He realized that inner gnosis - intuitive knowledge of spiritual truth - was the way to go, since fundamental truths are simple and graspable when we look inside to our intuitive understanding. What remained complex was the structure of mind, and the million and one ways that mind sneaks in to obscure or corrupt our natural insight.
Thus began a quest to understand the mind and the spirit and to find out how to master these things. He received training in Rational-Emotive psychology but also studied
the 'transpersonal' dimension of consciousness, that which is beyond the Ego personality, as pioneered by Assagioli, Grof and others. He found these two divergent branches of psychology only really formed the full picture when combined as one. The everyday, rational and behavioral understandings of psychology were just as important as the more esoteric understandings to do with consciousness, and in fact each needed the other to provide a true and holistic picture of things.
As individuals, our being has several components: consciousness; mental processes; emotions; and the physical. One depends on the others. Even the layers of our brain - the cortex, limbic system and primitive/reptilian - correspond to our head, heart and gut. Each can do nothing much on its own.
We function in the world according to our programming. This software is in our minds and the hardware is our brain and nervous system. We are largely unaware that we can actually change this programming, switch one program for another, or actually to rise above the level of mind and write new programs for ourselves as the meta-programmer. We can do this as individuals (see The Insight Project) and we can do this as humanity; it is our God-like spiritual nature. But first we have to come to terms with reality and point ourselves in the right direction… the New Life Course is the home-study course Peter has developed for that purpose.
Peter's goal in life has been to break free of the consensus trance, to find instead his own truth and to help others find their own truth also. He declares his life purpose to be: "To contribute and maintain the services needed to help human beings consciously evolve toward a more loving, peaceful and just world."
This requires tools. Peter comments: "Because we are each such different individuals, with personal goals and at different stages on our various paths, we at Trans4mind have found there is no singular tool for transformation, there are many, and we've tried to select the very best ones for our web site. We trust that you will benefit immensely."
Who is Wallace Huey, the director of Trans4mind's Life Mastery training?
Wallace entered the architecture profession in 1983, working in the profession until he turned 30 years of age. He then set up a small management training business in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he lived. Success eluded him, because he experienced two mental breakdowns due to the resurfacing of an illness he first experienced when 23.
There followed a decade of extreme mental torment from which he emerged a transformed human being. After working for a period for an international charity as a volunteer, he went back to the world of management, this time as a self-employed consultant. In 2000, after a profound spiritual awakening, he wrote his book, Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off, a poetic manual that takes the hand of the reader and gently guides them toward a powerful dependency on inner guidance. While writing the book he courted and married his soul mate Carolyn and moved to Dublin, where he now lives. In Dublin Wallace worked as a personal development trainer, but realized he had insufficient energy to carry on with his public speaking engagements, due to his mental condition. Feeling at a dead end, Wallace turned within for guidance and received powerful inspiration to work as a Heart to Heart coach on an Internet magazine, being immediately guided toward Peter Shepherd and the Cultivate Life! emagazine.
Peter accepted Wallace's offer to coach on Cultivate Life! straight away and, after a number of months, Wallace and Peter began to develop the previous Heart to Heart coaching service and the Trans4mind website together. Today, Wallace partners with Peter on development work for the whole Trans4mind site and its future plans. Recently, after a marked improvement in Wallace's health, he has felt inspired to return to public speaking in his role as an inspirational speaker, introducing the public to a more tranquil way of life through his Life Mastery Training workshops at Dublin - see the Dublin Facebook page. Wallace is Director of Life Mastery Training at Trans4mind.
You can find out more about Wallace by reading his paperback book, Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off. We need to face up to the challenges of life but where can we turn for support? Fortunately there is a great resource available at all times - our inner guidance. Wallace's book provides many personal examples of how inner guidance has proven invaluable, and his training courses teach each of us how to recognize and use this essential gift.
What is the source of Wallace's inspiration?
