SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER
The Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972
2178 South Colorado Blvd, Denver Colorado 80222
in this issue
CHANGES AT THE CRITERION SHOPPING CENTER???
by Tim Johnson. As most of you know by now, we have received our six-months notice from our landlord and will be moving late February 2017. Our plans for the Holiday Season are mostly the same as in years past.
~ We will stop buying used books on November 15 and won’t start again until after the move.
~ Of course, we will start distributing Karma Cash™ on December 1st through the 31st of January, then suspend its use through the Moving Sale in February. You can then use the Karma Cash™ at our new location after we re-open in March.
We are looking forward to a busy and successful holiday season, and striving to bring you the very best and latest in products and services in the Metaphysical World.
SACRED MOUNTAINS AND PYRAMIDS
by Bruce Johnson
Encore Publication: This article was first published in the February 2011 issue of our newsletter. We thank Bruce Johnson for allowing us to share his writings and insights into the ancient mysteries and the occult.
Sacred Mountains are universal symbols of places where religious teachers and prophets participate in Divine Revelation. Allegorically, the cave of the Sacred Mountain corresponds to the Heart of God, as the upper portion of the mountain indicates the Mind of God. Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, and many others have all experienced inspiration on a Sacred Mountain. Sacred Mountains and pyramids are often combined with holy temples of study, worship, and Spiritual Initiation.
Sacred Mountains and pyramids represent the creative principle of nature as it expresses itself on all planes of the universe. The peak of the mountain, like the capstone of the pyramid, is the mystic link between heaven and earth, and is the spiritual source of all physical creation. Divine fire, or akasa, flows downward through six planes of life, becoming increasingly dense and concrete as it moves toward the base of the mountain or pyramid, which symbolizes the physical plane of life. The peak or capstone is the pole of spirit, unity, the soul, and the positive polarity. The base of the mountain or pyramid is the pole of matter, diversity, the human personality, and is negatively polarized.
Sacred Mountains and pyramids share common symbolism with the World Tree. All three are located at the” center of the world”, with the world- axis at their cores. This central axis always points to the Pole Star, around which the universe revolves. The mountain peak or capstone is identical to the root of the World Tree, while the body and base of the mountain or pyramid correspond to the tree’s many branches.
The caves of the Sacred Mountain and the chambers of a pyramid are both sites of the” second birth” and spiritual initiation. They are the wombs, like the alchemist’s furnace, where the lead of human consciousness is transformed to the gold of divine wisdom. The coffer in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid was a type of baptismal fount where the purified initiate was born again into their God-Self. The Ancient Wisdom teaches that Jesus himself was initiated in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid.
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.
NOW WHAT…?!? or LIFE IS A LEMONADE WITH JUST TOO MUCH SUGAR
by Mario C. Veo
So… if you thought that this was a time of Light and Enlightenment, then I have a piece of seaside property in the Bayou that you’ll just loooove…
Ready for a reality check?
Nope, it’s not all candy corn and no cavities… no calorie-free chocolate and wealth for all… no leaders filled with wisdom, or justice free of corruption…(does it feel like I’m just a little wee bit peeved at the state of the land… yeah, I guess I am all that, and more…)
OK, so we’re not all ‘perfect’… and are certainly triggered by the nonsense sprouted by our “Fearless Leaders” in their attempt to obfuscate our rational mind(that means they’re clouding the issue, and feeding you a lot of bull… yeah, it’s called propaganda… or politics-as-usual).
So, what are you going to do about it…? NOTHING!
Why?? Because this is your Spiritual Test… Can you resist the foolishness that’s all around you… or, are you going to join in the blame game, wallow in the gossip, and point a finger at all that’s wrong… because, after all, it isn’t your fault that it’s all so messed up…
Well, is it???
Consider this (you’re not going to like it, but take a step back from your emotions, and really think about it before you reject it, OK?)
Everything is Vibrations… these clump together creating bigger and bigger Energy Fields, which then move out dominating everything else around them, attracting more of the same until finally we have an’unstoppable avalanche’… chaos and destruction ensues…
No, it’s not a doomsday fantasy, it’s basic Energy Anatomy… look it up if you don’t believe me.
Which brings me back to you — you can either participate in the craziness, bitching and complaining with the best of them(in which cas you’d better brush up on Karma)… or, you can choose to be a Center of Light (yes, you!!)
How’s this done…? by standing still, centering in your own Inner Radiance, choosing to not gossip or participate in negative, belittling comments… and realize that this too shall pass. Where it goes depends on who wins — Light or Darkness!!
So, focus on the beauty that’s around you, on the joy of friendship, on the kindness of strangers… and if Spirit moves you, do somthing nice for others.
