SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER
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in this issue
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY FOR JUNE by Sally Shotwell
COLORS AND GEMSTONES with Margaret Ann Lembo
YOGA AND YOUR LIBIDO with Denise Cook
TREES AND THE SPIRIT OF THEIR WISDOM by Denise Montoya
LOVE PROMISED: A FUTURE LIFE REVEALED author talk & book signing with Kent Smith
ESSENTIAL OILS: HOME & HEALTH TIPS with Kristina Welch
SUCCESS OR FAILURE…LIFE IS A TRIP – DON’T FALL!! by Mario C. Veo
ESOTERIC SCIENCE AND THOUGHT FORMATION by Bruce Johnson
FENG SHUI FOR THE AMERICAN HOMEOWNER by Mario C. Veo
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES:
A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY FOR JUNE
by Sally Shotwell
Let’s all get out the Rescue Remedy!!! Having strategies to deal with stress in these emotionally charged times is a good idea. Breathing consciously and having a few stolen moments alone can be soothing. That being said, as June arrives with the Sun in mental, mutable Gemini, we find ourselves in the midst of heavy duty astrological cycles whose seeds were planted long ago. These are the recent eclipses (lunar in April, lunar and solar in May) and the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square, which started influencing personal and world events in 2011 and continues its reverberations into 2016. The import of the eclipses is that they pressure us to revisit parts of our lives which contain values and attachments which are no longer working. While this can illicit feelings of loss or grief, letting go of what no longer has a place in our life makes room for something new and fabulous.
The Sabian Symbol for the June 8 New Moon at 18° Gemini (reading and learning) reminds us that there are resources available to help us cope even when we feel lost.
“A large archive volume reveals traditional wisdom” ~Dane Rudhyar
Now to the Uranus/Pluto square. Uranus (awakening) is traversing Aries (cardinal fire) as Pluto (regeneration) is in Capricorn (cardinal earth). These powerful energies are in conflict and cause events which reshape what we know as reality and watching the news certainly brings this home. When their influence connects with points in our natal chart, we feel and witness a shift in our circumstances. These shifts could manifest as changes in employment or revelations in relationships. People with Cardinal points in their birth charts will be having them tweaked a lot. Part of this is due to smaller, personal planets (Mercury and Venus) in the sign of Cancer this month. Cancer is another Cardinal sign and carries an emotional, watery vibe.
The Summer Solstice is June 20, the Full Moon is June 23, Jupiter enters the sign of Cancer on June 25 and Mercury retrogrades June 26. Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces complement Cancer’s sensitive nature and encourage our efforts to bolster inner development. This nurturing influence can hopefully bring succor to our frazzled nerves.
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.
COLORS AND GEMSTONES: POSTIVE THOUGHTS FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING
with Margaret Ann Lembo
Thursday, June 20, 2013. 6 – 7 pm. FREE. Margaret Ann Lembo has just released 2 new books!! Come meet the author and get a personal message! Margaret Ann will sign her books – The Essential Guide to Crystals , Minerals and Stones; Color Your Life with Crystals ; Chakra Awakening; and the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards. Coloring pages and crayons are available for Young Readers getting their copies of their First Guide to Color, Crystals and Chakras – Color Your Life with Crystals! Bring your children! Call 303-758-9113 to register.
COLORS & GEMSTONES: POSITIVE THOUGHTS FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING with Margaret Ann Lembo.
Thursday, June 20, 2013. 7 – 9 pm. $25. Remember when you were a youngster and the get-to-know you question was, “what is your favorite color?” Your favorite color and the colors you are most drawn to reveal a lot about you, your life, your needs and desires. Join this award winning author as she shares how colors influence the way we feel, act and react to others. Learn how the gemstones you are drawn to wear as well as the colors of the foods you ingest show you if you need more comfort and love or if you need to be heard. Learn which stones or colors to use to help you get motivated and take action or to motivate you to take more time for contemplation and prayer. Learn to match colors and gemstones with positive thoughts to transform your life! Margaret Ann is extremely intuitive and she will give everyone a message from the Angel Gemstone Oracle! Call 303-758-9113 to register.
