SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER
The Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972
2178 South Colorado Blvd, Denver Colorado 80222
in this issue
EXPERIENCE MIND FIELD REPATTERNING with David and Erina Cowan
HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE IT ALL… by Mario C. Veo
TOMORROW by Drusant
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF MARCH by Sally Shotwell
VENUS SYMBOLS OF THE TAROT by Bruce Johnson
MARCH has been dedicated as Mad Hatter Month by Mario Veo. He invites you to throw away your limiting beliefs, become more individualized and embrace the beauty that is the Spring Equinox. The Spring Equinox happens on March 20, when the Sun goes into Aries, and we feel the wonderful promise of new life that Nature creates for us with this new cycle. Below, please check out the Planets and Possibilities article with more about the Sabian Symbols of March by Sally Shotwell. Welcome Spring!!!
2013 passed in the blink of an eye, be blessed in 2014.
EXPERIENCE MIND FIELD REPATTERNING
with David and Erina Cowan
Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 7 – 9 pm. $20.
You are invited to experience a powerful Healing Modality that has proven to be most effective at detecting and releasing deep unconscious causes of suffering… physical, mental or emotional.
David and Erina Cowan are Licensed Spiritual Health Coaches who have developed a simple yet accurate and effective system to literally re-write the script of your life to begin to support you on all levels.
Chronic issues that do not respond to usual approaches can be immediately shifted using this proven method… proven in hundreds of personal sessions and live classes.
The Cowan’s, authors of “Dowsing Beyond Duality”, would like to invite you to experience ‘Mind Field Repatterning’ for yourself. They are offering a special evening event for anyone interested in learning more! Release the power of your own Inner Healer, and feel the difference!
HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE IT ALL…
by Mario C. Veo
Have you ever wondered why, no matter how hard you try, Life never quite rewards you fully… so now you try even harder, firmly believing that “you are a good person, and you deserve to be happy, fulfilled, and even loved” (though you would settle for simply being appreciated). You ask Life to be ‘fair’, people in authority to behave honorably, relationships to be based on respect… after all this IS how you behave… so why don’t others…?
Then some ‘psychic‘ starts prattling forth about ‘Karma’ – and how all this is your ‘Penance’ for some unknown atrocity you have committed in a previous Life… and then (here’s the kicker) that you must just “bite your tongue and accept it!” Sounds familiar… well, I simply don’t ‘accept it’ – after all if we are created in God’s image, and Her Divine Breath is within each of us… then surely there is a better way to deal with this so called ‘Karma’..? (and do I really have to just give up this Ideal Life I yearn for so much…).
Guess what? There IS a better solution – and it is ‘the Light Within’!
So, in honor of the Spring Equinox (and of the Summer Queen and Her Seelie Court) I am dedicating March to be ‘Mad-Hatter’ Month, and invite you all to throw away these limiting beliefs, become more individualized – to reject these simplistic ‘truths’, and truly face up to Karma (that bitch!), and awaken this gracious Light Within (oh peaceful comfort)… and once and for all BE more Self-Empowered.
Now, ask yourself… are you ready for this?… or are you soooo comfortable in a Victim Identity (which does give us good reasons to keep whining and moaning without having to do anything about it…) Oh, drama… wonderful drama!
P.S. Yes of course there are ways to help you “have it all”… promise! It’s quite easy, just… come to our classes.
TUESDAY CLASSES DURING ‘MAD HATTER MONTH’
EASY FENG SHUI TALISMANS…HOW TO ATTRACT GOOD LUCK & PROSPERITY with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014. 7 – 8:30 pm. $20.
THE SPIRITUAL POWERS OF YOUR 3 UPPER CHAKRAS with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014. 7 – 8:30 pm. $20.
KARMA IS A B!+@H & THEN YOU DIE…SO WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF YOUR INCARNATION? with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014. 7 – 8:30 pm. $20.
