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PANDORA’S BOX: Dr. Lawrence Quell




by Rachel Lord, RN, MH

Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist

Do your feet hurt?  Or do you know someone whose do?  This is one of the most common complaints that folks have.  And no wonder.  We stuff our tootsies in all kinds of shoe shapes, pound them on concrete and asphalt, stand and walk on them all day—and then wonder how come they hurt!  Additionally, we use our hands constantly and then don’t get where that carpal tunnel came from.

Reflexology is a type of  bodywork that addresses feet foremost, but also hands and ears. It is a science that maps out the reflexes to the whole body on all three places.  By pressing specific areas on them, every organ, gland and body part is affected in a positive manner.  It is a lot like acupuncture, in that you can work an organ from far away without actually touching it.  It clears energy meridians or pathways.  Remove a blockage in one place and you have opened up the whole energy line.  Once that happens, pain disappears; the body returns to balance.

What does a good Reflexologist do? First she/he inspects your feet and hands.  A skilled practitioner can help with actual foot and hand problems as well as accessing the reflexes. That means things like carpal tunnel, bunions, sprains, achy arches, heel pain, neuropathy can be relieved. Then there’s the relaxation aspect. A skilled Reflexology treatment can put you into “la la land”.  And we all know the benefits of relaxation.  That in itself helps the body heal and spirals up the immune system.

Ear Reflexology came from France.  Both Reflexologists and acupuncturists use ear points.  This is another way to access the entire body.  There is something about getting your ears gently worked that evokes profound relaxation. So when you get a treatment, don’t leave out the ear part.

Just writing this article makes me want to rush out and get a treatment.  It can’t be beat!  Maybe you would like to become a Reflexologist, provide such amazing work and get paid for it too!

Sat, Sep 25, 2010, FREE 10-MINUTE REFLEXOLOGY SESSIONS at Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore. Presented in celebration of World Reflexology Week and sponsored by the Associated Reflexologists of Colorado (ARC) to increase awareness about Reflexology. ARC members will be on hand to give free Reflexology sessions, plenty of TLC and to answer your questions about Reflexology. 12 – 5 PM, FREE.

PROFESSIONAL FEET, HAND and EAR REFLEXOLOGY PROGRAM Rachel Lord, Director “Just for Health School of Reflexology & Healing Arts” 303-320-4367,, Next 305 hour training starts September 2010. Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board and the American Reflexology Certification Board.



T. Thorn Coyle

Friday, September 17 at 7pm, free event.

“Kissing the Limitless” is a manual for self-liberation through magic, providing a complete system of spiritual practice to help serious seekers tap the unlimited possibility of their own divine natures. By practicing the Great Work of the ancient alchemists and magicians, readers are guided into self-possession–constanct communication with their divine selves– and connection with the Limitless Divine. Set up as a detailed training course using contemporary techniques that echo those hinted at in antique sources of wisdom, it includes tools for soul balancing, energy cycling, shadow and dream work, tarot and meditation. Readers will learn to open up “life power” and access breath, will, and desire–the key components of effective magic–to, quite literally, reshape the world.

This book is a synthesis wrought through many years of Coyle’s personal spiritual work, her teaching, and deep esoteric study. Though “Kissing the Limitless” has entry points for beginners, it is primarily designed for the advanced magical practitioner wishing to ‘Know Thyself.’ Wholeness and union with our own God Soul – also known as our Genius, our Authentic Self, or our Holy Guardian Angel – is within our grasp. We can become fully human and fully divine in this lifetime.

Coming into a state of wholeness opens up vistas of joy and power that were previously thought to be beyond our grasp. Transform yourself, and in doing so, begin to transform the world.

This book was written to be used in concert with whatever magical tradition you are currently involved in. There are at least three levels: part one will help you strengthen the foundations of your spiritual practice, part two will ensure that you are sound in body, mind, emotion, sex, and spirit, and have developed will and ethics, and part three will lead you further into connection with your Godhood. . .The goal of the book is to help guide you through the stages of personal consciousness that will then enable you to step into inclusive consciousness — a consciousness that encompasses the personal, political, environmental, social, mental, and transpersonal. It is this inclusive consciousness that enables us to reach the Limitless Divine.

T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected teacher of spiritual practice who has been studying the magical arts for more than 25 years. Author of “Kissing the Limitless” and “Evolutionary Witchcraft” she also hosts the popular podcast  “Elemental Castings.” Thorn is founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School, has a thriving spiritual direction practice, and lives by the San Francisco Bay.










by Marci McCaffery

“He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung

At the start of each day, I have a morning routine of walking, meditation, and prayer. It is essential to quiet my mind and balance myself in these rapidly changing times. Recently, the magic of butterflies have graced my walks. I can’t help but marvel at the powerful symbolism that butterflies represent for transformation and change. They are reminding me that we are moving through a period of metamorphosis as we stretch and grow. There is a need for freedom, originality, and transformation as we deepen our paths of self-discovery to create a new future, unencumbered by the past.