YOGA AND YOUR LIBIDO
with Denise Cook
Sundays, June 2 and 9. 12:00 – 2:00 PM $20 each session.
In this workshop we will discuss and learn to perform harnessing your youthful energy and vitality with the breath and gentle “shapes” for the body based in yoga and Taoist philosophy to open your inner channels, the yin meridians, of the physical body. This subtle energy aids in “upward lifting” muscles of the pelvis and can in women: help holding pregnancies, getting pregnant, controlling orgasm, sensing after childbirth and for men: aiding in erectile endurance, create open hips, relieve low back pain. Through the stretches and breath work stagnant patterns of qui and energy can be shifted. Each session will include a handout of the stretches and explain which meridians are best to help align in both the physical and emotional body. The two sessions will include different shapes and breath work in each session.** 90 minutes wear comfortable and breathable clothing pre-registration recommended as props minimize number of participants **(These are strictly body, breath alignment classes to free “energy” as most yoga asana classes are meant to, and no medical, psychological advice will or can be given to address more severe sexual psychological or physical dysfunctions)
Denise Cook has been a practicing yoga student and Science of the Mind student for almost two decades. Her travels have taken from coast to coast an over most of Europe, and her teachers of asana include Baron Baptiste, Manuso Manos, Madhuri Martin, David Swenson, Paul Grilley and every student who walks through her door. Her consciousness teachers have ranged from the near, Mario Veo, and Dee Davis to the far Marianne Williamson, Sri Karunamayi Amma and her mother and father. She has owned a studio and taught in the Denver for area for the last 12 years in an alignment based Power Vinyasa and Taoist based hatha. www.denisecookyoga.com
TREES AND THE SPIRIT OF THEIR WISDOM
by Denise Montoya
Trees grace us with an unusual allure; as individualistic as we are. The wisdom of a tree is truly beautiful, and they unfold with each season. Let us learn from trees; focusing on nature and releasing of stresses. Trees stand in their abundance for us to view, each spirited woody perennial gives life to the fullest creation. Their roots go deep and thrive with each new beginning. The attention given to each root, each branch, and leaf shows in their exultant growth. They stand tall and with their natural qualities, and their growth extends beyond limitations. The types are of a vast list. Each tree has a lesson in the amount of water it can devour. One type the aspen, will share its water available with those of its family. They know that water is the gift of life and will always take in what is given. As rain and snow provide moisture, trees stand majestically, and partake in the beatific and bring forth new maturation. Let us enjoy trees; as they are fruitful with shade, fruit and blossoms. There here for their true purpose providing us with the miracle of their fruition. Let us begin to follow in their roots as we live life to the fullest. The following poem gives the message of what the simple but yet miraculous trees have to say.
Messages from a Tree
Stand tall and proud.
Sink your roots deep into earth.
Be content with your natural beauty.
Go out on a limb.
Drink plenty of water.
Remember your roots.
Enjoy the view.
by Ilan Shamir
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.
LOVE PROMISED: A FUTURE LIFE REVEALED
by Kent Smith
Sunday, June 23, 2013. 2:00 – 3:00 pm. FREE AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING Love Promised is more than a love story, more than a guide to recover from grief for those who have lost loved ones, more than insight into quantum theory and other messages from the other side, more than an exploration of out-of-body experiences, it is also a strong message that death is a part of life.
If your loved ones, who have crossed over could talk to you, what would they say? The fatal car accident of Kent’s lover, Russell, in 2005, has an unforeseen outcome. Not only does he let her know that he is still alive and with her, but he also reveals specific details of a future life they will have together. He says “Tell our story…it is time for the truth to be known,” and then he asks that a time capsule be buried. Along with her father, Wick, who crossed in 1995, Russell helps Kent to unravel some of life’s greatest mysteries including cutting edge science, and what to expect when we die…this story of life after death offers comfort to those who have lost a loved one, and inspiration for anyone who is searching for the deeper meaning of life.
