Summer Solstice

Talking Statues and Stones of the Ancients

© 2012 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter June 2012 by Bruce Johnson The same power Jesus used to raise the dead was used in a lesser way by the ancients to magnetize religious gems and stone idols. The Chaldean, Egyptian, Greek, and Jewish priesthoods all communed with their gods…

Exposing That Great Liar, Satan

© 2012 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter February 2012 by Bruce Johnson The Bible teaches that Satan, as the adversary of good, is identical to the Serpent in the Garden, the tempter of Jesus, and the horned red Dragon in the Book of Revelation. Orthodox Judaism and Christianity teach…

Earth Giants – Authentic and Mystical

© 2012 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter February 2012 by Bruce Johnson Genesis 6:4 affirms the presence of giants or Nephilion on Earth prior to the great flood and afterwards. The Ancient Wisdom teaches that the present human race has evolved from earlier races of colossal beings, including the…

Reiki As A Spiritual Practice

© 2012 Joy Vernon – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter January 2012 by Joy Vernon I am extremely lucky to always have brilliant students in my classes. My current Shinpiden (Reiki Level 3) class is no exception and we had a very interesting discussion of the difference between reiju and attunements last…

Basic Truths Of Reincarnation

© 2012 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter January 2012 by Bruce Johnson 553 A. D. was the year the Fifth Ecumenical Council met in Constantinople at the request of the Emperor Justinian. That year Justinian and the Council voted to anathematize or curse the doctrine of the pre-existence of…

Abundance Is Mine!

© 2012 Norma Mitchell – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter January 2012 by Norma Mitchell When we think of abundance, many of us tend to think about our material world abundance first. We ‘program’ for money, a new car, home, or something else that money can buy. Although money is important as…

The Star of Bethlehem and Sirius

© 2011 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter December 2011 by Bruce Johnson The Star in the East the Three Wise Men followed to Bethlehem suddenly appeared, guided them to Jerusalem, changed direction, and ultimately stopped and hovered directly over Jesus. Different astronomers have theorized the Star in the East…

Lightning and Spiritual Illumination

© 2011 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter November 2011 by Bruce Johnson Chapter 9 in the biblical Book of Acts recounts Saul’s journey to Damascus and his experience of having a light from heaven suddenly flash around him. Following this vision of inner light, Saul was transformed into Paul,…

The Ultimate Physical Atom

© 2011 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter September 2011. by Bruce Johnson Occultism defines the atom as a vortex or nucleus of life, encased within a sheath of matter. Atoms, also called life-atoms, can be accurately described as bubbles of force within the Akashic Ocean of energy. Each atom…