Our team

Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore serves a diverse local community. We are the oldest metaphysical bookstore in the Rocky Mountain region, and we’re proud to offer the largest selection of new, used and out-of-print metaphysical books in Colorado.

Justin Durand


Justin Swanström Durand is a voracious reader and book hoarder, with a lifelong interest in metaphysical topics. He has a BA in Medieval History, with concentrations in literature and philosophy. Justin has worked as a commercial real estate analyst, a technical writer and editor, a software development manager, and a real estate and business attorney.

Tim Johnson


Tim Johnson is a child of the 60s. He transformed his Mennonite background into a passion for rock music, a commitment to the politics of peace and non-violence, and an interest in the spirituality of India. He has a special reverence for Hanuman, the Hindu God of Devotion and Service. Before buying the Shining Lotus™, Tim worked 15 years in book and magazine wholesaling, and 7 years as a tele-communications and networking technician.

Laura Ferre

Sales Associate

Laura Ferré is a retired amateur rock hound and mother, with several years of experience. She holds a degree and loves helping folks find their spark of joy.

Bryce Redden

Sales Associate

Bryce Redden is the newest member of the Shining Lotus family, and is inquisitive and naturally curious about metaphysics and spirituality. His interests run through the usual topics, but are mainly focused on Astrology right now.