SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER
The Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972
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in this issue
MO’S KEEPING IT SIMPLE SERIES: SIMPLIFYING THE I CHING with Mo Abdelbaki
PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF NOVEMBER by Sally Shotwell
AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING: Paul Selig, author of I Am The Word
THE HEART – A Poem by Drusant
AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING: Geoffrey Jowett, author of The Power Of I Am
PLEASURE OR PAIN… A JOURNEY TO SELF DISCOVERY by Mario C. Veo
THE ART OF CRYSTAL CASTING with Meghan Taft
THE TOWER AND URANUS by Bruce Johnson
BUSINESS ASTROLOGY with Marcia McCaffery
PSYCHIC FAIR – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 29, 2014
GREAT NEWS, ASTROLOGERS!!
Your favorite resource has arrived!
New 2015 Calendars from Jim Maynard! Astrologers from around the world wait patiently for these every year. The cover art and illustrations are by Anita Nairne of Canada. She teaches intuitive art classes to adults and children in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Celestial Influences® 2015 is an almanac and textbook of astrology, ephemeris and calendar for your wall at $12.95. The Celestial Influences® calendar uses Pacific Time data and includes all 12 months of 2015 plus the first four months of 2016.
The Pocket Astrologer® 2015 is a smaller, pocket-sized version of the Celestial Influences® 2015 also using Pacific Time data. It sells for $6.95.
Celestial Guide® 2015 is an astrological week-at-a-glance engagement calendar, spiral bound with daily aspects, moon signs, lunar phases, times of the void of course moon, aspects, and times when the planets and the Sun change signs or directions. It sells for $11.95 and features both Eastern and Pacific time zones.
Astrologer’s Datebook® 2015 is a smaller, more compact version of the Celestial Guide® using both Eastern and Pacific time zones. It is a spiral bound engagement calendar that sells for $8.95.
MO’S KEEPING IT SIMPLE SERIES: SIMPLIFY THE I CHING
with Mo Abdelbaki
Saturday, November 8, 2014. 2 – 4 pm. $20.
The I-Ching is one of the most powerful and accurate of all divinatory tools, yet it can be the most intimidating. It doesn’t have to be that way! What you’ll learn in this single class will serve you for the rest of your life. Mo believes in simplifying oracles in order to make them more accessible to those who seek their wisdom and guidance. You’ll learn how to cast the coins and how to properly consult the book itself. You’ll also learn how to properly ask your question, an art in itself. Mo first met The I-Ching in 1968, has been using it ever since and is anxious to share its power to change your life.
Some consider him a local celebrity – reclusive and yet prolific. Of Egyptian heritage, Mo Abdelbaki has been a student of the mysteries for over fifty years and has been a professional consultant for over thirty. His intensive studies have encompassed Vedic Astrology, Tarot, I Ching, Hermetic Qabalism, Runes and numerous other spiritual systems. He writes a regular column, “Out of Mo’s Mind” in Mark’s Power Peek on the 12House.com website.
Call 303-758-9113 to register.
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF NOVEMBER
by Sally Shotwell
The astrological climate this month carries with it the powerful influences we were exposed to by the two powerful eclipses and retrograde Mercury which took place in October. These events initiated the possibilities for us to really deal with energies which no longer serve our purpose. Room is then made for us to welcome in more evolved ways of looking at, and feeling our current life situation. Assimilating these changes in perception will be an ongoing process which cannot be hurried since we’ll need to go deep within ourselves releasing preconceived ideas and outmoded beliefs. This will be very renewing but we need assistance as we navigate this journey to self-knowledge.
Hurray!! We have consummate conditions to set us on the right path during the first part of November with the Sun, our consciousness, and several other planets expressing themselves in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is known for the attributes of penetrating investigation and perseverance and represents intense emotions which can be intimidating and even scary. However, there’s no way around it, we’re living in a period in which finding out what we authentically value and believe is the key to our emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Mercury (mental acuity) arrives November 8 engaging our minds in deep rumination leading us to discover the sources from which our thoughts emerge. On November 12, sociable Venus enters the picture to offer sharp insights on where we find satisfaction and in what we find value. Do we find integrity in our relationships and the principles we’ve been holding dear? Our commitments are too important for us to squander our precious time and energy where there is no positive reimbursement. This in no way implies that we’re supposed to ignore pleasure and fun. It is the essence of the involvement that counts.
Are we finding fulfillment in how we spend our time with others?
Are our companions supportive and kind?
