SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER
The Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972
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in this issue
MO’S KEEP IT SIMPLE SERIES: YOU CAN SEE AURAS with Mo Abdelbaki
THE HARDER YOU TRY, THE WORSE IT BECOMES by Mario C. Veo
MAKING SENSE OF THE ASTRAL PLANE by Bruce Johnson
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF MARCH by Sally Shotwell
INTRODUCTION TO HYPNO/REGRESSION THERAPY with Norma Mitchell
AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING: SUE LION,author of How The Trees Got Their Voices
EMBRACE YOUR PSYCHIC GIFTS with Fredda Laurel
MEDIUM GALLERY READINGS with Randy Birke
TWO CLASSES IN MARCH with Marci McCaffery
MO’S KEEP IT SIMPLE SERIES: YOU CAN SEE AURAS
with Mo Abdelbaki
Saturday, March 14, 2015. 1 pm to 4 pm. $30.
Anyone can see Auras, given the right training. It’s been over 20 years since Mo has taught the art of developing Auric Vision, so this is your chance to learn in a workshop that has had amazing success in the past. You’ll engage in exercises and learn different techniques for seeing the colors and shapes around our bodies. You’ll also learn what those colors mean. Seeing Auras has great benefits in life, allowing you to see the reality behind others actions and appearances, as well as enhancing intuitive and psychic abilities. Chances are excellent that you’ll see Auras by the end of the workshop. If you’ve ever had an interest in seeing and interpreting the shapes and hues that surround us, don’t miss this class!
Call 303-758-9113 to register.
MO ABDELBAKI – 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.
THE HARDER YOU TRY, THE WORSE IT BECOMES…
by Mario C. Veo
Have you ever wondered why this is… why this endless struggle without much results… does ‘God’ really have it in for you… or is it something else? Come on, how much work does it take to finally break through these struggles – after a while ‘Karma’ just becomes a meaningless excuse… so what gives…!?
Consider this: if you keep hitting your head against a brick wall, you are just going to hurt yourself!
(hey! that’s a great analogy – now ‘you’ are the actual cause of your own pain… I never looked at it this way before… go figure…). O.K., to get back to our topic – if you keep struggling – doing all you can to achieve your desires… and no matter how much you do, and how hard you try, still nothing changes… then you must be doing something wrong (gee, ya think!?)
So, how to resolve this dilemma… what to do, what to do with you…
O.K., let’s try something a little different – answer me this:
(1) What would make you ‘happy’?
Not just you quietly smiling to yourself because today your boss only threw one temper tantrum… and your dog actually didn’t ignore you when you got home – hey, the schmuck thinks he’s a cat… No, I mean “Happy” as in gloriously exciting, fill your mouth with teeth, jump up and down and smack your struggles upside the head (that’s OK, it had it coming!)… Happy with a capital H – filled with vim-and-vigor (or is it “filled with vim-and-vinegar”?… I never get that one right!). So, gloriously “Happy” recently?… nope, didn’t think so!…
O.K., now answer this:
(2) Why not?
Heck, if you truly, truly believe… fervently and emphatically BELIEVE that you DESERVE to be Gloriously Happy with every quivering breath of your body… then why aren’t you?
Too hard? O.K., let’s try the final question:
(3) What are you worth…? and why are you settling for less?
O.K., I know, that’s two final questions… jeez louise, just answer it already!!
Yeah, I know, I’m a joker… but frivolity aside, these are very, very important questions – after all, it’s your Life that’s at stake… and if you don’t have the answers, then what choices do you have… and what’s worse: “where are you going…!?”
This month’s classes are dedicated to our endless ‘struggles’ – why and how they occur, the Laws which govern them, and how to successfully resolve them… So, if you are ready, then please join us, and if you still enjoy banging your head against the brick wall… then do it with gusto!! (by the way, did you try opening the door that’s ’round the corner… I hear it’s unlocked…)
MARIO’S TUESDAY CLASSES IN MARCH
HOW TO OVERCOME OUR PERSONAL STRUGGLES… AND RECLAIM OUR JOY
Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
SELF-SABOTAGE IS A BITCH… SO, WHAT YOU GONNA DO…!?
Tuesday, March 10, 2015. 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
WHY WE STRUGGLE… AND THE LAWS THAT GOVERN THIS…
Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
HEAL YOURSELF… YOU’RE WORTH IT!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
HOW TO EXPAND YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS… IN 3 EASY STEPS
Tuesday, March 31, 2015. 6:30 – 8 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.
The Jewelry Factory Weekend Trunk Show
March 7 & 8
March 14 & 15
You have never encountered such stunning beauty and quality as these Jewelry Factory specimen. Each stone is cut and polished to reveal and showcase its unique beauty. Size and shapes, as well as color, will vary widely,
Join us for a rare opportunity to see, touch and buy from a fantastic collection of top-quality jewelry created by one of the most talented makers of metaphysical conscious pendants, rings and earrings in the world.
