SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER
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in this issue
THE MYSTERIOUS SIDE OF BOTANY by Bruce Johnson
PLANT YOUR EXPRESSION OF SPIRIT by Denise Montoya
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY FOR JULY by Sally Shotwell
CURIOUS ABOUT PAST LIVES OR REMOTE VIEWING? by Mario C. Veo
SUMMER BUTTERFLIES BY D. E. Campbell
AN EVENING WITH SHMAYA, A CHANNELED LANGUAGE OF LIGHT with JoAnne Palladino
JOURNEYS OF AN INDIGO ADULT by Jason Kendrick
THE MYSTERIOUS SIDE OF BOTANY
by Bruce Johnson
The ancients knew many secrets about plants and vegetation that have yet to be discovered by modern science. The mystical properties and medicinal uses of plants were taught by the great alchemist and pioneer physician Paracelsus. His study of plant magnetism can lead us to knowledge about the yet unrevealed therapeutic value of many plants. The presence of magnetism in plants is the basis for the sympathy or antipathy they show to other plants and humans. Plants demonstrate affinity or attraction to some magnetic fields, and antipathy or repulsion to other ones. The individuals said to have a” green thumb” are people with a strong attunement to nature’s flora. Whether potatoes, roses, or bonsai trees, love and rapport with the plant is the common denominator of the successful horticulturist.
Luther Burbank communicated with plants in his pioneering studies, and participated in experiments requiring mutual cooperation between him and the plants. Experiments by Father Kircher in the 17th century, showed the existence of subtle magnetic attraction and repulsion between different plants. In a series of tests involving many different plants, a certain vine showed a resistance to a cabbage, and a marked attraction for an olive tree. A ranunculus showed a type of affinity for the water-lily, and antipathy toward the fig.
Sympathetic or non- sympathetic magnetic fields can be seen to be the source of this affinity or opposition between plants. Some plants demonstrate magnetic attraction by their responses to the sun and moon. The acacia and Egyptian lotus open their petals at the sun’s rising and close them at sunset. The nightshade reacts similarly to the rising and setting of the moon, even in fog. Here we see an interaction between the lesser magnetic fields of the plants and the greater magnetic fields of the planets.
Ancient astrology linked through magnetic affinity, different plants and herbs to the astrological signs. In past times and today, a skilled physician/ medical astrologer with esoteric knowledge of the plant kingdom, like Paracelsus, could create beneficial teas and potions custom-made for the unique astrological magnetism of any individual. One special contribution the Plant Kingdom brings to Earth, is to modify and transmit vital pranic force to other forms of life on our planet, including human life.
The Denver Botanic Gardens, located at 1007 York Street in Denver, is a great place to see many beautiful plants and flowers. The book titled Herbal Elixirs Of Life, by Raymond Bernard, examines the beneficial properties of various plants. You may even find a used copy of this or other valuable Holistic, Homeopathic, Herb and Plant books in the used book room at the Shining Lotus™.
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.
PLANT YOUR EXPRESSION OF SPIRIT
by Denise Montoya
Enter summer and find yourselves planting and creating a tapestry from the flowers and plants you have chosen. Let it be your own expression of who you are. Allow unfolding of your garden to give you enjoyment as life reveals itself. Recognize that by working in your garden your life will find growth. Even if we are not planting a garden, evolution can come into your life by the imagination. Seeing the result of what you want and transition towards your spiritual true self. Plant your inner garden too, which can bring your true articulation. The poem contains perhaps a concept for you to ponder.
Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses…
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
- Peace of mind
- Peace of heart
- Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
- Squash gossip
- Squash indifference
- Squash grumbling
- Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
- Lettuce be faithful
- Lettuce be kind
- Lettuce be patient
- Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
- Turnip for meetings
- Turnip for service
- Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
- Thyme for each other
- Thyme for family
- Thyme for friends
WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE.
THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
Denise Montoya has over 1000 hours of training and over four years experience teaching yoga, breathing, and meditation techniques. Let yoga be an avenue for your inner calmness, peace and tranquility. Yoga can offer many benefits for your body and mind. It regulates our heart rate and increases oxygen up take. It can increase your energy, improve digestion, and reduce stress. OMYoga, LLC. [email protected] 303-507-3388.
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF JULY
by Sally Shotwell
Water is going to dominate much of our experiences this month. Its astrological significance is that it is the element associated with our unconscious which contributes to creativity and intuition. It also contains emotions we’re unaware of which, when they surface, can be confusing or painful. During this time we are going to need to step back and observe ourselves and figure out how to navigate through stormy seas. If we pay attention to what’s being revealed we’ll be rewarded with inner and outer growth.
Much of this opportunity to evolve is due to the fact that there will be two Grand Water Trines (July 14 and 17) with the Sun, Mercury (retrograde until July 21), Mars (July 14) and Jupiter in Cancer. Cancer is the sign associated with security, home and nurturing but since it is Cardinal Water, there is a lot of power behind its folksy facade. It’s very meaningful that Jupiter, which represents expansion, is in Cancer and will enlarge everything within its influence.