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon (culmination) of November 6 encourages us to not be deterred in acting on our truth. “Head covered with a rakish silk hat, muffled against the cold, a man braves a storm; the courage needed to meet the crises precipitated by social ambition.”
What in our life inspires perseverance in spite of difficulties?
Where can we express this commitment freely?
Saturn (boundaries) meets the Sun in Scorpio November 18 which contributes clarity to nebulous circumstances which can cause confusion. The fact that dreamy Neptune turns direct in watery Pisces the 15th should diffuse some of the fogginess we may have felt lost in. Come November 22, we enter a period where the fire element strongly makes itself felt with the Sun moving into adventurous Sagittarius connecting with its expansive ruler Jupiter in fun-loving Leo. The New Moon (new beginnings) arrives at the same time enhancing the import of Sagittarius’ focus on our beliefs and spiritual values.
The desire to live honorably is reflected in the Sabian message pointing out the impact the inspiration like-minded individual may exert on a group. “Retired army veterans gather to awaken old memories; the will to reaffirm the value of the struggle upon which civilization and group-achievements are founded.” There is strength in numbers.
Where do we look for support in spiritual matters?
Who offers support in these matters?
Mercury expands our perspective as he enters Sagittarius November 27. Fortuitously this arrival coincides with Thanksgiving day and a day our attention is directed to our blessings. We may notice that some of the items have shifted on our list which just means that we’re refining our sensibilities!
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 VISIT & BOOK SIGNING:
Paul Selig, author of I Am The Word, The Book of Love & Creation, The Book of Knowing & Worth
Friday, November 14, 2014. 3 – 4 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
Please join Paul Selig on Friday afternoon at 3pm as he presents a discussion of his channeled books, his personal work and workshops designed to aid the spiritual evolution of all humankind. He will talk of his own personal story and maybe even provide some channeled insight into your personal story. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
I AM THE WORD – In this breakthrough work of channeled literature, writer and medium Paul Selig records an extraordinary program fro self-realization, as dispensed by beings of higher intelligence, sometimes called guides or Ascended Masters. These figures seek, as they have in the past, to assist men and women in discovering the higher, purposeful nature that lies dormant within us all. Through the use of affirmations, exercises, and insights – and with the unique assistance of the guides themselves – readers of I Am the Word can become receptors for energies from above, finding catharsis in especially difficult areas of life, and beginning to feel and live as the authentic men and women we were born to be.
THE BOOK OF LOVE & CREATION – Simultaneously helps readers develop as spiritual beings within, while growing into increasingly capable, resilient, and confident individuals amid the demands of outer life. Filled with meditations, exercises, psychological insights, and affirmations, The Book of Love and Creation immediately produces change in the life of every dedicated person who approaches it. Perfect for returning readers and newcomers alike, the book is an extraordinary experience in a new body of channeled wisdom that is attracting readers across the world.
THE BOOK OF KNOWING & WORTH – The third volume in author and medium Paul Selig’s popular “I Am the Word” channeled literature series, this extraordinary psychological-spiritual guide addresses how to overcome low self-worth and claim your true purpose as an individual. Selig reveals that true understanding of your purpose can be discovered through the practice of ‘service’ – doing the thing that you most love. Selig’s Guides teach you how to find your own form of service, and how to use it to open up your very existence.
Paul Selig is an internationally acclaimed author and channel, and has written and published three extraordinary channeled books, I am The Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth. In his breakthrough works, he recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its own divine nature. His work as a channel has been featured on the A&E channel/Bio network, The Unexplained. Also, he currently leads workshops throughout the country where the teachings are channeled to participants in a workshop format.
Where is my Heart?
What misdeeds did I enlist to justify so fallow a soul as mine?
My people, my tribe, have conquered and pillaged everything they see and touch. That is the empty legacy I have inherited. As I look at all the remaining indigenous peoples, they have nothing and yet I envy them for they still have the heart that I am so lacking.
My people, my tribe have everything, everything they can see and touch. My science is now verifying the realm of the unseen, the realm of thought and soul and we will not rest until we subvert that too.
What pernicious crimes did I enjoy to leave me so cruel? I conquer, I enslave, and I destroy all that I see, all that I touch. I despise your happiness and I hate your innocence. I can’t let you run free for I must capture your joy. I must subdivide it, dissect it, dismember it, and bury it from the light. How did I become so ugly with the stench of decay on my breath? Am I cursed or did I merit my savage attack all by my own skill? How can I repay my sorrow, my blind rage to seize your soul? I hide my face behind the makeup of my lie. I hide my shame behind the shed of my guilt.
