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April 2012

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SATURN IN SCORPIO: In Search of Buried Treasure with Shawn Nygaard







Wednesday, April 4, 2012 — 7pm – 9pm — $20.

On October 5, 2012, the planet Saturn enters the sign of Scorpio for the next two and a half years. What does this mean? How might it affect our lives?

Join Shawn Nygaard in this in-depth and engaging presentation of what Saturn’s move into Scorpio brings with it. You won’t want to miss this!

Shawn Nygaard has been an astrologer for over 10 years, after 12 years of being a peer counselor. In addition to private readings through the 12Listen site, Shawn does private readings in-person in Minneapolis, and creates and teaches a number of astrology classes and webinars in the Twin Cities and online, focusing particularly on the in-depth archetypal meaning of the astrological symbols and what they reveal about our lives. He is a graduate of the CMED Institute in Chicago, where he studied archetypes and symbolism with Caroline Myss.



by Marci McCaffery

Astrologer Marci McCaffery

Key phrase:  I AM

ARIES (March 21-April 20)

It’s spring!! The familiar signs of young seedlings begin to emerge signaling new cycles of growth. Similarly, in the cosmic realm, new beginnings are indicated as we welcome Aries, the first and most personal of the fire signs. Aries, symbolized by the Ram, is a creature that batters its head against anything in its way. Mars, its natural ruler and the co ruler of Scorpio, represents (the ancient god of War). Some call Aries the “me first” sign, because its basic energies are self-focused. Aries natives pursue their own interests with idealism and enthusiasm. They seldom realize the impact it may have on others. Their lesson is to cultivate patience. This Martian energy is forceful, assertive, impulsive, competitive, courageous, and constantly active. Those born under this sign are noted for their fine leadership qualities and take-charge manner.

Josephine Wall Aries

Aries by Josephine Wall

March 22nd, marks the Spring Equinox (New Moon) and the “Real New Year.” The Aries Sun makes a compatible alignment with the Aries New Moon, creating a harmonious interaction between the inner self (Moon) and the outer self (Sun). We can use this dynamic influence to initiate new beginnings. As a reminder, however, it would be best to wait until Mars turns direct on April 14th, as the energies are more favorable to initiate action. The intentions we seed during this time manifest over the course of the year.
Communication oriented, Mercury ends its retrograde journey on April 4th. The next three weeks provide an opportunity to clear up any miscommunications or impulsive missteps that might have occurred when Mercury was retrograde in fiery Aries.

On April 17th, the Libra Full Moon highlights diplomacy. The Sun (consciousness) and the Moon (instincts) are at opposite poles, offering greater awareness. We can stand back and be more objective in reaching a greater sense of balance and harmony in our relationships.

Sociably diplomatic, Venus passes into Gemini on April 25th for an extended four month period. Communication in relationships takes on a light-hearted, playful charm. Creativity seeks expression through color, the written word, and visual impact.

Transformative Pluto makes a retrograde shift through ambitious Capricorn from April 11th until Sept 18th. Our inner conflicts with authority, our careers, and our goals are purged. We are challenged to push beyond our limits, to claim our greater potential through hard work. Saturn, the natural ruler of Capricorn, is still retrograde as it transits back over the late degrees of Libra until June 25th. When Saturn is retrograde our ability to restructure more solid systems is deepened in both our inner and outer worlds. We are asked to rely on our own inner authority to facilitate a conscious change out in the world. Saturn retrograde in Libra, commands a deeper sense of awareness, responsibility and compassion for how we relate with one another as well as with ourselves.

Marcia McCaffery is an NCGR certified astrological counselor specializing in life purpose, career and relationship readings. She is also a Reiki master teacher, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited Conscious Change coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She has a lifelong involvement with meditation, spiritual studies and the healing arts. She is a featured astrological consultant at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore

To learn how these changes impact you personally, contact Marci at

For free, valuable resources visit her web site at



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 in the existence of a personal Devil who is the enemy of a personal God. Examining the history of Satan shows him to be an anthropomorphic caricature that is rooted in pagan theology.