We have reached a crossroad in consciousness where the veils of illusion have been lifted: economically, environmentally, politically, socially, and spiritually. Our altered sense of reality has separated us from a past of unconscious behavior to an uncharted future. We are challenged to reinvent our lives and break free of the status quo. We must transcend the collective ego-based mindsets to discover our true-life purpose and reason for being on the planet at this time in history. We can ask for guidance as we move forward to claim a greater sense of love, purpose and peace of mind.

As the month of August begins, the transiting Sun moves into the creative, high-spirited sign of Leo. We are called to “Let our Light Shine” as the magnificent spirits that we are. A favorable alliance between the Sun in Leo and Jupiter in Aries produces a fiery dose of exuberance and celebration. On August 7th the peace loving planet, Venus leaves Virgo and enters its ruling sign in Libra. Negotiations, cooperation, and mediation set the stage for the next six weeks. This is also a good time for relationships, love, and romance. Mars moves out of Leo into the self-disciplined sign of Virgo to help us get things in order for the next two months. This is an excellent time to attend to issues involving work and health. A cardinal face off between Saturn in Libra and Uranus in Aries heightens our sense of self-awareness. We are encouraged to be innovative, and revolutionary. On August 9th, the New Moon in Leo activates new beginnings, as we explore our deepest creative potentials. Mercury, the messenger of communication, makes the third of its retrograde journeys through the sign of Virgo, from August 21st to September 13th. Our thoughts turn inward as we use this period to re-analyze and rethink our priorities. This is not a time to initiate new projects.

The Virgo New Moon, on September 8th joins forces with the Sun, providing opportunities to make a new start. This is a good time to tend to details previously overlooked in the past. Intensity is the keyword as Venus transits into the sign of Scorpio on September 9th until the end of the year. Relationships are challenged by this difficult placement, as passions and crisis arise. Mercury turns direct on September 13th and we are able to implement our revised plans.

A powerful energy shift takes place when Pluto turns direct on the 14th. Energetic Mars, transits out of Libra into Scorpio on the 15th, where it will remain for the next six weeks. Mars is at home in this sign and the need to take action comes from an inside out process. Intensely focused energy accentuates this placement. This is a good time to challenge yourself and use your investigative skills. Retrograde Jupiter makes a return visit from Aries into Pisces on September 9th, to the end of the year. Our compassionate concerns turn to the needs of others. The Fall Equinox on September 22nd reflects a time when day and night are equal. We are reminded of the balance between the masculine and feminine energies (the Sun and the Moon) and the need for a dramatic re-balance in our world of extremes. We are each a hologram of the greater whole.

Choose to be at peace. And choose astrology as a valuable twenty-first century tool for self direction and the opportunity to Know Thy Self, authentically.

Marcia McCaffery is a practicing astrological counselor, Reiki Master, spiritual advisor, and a certified life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She is a featured astrology reader at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore. To learn how these changes impact you personally, contact Marci at 720 272-1042. For free, valuable resources visit her web site at



by Norma Mitchell

For thousands of years, man has sought signs from the Creator to make decisions in life. These signs have been read by man in various civilizations for direction in how to live life, where and how to find food and shelter, where to locate settlements and spiritual structures, plus various other conditions man has asked the Creator to lead him through.

Although we have records indicating this search, many of the so-called civilized areas of our world has steadily relied more on the thinking process rather than the feelings of our hearts and the sensitivity to our environment and the people around us. I fact, we often mistrust anything we can’t see or understand through our logic in life. What if we were able to readily access information from Spirit or whatever we call the All?

The good news is that we can … and often do (even when we don’t always recognize the information) … in spite of our disbelief. The loving God I experience wants us to be happy and successful … and leads us through life when we are willing to hear and accept Its communication. Some of us recognize the energetic responses Carl Jung coined “synchronicity” in our lives. These occurrences are not random nor is the Universe. Whether we simply focus on a desired goal, or we consciously ask for help from Spirit, we often notice events of such synchronicity.

Sometimes, these occurrences are through a materialization of something in answer to our questions, sometimes another person tells us something that we find helpful, and sometimes a book or song on the radio has that answer. Sometimes the “sign” represents a warning to us to be careful or to let us know changes are coming. The only requirements that we need to fulfill to consciously receive signs are to ask, pay attention to the possible answers, and trust that we will receive them.

The classes coming up on August 5 and 19 offer how to ask for and recognize signs, how they may appear, and developing trust. Through guided meditation and the exercises developed for you, you have the opportunity to create a more powerful communication with Spirit by eliminating fear, forgiving and releasing limitations, developing gratitude and living a joyful and fulfilling life.