Kent Smith has worked for NASA for years, and since she was a child her captivation with inner space has been her guiding principle. With her metaphysical and science background Kent provides a compelling framework for exploring the boundless possibilities of spirit communication, parallel lives, time, quantum theory, and our spiritual purpose. “I’ve learned through a lifelong study of metaphysics that we are here to experience who we really are without a mask of any kind—to know oneself, to love oneself, and to see the beauty in all nature. And to eventually see and understand how we are truly reflections of one another and of this omnipotent power that created us.”
ESSENTIAL OILS: HOME AND HEALTH TIPS
by Kristina Welch
Sunday, June 16, 2013. 2:00 – 3:00 pm. FREE PRESENTATION. In this free one hour class, a certified Herbalist with years of aromatherapy experience will guide you through a brief history of the magic and power of essential oils. We will discuss ways to replace toxic chemical cleaning products with the healing gifts of potent herbal disinfectants. You will leave with some great home and health tips for using essential oils in your daily life.
Kristina Welch is a certified community herbalist and aromatherapy specialist. She handcrafts organic spa products for her botanical spa party business, Botanix. She has taught classes at Moondance Botanicals and Minnesota State University. Her greatest passion is exploring the magic and mystery of herbs and their essences.
DELUXE, LEATHER-BOUND EDITION HONORS 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE SCIENCE OF MIND
by Ernest Holmes
Long before self-help gurus Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle, there was Ernest Holmes. Hailed as the architect of the modern self-help movement, Holmes and his Church of Religious Science continue to attract a growing fellowship with an emphasis on the unity of all life and the importance of positive thought processes. The foundation of Religious Science is Holmes’ landmark guide The Science of Mind. Tarcher is pleased to release The Science of Mind: The Deluxe Edition. This gorgeous, leather-bound edition commemorates the 75th anniversary of Ernest Holmes’ magnum opus. This edition of the classic includes:
- A new introduction by Kenn Gordon
- Bound in black bonded leather
- Gold-gilded page edges
- Ribbon place-holder/page-marker
- Classic Concordance
- Declaration of Principles
- Sermon by the Sea
The Science of Mind has been heralded as one of the most influential and widely-read works of spiritual thought in the last century. And now, at last, this classic guide is now available in an addition that honors it’s status as a bible for so many people. The Shining Lotus™ is pleased to offer an exciting giveaway in cooperation with the Tarcher/Penguin Publishing Group. We will be drawing a name each month for four months, each person we draw will receive a copy of a leather-bound gift edition of The Science Of Mind textbook by Ernest Holmes. This new leather-bound edition is a $90 value.
ENTER TO WIN!!!
The Science of Mind
Leather-bound Deluxe Edition
A $90 value!!
Please fill out an entry with your name, phone and email address. You have 3 more chances to win!!
Help us congratulate our April winners, Bob and Monica Wood. They were very excited to pick up their fabulous leather-bound edition of The Science of Mind textbook.
SUCCESS OR FAILURE…LIFE IS A TRIP – DON’T FALL!
by Mario C. Veo
There is a simple “Secret” to a happy, fulfilling Life – Change…wonderful, joyous, unexpected, challenging (but never boring) Change…unfortunately too many of us don’t know how to embrace this with enough flexibility to make it work correctly. Change is inevitable – every day we grow older (not necessarily wiser), every day we face totally unexpected events (have you ever swallowed a fly…inadvertently of course), every day we repeat the same mundane actions hoping that Life will keep on being what we expect…well, accept this, it simply is not going to.
So, why is that…?
Here is the great “Secret” – we are part of an ever expanding Universe and , if we wish to succeed, we’d better keep up with it!! It is always, and only, our Choice – we can grow, expend, blossom, discover new gifts and abilities…or not… We can choose to b#tch and moan, complain endlessly that “no matter what I do, it simply doesn’t work“…well, keep this up and only Disease, Disorder, and Destruction will remain available to you (not the Triple-Ds I am fond of).
So, what can we do…?
