Shining Lotus logoThe Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972


2178 South Colorado Blvd, Denver Colorado 80222 303-758-9113


in this issue



THE CONNECTION METHOD by Elaine Arnoldy and Bob Moller


THE HANGED MAN by Bruce Johnson





by D. E. Campbell

purple orchid 1The pervasive harmonies of smell and sight enlighten our summer senses. The onset of the northern rising of Cassiopeia A boasts the beauties of summer over all seasons and phases.

purple orchid 2We seek to bring to light the higher consciousness. The intermediary connection to the future perfected spirit which guides the gifts of the higher divine mind. The ancient Vedic hymn denotes this path and consciousness as the 7 waters of the divine, or the 7 sisters. It is the undying veils which shroud the pure divine psychological concepts, even now; the legacy of the Symbolic Veda leads to the causeways of pure truth.

The Orchid is that very symbol; the reflective energies of the stars and planets are seen flowing in the abstract 5 point shape, the petals seem to orbit the center molecule of the orchid’s blossom. As we ascend forward into higher consciousness, we flow through the stem of life, being immersed in the knowledge of pure lights.

We move further in the growth of the flower, obtaining the pure consciousness of the whole orchid, and here are found the pervasive energies of life; the mind forms an exotic shape and color, upon emersion in divine territories. The spirit-mind assumes a glow; it is the inner luminosity, reflective of having been unveiled in divine consciousness.

The Orchid is the pure perfected desire of the plant kingdoms wishes to move beyond all possibilities.

Left undisturbed, over the next million years on Earth the orchid will become a magical breathing entity, capable of immeasurable perfected mutations. Human life will likewise evolve and obtain more beautiful perfections, and luminosity of Soul. For the orchid is the mind of a human, if left alone and untouched, unharmed by the outer world. Through love of all creatures, all life and humanity, we can redefine our role in this new age. Life is the symbol, it is written everywhere in nature, reflecting above in the galaxy.





by Sally Shotwell


LeoThe beginning of August presents us with the gift of a Leo Sun (vitality and self-awareness) and Gemini Moon (realism), allowing warm rays of light to seep into our consciousness. We can also look to the month’s New and Full Moons to offer encouragemnet as we progress through this summer cycle.

August 6, the New Moon in Leo (fire) is described by the Sabian Symbol to hold the quality of a pageant celebrating the feeling of accomplishment. The Symbol encourages us to tap into our intuition regarding what the relationship is between us and those with whom we are celebrating. What connects us?

The Full Moon of August 20 in Aquarius (inventiveness) carries the image of a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis after having released the past for a new life. Do we have a clear vision of what this change in circumstance holds in store? The flexibility to welcome fluidity will serve us well as we continue to be challenged.

6VirgoIssues will crop up due to the ongoing emotional Water influence generated by the six planets listed below interacting with each other.

Jupiter and Mars in Cancer (subconscious)

Saturn and the North Node of the Moon in Scorpio (passion)

Chiron and Neptune in Pisces (imagination)

Each one has aspects and qualities which lend themselves to being healing agents but we have to have patience for them to reveal themselves.

The Sun enters Virgo (communication) on the 22nd, two days after the Full Moon, bringing clear thinking with it. We will be able to discern where to channel our thoughts and energies as we stay grounded (Virgo). Meditation, anyone??

Sally Shotwell holds a Master’s Degree in educational counseling, and is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality with a super-natural curiosity and an undying thirst for knowledge. Her focus on studies in Astrology have spanned decades, and have included studying with Mario C. Veo, John Joseph, Mark Husson, and C. A. Brooks. Attending events with Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith have greatly influenced her studies and personal growth through the years.





by Elaine Arnoldy and Bob Moller

water dropSunday, August 11, 2013.   2 – 3 pm.   FREE.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013.   7 – 9 pm.   $20.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013.   7 – 9 pm.   $20.

You are the creator of your life. Do you create by default or conscious choice? Would you like to be a vibrational match to your career, relationships, finances and open to the unlimited potential of possibilities? Have you tried creating thru the Law of Attraction that tells you are always creating your reality in every moment yet what you don’t want keeps showing up? Are you aware your belief systems/patterns of perception that reinforce the notion that nothing ever works out for us as we planned are in play (often unconsciously even when we believe we are consciously choosing in the now)? Do you know layers of hidden emotions often block and interfere with your potential to unlock the powerful manifesting human you are intended to be as a Master in this Universe?

Do you know how huge your really are? It is possible to clear the layers of complexities built up over lifetimes of experiences. There is a pathway to experience joy, fulfillment, love, ease, empowerment and inner peace as you create and live your potential on the earth plane. You can learn to use the Laws of Quantum Physics to release blocks and interference to knowing who you truly are.

Heart dropsThe Connection Method teaches tools to align with Source through the Sacred Heart of Love to release fears. You will be free to experience unlimited potential. Let us show you how to reach your unlimited potential as you open to and transform to live a miraculous life of joy, enthusiasm with purpose and peace in the flow of Source energy.