Wallace is powerfully inspired to help others - a result of his compassion engendered by his own time of trial, the 10 years he spent experiencing mental anguish. His inspiration comes from within, delivered through inner guidance. At the core of his understanding is his heart to heart relationship with his teacher in India, Sai Baba. If you would like to know more about Wallace's life experiences and learn what led to his passion for coaching, you can read his book Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off and read the articles he has written for Trans4mind here.
Wallace has a five-fold mission:
- To provide the means for a vast untapped resource, the wisdom and compassion of ordinary men and women, to be offered to people facing life challenges.
- To offer personal development services which have love as their only source of inspiration.
- To express this freely offered love and wisdom in the form of innovative self-empowerment services, which stand as a landmark for personal development on the Internet.
- By these three means, to bring the personal into personal development on the Internet.
- Not to rest until, along with Peter Shepherd, he has brought personal development based on love, in every area of human endeavour to every region of the world, thus assisting the Trans4mind mission - to awaken the consciousness of humanity by harnessing the full potential of the Internet and developing the power of community worldwide.
Here Wallace is interviewed by host Brad Swift on the Living & Working On Purpose
show, talking about his history and life purpose, and his mission at Trans4mind:
Email Wallace Huey here
Articles by Wallace Huey
Who is Nicole Shepherd, the service provider of Trans4mind in French?
Nicole has been director of centers for leisure and vacation for the last 17 years and has recently started devoting her energies to teaching personal development directly to young people and to develop the Trans4mind.fr site. As an educator she believes that children need to learn much more than they are currently taught in school: how to direct their own learning, how to understand and best use their emotions, and to be able to communicate with confidence and empathy.
10 years ago she met Peter Shepherd as a student on his Insight Project course of spiritual development and soon discovered they share the same ideals and values. Indeed they share an unconditional love that has enlightened both of their lives. Peter moved to France and they married in 2003.
Now that Nicole is free to work more on the Trans4mind site, expect to see the French version advance rapidly. In addition, Nicole will be contributing her experience and expertise in the fields of education, parenting and relationships in the form of articles and eBooks, both in English and French. You can find out more about Nicole on the French website, Trans4mind.fr and on her Bio page.
Email Nicole Shepherd here
Who is Greg Willson, Editor and Publisher of Trans4mind eBooks?
For more than thirty years Greg Willson has worked in almost every aspect of the book industry in Australia: wholesale; retail; sales; educational; editorial; in-house writer; researcher; publicist; production controller; and publisher. During that time he has created over 450 books several of which he also authored.
Always passionate about self-development and the spiritual side of life, in 2006 Greg formed his own publishing company, Inkstone Press, which primarily published personal growth books for Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. During 2009 he expanded into ebooks and formed Inkstone Digital. That same year he also started No Limits>, an online personal development magazine. In 2010, Greg joined forces with Peter Shepherd to jointly create, produce and distribute online, the Cultivate Life! Magazine. From January 2012 onwards, he is focusing entirely on the Trans4mind eBooks imprint, a great new dimension to the Trans4mind business. This is open to all aspiring writers (if that's you, please contact Greg below).
Email Greg here
Ken is one of those strange people who actually understand and speak (as it were) computer programming languages. He's great at doing the programming that makes sophisticated websites tick over. From his base near London, even though he's "retired" he works non-stop on his many varied projects.
Ken Ward is equally knowledgeable about the semantics and potential of the English language. He has amassed a wealth of interesting ideas and useful techniques on his website Freeing the Mind, not only about psychology and philosophy but also about Internet tools and programming - his web tutorials and PC programs he makes available freely are very popular.
Send email to Ken
Who is Orsolya Riszt, manager of the Trans4mind Network?
Orsolya Riszt lived a very intense and varied life, daring to be herself, which she enjoyed tremendously. She taught at the Technical University of Budapest and then moved to Italy with her family. However, some significant downturns in her life led to her developing some highly reactive ways of behaving and thinking. She was unable or unwilling to confront the reality of those situations. Fortunately, she discovered the value and power of personal development...