March 7 & 8, and March 14 & 15
FABULOUS PRICES & FANTASTIC SELECTION
MAKING SENSE OF THE ASTRAL PLANE
by Bruce Johnson
Ancient and modern religions have used many different labels to describe that plane of life that all souls migrate to immediately after physical death. The many names attributed to this plane that is composed of matter much finer than the most rarified gas include-the spirit world, heaven, the afterlife, and by Occultists- the astral plane or “the astral”. Here we find Valhalla of the Norse legends, Kama Loka of the Hindu scriptures, and the Happy Hunting Ground of the Native American. Within the many subdivisions of the astral plane are levels that correspond to the Catholic Purgatory as well as the Hells of all religions.
The astral plane is not a location in space, but a sphere of life as real as the physical world. It is symbolically portrayed in the Bible as a room within God’s many mansions. The finer matter of the astral plane interpenetrates and surrounds the dense physical matter of the physical Earth plane, with both grades of matter occupying the same points in space at different rates of vibration.
Occultism teaches that our system contains seven major planes of life with the physical plane containing the densest matter and the astral plane composed of matter the next densest after that of the physical plane. The remaining five planes exist in increasingly finer grades of matter, with the seventh plane containing atoms of matter more tenuous and of a higher vibration than the matter of the six planes below it.
The astral plane, like all seven planes, can be divided into seven sub- planes with each of these divided again into 49 lesser sub- planes making a total of 343 divisions of the entire astral plane. The great variety of life, environment, and levels of consciousness of the astral plane, which is synonymous with the densest level of the spirit world surrounding Earth, accounts for the varied descriptions of the spirit world given by mystics, clairvoyants, and sensitives. Unless highly developed and experienced, it is easy to mistake a small portion of the astral plane for the entire plane.
The diverse life of the Astral World includes human souls who are at various stages of their evolution, with some having recently left the physical plane, and some preparing to enter it. Non-human entities include nature spirits, vitalized thought-forms, and beings of the Deva/Angel Kingdom.
The book- The Life after Death by C.W. Leadbeater is a good easy to read primer book about the after-life.
Denver’s Haunted Houses contain earthbound souls living in the lower sub-planes of the astral plane.
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.
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF MARCH
by Sally Shotwell
As we begin this month, we are encouraged to formulate a game plan to ensure that we’re comfortable on our journey to the Vernal Equinox March 20 and beyond. The Sun (our consciousness) in compassionate Pisces close to dreamy Neptune in the same watery sign remind us of the healing properties of water, Mercury adds his mental acuity to the sensitive pair March 13 and stresses the need for us to pay attention to our imagination which offers us valuable information. This material may soon be used to implement new activities and goals. This past year we probably felt restricted in certain areas of our life and we want to be able to forge ahead!
Where have you felt blocked and what would you like to accomplish?
Do you have a plan in mind to implement?
We are now able to leave a lot of out-moded clutter in the dust and cultivate what is worthy of saving. The March 5 service-oriented Virgo Full Moon (culmination) ties in with this scenario since it positively aspects transformative Pluto in serious Capricorn. The Sabian Symbol reinforces the message about resources handed down to us which make our lives richer. “A fine lace handkerchief, heirloom from valorous ancestors; the quintessence of deeds well done.”
Where do we look for inspiration when making an important decision?
Who or what do we admire as symbolic of noble thoughts or actions?
Getting our ducks in a row concerning our living situation and where we want to expand will direct our actions as we take advantage of proactive energy. Venus, the planet of love, is in aggressive Aries until the 17th along with Mars who is known to fight for whatever he desires. This could prove an interesting dynamic since expansive Jupiter in dramatic Leo is egging them on. With Jupiter let’s keep in mind that too much of a good thing can prove tricky. Initiating new projects and/or relationships will further be enhanced with the arrival of astute Mercury in intuitive Pisces March 13 to help us make nuanced decisions and be flexible.
Where may we expand our goals in order to enrich our environment?
What area of our life needs a Spring cleaning?
Concurrent with the action taking place in our personal sphere, we and all around the glove are in the midst of turmoil created by the clash of transformative Pluto in serious Capricorn squaring off with revolutionary Uranus in fiery Aries. This March 16 match-up has been anticipated and is the final in a series of seven which was introduced June 24, 2012. We’ve acquired a great deal of resilience in coping with personal and societal challenges. Our strategies for persevering and centering in the face of uncertainty continue to be needed to ensure our well being. Ancient ones recognized the healing power of being in harmony with nature. When we pause and allow our minds to rest in the inner oasis of silence, valuable messages surface which guide us on our journey.
“A magnetic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness; the power of visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer” is the Symbol for the March 20 Pisces Solar Eclipse. Eclipses are thresholds into new territory and we are being blessed with an opportunity to investigate more refined ways of aligning with our beliefs. Teacher Saturn in devotional Sagittarius cooperates with transcendent Neptune in Pisces to help us concretize and visualize our spiritual aspirations.