My people, my tribe, all pretend that we are nice and noble and we all agree to keep our falsehood hidden beneath the cloak of forbidden lust. How do I repent to you my callous usage of your life, my hunger to control your mind?
I am so pathetic, so dismal, so vile, and so corrupt. In 1,000 lifetimes I can’t say I’m sorry to outweigh the pain I caused. Can I suffer enough to balance the harm I built inside your heart?
I take my sword and raise it high above my head and with all my might, plunge it deep within my heart. May my blood flow freely upon the earth to atone for what I have done. It’s not for karma, or praise, or reward that I bow my head before your altar, but it is for my transgressions against myself that I acknowledge.
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.
AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING:
GEOFFREY JOWETT, author of The Power of I Am: Aligning the Chakras of Consciousness
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014. 2 – 3:30 pm. FREE PRESENTATION
The aim is learn how to maintain and balance your seven chakras for your overall well-being. By providing you with the knowledge that the essence of your being is a fully integrated energy system of consciousness, this class can help you to achieve your greatest potential. Learn the use of prayers, affirmations, music, crystals, flowers, poems, and simple yoga poses, to maintain a balanced and harmonious continuous flow of energy through each chakra, leading to an increased sense of peace, harmony, and balance.
Geoffrey Jowett is an intuitive medium, author, and educator. With his teachings he enjoys integrating his scientific education and experience in anatomy and molecular biology with his and with his intuitive nature.
The intention of the Aligning and Balancing Your Chakras Class is to help students to appreciate the magnificence of their energy body, and familiarize them with ways to balance and align their energy systems using meditations and group exercises. This class will present and encourage the use of affirmations, prayers, and mantras to energetically align each chakra toward higher consciousness. It is my hope that when performing these exercises, students can resonate with a higher frequency and harmonize with truth.
To encourage students to accept that they are consciousness and therefore they have the awareness of higher self, and the power to change the expression of who they are.
Exercises will be executed in the understanding of the lower three chakras as the energy centers that allow a shift to transform their emotional consciousness. Emotionally, students will learn to express through their emotional chakras and how to nurture, allow abundance and pleasure into their life, and calibrate their sense of worth and value in relationships.
Contemplation of the center of their universe as their heart chakra and their ability to develop and convey your beliefs, and generates your feelings about all aspects of your being. Exercises demonstrating the heart chakra as the divine and sacred energy center to give, receive, and express love, compassion, and kindness will be presented.
Students will also learn that their upper three chakras are the energy centers that allow them to shift and transform their thought consciousness. The expression of how they speak their truth, recognize their inner knowing, and connect with their higher self through their thought chakras will be demonstrated.
The seven energy-transforming chakra centers are conveyed in this class as levels of consciousness, utilizing the teachings of the archetypes of Carl Jung. Student’s aspiration, as a being of the energy universe, is to maintain a balanced and harmonizing continuous flow of energy through each of their chakras will be emphasized. The use of ones free will be presented and on choices influence the flow of energy within and through each energy-transforming center.
Through a series of prayers, affirmations, music, crystals, flowers, poems, and simple yoga poses, readers learn to maintain a balanced and harmonious continuous flow of energy through each chakra, leading to an increased sense of peace, harmony, and balance.
PLEASURE OR PAIN… A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY
by Mario C. Veo
I was born in a small town in Italy, and as a good little Catholic boy, I had a deep yearning ‘to know God’… so what else could I do but join Seminary School. From day one I tried to be ‘good’ – truly I did – but became the plague of the Nuns with my never ending questions…”You ask too much… Don’t question your Faith… Why do you need to know – a good Catholic would not be so nosy…” (heck, all I wanted to know was “Who actually is this Holy Spirit”… and, “Did God have a Mother”… and, my favorite, “if God created everything, did He create Himself… and if so, why did He choose to be male“… I was not too popular…).
Chastised beyond logical response, I decided that ‘the Church’ either did not know… or did not want ‘me’ to know… and so began my Journey…
No, I did not turn my back to God, merely looked for Him (Her?) elsewhere… after all we are told that S/He IS everywhere.
In this wonderful (and sometimes painful) quest I bagan to explore many other Sacred Teaching, and discovered strong similarities in many (apparently opposing) Doctrines:- ‘Be Good, and Do Good’; ‘Don’t use or abuse others’; ‘Whatever you put out comes back to you’ (better known as Karma)… You would think that as clear and direct as these Universal Teachings are, that People would get along better… so I went further in my Quest, and look, there it was… Not everybody was following these Teachings!