Become a Beacon of Light so that this negative nonsense does not root in your Heart, too…
…so, in the immortal words of the Bards: “I get by with a little help from my friends…“, and to help y’all out there who might not have the ‘right’ friends, we’ve put together a few classes which are guaranteed to awaken your own Inner Light… from Secret Chakras, to Meditations for Personal Transformation, to Aura Cleansing, and the Higher Mind… and yes, even a wee bit of healing…
So, what do you say…? shine on… or shine off…? (hey, there’s always Karma!!)
MARIO’S TUESDAY CLASSES IN NOVEMBER
BEYOND THE BASIC CHAKRAS – THE SECRET OF THE TALU CHAKRA
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 — 6:30 pm to 8 pm — $25
BEYOND THE BASIC CHAKRAS – THE SECRET OF THE HRIT PADMA
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 — 6:30 pm to 8 pm — $25
THE LOWER MIND, THE AURA, AND SELF-CREATED LIMITATIONS
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 — 6:30 pm to 8 pm — $25
AURA CLEANSING TECHNIQUES
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 — 6:30 pm to 8 pm — $25
THE HIGHER MIND – THE KEY TO PROSPERITY, HEALING, AND PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 — 6:30 pm to 8 pm — $25
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 every Tuesday afternoon and the last Sunday of each month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.
PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF NOVEMBER
by Sally Shotwell
This month we are in Scorpio Season and both the Sun (our consciousness) and Mercury (our thought processes) are sharing with us the intensity of this sign. It is the only one represented by three symbols, the Scorpion, the Eagle and the Dove (or Phoenix), illustrating our ascent toward consciousness. Relentless Pluto, God of the Underworld, rules this fixed, watery territory and he challenges us to confront our hidden issues. These include universal taboos (our instincts) and the tricky questions of Life, Death and Rebirth. We see how Scorpio is considered the sign of our transformation through the inner work we’re required to do. As we remove our emotional/psychological blocks we are blessed by a greater capacity to engage in true intimacy with others. Let’s just be sure we aren’t lured into obsession via this daunting commitment.
November 7 the Sun and Pluto, now in earthy, serious Capricorn, enjoy each other’s company, inspiring our will power to kickstart our drive to focus on personal accomplishment, freeing us from the temptation to get involved in the chaos swirling around us. November 8 Mars (our energy source) helps us get our ducks in a row as he enters cerebral, airy Aquarius which fuels our altruistic motivations promoted by innovative ideas. But before we get too carried away, lovely, relationship-oriented Venus steps into Capricorn November 11. Following her placement in scintillating Sagittarius, she encourages us to be mindful of the attractiveness of longevity and sustainability in commitments.
After the shifts we’re used to, stability may offer the reassurance we long for as we approach the Holiday Season. The shorter days brought on by the end of Daylight Savings the 6th also enhances our need to feel cozy.
Are we taking advantage of this time to be gentle with ourselves as we readjust?
When in doubt, are we remembering to deep breathe?
That being said, mental Mercury enters the sign of the Archer November 12 and he sets forth to counteract any droopy tendencies we may be succumbing to. He’s cooking up ideas that put the word FUN back in our vocabulary. This mental agility serves us well as we prepare to take advantage of the approaching Full Moon in Taurus.
This Full Moon (culmination) November 14 touches the theme of our values, including shared assets. Taurus is an earth sign ruled by the aspect of Venus representing material, physical beauty. The Moon finds herself opposite the Scorpio Sun and evolutionary Pluto, reminding us of the importance of our relationship to the physical world. The Sabian Symbol’s message is, “A jewelry shop filled with valuable gems; the social confirmation of natural excellence.” It alludes to the connection we share with what we’re exposed to and how we benefit through being united with others in this appreciation.
November 15 dynamic Mars in Aquarius is friendly with Mercury in Sagittarius as he continues to encourage us to wrap our minds around strategic planning, resulting in productive action. However, he may be somewhat led astray the 18th by dreamy Neptune in other worldly, watery Pisces. Neptune’s influence can be misleading. We need to hold on to the tried and true expectations we’re refining.
November 19 Neptune finds himself busy courting Venus before stopping in his retrograde tracks, preparing to go direct again. Like Venus under his mesmerizing spell, we may feel somewhat disoriented as realms beyond our ken enter our musings.
November 21 the Sun enters lively Sagittarius joining Mercury, creating a fiery combination which dissolves our misty thinking. Sagittarius personifies the archetype of adventure and the search for the meaning of Life. Mercury positioned here shares his enthusiasm with the natural ruler of the sign, Jupiter, belief-oriented King of the Gods, who is now passing through airy Libra. He then moves on to commune with Teacher Saturn the 23rd in a problem-solving mode. He’s not named the Messenger of the Gods for nothing.
November 24, Thanksgiving Day, the results of his brain storming comes under the scrutiny of a Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn confrontation and the message is for us to keep our own counsel as intense, dogma-based discussions may rear their ugly heads. Let’s keep Rescue Remedy handy and remember to deep breathe should the occasion arises.