About Your Facilitators –
Elaine Arnoldy has earned her BA in Psychology from The University of Colorado and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and is a Certified Life Coach. She is also trained in Spiritual Response Therapy, Spiritual Restructuring, Personal Transformation, Intuitive Counseling and Connective Tissue Polarity Body Work. Elaine is a Teacher of Personal and Professional Transformation and the Spiritual Art of Manifestation. She works with individuals and groups to apply Spiritual and Success Principals to experience what they want to be, do and have in their lives.

Bob Moller is a Systems Engineer and a Teacher of the Spiritual Science of Manifestation. He teaches classes, conducts meditations and works with individuals and groups on accessing all levels of Consciousness for Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Bob has a certifications and training in Spiritual Response Therapy, Sedona Method, Flower of Life, Reconnection Method, as well as Reversing.
Please contact The Shining Lotus Bookstore to register:  (303) 758-9113

Bob and Elaine are also available for private consultations:
Elaine Arnoldy (720) 732-0201
Bob Moller (303) 332-9105




by Mario C. Veo

SecretsI once spent a most frustrating 20 hours attending a Workshop which was advertised as “Revealing the Most Powerful of all Secrets“…one that was guaranteed to give me ‘unlimited power’ – now I could (should I wish) win at any gambling table/attract the very best job/cind my ‘one-true-love’/be in perfect health…and even “Be Enlightened“! (be still me Heart!)

Well, how can you pass on such wonderful promises…I know, I know – if it’s too good to be true… I should have been wary – but – the Facilitator was a man of ‘repute’, one of the current “in-Gurus”…so I thought I’d trust his status, and give it a shot…(when will I ever learn!?!)

So, after 20 grueling hours, listening to variations on the Theme “I am Great, and will share with you – my special guests – the Secret of All Ages“…(soon it’s just so much noise). Finally, the Great Reveal…and…(wait for it)…he gets it wrong!!!

Not only does he misunderstand the Ancient Vedic Teachings (which, I will grant you, can be rather abstract), but then proceeds to mangle the information, insists on translating it (poorly) into Hebrew, and presents it in such a materialistic misconception as to ‘offend the original Virtue‘ (and here I thought I could trust his ads!)

Was it a total waste of time…? Well, I thought so at first, and then I realized that Spirit never gives you something which is totally useless.

So, what did I learn?

  • Yes, there are “True Secrets” out there – and they are the Key to many Teachings (they allow Theory to be brought into Practice).
  • No, these Secrets are not ‘mysterious’, nor limited to a select/entitled few – anyone can, and should, study them (after all, how else would you expand your Consciousness). They have been taught, and available, for thousands of years…sorry, there is NOTHING new in New Age.
  • No, you do not have to be ‘special’, nor need to have been selected…all it takes is curiosity, and a desire for Knowledge (after all, Karma will keep you on the right Path).
  • And finally, beware of Elitist Teachers…for many simply teach for Money, and not for Spirit.
Mario Veo

Mario C. Veo

Which brings me to our Tuesday Classes – Secrets to Happiness, Chakras, Success & Overcoming Obstacles, so many Secrets! They are designed to address, clearly and succinctly, many of the Great Teachings (things I have learned over more than 40 years of Spiritual and Metaphysical research). Each class is usually offered as a ‘stand-alone’ – so there is no long term commitment…unless you so desire. You are all welcome…as long as you are indeed a Spiritual Seeker…so, check out the info on our website, and see if any “Secrets” appeal to you.

Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus Bookstore.






by Bruce Johnson

HangedMan 1Symbols related to Tarot’s The Hanged Man include-the crucifixion initiation, reversing the wheel of life, spiritual rebirth, and the fusion of soul and personality. Like Jesus, Quetzalcoatl, and the Persian Mithra, all ancient sun gods were crucified historically or allegorically on a cross or tree of life. The mysteries of renunciation, transmutation, and triumph of the Soul over death, are keys to the card’s occult interpretation.

The body of the man forms a six- pointed Star of David, signifying the blending of the triangles of spirit and matter, unity, and wholeness. A halo of the yellow light surrounding the head indicates spiritual enlightenment and the conscious liberation which leads to immortality. The red, blue, and yellow colors reflected in his clothing represent respectively the awakened qualities of will, love, and intelligence present. The figure is suspended from the heavenly Tree of Life, and has transcended the plane of dense physical matter maya, and sensory illusion.

Esoteric astrology teaches that less developed souls reincarnate through the wheel of life in through the astrological signs in a clockwise direction from Aries to Capricorn ending with Taurus. At the Crucifixion, or Fourth Initiation, a duality is overcome, a reorientation of the personality to the Soul takes place, and the advanced individual now proceeds counter-clockwise from Aries through Cancer to Pisces. Libra is the sign of equilibrium and balance, and point where the reversal of the wheel takes place. Uranus is the esoteric ruler of Libra, and its radiations cause the reversal from lower self personality control of the individual, to Soul control.

