Shining Lotus logoThe Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972


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


in this issue


AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING with Sher Bush, author of Creating A Heavenly Home

AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING with David C. Lewis, author of Advanced Studies of the Human Aura


AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING with Donna DeNomme, author of Turtle Wisdom Personal Illumination Cards

THE ALCHEMY OF VIRTUE: Poetry submitted by Drusant


AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING with Linda Myers & Simon Bialobroda, author and illustrator of Guided From Beyond



by Mario C. Veo

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!

Talk to SpiritNo matter how ‘attractive’ a new approach may appear, some things should not be forgotten for they are still the best way.

Since the very beginning of Time, gifted Medicine Men and Women reached out to Spirit for guidance and protection. As their skills grew, they learned how to call upon the very Energies of Creation, and through these, achieve a most joyful and satisfying Life…not for them the struggles and turmoils of everyday…nor the meek subservient attitudes of the masses…

NO!  They were Men and Women of Power…not some little submissive wusses who timidly approached Life with faint heart… They were CREATORS!!, shapers of their own Destiny…wise in the Ways of Spirit.
…and, they left us their Knowledge, IF we are good enough to follow in their footsteps (now, ain’t that a hoot!?!)

There is great power in Rituals and Ceremonies, for they not only invoke Spirit, but weave together Energies to manifest safely and efficiently.

Mario Veo

Mario C. Veo

We are offering a 7-week Workshop Series starting September 14th to October 26th. (Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 pm)
Each Saturday we will explore in-depth a different Ritual or Ceremony that will empower you to shape your Life and live joyfully and abundantly.

We will cover Blessing and Protection Rituals (both personal and for home/business); Invocations for Good Luck/Prosperity/Wealth; Healing Rituals; Divorce Ceremonies (did you know that until you do this, you are still tied to your Ex… ye’gads!). You will also learn how to personalize Rituals to manifest whatever you desire…safely and efficiently.

So… what have you got to lose? …except your limitations!?!

Saturday, September 14, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

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.




SHER BUSH, Author of Creating A Heavenly Home: Using Home as a Partner in Consciousness and Spiritual Growth

Sunday, September 8, 2013.   2 – 3 pm.   FREE PRESENTATION.

CreatingAHeavenlyHomeJoin local author, Sher Bush, as she shares her 30+ years of experience in the ‘holistic realty’ realm. In her delightful book you will be offered the opportunity to perceive and relate with houses in a new light. In following this 4 step process you will not only create a Heavenly Home for yourself, but awaken to a deeper reality of life and your connection to it. This book is about your home and so much more. It will take you on a journey into your true self and inspire you to create a truly authentic, fulfilling life.
Please call 303-758-9113 to register.

Sher Bush has worked with houses and honing her expertise with them for over 30 years. She is currently a Realtor at Cherry Creek Properties in Denver, and loves to assist clients in selling their old houses that no longer fit for them and finding a new home that delights the Soul. She refers to herself as a ‘Holistic Realtor’ because she believes that we are not just buying or selling a home, we are creating a life. She is dedicated to living in Higher Consciousness and serving others in their own awakenings. You can email the author at





by Sally Shotwell

6VirgoA Virgo Sun of discriminating identity ushers in this month preparing us to take advantage of the New Moon (new cycle) in Virgo on September 5. Its significance according to the Sabian Symbol is that of connecting our current experiences and development with the material we have inherited from our ancestors. While mulling over the established traditions contributing to our values and attitudes we are asked to figure out how to incorporate into our psyches imprints which will serve us well.

We also must not ignore the problematic imprints which can surface as we delve into “Family Dynamics”. The Family may be whatever group with which we most identify and are influenced by. We can appreciate and honor that which has come before while evaluating to what extent it is serving our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth. Jupiter (optimism) in Cancer (sensitivity) is aspecting the Moon and brings positive energy to help us address these questions.