Soon after this Full Moon (culmination) the Sun enters Aries to shine on our individual endeavors and officially introduce Spring. The themes of birth and fecundity elicit feelings of hope and celebration reinforcing that we are engaged in the unending cycles of Life. We are not frozen in time and can congratulate ourselves on our pioneering spirit!
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.
INTRODUCTION TO HYPNO/REGRESSION THERAPY
with Norma Mitchell
Sunday, March 8, 2015. 2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
What many of us experience in life are choices we made to grow and learn before we took on our current body, personality and situation. Some believe we have to ‘pay back‘ on a karmic balance sheet, while others accept we sometimes choose to experience ‘opposite side of the coin‘ conditions rather than ‘have to‘ do so. Since we have free will in each lifetime to choose whatever we want, even changing those pre-choices, each day we can make choices to live more joyfully and successfully through our understanding and acceptance of self and others through patience, compassion and love.
Through hypno/regression therapy, using relaxation techniques, we can deliberately re-experience earlier parts of our current life or others to release the effect of any trauma that is stored in our mind or the cells of our body.
Please join Norma for this introduction to a series of interactive sessions of Hypno/Regression Therapy which will open up a beautiful new world of learning, growing, releasing and succeeding. You know you have been looking for new ways to improve your life experience. This may produce a ‘whole new you’! Call 303-758-9113 to register.
Norma Mitchell. As a spiritual counselor, medical intuitive, business consultant, medium, teacher and hypno-therapist with 30 years experience “Helping People Help Themselves”. Norma Mitchell has been working with clients at the Shining Lotus™ since 2008. She provides Intuitive readings every Monday from 12pm to 5pm and also works from 12pm to 5pm on the second Saturday of every month.
AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING:
SUE LION, author of How The Trees Got Their Voices
Sunday, March 22, 2015. 2 – 3:30 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
Please join Sue Lion, author of How The Trees Got Their Voices, for an afternoon of fun for all ages while she reads from her wonderful book. While camping with a group of girls, Susan Andra Lion was given this tale about trees, nature and also the relationship of living things within a forest ecosystem. This highly visual story book not only presents a fascinating story that children ages 3 and older will enjoy, but also tells a second story about animals, plants, birds, and the Earth itself. Children will learn about the integrated way in which Earth’s inhabitants live in relationship to each other, and learn the value of respect for each form of life. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
DISCOVER YOUR PSYCHIC GIFTS & HOW TO USE THEM
with Fredda Kendara Laurel
Thursday, March 25, 2015. 7– 9pm. $20.
Everyone is psychic. The secret lies in discovering which of your gifts are strongest and knowing how to use them. Everyone is usually strongest in one or two areas. In this fun, hands-on class, we will explore the four different psychic abilities (psychic seeing (clairvoyance), psychic hearing (clairaudience), prophecy and feeling and practice exercises with each. We will also practice reading auras. There will be lots of practice to help you do this. You will leave this class knowing which of your psychic gifts are strongest, with handouts to help further develop them. Some of the areas we will cover include reading auras, group readings and pendulums. There will be lots of time for practice. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
Fredda Kendara Laurel is a psychic and healer. She teaches classes in meditation, psychic development, tarot, I Ching and healing. She also runs a weekly mentoring class and organizes the ‘Introduction to Metaphysics’ Meetup.
MEDIUM GALLERY READINGS
with Randy Birke
Thursday, March 19, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $20.
Please join Randy Birke, a psychic medium who communicates with loved ones who have died, for an evening of gallery readings. Your relatives on the other side, Angels and spiritual guides send healing messages through Randy, providing profound insight and loving spiritual understanding. Randy has been working as a professional psychic since 1997, employing Clairvoyance, Astrology, and Tarot, as well as his natural mediumship gifts. If you have been looking for specific answers and guidance from the other side of the veil, this may well be the event for you. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
TWO CLASSES IN MARCH
with Marci McCaffery
NUMEROLOGY FOR EVERYONE with Marci McCaffery.
Thursday, March 12, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $20.
Every number tells a story. The story it tells is the story of YOU. All you need to know is your birth name and your birth date. Just as the mirror reveals your outer image, the mystical mirror of numerology discloses your inner self. Marci will offer greater guidance to interpret and release your spiritual energy. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHTWORKER with Marci McCaffery.
Monday, March 23, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $20.
“What are you hiding from yourself?”
Why do the same old things get to us so easily, and so intensely? Our ‘same old things’ are clues to our dark sides – and to the emotions and traits that we fear most in ourselves. If you find yourself disproportionately angry with the selfishness of a friend, the laziness of a coworker, the arrogance of a family member, or even the rudeness of a stranger, maybe Marci can help you to acknowledge and accept your weaknesses and turn them into hidden strengths… and maybe reclaim your wholeness once again. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
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 email@example.com.