This can be a mixed blessing. I say this because these planets in Cancer are not only happily Trining Saturn in Scorpio, initiating psychological metamorphosis and Neptune in Pisces, inspiring tremendous spiritual transformation, they are also creating stressful aspects to Uranus in Aries, the fiery rebel, the freedom fighter and Pluto in Capricorn, the power elite, the ‘Plutocrat’. (July 2, 7 and 29)
By now we know that T-Squares involving these planets have been known to trigger startling global events which force us to reconsider what we’ve taken for granted in our personal and public lives. Change means growth but we need to be gentle with ourselves and take breaks from the media, pamper ourselves and find stillness.
The Sabian Symbol for the July 8 New Moon offers us an insight into why we’re being asked to find a new direction in gaining self-knowledge.
“THE UNFOLDMENT OF MULTILEVEL POTENTIALITIES ISSUING FROM AN ORIGINAL GEM: THE LIFE URGE TO ACTUALIZE ONE’S BIRTH POTENTIAL.” ~~ Dane Rudhyar
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.
CURIOUS ABOUT PAST LIVES OR REMOTE VIEWING…?
by Mario C. Veo
CURIOUS ABOUT PAST LIVES OR REMOTE VIEWING…? WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT…? A NEW WORKSHOP STARTS IN JULY…ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW YOU…?
If 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…?
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!)
I am offering a practical, hands on 9 week Workshop Series 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…? We start Saturday July 6th. (from 2 to 3:30 pm) – 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.
by D. E. Campbell
The butterfly emerges during the summer for an amazing lifetime adventure; the days of spring prepare the many species of soon to be butterflies in anticipation of the summer flight. The science of the butterflies gives light into the variations of color and patterns within the digital wings of the butterfly. As summertime begins; The life of the butterfly is sent into the breezy orbits of bliss. Each new season will add a newer corresponding effect to the color evolution of every species of butterfly.
Essentially a butterfly is a Flying Flower; they have taken on the molecular characteristics of the elements which support them.
As the caterpillar becomes a butterfly it lives in the presence of the grasses and flowers. The waves of life & light within the plant kingdom infuse the caterpillar with the genetic seed and source code for the Re-Birth and directives in life. Upon emerging from the cocoon the reincarnated butterfly is an, altered evolution, a futuristic perfection, as only the mother Earth can magically weave into existence. The butterfly lives to collect genetic knowledge and transfer sacred geometric languages throughout their regulated inherent species rendered path.
Flowers and butterflies speak to one another, through sacred coded languages, and evolved group spirit knowledge. It is evident the many flowers within the plant kingdom share information with the butterflies, helping them to evolve into further perfected species. Likewise, the group spirit kingdoms of the butterflies share information with the flowers and alike species, in the plant kingdoms, to coexist and further one another’s group development.
|Scientific classification Butterfly|
Butterflies represent positive perfected evolution, even amid the modern background radiation effects and environmental extremes associated with human development. The Butterfly is an order of insects known as Lepidoptera, they along with Moths, are a part of a larger super order known as Endopterygota. Let us enjoy the summer butterflies; they are pure perfections, much like the orchid and the lotus, each Species striving for perfection on the beautiful earth. The reflecting qualities of the flowers within the butterflies are seen in the wing developments, color patterns, and antennae. It is as if the Flower desired to fly and the insect kingdom helped this effect proceed into the material world, through the evolutions of the butterfly.
The caterpillar stage is the reincarnating effect witnessed in all forms of life and nature. It is the Sun with the rays of life causing the springtime to spring into action, while the Summer Sun energizes the planet and the kingdoms of life, inspiring reincarnating effects and change.
AN EVENING WITH SHMAYA, A CHANNELED LANGUAGE OF LIGHT
ENLIVEN THE SACRED UNION BETWEEN YOUR BODY AND SOUL
with JoAnne Palladino, Energy Healer and Channel
Monday, July 29, 2013
7 – 9pm. $20
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 / www.sacredunityhealing.com
JOURNEYS OF AN INDIGO ADULT
by Jason Kendrick
Sunday, July 21, 2013.
2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
Join Jason Kendrick for an inspired discussion about life as an Indigo. Jason Kendrick is an Indigo adult, Reiki Master, Author, Speaker and Intuitive Life Coach whose work with others is based on a system of self empowerment through the acceptance of the choices we made, to experience all that we experience for our own growth and transformation. His work is simple and down to earth, making it easy to apply and utilize for anyone ready to realize their power and take it back.
His book, ‘It’s Not Your Life, IT’S YOU!’ is an easy to follow guide to the power of your own perspective. Written and presented in such a way as to empower the reader to realize that their power to change their world is only a thought away.
Jason’s journey through life, experiences and natural intuitive nature has made him specially qualified to help others realize the stories that they are holding on to that hold them back and how turn them around in an instant and make them empowering and life changing. As an Indigo child growing up in a military family, Jason never really felt like he fit in anywhere. He went through life “Going along to get along” not quite ever knowing why he never felt the connection to others that he saw all around him. Not until his first metaphysical fair at age 29, when he was first introduced to the term Indigos. Since then Jason has been on a Metaphysical Quest to empower himself and others through the realization of who we really are, where we are heading and the unlimited power we have to get everything we could want through the power of perspective.