Men Who Stare At Goats

This weekend only, stop by the store and register to win a copy of Jon Ronson’s book, The Men Who Stare at Goats. Drawing will be held Monday, November 9th. If you’re interested in remote viewing, and the government’s psychic research, this one’s for you. We saw a preview showing of the movie last night.…


New Website Design!

Returning customers will notice that we have a new website design. There might be a few kinks still to work out, and we might still do a bit of tinkering. In the words of our friend Renna, “May all typos now shed their cloaks of invisibility!” If you find problems, please let us know.

by Past Life Expert Elmdea Bean

Author Visit – Elmdea Bean

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Elmdea Bean, author of Liberating Incarnations Who are these people that keep coming into your life over & over, again & again? Where do gifts or talents come from? When you participate, you will discover where current life patterns began, and heal past lives with compassion and forgiveness. You will release…


Author Visit – Dr. Steven Farmer

Friday, June 26, 2009 Dr. Steven Farmer, author of “Earth Magic”, “Power Animal Oracle Cards”, and “Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards”   Dr. Farmer introduced his just released book Earth Magic and talked about topics such as soul loss and recovery, animal spirit guides, and ways to help heal our Earth Mother…


Going Green

Shining Lotus has made the decision to convert their newsletter to an online edition only, and stop publishing a paper edition. The last paper edition will be April/May 2009, the next issue. We put a lot of thought into this decision … Let’s look at some statistics. The newsletter is 10 pages, that is five…


About Us

Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore is one of the oldest metaphysical bookstores in the Rocky Mountain region. It was named The Metaphysical Bookstore in 1972 when it first opened on East Colfax in Aurora, Colorado. We are proud to offer the largest selection of new, used & out-of-print metaphysical and spiritual books in Colorado. We also…


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. Before buying the Shining Lotus, Tim worked…


Justin Swanström

Justin Swanström 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.

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History of the Shining Lotus™

Shining Lotus™ has been in business for more than 47 years. In fact, we’re one of the oldest metaphysical bookstores in the Rocky Mountain region. The Metaphysical Bookstore was founded in 1972, at the dawning of the “new age”, when widespread study of Metaphysics was being re-focused. Our store was born on the east end…


Our Soul Seal

Our soul seal was given to the store by noted spiritual teacher Dee Davis as the symbolic message of the essence and soul of the store. The soul seal was formally approved and blessed by Sathya Sai Baba. The outer gold ring with lotus leaves indicates the consciousness that comes with wisdom. The sun with…