john shephard

About The Teacher

I am a retired psychotherapist, a minister, published-author, musician, composer and astrologer. I have been in the field of mental health since 1969 and was in private practice for 40 years. I became a minister in the Universal Life Church and also began to study astrology in 196 as well.. I published a novel in 2010 entitled "Cottage Lake Soliloquy". It is essentially a guide to spiritual enlightenment. I have a band which plays only original music, most of which I have written and sing. I play guitar, flute and harmonica and my wife, Beth, plays piano. She has also written some of our songs and sings. We play at various farmers markets in the area and have recorded a CD. We started a B&B in our home on the lake in 2015 after I retired from private practice and expanded it into a spiritual retreat in late 2019. We love doing it.

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