DRAMA, DRAMA EVERYWHERE…AND NOT A DROP OF LIGHT with Mario C. Veo.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014. 7 – 8:30 pm. $20.
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.
ADVANCING YOUR YOGA TEACHING SKILLS
with Denise Cook
Saturday, March 8, 2014. 2 – 5 pm. $40.
This 3 hour class will not cover how to advance one’s personal practice but how to empower and advance your student’s practice:
~learning to read energy anatomy
~protecting yourself as the teacher from negative energy
~raise and lower the energy of any practice so no two practices are the same…
~educate and empower your students
There is so much wasted language in yoga asana classes and also a lot of un-educated and un-necessary wasted language that doesn’t need to be said in a asana classes that can cause students to tune out to you…there are environmental factors that can aid in students perceiving a class was “something” other than it was….
Ever wonder why one studio attracts a base of students for you as a teacher and another doesn’t? Or are you a newer teacher and trying to find your authentic path amidst the “marketing” of your skills?
This workshop is a great place to start to take a look at the reasons behind why teach yoga and the importance of carrying your yoga off the mat as well.
Cost is $40
Please call to register 303-758-9113
Must be prepared to pay at the time of reservation as space is limited.
What unseen words still knock to be reopened,
Like the Hall of Records, beckoning to be heard?
Like the unseen flower who loves to be noticed,
What ancient deeds and thoughts still wait to bloom again?
What would they tell us with opened verse?
What secrets and delights would they marshal for inspection?
They would speak of love.
They would speak to hold the eye single.
They would explain why we forgot our birthright and our origin
And of the heavens when we crafted this moment.
They would tell of sacred cycles,
Of the depth of repeated effort and our birth to truth;
That eternal canopy that shelters our tomorrows,
Not unlike a mother’s wing.
They would explain the atom’s spin,
Of attraction and repulsion,
And why we’re here,
So much so, like a father’s consoling word.
What drives the archeologist to dig and scratch and search?
What pushes the highest climber to distant lands?
But to know all that is, to feel and see and do.
Because we are made that way.
It’s recorded, hidden in the ancient voice.
It’s our nature to embrace all that we see
And to do all that we think.
It’s a time capsule,
Buried in our genes
To be recovered by our command, by our voice;
Not by the ancients or from the sunken caverns of a distant land.
Drusant is the pen name of a long-time, faithful customer of the Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore. A unendingly inquisitive mind that never stops asking ‘why?’ or ‘how?’, he continues to quest for esoteric, spiritual and paranormal answers in the Denver area. We are extremely grateful to him for allowing us to publish his creative writings in our newsletter and on our website. Go to www.shininglotus.com and find the search field, type “drusant” and enjoy some of his other articles.
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF MARCH
by Sally Shotwell
March winds are blowing in some really dense astrological aspects which should give us a lot to reflect upon. Let’s check out the basics first:
The Sun (consciousness), Moon (emotion), Neptune (paradox) and Chiron (uniqueness) are all in Pisces (imagination) which itself has Neptune as its ruler. These planets promoting a watery (sensitive) theme fit nicely with the February 28/March 1 New Moon (potential) in Pisces scenario. It’s Sabian Symbol is “Men traveling a narrow path, seeking illumination“, and we know the rational, analytic mind must be transcended to accomplish this.
On March 1, Mars (drive) turns retrograde (energy turned inward) in Libra (relationships) which means there will be a huge emphasis on revisiting and reviewing interpersonal arrangements and contracts which may test the solidity of their foundations. Saturn (boundaries) in Scorpio (secretiveness) turns retrograde March 2, further implying an increased delving into what’s working in our emotional lives and what isn’t. Jupiter (expansion) in Cancer (domesticity) turns direct on March 6, beaming energy to these emotionally charged personal issues which could cause volatility. It will serve us well to be conscious of our own fragility as well as the vulnerabilities of others. We’ve been accessing previously unavailable information which will help us maneuver through these mine fields and to be open to adding or subtracting that which is based on self-empowerment.