This month is dedicated to Self-Empowerment, to releasing all our struggles and limiting ideas – be these of poor health or self-esteem, financial difficulties of lack of Higher Guidance…no longer submissive, but Self-Empowered to create whatever we wish…and a lot more! It is my firm belief that Life is for living…joyfully and abundantly (otherwise God would not have created Chocolate!), and I will gladly share with you all that I’ve learned on my interesting Journey. So, if you are facing health challenges, disruptive Karmas, struggling with Manifestation, or in need of Protection…I welcome you to join our classes (don’t worry, we’re all in the same boat, paddling as fast as we can…but, trust me, we ARE going in the right direction!).
BEYOND PSYCHIC PROTECTION…SAVING THE DIMINISHING SELF with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. $20.
SUCCESS OR FAILURE…YOUR CHOICE! with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. $20.
FEAR OR ANGER…DON’T BE A WUSS! with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. $20.
INNER GUIDANCE…WHY RELYING ON OTHERS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. $20.
Choose any or all of these classes, and call 303-758-9113 to register.
ESOTERIC SCIENCE AND THOUGHT FORMATION
by Bruce Johnson
Occultism teaches that thoughts are made of living substance that is molded into various shapes of different colors, and produce effects proportionate to the force generated during the duration of their existence. Genuine clairvoyant observation shows thoughts to be individual or collective energy forms whose size, shape, color, and quality reflect the vibration of the originating energy, whether on mental, astral, or etheric planes.
Each one of us goes through life surrounded by a mass of thought- forms we have created knowingly or unknowingly by our own thinking. A thought not about oneself or others floats in the atmosphere radiating its particular vibration until it is absorbed by a person, combines with a like thought-form, or exhausts its store of energy and disintegrates. Thoughts of self remain in the mental aura of the thinker, as thoughts about another go to that individual who will absorb that thought if they have affinity with it, and reject it if they don’t.
Thought- forms reflect the exact nature of their core vibration. Vague and weak thoughts produce forms of little force, while powerful focused thoughts correspondently create potently energized thought- forms. The character of the thought- form determines its color and clarity. Selfless thoughts create forms with pure clear pure colors, in contrast to selfish thoughts which always have a dull quality combined with dark or dingy colors.
Clear pink and rose colored thought-forms indicate love and affection. Shades of blue signify religious feeling and devotion, while light yellow colors show unselfish use of intellectual power. The deep orange color indicates pride or ambition, with light green corresponding to sympathy, and shades of violet indicating devotion plus affection.
Negative thought -forms are also recognized by their colors. Black clouds and streaks in a thought-form show hatred and malice. Dull brown/gray colors depict selfishness, with the emotion of fear shown as a pale grey color. Anger shows as a dirty scarlet/ red, while deceit is shown by an unattractive greenish/grey. Brownish- green thought-forms flecked with scarlet indicate jealousy.
Karmic law holds each individual responsible for the thoughts they have created in all lifetimes, behooving us all to take greater care and control over our daily thoughts.
Thought- Forms by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater is a great book for further study about the nature of thoughts and their energies.
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.
FENG SHUI FOR THE AMERICAN HOMEOWNER
by Mario C. Veo
Much of Feng Shui is limited by cultural symbolism and even superstition – the number 4 in Chinese ‘sounds like’ the word for ‘death’…well, its Western symbolism is linked with the four directions, with the Alchemical Elements of Creation, with the Native American Sacred Circle…very different from its Chinese perceptions. Here is the problem in executing Feng Shui treatments – are we blindly following some obscure model (do ‘money-frogs’ really attract wealth?) or do we know the Laws of Energy Movement and apply these correctly so as to shape new patterns?
Mario C. Veo will share with you 30 years of expertise in this professional level workshop. Section 2 (Interior Design and Energy Flows) of this program requires the participant to have taken Section 1 (Exterior Energies) The remaining class are as follows:
- Section 2 – Interior Design and Energy Flows – to determine how well Function is expressed in your space.
- Section 3 – Effective Treatments and Cures.
Dates and Times:
Section 2 – Saturdays, June 1, 8, and 15. from 2:00 – 3:30pm. $20 per class, $50 for all three classes in Section 2.
Section 3 – Saturdays, June 22 and 29. from 2:00 – 3:30pm. $20 per class, $35 for both classes in Section 3.