Well, unfortunately the project, Further Up the Stairs, didn't fund.  It really means a lot to me that you pledged and believed in this idea to get involved and even though the project didn't succeed I feel blessed by your support.  Kickstarter is an all or nothing way of fundraising, so no funds will be collected or credit cards charged.
As to where Further Up The Stairs goes now, I'm really not sure.  I will continue to look for ways to move the cd forward and I may even try Kickstarter again in the future, but for now it goes to the back burner.
You can keep up with me, this and other projects at http://johnmichaelthornton.com, my newsletter and Facebook

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
John Michael Thornton

 

I am incredibly excited to share my new Kickstarter Project with you - Further Up The Stairs!  Kickstarter is a great new way to fund creative projects and receive Fabulous Prizes - it's like your own PBS pledge drive.

The way Kickstarter works is once a project has been created anyone can donate to the project and at each donation level (10, 17, 23...) are reward prizes created by me for you.  It is only after the project is fully funded that donations are collected and rewards are sent, so I need your help! 

 

About the Project

I started working on this the moment my first cd was finished.

Ideas chased each other around my head and I kept thinking, how can I make this next project be More?  More ideas, more journeys, more exploration for you and me.

In this 4 track CD, Further Up the Stairs, I will be talking about why we meditate, how we can expand our understanding of our place in the Universe and leading two mediations – Broken Pieces and Further Up the Stairs.  This new CD will have new music from local musicians, original photography and incorporate everything I have learned in this past year about spirituality and our connection to the Divine.

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This time I want to go deeper into your soul, gathering up the broken pieces, clearing away the damage and loss of your past and helping you to live in the ever unfolding now.  Healing those parts of your past broken by pain, loss and strife and helping you to be healed and whole.

I also want to take you out, into the wider Universe, going further up the stairs to meet with Spirit Guides, commune with your Higher Self and sit with your connection to the Divine.

You are so much greater than you ever imagined ~ More intuitive, connected and powerful than you know.  Your path may be rocky, smooth, straight or windy, but it is yours and yours alone, not mine or anybody else's.  I am here to help you along your path, and we can start walking it together.

 

The Rewards

 

PLEDGE $1 OR MORE

Thanks, You're Awesome!

PLEDGE $10 OR MORE

A digital download of the CD and a Thank You on my website, http://johnmichaelthornton.com – Anyone who donates $10 or more is welcome to a digital download and will be thanked on the website!

PLEDGE $17 OR MORE

An autographed photo from the album photo shoot, a digital download of the CD and Thanks!

PLEDGE $23 OR MORE

An autographed copy of the CD, an autographed photo and Thanks!

PLEDGE $50 OR MOREsuperpsychict

An exclusive "Super Psychic" t-shirt, autographed CD and Thanks!

PLEDGE $75 OR MORE

A thank you in the CD liner notes, an autographed copy of the CD, an autographed photo and Thanks!

PLEDGE $90 OR MORE

T-Shirt hand painted with the chakra symbol of your choice, liner note thanks, an autographed copy of the CD and Thanks! You can choose both the chakra and the shirt color/size, but I will tell you that 6th chakra on black is a bit of a miss.

PLEDGE $125 OR MORE

A personalized, meditation recording, (I'll give you a quick mini reading on any topic you want to work on and then create a meditation recording just for you) liner note thanks, an autographed copy of the CD, and Thanks!

PLEDGE $176 OR MORE

An original chakra painting (the chakra of your choice), liner note thanks, autographed CD and Thanks!

PLEDGE $200 OR MORE

Dinner with me featuring a home cooked meal with veggies from my garden and Darling, for you I'll even bake, plus an autographed copy of the CD and Thanks! You can come from anywhere in the world, but dinner is here in Youngstown, OH. - it's much nicer than the news makes it out to be.

heartchakraPLEDGE $500 OR MORE

A psychic party and meditation for you and 4 friends within 150 miles of Youngstown, OH. The meditation will be recorded - you and your guests will all get copies of the CD and the onsite meditation.

PLEDGE $1,200 OR MORE

A psychic party and meditation for you and 4 friends, anywhere in the continental USA – anywhere in the world if you pay airfare and lodging. The meditation will be recorded - you and your guests will all get copies of the CD and the onsite meditation.

PLEDGE $2,000 OR MORE

Explore your psychic potential with a weekend retreat. We will do yoga, meditate and explore your spiritual path.