Samael or Satan is modeled after the red- colored Typhon or Set-an of Egypt, and the Zoroastrian Ahriman, both of whom represented the principle of evil. To the Egyptians and Persians, Set-an and Ahriman were symbolic of that force that is antagonistic to, and a shadow of, the light. This is partially shown in the Kabalistic axiom- Evil is good reversed.

The ancient mystery schools didn’t teach in the existence of a personal God or Devil, but of two great principles in nature. The first was a force of spirit, life, and goodness, the second a balancing force of matter, death, and evil. These two universal forces represented as paths were seen to be everywhere in the world. Great or small examples of individuals following either path could be seen in both the physical and spiritual worlds. The ancients, like us today, certainly recognized the existence of evil beings, but didn’t make an imaginary Devil their leader. The blind opposing force inherent in matter was transformed by early church leaders into the entity called Satan.

Many of our of our modern ideas of the Devil, or ”Father of Lies”, are founded on a literal interpretation of the Bible, and allegorical tales like the famous drama Faust, and the poem Paradise Lost. Although Paradise Lost was written as fiction, its’ Lucifer meshed with the biblical Satan and was believed by Puritan Protestants and many people today to be a true depiction of Satan.

Satan traditionally lives in Hell, or the lowest plane of the astral world, even though no Adept has ever seen the mythical Satan on any plane of life except as a thought- form created by human minds. Satan’s slaves are those individuals who have aligned themselves with the negative principle in nature. Symbolic examples of these tragic souls can be seen in the Beasts of Earth and Water of Revelation, the fallen Angels, and those chained in The Devil tarot card.

If one would avoid deep personal tragedy, steer well clear of any group in or out of Denver involved in Satanism.

Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.




X Power Squares

Choose XOÇAI™ (pronounced show-sigh)chocolate for guilt-free pleasure. Each bite is packed with the heart-healthy benefits of rich dark chocolate and the antioxidant power of the South American superfood, acai berry. The result is a rich chocolate treat that feeds you body and soul.

The Secret is in the Special Processing Method
All chocolate is not created equal. Most companies process cocoa beans using a method called Dutching. The Dutching process adds alkali-potash to the cocoa beans before roasting. Roasting cocoa beans destroys many of the antioxidants, while Dutching adds chemicals. Such a process makes chocolate cheap and affordable, but it pretty much neutralizes any of the potential health benefits of chocolate. And to add insult to injury, to make the resulting chocolate more palatable, sugar, fat and other ingredients are added, further decreasing the potential health benefits.
Not so with XOÇAI™ healthy chocolate. The unique cold-press process preserves the healthy nutrients and antioxidants in Ivory Coast chocolate while creating a delicious rich dark chocolate flavor you’ll love. It’s the BEST of both possible worlds, healthy nutrients and tasty treats, in one special chocolate.

XOÇAI™ Packs Super Food Ingredients In Every Bite
Once known only to the native people of South America, the tiny acai berry packs a powerful antioxidant punch. The benefits of acai berries include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Combined with the power of rich dark chocolate in its natural, unprocessed state, the result is a chocolate treat packed with as many antioxidants as a basket of fresh fruits and vegetables. Now that’s a healthy chocolate!


