Principal of The Aura-Soma Academy
In 1984 Mike met Vicky Wall, founder of the Aura-Soma system, and became her friend and closest companion, travelling and teaching with her for the next seven years. Their mutual recognition was based in part on similar unique spiritual experiences. A sense of shared purpose quickly arose between them. As the Aura-Soma system grew, Vicky ultimately entrusted Mike to carry on the birth 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, and Vicky’s colleague and companion, Margaret Cockbain, assumed the stewardship of Aura-Soma Products Limited 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 his Aura-Soma journey seems to have well-prepared him for his unique future! His spiritual journey has spanned many influences and traditions, starting with parents. He undertook Druidic studies at a young age, which introduced him to the richness of nature and the importance of co-operation 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 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. Shire Farm, which is owned and operated by Aura-Soma Products Ltd, 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 wellbeing.
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 the Aura-Soma system in the world. As Chairman of ASPL, Mike oversees all activities of the company and is vitally involved in new product development. Since the creation of bottle 44, he has been responsible for
birthing the Equilibrium formulas and the energies they carry for the needs of our time.
Mike is also the Principal of the Aura-Soma Academy, an independent colour-training academy dedicated to expanding awareness and education on the benefits of colour in relation to consciousness and wellbeing. In Mike’s work with The Academy 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 the Aura-Soma system 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.
All our members of Dev Aura house staff are very friendly and will help to make your stay here a comfortable and relaxing one.
Emma & Neil are based in the kitchen and are responsible for keeping you well fed during your stay, they prepare wholesome meals throughout the day but also bake the bread and make a selection of the jams for breakfast and various different cakes for afternoon teas.
Our house staff are responsible for the day to day running of the house including all of the general cleaning duties and making of the beds.
All of our members of staff are usually available throughout the day to help with any questions or queries that our guests may have but also to assist you in any way that is needed.