In 1984 Mike met Vicky Wall, founder of Aura-Soma, and became her closest companion,
travelling and teaching with her for the next seven years. Their mutual recognition
was based in part on similar unique spiritual experiences, and a sense of shared
purpose quickly arose between them. As Aura-Soma grew, Vicky ultimately entrusted
Mike to carry on the creation of the Aura-Soma substances and to continue the unfoldment
into the world of the Aura-Soma Colour Care System. When Vicky passed in 1991, Mike
and his wife, Claudia Booth, assumed the stewardship of Aura-Soma and set about
with a group of committed co-visionaries to fulfill Vicky's mission to bring the
transformative powers of colour to
as many people in the world who want it.
Much of Mike's colourful life before Aura-Soma seems to have well-prepared him for
his unique future! His spiritual journey has spanned many influences and traditions,
starting with parents who were active in the Theosophical Society and hosted many
gatherings of remarkable and gifted individuals in their home. He undertook Druidic
studies at a young age, which introduced him to the richness of nature and the importance
of cooperation with the Earth. As his inner life continued to develop, he became
involved with the mystical Kabbalah, the systemology of the Tree of Life and the
angelic realms. He later trained in Sufism and then Zen, which he practiced for
10 years, incorporating Zen meditation techniques during his extensive work in management
training. All of these, including his experience as a healer and his keen interest
in the philosophies of Rudolph Steiner - particularly in the areas of education,
biodynamic farming and colour as a language of universal consciousness - would become
significant contributions to the development of Aura-Soma philosophies and practices.
Aura-Soma's Shire Farm is a notable example of Mike's commitment to biodynamic farming,
reforestation and a
soil to soul approach which links the care and vitality
of the earth to personal and planetary well-being.
Trained in fine art with a degree in education, Mike's long-time artistry as a potter,
and ultimately a painter of internationally-known mandalas, deepened his spiritual
life and further cultivated the receptivity and inspiration that has been so vital
to the continuing emergence of Aura-Soma in the world. As Chairman of ASPL, Mike
oversees all activities of Aura-Soma and is vitally involved in new product development.
From bottles 44 to 107, he has been responsible for “birthing” the Equilibrium formulas
and the energies they carry for the needs of our time.
Mike is also Principal of
ASIACT, Aura-Soma's charitable sister-organisation
dedicated to expanding awareness and education on the benefits of colour in relation
to consciousness and well being. In Mike's work with ASIACT as an educator and inspirational
speaker, he travels throughout the world illuminating the mysteries and meanings
of colour, subtle anatomy, complementary traditions, the use of Aura-Soma substances
and care of the planet. As the demand for Aura-Soma products and training has grown,
Mike's role as an educator has taken him and Aura-Soma into the lives of more than
50,000 people all over the world.
Mike is an author of many books on the understanding of colour and the Aura-Soma
Colour-Care-System®, which have been translated into several languages including
German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. As a vocalist and an instrumentalist on the
Australian didgeridoo and the Swiss
hang, Mike has also collaborated on several
musical and meditation CDs for Aura-Soma.