Michael's interest in meditation started in 1965 when he was introduced to the Quakers. The Quaker's belief is that God is within you. This was a revelation, an "aha" moment that struck a deep cord. Within pointed to a place where Michael felt that he could experience God directly. However, it was 25 years before he actually discovered the blissful freedom that comes from within. In his practice he had many useless diversions and wrong turns. That's why he wrote Making Your Wisdom Come Alive; so that you can take the direct path to this freedom, which turns out to be your own Self-Nature.
Although he doesn't consider himself to be a teacher, he does allow people who want to deepen their spiritual practice to ask questions, and he takes the time to answer the questions sent to him; see Light-Up-Your-Life.com. His path is the path of knowledge and knowledge is for the curious.