TauCrossThe Tau cross reflects the perfect balance of spirit and matter, and is a symbol of eternal life, initiation, Divine union, and regeneration. The Egyptian, or Tau cross, is identical in meaning to the Kabalistic Tree of Life. The vertical axis of the cross indicates spirit and the positive polarity, while the horizontal axis designates matter and the negative polarity. The central junction point of the two arms is where opposite energies meet, and corresponds to the sign Libra. Libra represents the blending and harmonizing of the greater light of the Soul with the lesser light of the personality, The dual nature of the Soul and and its reflection is symbolized in the Ancient Wisdom by Enoch, Hermes, and the sign Libra.

The book –Esoteric Astrology by Alan Leo, is a good resource of astrological symbolism. You may be able to find a used copy of this and many other books about the Tarot and Astrology in the used book room at the Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore.

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.





with JoAnne Palladino, Energy Healer and Channel

Monday, August 26, 2013.    7 – 9pm.    $20.

Channel JoAnne Palladino

Channel JoAnne Palladino

We are all being touched by the changes taking place on our planet. It is all in divine order to shift old patterns, allowing us to no longer live in fear, thereby aligning us to live from a place of love. This change holistically affects our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. To accelerate the self-healing/awakening process involves embracing the totality of who we are by bringing awareness, love, and acceptance to ourselves.

It is the sacred union between body and soul that allows transformation to unfold. This transformational process involves the dance between the ego and the soul. The soul is ready to awaken but the ego, riddled with fear, stops us from stepping into the unknown.

To support your transformation you are invited to attend this gathering with Shmaya, a channeled Language of Light, to receive healing, guidance and blessings through the sound and vibration of words that are being channeled that will reach beyond the body and transforms your overall well-being.

Shmaya, which is an Aramaic word, meaning “oneness in all”, is channeling through JoAnne coming in the form of a collective consciousness. The sound and vibration of the words within this language transmit a variety of healing qualities, touching people on a deep level resulting in a sense of profound peace.

JoAnne Palladino has been in the holistic healing arts since 2002. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Channel for Shmaya, a Language of Light. Since JoAnne began channeling Shmaya it became clear that Shmaya is here to reach the masses to support the awakening and healing of each of us and Mother Earth. The intention is to open our heart center to nurture self-love and to live from that place of complete and unconditional self-acceptance. JoAnne’s private practice is in Denver where she sees clients privately and holds groups and retreats throughout the year. Feel free to call or visit her web site. 303.263.0679 /






by Mario C. Veo

Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.    7 – 8:30 pm.    $20 each session or $90 for all 5 classes. 


thoughtformsIf your life has become an unexpected challenge… if you are struggling to understand why all these weird/bad things are happening to you (or to a Loved One)… if as a young child you felt that you ‘did not belong’… then it is time to consider reviewing your Past Lives.

There is ample proof about Reincarnation – that we have had multiple ‘Past Lives’, each of which has given us the opportunity to grow and expand our Consciousness… blessing us with Wisdom and Insight, with Peace and Inner Guidance… or not.

Did you know that you can actually ‘View’ your Future Lives… and find out what you need to do in this Life so as to have a prosperous, healthy, loving, successful Future Life… or one with fully developed Psychic Powers…? (which, after all, are a simple extension of our Human Senses, thus available to everyone) BUT… if we’ve failed to achieve this Evolutionary Growth we create Karma, and now have to ‘pay it back’ in this Life… so, each time we Reincarnate, we come with ‘baggage’ from previous lives… yet quite unaware of it. Here we struggle, blindly trying to cope with Life’s unfairness… with constant challenges… with unexpected downfalls… and will continue to do so unless we become aware of the Original Cause… “what did I do, in a Past Life, that has created this… and, what can I do about it…?

Mario Veo

Mario C. Veo

It is not enough to go to a Psychic or Past Life Practitioner, who will merely peek in and tell you all about it (how would you even know if they got it right…?) Only through a Direct Experience can you truly understand the Cellular Imprint which now drives your Life – unfair as it may be! Only through Direct Experience will you know what to do about it… and finally achieve full release. (understand that Karma will feed off your Life Energy, ultimately draining you and making you even more powerless… until you have no other choice but to deal with it… or lose!)

This is a continuing, practical, hands on 9 week Workshop Series (with 5 weeks remaining) where we will explore many different techniques for viewing Past Lives… yours or others. We will also include Remote Viewing Protocols so you don’t have to travel to Outer Space to see the Dark Side of the Moon… or other Dimensions!… now, are you ready for this…? This is a continuing class from July, although you don’t need to have taken the previous classes. Pre-registration is advised.

About your Facilitator – Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus Bookstore.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Post comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.