Great Conjunction offers spiritual exploration, intuitive guidance psychic readings and energy work including Reiki, Pranic Healing and Access Bars.  We also offer full ministerial services - including weddings, baptisms and memorial services with a non-demoninational, spiritual focus.  Contact us to discuss your needs


Sessions with animals are also offered.

Experience the tranquility that will reemerge and the inner healing you will experience during your session of this gentle healing practice. When deeply relaxed, your body will recall its natural state and allow you to release the obstacles keeping you from feeling complete, wholly alive and be the unique gift that is you.

To achieve these goals, I use a blend of traditional Usui Reiki, Pranic Healing and Shamanic energy practices.  It is what I call Reiki & Beyond.  I utilize the modalities jointly, as guided by Spirit.

Developed by Mikao Usui In Japan in the early 1900's, Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means "universal life energy". The body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning.  This energy travels through pathways that can become blocked or weakened.  Reiki is based on the fundamental principle that the body possesses the innate ability to heal itself.

Reiki involves the simple, gentle placement of hands on or above particular parts of the body including organs, glands and joints in order to create a smooth flow of energy throughout the body and facilitate relaxation and healing.

Reiki is a simple, natural, non-invasive and safe method of spiritual healing and has, in the past several years, become mainstream. This hands-on healing practice is frequently utilized for patients in hospitals around the world to facilitate healing in centers as prestigious as The Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.

In a nutshell, Reiki is:
• a system of healing using spiritually guided life force energy.
• a philosophy and system for personal development.
• a tool that can help develop intuitive sensitivity and spiritual awareness.
• a powerful healing system that can be applied through touch or intent.

Reiki is a healing system that can:
         Be used as a daily meditative & healing practice

         Reduce blood pressure

         Release anxiety
         Heal the physical body
         Release trapped emotion from the body
         Balance the Chakra system
         Calm the mind and reduce stress
         Reverse negative habits
         Reclaim scattered energy from the past
         Be sent across time and space
         Be infused into objects
         Clear negative energy from spaces and locations

Pranic healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system of no-touch energy healing. As with Reiki, Pranic healing works on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force on the physical body.

Pranic healing is applied on the bio-electromagnetic field known as the aura, which surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. This energy body absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the physical body, to the muscles, organs, glands, etc. The reason Pranic healing works on the energy body is that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.


Shamanic energy works with imprints in your Luminous Energy field. Its underlying principle is that our emotional, genetic and karmic history organizes energy, often leaving dense or heavy imprints in our luminous field, which create emotional and physical dysfunction.

Shamanic practices exist throughout the world in many different traditions. Shamanism is based, in part, on the ancient knowledge that life is energy and that much of what exists in the world is not actually visible to most people. Because we live in a physical world in which energies often take a physical form, most people are not aware of the energetic realm.

Every session is different and is based upon what is needed at that moment in time. The process will vary but the goal is always to help you to relax and allow the energy to flow through you in a more optimal way to allow healing to begin. This healing may take place physically, emotionally or spiritually.  A session can allow you to connect more fully with your soul’s purpose and path.  


Sessions for Animal Reiki require at least one-hour, sometimes a bit longer. The sessions must be held in the animal’s own environment (their home, stall, pen, etc…) where they will feel most comfortable and relaxed.  The sessions should be private, between just the animal and myself when possible. Time to discuss the animal and their needs will take place before the session and a follow-up discussion afterward.


JohnThorntonAll of Life is energy.  At the center of your being is an energetic connection to the wisdom and spiritual knowledge you need to navigate the obstacles on your life path so you can lead the joyful and prosperous life you are meant to live.  

As an intuitive and energetic sensitive, Rev. John Michael Thornton can help you navigate the murky waters you may currently be facing with intuitive insight and spiritual know-how. An intuitive guidance psychic reading can help you re-establish a connection to your deeper self and retrieve wisdom that may not be clearly presenting itself.


With guided support, you will have the opportunity to determine your true Life Goals and work toward them. You will discover more of who you are from soul-searching sessions and learn basic skills that will help you listen and speak mindfully so that you, and those with whom you live and work, are both heard and understood.

In addition to guided support, as needed, we will also incorporate energy work, meditation and relaxation plus art therapy into the sessions, giving you the opportunity for further examination and growth.

Ask yourself:

  • • Do I have the kind of relationships I really want?
    • Do I lack the confidence I need to succeed?
    • Is my past holding me back?
    • Am I dealing with present life changes or challenges?
    • Am I searching for direction into my bright future?
    • Am I my own worst enemy?

I will work with you to help you determine what is most important to you in your life. Together we will design a list of goals that are believable and achievable for you. Through such tools as journaling, visioning, relaxation and meditation, you will be able to understand and reintegrate parts of yourself that may have been wounded during any past traumas. Then we will create your personal roadmap for attaining the future and relationships you want.

During coaching, as in any relationship, you will get from our time together exactly what you put into it. My role is to teach you success skills and tools. Your role is to be open to possibilities and try them on for size. From this relationship, you will receive an opportunity that can ignite your self-esteem, motivate your personal best efforts, and carry you to your desired goals.

Self-awareness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. The spiritual and healing practices of relaxation and meditation will give you the building blocks necessary to discover your inner wisdom and the truth of who you are.

Great Conjunction offers full wedding Officiant services including non-denominational, on location, short notice and full length traditional vow ceremonies. 

We understand that you want a wedding ceremony that is as unique and special as you are – we are here to help.  Our ministers will work with you to craft the perfect ceremony that reflects your love and beliefs, providing sample wedding ceremonies, readings and vows, helping you with all the details of your ceremony and filing your paperwork quickly and efficiently.

We offer full-service and mobile wedding officiant service, specializing in completely custom ceremonies, theme weddings and non-traditional locations. We strive for excellence so that you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.

We are spiritual, accepting and welcoming of all faiths and sexual orientations.  Love is Love!

Located in Youngstown and serving Northeast Ohio.

Let us bring your dream wedding to life!