But why, I asked? (yes, I know, I really haven’t changed much, after all, what do you expect from a good little – reformed – Catholic boy!?)
So, here it is – There are Forces of ‘Good’, which we call ‘Light’; and Forces of ‘Darkness’, which we call ‘Black’…
Light encourages us to Evolve, to grow in Love, Health, Wealth, Prosperity and Wisdom… while Darkness binds us through Selfishness, Egotism, Corruption, Elitist Entitlement, and the Abuse of Power… (sounds like Politics to me).
Going further in my research, I also realized that much of what appears to be ‘right’ is in fact pure Propaganda… utter Manipulation… sheer Lies… often using guilt or shame to make us compliant to meekly abide by these so called ‘experts’… and, God forbid, that you should ‘question their facts’ or behavior.
The choice is simple:- you can be a sheep, safe in eating your GMOs, imbibing adulterated food while happily getting stoned on legal pot… or you can start your own Journey to self Discovery… and find out for YOURSELF what all this is about… what ‘role’ Spirit plays in this mess we call ‘civilization’… and ask yourself the greatest of all questions: “Who am I, really… or… Who is pulling my strings…!?”
This month is dedicated to the process of Self Discovery, to cleansing and healing our wounds and betrayals, and to reclaim our own Inner Beauty and Radiance… and through this awaken our Gifts, Powers, or Abilities that we may live a joyful and fulfilling Life. So, join our classes…if you’re ready!!
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.
MARIO’S TUESDAY CLASSES IN NOVEMBER
Tuesday, November 4, from 7 to 8:30 pm – HEALING OUR WOUNDED SELF
Tuesday, November 11, from 7 to 8:30 pm – SELF-CRITICISM…WHAT A WASTE OF TIME…!
Tuesday, November 18, from 7 to 8:30 pm – WHO ARE YOU REALLY? SELF-DISCOVERY IS SUCH A TRIP!
Tuesday, November 25, from 7 to 8:30 pm – YOU & YOUR ARCHETYPES… AND WHAT IS STOPPING YOU?
THE ART OF CRYSTAL CASTING
with Meghan Taft
Monday, November 3, 2014. 6 – 9 pm. $30.
Join Meghan Taft as she shares with you a new form of divination, the art of the Crystal Casting Board. Designed by Will Christy, the Crystal Casting Board is a layout of symbols that you cast crystals onto and where the stones land will tell you about the person who cast them. Crystals are powerful psychic tools with strong vibrations, which make them good for reading energy. In this class we will go over
– How to read gemstones
– How to read the symbols on the Crystal Casting Board
– How to choose stones for your castings
– How to do a reading
This will be a fun class and I look forward to teaching it! Please join me for fun and divination!
For more information or to register, please call Meghan Taft at 303-861-6630. You must preregister! All students will receive a laminated Crystal Casting Board which is included in the class fee.
THE TOWER AND URANUS
by Bruce Johnson
The universal truths of the tarot are reflected in many ways through varied translations. Interpreting the Tower card esoterically for an advanced soul reverses the traditional account of destruction and catastrophe, into one of great good fortune. Uranus, symbolic of soul intelligence expressed as a sudden lightning bolt of divine fire from heaven, is more present in the Tower card than in any other tarot card.
The Tower symbolizes a human personality, individual and apparently separated, looking out through unlit windows of perception. The individual is nevertheless spiritually advanced, indicated by the Tower reaching up to heaven, and its location on a mountaintop, a traditional place of spiritual revelation. Esoterically, the Tower card symbolizes a point when the limited human self has a major divine contact with the greater self or soul, and experiences a life-changing spiritual illumination and transformation as a result.
This inflow of three-fold soul power has dramatic and multiple effects. The divine intuitive mind and human concrete mind are blended and unified into one consciousness. The human mind, signified by the yellow crown, is dethroned as the ruler of the personality by the soul. The impurities of the physical and astral bodies, and their influences, represented by the red and blue figures, are expelled by the inrush of divine intelligence. Spiritual fires within the individual are awakened, including the fires of the head chakras shown by the flames in three windows and on the top of the tower.
The alchemist’s furnace can be seen in the tower with its spiritual fires of purification and transformation distilling out the pure essence of the individual. Smoke, composed of fire and air elements, is present as a by-product of the transmutation process. Reflected droplets of divine fire like dew from heaven, descend for the benefit of others climbing the mountain below.