The iffy situation may carry over to the 25th when Venus and Pluto churn up emotional sparks directed at our affections. The 26th Venus is confronted by exuberant Jupiter and we must be wary about becoming overwhelmed. Mercury and Uranus contribute insightful ideas preparing us to warmly embrace the promising New Moon (new beginnings) in Sagittarius November 29.
We need time alone now.
This New Moon deals with our desire to expand our horizons and spiritual boundaries. The Symbol states: “Within the depths of the earth new elements are being formed; the alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of a man’s inner life.” When our imagination comes into play, we tap into that which is possible, guiding our quest for the state C. G. Jung described as “individuation”.
The 29th is a very busy day in the Heavens as Uranus spurs Venus to investigate fascinating new opportunities. The Moon interacts with Neptune, Mars and Jupiter churning up material we’ll find useful as we initiate our own transformative programs. The 30th the Sun and Neptune interaction stimulates us to formulate ways for us to successfully walk the line between reality and the ephemeral.
We’re on our way to further clarity and let’s breathe a sigh of relief!
Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality with a healthy curiosity and a 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 SOUL REGRESSION
with Tine Kromm Henrie
Sunday, November 6, 2016. 2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
Meet Tine Kromm Henrie, spiritual channel and soul regression therapist.
Join us for this introduction to soul regression and how to raise consciousness in your current life through past life and life between lives awareness. Tine is Sweden born but now based in Denver. She is a certified past life & between lives soul regression therapist and works internationally, conducting individual sessions as well as hosting lectures about soul exploration, the spirit realm and how to activate our soul’s blueprint and life purpose. This event shines a light on the journey of souls, from the spirit realm to Earth and back. Covering cell memories, Deja vu and the transitional states of death and beyond. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
Tine Kromm Henrie is originally from Stockholm Sweden, she is a clairvoyant/clairaudient spiritual channel with a passion to see people grow in their own power. She has been working with Spirit for years and as a spiritual mentor she provides tools for self-discovery and higher understanding through soul regressions and spiritual astrology. She studied mediumship and astrology in Sweden as well as trance mediumship in England at the renowned Arthur Findlay College in London. Her formal training continued in the U.S. with hypnotherapy and she is a certified past life and between lives soul regression therapist, a Colorado registered psychotherapist and member of the “International between lives regression network”. Conducting lectures and individual sessions in the U.S. and in Europe. To learn more about Tine, please visit her website: www.accessoulknowledge.com.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIMPLETALES™ COSMIC ASTROLOGY MONTHLY UPDATE
with C. A. Brooks
Sunday, November 20, 2016. 2 – 3pm. FREE PRESENTATION.
If you are thinking about your future, your past, or just your place in the physical present, you owe yourself a visit with C. A. Brooks. C. A. has been a student of astrology for more than 25 years and a professional astrologer for over 2 decades. She has studied Tarot, Feng Shui, Space Clearing and Animal Communication. Join C. A. and friends for a fun and informational look at the astrology of the month ahead, and you may even get a personal Tarot mini-reading. Don’t miss this class. Call 303-758-9113 to register.
C. A. Brooks has been a student of astrology for 25 years and a professional Astrologer for more than two decades. Her astrological experience was started by a series of classes from Colorado’s leading astrology expert, Gayle Bachicha in the 1980′s at the Metaphysical Bookstore. In addition to astrology, her training includes Instinctive Feng Shui, Space and Clutter Clearing, Voyager Tarot, and Animal Communications, working closely with animal communicator, Joan Ranquet.
HOW TO USE MEDITATION FOR MANIFESTATION & TRANSFORMATION
with Mario C. Veo
Sunday, November 13, 2016. 2 – 3pm. $10.
Meditations help us resolve any and all obstacles. They focus our Energies to create all we desire, and help us call Spirit into our lives. They are the easiest(and most effective) tools for transformation, healing, creating, wealth and prosperity. Meditations are limitless, and can be used to create whatever you wish… Call 303-758-9113 to register.
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.
PSYCHIC FAIR — SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 2016
NOVEMBER 26, 2016 – 10 am to 6 pm
at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore
2178 S. Colorado Blvd.
$1 a minute Psychic, Palmistry or Tarot Card Readings
$1 a minute Chair Massage or Astrology/Card Readings
25% off your purchases
ALL READING SESSIONS ARE $1 A MINUTE, $10 minimum.
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.
Medium/Intuitive. Shane Sale will bring messages forth to help you live a more harmonious and balanced life.
Palmistry. Mario C. Veo will give palmistry readings throughout the day, helping you find clarity and insights right in the palm of your hand.This is an entire day dedicated to our spiritual awakening, healing, self-awareness and working toward enlightenment.
Astrology & Cards. Marci McCaffery has a great ability to help you recognize and change patterns and behaviors that are visible in your astrology chart. She also uses cards to find messages that will assist your higher consciousness.
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 26, 2016.