You are a psychic, a healer, a visionary and Mystic. These powers, these abilities are manifestations of the greater power within you and the greater connection you share with the Divine power that enfolds us all.

Within you is the power to heal, the power to see, and hear, and know – the Divine Spark within you, and within all of us imbues you with unlimited potential, all you have to do is recognize it.

This is not a psychic development class. You are already psychic.

This is not a healing workshop. You are a healer, you can be healed.

I am not here to teach you. I am here to help you explore who and what you are.

We limit ourselves with words, styles and structures that make us smaller than what we are, you do not need to me limited. Your abilities are innate to your Soul and your Soul is limitless. You are so much more, so much greater, and so much more connected than you know. We will explore that connection, together.

Your Spiritual Toolkit - Psychic Development Intensive – Learning to use your natural psychic gifts

This Intensive is about 18-20 hours total and can be arranged in several ways, including 2 weekends, once a week for 7 weeks or one marathon long weekend. Psychic 1 and 2 can be combined for a week long retreat.

PsychicDevelopmentClass size is limited – 6 Student Min, 14 Student Max, all students must be pre-registered.

Learn to be a psychic reader for yourself and others. In this class you will learn how to communicate with your spirit guides, receive messages and connect with your intuition. We will use meditation, yoga, and John’s “Seven Steps to Center” to explore divination, clairvoyance and your innate psychic abilities.

In this class you will learn how to give psychic readings, connect with your guides, see auras and lots more! This is an intense class and there will be homework. Wear comfortable clothes as we will be doing some light stretching and yoga to increase the flow of pranic energy through the body and aid focus and concentration.

This class does not use cards, crystal balls or other tools. The magic is in you, not the wand or pendulum. Once you have learned how to access your own power all the tools and toys can be helpful and fun, but unnecessary. It’s all about learning to access your psychic abilities and unleash your mystical, magical mojo.

All Students will receive a psychic reading from John Thornton (included in registration price) before class begins. Students also receive study materials including, a workbook, access to the Student Forum at johnmichaelthornton.com, and a copy of my new guided meditation, “Walking the Spiral Stair” to help you continue your studies outside of class. Graduates will receive a graduation certificate and will also be eligible for John’s further education and graduate classes and workshops.

Energy Anatomy – The Power and Practice

LookAheadYou've studied metaphysics, psychic development, or Reiki. You know you have psychic abilities and have felt energies flow through your body. Maybe you've spent a lifetime studying metaphysics and spirituality or you are just beginning to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Now what?

How does it fit together? How can you integrate what you have learned, see the connectedness of all things bringing that knowledge and ability to bear?

In this class you will learn to

• See, hear, feel, taste and experience the energies that surround you.

• Follow the flow of energy in living things, finding blockages and imbalances.

• Be aware of the unseen beings, spirits and critters around you at all times.

• Explore methods of energy clearing, shielding and psychic protection.

• Understand the Chakra System and how it affects your physical and mental health.

We will use meditation, imagery, art, yoga, and movement to explore this unseen world.

All levels of experience and physical fitness are welcome!

Students will receive workbooks and reading suggestions as well as a certificate of completion.

(Graduate Class  - Full Day)
rootposePsychic 2 will focus on using and understanding the tools learned in Your Spiritual Toolkit.  This class is only open to graduates.

We will be exploring ways to take what you know, from both my class and your other studies and experiences, and use it in everyday life.  We will focus on finding lost objects and people, dowsing, communicating with nature spirits and fairies, and improvising.  While there will be some lecture, it will mostly revolve around group discussion and problem solving.

Wear comfortable clothing as we will be playing outside and tromping through the woods exploring elemental and fairy energy.
Maya(Graduate Class  - Full Day)
An Introduction to Ritual - Looks at the theory and practice of Ritual. Learn the common threads that connect all sacred rituals and how to incorporate them into your own spiritual practice.  I’m really excited about this class, I’ve been working on it for a while, but this is the first time I’ll be teaching it.

I find ritual fascinating.  Humans seem to be built for ritual, and rituals are practiced in every culture.  This class is a brief introduction to ritual looking at common threads between cultures, common elements and a basic understanding of how and why rituals work.

