than adding in our own bias.
We also obtained copies of several compilations of material put together later by members of the study group. These have also been formatted consistently for ease of reading.
The study group transcripts are in Volume 1 and the other material is in Volume 2.
Volume 2 includes charts, drawings, overleaf charts and cartoons as well as the compilations made by various members of the study group. In Volume 2, we have included an update on the members of the study group if we have been able to locate them or information about them (using aliases where appropriate). Volume 2 also includes a history of the Michael Teachings, interviews with current teachers, and other resources of interest to students of this teaching.
This has been a labor of love and true study by our transcript working group and we have spent many person-years on this endeavor.
The transcripts that we have collected have been turned over the Center for Michael Teachings, Inc., a non-profit corporation set up to protect the transcripts and other material related to this teaching. We offer this material as it was given to us — to be shared with others who seek answers in these fast-paced and confusing times.
“Why am I here?” someone asked one night. Michael answered, “To hear the words you didn’t hear 2,000 years ago. Maybe this time, you will listen.”
Memorial to Sarah (McCord) Chambers
One of the early Michael channels
We are greatly saddened at the passing of our good and loved friend, Sarah Chambers in Santa Fe, on December 8, 1998. Apparently she died of a stroke in her car while parked at her apartment complex.
Sarah was the original channel of the overleaf chart and much of the material in Messages from Michael and More Messages from Michael where she was referred to as Jessica Lansing, a name which incidentally, she despised.
In the last weeks of her life Sarah was extraordinarily happy, excited about moving into her new house and looking forward to many projects. It seems that her personality was ready to move to a new location and that her essence had a bigger move in mind. Sarah made clear to us that her passing should be commemorated with a good old fashioned celebration with plenty of food and drink. We are respectful of her choice about how and when she died and wish her well on her fabulous journey knowing quite well that in an eyeblink we'll be with her again in some fashion.
We will miss her beaming smile and irreverent guffaw. During her life she was a powerful advocate for aids patients and gay rights, a great organizer of the Oakland symphony orchestra, and of course launched an entire philosophical system.
Sarah, we love you. Bon voyage.
Sarah Chambers in partnership with her husband Dick Chambers, was the medium who channeled the original overleaf chart and the bulk of the earliest Michael information back in the late sixties and early seventies using the now defunct Ouija board.
When a pioneer dies and when a founding father or mother of any philosophical system passes on, there are two possible scenarios that describe their legacy.
One is that their work becomes neglected, gathers dust, and as time goes on is forgotten, maybe to be resurrected centuries later.
The other scenario is that with their death, interest in what they helped to initiate explodes and becomes sought after by a great many people. Although we cannot predict exactly what will take place, we can say that the highest probability at this time is that interest in the Michael Teaching will take off and become the philosophical system of choice for a huge number of people who had formerly no knowledge of it. There is also the potential for much karma to be generated over differences in beliefs and approaches to the teachings as they become more widespread.
In addition there is the potential of predators or parasites to the teaching that may wish to use it in ways it was never intended. Perhaps we will discuss more about this at a later date.
Because of these darker potentials, it is highly recommended that everyone be reminded of several important points to be reinforced many times over.
The challenges are great but then the times call for extraordinary new possibilities for cooperation and integrity.
The Michael Teachings represent a great experiment in consciousness.
Sarah's friends here in Santa Fe and at the Animal Shelter where she worked as a volunteer have started a fund to keep a dog kennel in her memory. Sarah loved animals - especially dogs - and was very involved with the animals at the shelter. If you would like to make a contribution in her memory please send a check for any amount to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in memory of Sarah Chambers and mail it to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, 1920 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87505. If you would like more information about the program you can call or write Kate Rindy, the director at 505-983-4309.
Source: Tribute by Jose Stevens, Posted on the AMT (Association for Michael Teachings) website in December 1998.
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