The Full Moon (culmination) in Virgo on March 16, offers a reward for all this introspection in the form of pleasing interactions. “Aristocratic elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home“, the Sabian Symbol speaks to the benefits an individual receives by being with others in a congenial atmosphere. Relaxing in a comfortable environment offers an opportunity to expand our frame of reference and exchange energies. On the surface this may seem rather banal, but we know that stagnation accompanies isolation and we need all the vitality we can get in these unpredictable times. What strikes your fancy in terms of cordial socializing?
This brings us to the exciting astrological New Year, the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun (consciousness) arrives in Aries (action) on March 20. With the advent of Spring, we feel the wonderful promise of new life that Nature creates for us with this new cycle. As soon as the weather permits, we really should get out and observe the changes taking place. We’re a part of Nature and are able to change, too.
What would be a fulfilling new activity to embrace during this charged time?
Revitalization is the name of the game and is supported by the March 30th New Moon (beginnings) in Aries (action), whose Sabian Symbol “A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images” reinforces the message that in the midst of the tremendous changes we’re experiencing, we can adapt. There are ways to rework or replace our outdated ideas without sacrificing the essence of what we value. This requires time, analysis and creativity, but most of all, a belief in ourselves. As we understand ourselves better and better, we can be more confident that all this introspection is paying off!
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.
AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING with Natasha Leger
author of TRAVEL HEALTHY: A Road Warrior’s Guide To Eating Healthy
Sunday, March 16, 2014. 2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
Business travel is challenging enough with stress, work commitments, delays and time scarcity. Eating well is usually sacrificed under these circumstances. This book will help you make healthy food choices and find nouri while traveling.
What is nouri? Read the book and find out! Once you change the word – from food to nouri – you will forever change your perspective on what it means to eat healthy. Go to www.travelhealthybook.com.
Natasha Leger is a global strategy consultant to start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She lives in Denver where she is mastering her nouri lifestyle and organic gardening skills. Natasha is passionate about living a healthy, happy life while being a road warrior.
VENUS SYMBOLS OF THE TAROT
by Bruce Johnson
Venus as the goddess of love and light bearer to earth is an ancient symbol of the soul. Venus, like the human soul, is dual, with a solar or electric energy, balanced by a lunar or magnetic force. She demonstrates her solar influence in the tarot through the Strength card and her lunar traits through the Empress card, which includes the cross of Venus.
The cross of Venus, like the ankh that was sacred to Isis, places the circle of spirit above the cross of matter. This astrological symbol for Venus represents the unifying and balancing of two opposite forces. The circle represents spirit, the higher self, and the positive pole. The cross depicts matter, the human personality, and is negatively polarized. Combined, the circle and cross indicate our total being, part spiritual and divine and part physical and human.
The Strength card displays a woman dressed in white with wreathes of roses peacefully controlling a lion. She is the solar expression of Venus manifesting as divine mind. The symbol of infinity is above her head as she completely dominates the lower animal nature personified by the lion. This card shows Venus as the spiritual soul blending with and governing the lower personality. Additionally, this card reflects the third major initiation of the soul, the Transfiguration, and the Libra rulership of Venus.
The Empress card shows a queen with a crown of 12 stars and a scepter of power, sitting on a throne. She is Mother Nature, surrounded by green growing life, with a heart symbol resting against her throne. The center of the heart holds the cross of Venus with the circle colored green, the color of Venus. She represents the creative life of physical matter and corresponds to the lunar feminine aspect of Venus. This card portrays the love nature of Venus and her rulership of the sign Taurus.
Combining the solar and lunar qualities of the Strength and Empress cards reveals the Wisdom/Love basis of Venus and the soul. Venus as the morning star is wisdom, while Venus the evening star is love.
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J. C. Cooper is a good book of symbol interpretation.
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.