Dear Fellow Chocolate Lover,
Are you tired of every nutrition guru under the sun scolding you because you love a good chocolate bar?
How many times have you reached for your favorite chocolate bar only to feel a wash of guilt come over you – “I shouldn’t be eating this” – ?
Wouldn’t you love to bite into a rich square of luscious smooth, dark chocolate without the guilt, without the worry, without the fear?
There’s a better way to have your chocolate and enjoy it, too. The secret is XOÇAI™ healthy chocolate, and here’s why choosing XOÇAI™ is the smart choice for chocaholics worldwide.
Xoçai™ is a unique chocolate. Using a special cold-press processing method, the antioxidants and nutrients are preserved in the freshly harvested Ivory Coast cocoa beans. No fillers or stabilizers, sugars or fats are added to the chocolate. It’s pure, it’s rich, and it’s heavenly.
But that’s not all, special ingredients are used, including the acai berry superfood. Once known only to the native peoples of South America, these dark purple berries pack a potent antioxidant punch.
Xoçai™ chocolate tastes wonderful and it feeds you body and soul. Each bite adds antixoidants to your diet, perhaps as many as a basketful of fresh fruits and vegetables.
So here’s to your health, and here’s to your secret stash of chocolate. Make it XOÇAI™ healthy chocolate, and boost your health with every bite.

There is No Such Thing As Healthy Chocolate.  Really?
Do you remember the news headlines of a few years ago when the studies first came out touting the health benefits of chocolate? Well, the studies left out one important fact:
The typical processing method used by most chocolate bar producers DESTROYS most of the antioxidant benefits of chocolate!  Choose the one, the only chocolate bar that’s filled with antioxidants preserved through a unique cold-press method and boosted with the incredible antioxidant power of the acai berry. Choose the healthy chocolate that people are talking about from coast to coast. Choose XOÇAI™.




Remember Who You Are by David Icke

Remember Who You Are may help transform the way vast numbers of people see themselves and the world – and it could not have been published at a more pivotal moment in known human history. We live in extraordinary times, and we face the most enormous challenge to our individual and collective freedom.

David Icke has been a trailblazer for more than two decades, warning of the coming global difficulties that are now unfolding on the television news and in our daily experience. He was subjected to mass ridicule and called a madman – but events have proved him right, and continue to do so. David has exposed the global network of families behind Big Banking, Big Biotech, Big Food, Big Government, Big Media and Big Pharma in book after book as his awareness has expanded – and he takes this on to still new levels of exposure in Remember Who You Are. But David goes far deeper down the rabbit hole than merely our daily experience of the ‘five senses’. He reveals the true nature of our reality where there is no ‘solidity’ or ‘physical’ – only vibrational, electrical, digital and holographic information fields that we decode into what appears to be a ‘physical world’. David calls this the ‘Cosmic Internet’, and in this amazing work he explains how a malevolent force has ‘hacked’ into the cosmic information source via the ‘Saturn–Moon Matrix’ to feed us a false reality very similar in theme to the illusory world portrayed in the Matrix movie series.

Remember Who You Are breaks massive new ground as David connects the dots between apparently unconnected people, subjects and world events like never before. Suddenly, a world of apparent complexity, mystery and bewilderment makes sense. The key is in the title. We are enslaved because we identity ‘self’ with our body and our name, when these are only vehicles and symbols for what we really are – Infinite Awareness, Infinite Consciousness. We are imprisoned in the realms of the five senses and ‘little me’ when we are All That Is, All That Has Been and All That Ever Can Be. To breach the perceptual walls of the Saturn–Moon Matrix and bring an end to mass human enslavement, we need to awaken to our true identity. Everything, but everything, comes from this. Remember Who You Are. Remember ‘where’ you are and where you ‘come’ from. Remember…


THE MAGIC by Rhonda Byrne


The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

To help you make 2012 the most magical year of your life, Rhonda has written a very exciting new book. In The Magic, Rhonda reveals ancient knowledge that has been misunderstood for over two thousand years. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she will teach you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life.

For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle – once you uncover the mystery – a new world will appear before your eyes.

In The Magic, Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she teaches you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life.

No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life!




Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer

Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine for yourself becomes a present fact.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores, for the first time, the region of your highest self; and definitively shows you how you can truly change your concept of yourself, embark upon a God-realized way of living, and fulfill the spiritual truth that with God all things are possible—and “all things” means that nothing is left out.

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