Most of my evening workshops are pretty light and fun with a greater focus on the experiential than just filling your heads with facts and lecture, but ritual is such a rich topic that I find myself drawn to a more academic exploration of the topic than I usually go for.  I’m excited and a bit scared about tackling such a big topic in such a short time, but it’s going to be a great class.

Wear comfortable clothes, natural fibers are best, and be ready for invocations, sacred circles, holy water and rhythmic muttering.

Modern life is a constant barrage of emotions, negativity and random energies. It can overwhelm anyone, especially those who are intuitive or psychically sensitive.

Candle of RemembranceThis workshop focuses on how to create mental boundaries to protect yourself from disruptive people and negative energies left behind from traumatic events. We will explore the basics of self-defense using tools including psychic shielding and cleansing your space. We will cover how to keep out negative energies and thoughts that can block the flow of positive, peaceful and happy energies in your life!

Delving deeper, beyond the basics, we will look at why techniques like smudging and blessing work, how to create protection rituals for yourself and how to protect the those around you, including children and pets.

StandingChakrasA health energetic body, including the chakras, is key to a healthy pattern of spiritual development.   Starting with a brisk discussion of chakra form and function.   We look at both the helping and hindering aspects of each chakra and discuss what can be done to help balance the energies in ourselves and others.

Workshop Description

Working with a combination of mediation and guided imagery we will examine each chakra, discuss healthy function as well as the helpful and hindering aspects of the chakras.   Starting with a brisk discussion of chakra form and function.   We look at both the helping and hindering aspects of each chakra and discuss what can be done to help balance the energies in ourselves and others.

The second portion of the class focuses on guided meditation and partner work to look at our own chakras as well as other peoples with the goal of better understanding these energy centers and their purpose.   Workshoppers should wear comfortable clothes as we will be doing breathing exercises and, very, light stretching to help energy flow and balance.

Check the Upcoming Events to see when this class will be offered or contact John to schedule a workshop in your area!

after2Do you want to open your third eye and see the unseen?   Do you want to learn the spiritual tools needed to heal your energy and heal your life?

In this seminar, Psychic and Life Reader John Michael Thornton will teach you to identify and unleash the spiritual power that resides within each of us.

In this fun and inspirational class you will:

  • Learn the Seven Steps to Center - John's proven technique to help   you tap your innate psychic abilities
  • See, draw, and begin to interpret Auras
  • Learn ways to heal your Aura and Heal your Life

Workshop Description:

I started seeing Auras when I was fifteen.   In this class I help people see and feel auric energy for themselves.

Beginning with a brief overview of the aura and its component layers, the chakra connection and color meanings and interpretations.   By focusing on the connection to physical and spiritual health we give students a vocabulary to describe what they will see and feel during the experiential portion of the program.

The second half uses my Seven Steps to Center to enter a meditative state conducive to seeing and reading auric energy.   Working with a partner and a variety of colored pencils we then draw pictures of each other's auras.   Actually working with colors and drawing materials takes away some of the self imposed blocks and frees up the natural creative forces.

Aura DrawingEach student receives an Aura workbook to take home for further study.

Colored Pencils and drawing paper will be provided, but artists are free to bring their medium of choice!

Developing Your Spiritual Toolkit is an ongoing workshop series offered by Psychic and Life Reader John Michael Thornton.   For more information or to schedule a reading, call John at 330-519-6558 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   To see examples of Aura Art visit www.johnmichaelthornton.com

StandingChakrasUnderstanding the connection between your chakra system and your physical health and well-being.

Body, Mind, and Spirit are One.  Imbalances and disruptions in the spiritual body are mirrored in the physical and vice versa, understanding how your spiritual well-being is reflected in your physical body is the simplest way to understand physical and spiritual balance.

We will briefly look at how the chakras connect to the physical body, teach you how to diagnose and understand those connections and look at ways to begin finding balance in your physical and spiritual life.

In the second half of the class we will explore ways to discover imbalance and blocks in your energy body through muscle testing, pendulums, and color.  

Finally, we will use guided meditation to explore the chakras, bring healing, and flow.

Part one is available as a lecture.

(3 hours)