7LibraAfter slogging through this material, we will be able to reap rewards when the compassionate Pisces Harvest Moon takes place on September 19. This Full Moon of fulfillment is time to review how much our efforts manifested in a willingness to be open to new ideas and possibilities. With increased understanding of what motivates us comes a more grounded feeling. This is good because we still have the revolutionary Uranus and transforming Pluto acting out on the world stage. When in doubt, remember to breathe deeply and drink plenty of water.

Three days after we celebrate our bounty we enter another time of adjustment when the Sun, our identity, enters Libra (relationships) on September 22. The Autumnal Equinox is the change of season and a time of decreasing light. This begins a trend for us to gradually start turning inward and arrange for time to reflect.

While the weather still permits, let’s take advantage of whatever our natural surroundings have to offer — sitting under a tree or a tranquil stroll?

9/9 — Mercury, the planet of communication moves into Libra, the sign of beauty and love.

9/10 — Venus, the love planet moves into the sign of transformational Scorpio.

9/20 — Pluto, regeneration planet focuses its intense energy through ambitious Capricorn.

9/29 — Mercury, communication planet moves into Scorpio.

Sally Shotwell 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.




Monday, September 16, 2013.    7 pm – 8:30 pm.    FREE PRESENTATION.


Advanced Studies of the Human Aura $16.95

Join David C. Lewis as he discusses how to Charge Your Energy Field with Light and Spiritual Radiance. Advanced Studies of the Human Aura takes studies of the aura to an exciting new level. It reveals that the aura is more than just a colorful energy field around all living things. It can be a powerful resonator for both personal and global transformation. The aura is a subtle energy system, constantly moving, streaming and changing. It reflects our every thought, feeling, word and deed. In fact, this vibrant energy field says more about who we are than our physical appearance or personality. Through techniques such as exercise, meditation, prayer, solar gazing and pranic breathing, you can learn to purify and expand your aura to accelerate consciousness and move from a sense of limitation to an unbounded cosmic DavidLewiswSweater5x3_300dpiawareness. Advanced Studies of the Human Aura will show you how to create a more permanent connection with Spirit and live a life of greater joy, harmony and love.

DAVID CHRISTOPHER LEWIS is an author, spiritual teacher and composer. He conducts seminars worldwide and hosts regular online webinars and live broadcasts on diverse spiritual topics. He is the cofounder of The Hearts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people everywhere nurture their own spiritual potential.




Sunday, September 22,  2013.    2 pm – 3:30 pm.    FREE PRESENTATION.

TurtleWisdomCardsJoin award-winning, internationally-published author, Donna DeNomme, as she shares the practical and profound ways to use her new Turtle Wisdom Personal Illumination Cards. The Turtle Wisdom cards were published and released by Satiama, LLC, a Colorado-based publisher of personal development and inner wisdom titles. Turtle Wisdom: Coming Home to Yourself  (the book) that inspired these cards, is now being published in Korea, India, Africa, China, Japan, Viet Nam, and Russia, as well as the U.S. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

DonnaDeNommeDonna is a Master Success Coach (since 1987) who helps others to realize their wildest dreams, including opening their creative channels and having their work published. She was voted “Colorado’s Spiritual Health Guru” by 5280 magazine and recognized for her innovative coaching and treatment methods. “Donna holds up a mirror to your soul so you may see your truest reflection.”

Stop by and see Donna on Sunday, September 22nd for our free Sunday series between 2:00 – 3:30 pm. For the first hour (2-3), Donna will share about her unusual author’s journey, including selling 1,000 copies of her first book out of her backpack in 5 months. And of course, she will be sharing a little bit of Turtle Wisdom!



Poetry submitted by Drusant

Virtue lives beyond the stars and feeds the air we breathe.
It stands alone with balance and beauty
Like a sculpted goddess atop Mt. Olympus.

In this crucible of life
Humans have learned to hate, to kill and to reason away the soul
Where virtue may feel distant, cold or unripened.

But virtue is the alchemist’s grandest secret for creating the gold of
And virtue is the returning song to Source.
The seeds of virtue sprout our most precious possessions
Where the flowers of Elysian Fields may grow.




by Bruce Johnson

Rainbow AstrologyColor and musical tones and vibration pervade spiritual as well as physical planes of life on planet earth. Let’s examine the relationships between colors and musical tones when we divide their mutual spectrum by the numbers one, three, seven, and twelve.