Astrologically, Uranus rules the 11th house of group relations and creative change through group work. Uranus is the ruler of the sign Aquarius, and radiates the violet flame color ray. Uranus is one of the seven sacred planets in Esoteric Astrology, and one of the seven chakras of the Solar Logos of our solar system. The violet ray is a ray of synthesis. It relates and blends physical forces with spiritual energies. The violet ray is very important to spiritual growth in that it unifies the higher and lower selves. The violet ray is used to stimulate and develop an occult consciousness that understands the causations behind manifestation. It is the ray most related to creative and positive ceremonial magic.
The book – From Intellect to Intuition, by Alice A. Bailey, further reveals the nature of the intuitive higher mind.
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 Marcia McCaffery
Monday, November 10, 2014. 7 – 9 pm. $20.
Are you just starting a business or struggling with your current one?
Are you an entrepreneur, a business woman, or a professional struggling to stay afloat in these auspicious times?
Would it be of value for you to evaluate your compatibility of a prospective business partner?
Astrology can make the critical difference between a business that starts off with momentum and one that limps along.
• Discover the best times to begin a business for optimum success.
• Learn how to thrive not just survive in your current business.
• Learn how to maximize your business success and minimize your challenges.
• Discover how to use the planets, the houses, the retrogrades, the lunar cycles and the elements as a part of your successful business strategy.
Call to reserve your space: 303 758-9113
Marcia McCaffery is an NCGR certified astrological advisor, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited business/ life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She has had lifelong involvement with meditation and the healing arts. She is a featured astrological consultant at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore. Contact Marci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSYCHIC FAIR – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 29, 2014 – 10:30 am to 6 pm
at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore
$1 a minute Psychic, Palmistry or Tarot Card Readings
$1 a minute Chair Massage or Foot Reflexology
10% off your purchase of $25 to $74
20% off your purchase of $75 to $149
30% off your purchase over $150
$5 meditation led by Mario C. Veo at 3:45 pm
ALL READING SESSIONS ARE $1 A MINUTE
Medium/Clairvoyant Readings. Patty Kemp will bring her clairvoyant and intuitive gifts to assist you in expanding your energetic health and advancing your spiritual growth.
Intuitive Readings. Norma Mitchell will provide very accurate intuitive readings that help clear negativity and invite peace, love, good health and prosperity into your life.
Tarot Readings. SuEllen Shepard will invoke the power and mystery of Tarot Imagery to help you reveal the possibilities as you move forward in your life during this powerful time of healing.
Chair Massage. Edna Garcia will add a relaxing, healing and therapeutic chair massage to your Small Business Saturday experience.
Foot Reflexology. Reflexologist Linda Davis will make sure your body and “sole” are perfectly aligned with a foot massage.
Palmistry. Mario C. Veo will give palmistry readings throughout the day, helping you find clarity and insights right in the palm of your hand.
Mario will lead a $5 meditation at 3:45 pm, designed to awaken your awareness, embrace your spirituality and align your abilities with the Divine. This is an entire day dedicated to spiritual awakening and working toward enlightenment.
If you feel guided to be with people of like mind on this auspicious day, please come to the Shining Lotus on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014.
LET’S GET STONED… OR THE ART OF BEING DISTRACTED BY SHINY THINGS
with Meghan Taft
Second Wednesday. 7 – 8:30 pm. $5.
Hello everyone! I have picked three stones from my magic box of rocks! This month we will be going over Topaz, a translucent gem that has a range of colors. Kyanite, a beautiful blue stone that is sometimes translucent but sometimes opaque. And lastly Brazilianite, a bright green/yellow gem with purple phantoms included in it. These three stones are really fun to work with and I’m excited to see all of you so come on out and Let’s Get Stoned!
LET’S GET STONED…or ‘The Art of Being Distracted by Shiny Things’, is a guide for working with gemstones to help you balance your life. Doing so helps you heal yourself, manifest positive changes, and develop your psychic abilities. There are many gemstones to work with, and many different things they can do for you! We will go over the basic of the basics about gemstones and how you can work with them. Also, if you have any stones that you can’t identify, bring them with you and I can help you to learn how to identify your stones! We are going to have a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing you there, so come on and Let’s Get Stoned!
Meghan Taft has been studying geology and working with gemstones for 14 years. She works with gemstones by setting up grids in houses and businesses and does gemstone readings.
Please contact Meghan Taft at 303-789-0646 and ask for ext 47 to sign up for the group, admission is $5, we will go over a different set of stones each month and you will be emailed the updated info for each group. http://www.meetup.com/Lets-Get-Stoned/