By learning to be focused, to live in the moment, to take responsibility for her actions and reactions, to handle and direct her thoughts and emotions - in short, through personal development - she dared to be herself again. And she is deeply convinced that anybody can make such a transformation. If an individual is just a little bit open to better his or her life, they will see that the help they need is available, in particular through the tools for transformation that Trans4mind presents. Now, thanks to Orsolya, in Hungarian too: Trans4mind.hu.
More information about Orsolya on her page here: Orsolya Riszt.
For more information about the Trans4mind Network of international sites and to learn about the benefits of being a Trans4mind Service Provider, please email Orsolya Riszt.
The Trans4mind website and international Network
Facts and Figures
Typically over 335,000 visitors, 11,000 per day, read on average 3 pages each at Trans4mind.com each month, downloading about 600 GB of data from over 40,000 online pages. Most visitors arrive as a result of a Google search and 20% are repeat visitors.
In terms of nationality, 60% are from USA, 12% from India, 7% from Canada, 6% from Britain, rest are English readers from all over the globe. We also have Trans4mind sites in German, Spanish, French, Hungarian and more are in preparation.
Our income is derived from product sales - our own and those from companies we advertise and affiliate with. But income is not the prime motivation - our motivation is our vision: to assist in awakening the consciousness of men and women by harnessing the full potential of the Internet, and developing the power of community worldwide. We consider that a service and an honor; we are guided by loving compassion. As long as we have enough income to pay the bills then we are happy.
We offer a tremendous amount of helpful information freely. Our free in-depth personality questionnaire remains one of the most popular on the Internet, ever since the site was launched in 1998. Both of the co-directors offer a book of their own freely on the site - 'Transforming the Mind' by the site's founder Peter Shepherd, which was the original basis of the site, and 'Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off' by Wallace Huey, since four years ago when Wallace became our Heart to Heart Coach. We have 50,000+ subscribers and they have access to even more resources, as well as a fortnigthly magazine with many top-quality articles.
We have a free introductory personal development course, The Positive Approach, an intermediate home-study paid course, the New Life Course, and an advanced course through to the heights of spiritual development, The Insight Project. And there is so much more on the site...
The Trans4mind Vision and the International Network
Trans4mind stands as a landmark in the world of personal development, because it is being devised, presented and maintained by the power of love. Trans4mind intends to harness the limitless power of the Internet, freely and in all the main world languages, offering personal development to every man, woman and young person that is specific to their life challenges. Furthermore, where a person needs in-depth help and support, Trans4mind will introduce him/her to the very best paid-for products and services.
Furthermore, Trans4mind.net is now an international network of websites in different languages that co-operate to deliver the Trans4mind vision in multiple world languages and which use the Trans4mind brand and system of presentation.
In the Network each Trans4mind website is produced and managed by a Service Provider, working alone or when possible supported by others, working together to deliver personal development products and services, created with extraordinary care, brought to the visitor using the Trans4mind brand and system.
The original Trans4mind site, Trans4mind.com, was founded by Peter Shepherd (psychologist) in 1998 and supported by Nicole his wife (educationalist) and later joined by Wallace Huey (life coach) - together they have created the Trans4mind vision, brand, system, and network. Peter and Nicole live in France. Nicole has recently established the French version of Trans4mind: Trans4mind.fr. Wallace Huey lives in Ireland and he is Co-Director of the Trans4mind Network with Peter Shepherd. They are joined by Orsolya Riszt, Manager of the Trans4mind Network.
At Trans4mind we have embarked on an exciting new project with world wide significance - we have begun to awaken the consciousness of humanity by harnessing the full potential of the Internet, and developing the power of community worldwide.
Imagine Trans4mind available in every major language and region in the world. Imagine the impact this would have in China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and in every world language and culture. The potential is immense...