Norma Mitchell has worked as an Intuitive and Spiritual Counselor, Business Consultant, Hypno/Regression Therapist, Teacher and Medium for the past thirty plus years. She has appeared on television and radio talk shows and given programs at business, social and church functions. She has also published articles in various publications. Norma is available for counseling in person on Mondays from 11 am-6 pm and at least one weekend day a month at the Shining Lotus. She is also available other times for phone sessions through the store. Call (303) 758-9113 to make your appointment!



with Dr. Lawrence Quell

Do you have overwhelming stresses that you had to “Stuff” in order to survive?
We often have OMITTED BLIND SPOTS where we have stored past emotionally traumatic experiences that were too hot handle because we needed to survive.
These OMITTED BLIND SPOTS take energy to keep them in ”PANDORA’S BOX” which may leave us feeling inadequate financially, in relationships, health, career, energy, freedom and others.
Dr. Quell demonstrates energy points he has discovered that will help you release blind spots so you can lead a more healthy and productive life.
Stuffing TAKES ENERGY. Find out how take that energy back!Thursday, August 12 from 7 to 9 pm, free admission. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Dr. Larry Quell is the author of the book and CD set “How to Activate Your 12 Personal Powers of Life and Balance”. He has been supporting people in experiencing true health and wellness for over 30 years and during this time has gleaned the pearls of wisdom that he will be presenting at this lecture.



by Myrna Lou Goldbaum

Myrna Lou will be hosting a palmistry lecture and discussion at the Shining Lotus on Sunday, August 1 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. She will then provide readings from 2pm to 6pm at the store for $40 per 1/2 hour. Call 303-758-9113 to register or schedule an appointment. Cash or check please.T. Harv Eker said:  “The privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are. The simplest, clearest way to get started on knowing what you want is by getting clear on who you are. Are you excited to be you?”

*  Questions to ask when you first start dating someone
*  15 qualities to look for in a mate
*  Check list of red flags in a relationship
*  What do soul mates need from each other
*  Accidently-on-purpose meet your soul mate

Question:  Will I have a soul mate in my life?
Answer:     If you possess the soul mate symbol and your past lives show up on the palm, then the answer is yes. Most of us have both of these markings, however, some people are brand new beings on this planet and cannot bring a soul mate into their existence in this lifetime for they have no karmic debt to pay back to anyone.

I am considered the “Soul Mate Specialist”; I am a soul mate expert. I am able to see instantly if the symbol is present on a palm or not, if that individual lived on this planet in another lifetime and is even eligible to have one, and when in this lifetime their chance for this kind of bliss will occur.The soul mate symbol is located on the top 1/3 of the palm.  It can be anywhere from the wrist area toward the center of the hand and will either be a pyramid shape, baseball diamond or give the appearance of a pillow in this area. One’s baby finger from the opposite hand must fit into this slot or indentation to prove it can happen.

Everyone carries within themselves a certain kind of energy that is sent out of us into the space we know as the world. These vibrations are felt and picked up by many.  When a soul mate who is lonely and in pain needs and desires their other half, the vibrations sent out are transmitted and picked up by this person who can then answer the “call” home.
A soul mate relationship is wonderful, magical and enlightening. Only one in a million can find and connect with their soul mate the first marriage go-round.  There are 282 million people in the world so this is a special, rare gift. Many connect on subsequent marriages and it is also a gift from the Universe.
In Oriental Palmistry, which is the modality I use to read hands, the term soul mate can be applied to sexual as well as non-sexual connections. Examples: A mother and daughter can be soul sisters from other lifetimes, two men can bond as brothers but not be related, two women can hit it off and be so similar in belief, likes and attitudes they feel as though they see themselves in the other woman.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW said “It’s difficult to know when love begins; it is less difficult to know it has begun.”

TONE, ACT, ATTITUDE AND LOOK are the signals . . . the electric telegram of touch.
There is something in nature that forms patterns. We are part of nature and also form patterns. The mind is like wind, the body is like sand. If you want to know how the wind is blowing you can look at the sand.
When male and female energies dance a discovery of enhancement of spirit happens, there is a joyous embrace of the sensual body. Love someone today because tomarrow is not promised. With love comes responsibility.

1. You must first love yourself before you can give love to another.
2. You have to get rid of old patterns and baggage from past relationships.
3. Ask yourself if you are ready for a relationship.
4. All relationships, soul mate or others take work by both people.

When soul mates re-connect (this is someone from a past life) both just KNOW
and feel like they are home. True love is encouraging freedom and individuality while sharing, giving those differences to relationships to create a greater mutual wholeness. The risk of love is the challenge, the fear-maker. Your choices determine the quality of your life experiences. Open your mind and ask yourself “WHAT IS POSSIBLE?”
True love is giving, not limiting. Our relationships are the mirror of ourselves. God doesn’t give you the person you want, He gives you the person you need to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.

Sun, Aug 1, 2010, LOVE, ROMANCE and SOUL MATES USING PALMISTRY with Myrna Lou Goldbaum at Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore. Free Lecture at 1 PM and Palmistry Readings ($40 1/2 hour) from 2 PM  to 6 PM. Ask Myrna Lou, the “Soul Mate Specialist”, she will see instantly if the soul mate symbol is present on your palm or not. She will know if one has lived on this planet in another lifetime and is even eligible to have a soul mate, and when in this lifetime their chance for this kind of bliss will occur. Call 303-758-9113 to register for the free lecture or schedule an appointment for a reading.

Myrna Lou Goldbaum is the author of 3 books on palmistry. The most sought after book is SOUL MATE CONNECTIONS Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Relationships, Love, Romance and Soul Mates.