About Dr. Michael J. Santangelo

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I have been a spiritual seeker my entire life. I continue to move along mypersonal journey through my studies of Qabalah, Tarot, Numerology, Astrology, Meditation, and other esoteric fields.

My doctorates in psychology and naturopathy, as well as my training in Asian bodywork, Chinese herbalism, Reiki, and energy medicine gave me the opportunity to assist others in their personal search for inner meaning and peace. I integrated all these skills into my practice of mind/body psychotherapy. However, I am now retired from the private practice of psychology.

You see, the year 2016 was incredibly significant for me. On April 12 (the last day of the Asterian astrological year, BTW), I had a breakthrough Awakening experience, and became Enlightened, through Grace, while practicing Light and Sound meditation. Talk about a life-changing event! Enlightenment was fortunate in another way, as I was diagnosed with a serious illness in August, forcing my retirement. I am currently still being treated for it, and will be for some time yet. Both these happenings have been wondrous teachers, allowing me to observe and experience myself in entirely new ways. They have also inspired me to spread my writings and teachings more widely, which I do on my page at

Writing Nine Miles To Freedom (available at amazon.com and. of course, from this very site) has been a journey of discovery for me, and an exciting opportunity to share some of the deepest information I have ever come across. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to share it with the rest of the world.

I am currently on the editorial board of the Rose+Croix Journal, the academic publication of the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC). This organization is one of the largest mystical groups in the world, and the Journal is a peer-reviewed publication covering all areas of mystical endeavor.

I have also served as co-editor of the Tarot section of All Things Healing (ATH), a website devoted to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and alternative healing sites and organizations. ATH is dedicated to educating and inspiring people in topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body, spirit, and the planet.