Division by 1 gives us the white light, the source of the 7 sub-rays of light, which is paralleled in the Aum or Om sound. The Aum is the sacred chord, the single note reverberating through all life. It is the basis of the celestial Music of the Spheres, said to be heard by Pythagoras, the Greek mystery school Adept.

Division by 3 yields the three primary colors- red, yellow, and blue, and musically, the three fundamental tones –Do, Mi, and Sol.

Division by 7 completes the visible light spectrum by adding the blended colors – orange, green, indigo, and violet, to the primary colors, red, yellow, and blue. The seven colors and tones linked with related planets are:  Red- Do- Mars, Orange- Re- Sun, Yellow- Mi- Mercury, Green- Fa- Saturn, Blue- Sol- Jupiter, Indigo- La- Venus, and Violet- Ti- Moon.  The 7 tones are the 7-stringed lyre of the ancients.

Division by 12 reveals the 12 section color wheel, 12 musical tones, and the 12 signs of the zodiac.  The following chart places the 7 tones in a 12 tone ascending scale, along with related colors and sun-signs.

12 Violet – Red Pisces
11 Violet Ti Aquarius
10 Blue – Violet La Capricorn
9 Blue Sol Sagittarius
8 Green – Blue Scorpio
7 Green Fa Libra
6 Yellow – Green Virgo
5 Yellow Mi Leo
4 Orange – Yellow Cancer
3 Orange Re Gemini
2 Red – Orange Taurus
1 Red Do Aries

Two good correlated books to the study of color are – The Principles of Light and Color by Edwin S. Babbitt, which examines the therapeutic properties of color, and Music Forms, by Geoffrey Hodson, which shows how music appears psychically to clairvoyant vision.

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 Linda Myers & Simon Bialobroda, author and illustrator of

Guided From Beyond: The Story of the Templar

Sunday, September 15, 2013.      2 – 3 pm.       FREE PRESENTATION.

GuidedFromBeyondThis is the account of a group of people who were Guided From Beyond and received 160 transmissions from the Spiritual Hierarchy detailing architectural plans for a temple of transformation for the benefit of humanity. The revealing story of The Templar expresses the path of the evolution of consciousness witnessed, but mute in sacred architecture down the ages.

The Story of the Templar documents the super human science expressed by the architecture through sacred geometry and number. The science of the initiates resides in the remarkable details of symbols, materials, specific stones and astronomical alignments. The color, sound and environment of each level rise in vibrational frequency within the sacred structure.

simon and lindaThe compelling story of human participation with Masters from the 7th Dimension reveals the triumphs and failures leading to the spiritual teaching of group work for the future. The Story of the Templar

Linda K. Myers has been a student of the Trans-Himalayan Wisdom since 1992. The lineage of her studies stretches from the ancient texts of the Indian Rishis, Helena Blavatsky and Theosophy, to the Alice A. Bailey books by the Tibetan Djwhal Khul. Her studies of sacred geometry, and Ageless Wisdom cosmology of both Eastern and Western traditions provide a rich tapestry of understanding as a foundation for her writing.



with Dr. Catherine Athans, author of Truth or Consequences and The Heart Brain and Make Your Dreams Come True Now!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013.      7 – 9 pm.     FREE PRESENTATION.
Dr. Catherine Athans gets to the heart of the matter in Truth or Consequences, helping us learn that our truth feels good, feels happy and this truth will give us the knowledge and ability to have a wonderful life.
In her book, Make Your Dreams Come True Now! Catherine explains how people can discover the wonders and joy of their true selves. The Heart Brain taps into the ancient wisdom of the intelligence of the human heart, in alignment with recent fascinating scientific, medical, and metaphysical research regarding the newly discovered brain in the human heart and how we can tune in to its wisdom to support us in living a whole life. Join us for a lively discussion of Truth, Your Heart and Your Dreams.


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