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May 2023


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with Sunny Dowman

Sunday, May 28
2:00 to 3:00 pm


Sunny DowmanIf you are thinking about your future, your past, or just your place in the physical present, you owe yourself a visit with Astrologer Sunny Dowman. Sunny has been a student of astrology, both natal and transit, for many years and is currently studying with Chris Brennan’s Astrology School. Join Sunny and your friends for a fun and informational look at the astrology of the month ahead. Don’t miss this class.

This is a gallery Astrology discussion group that will be meeting on the last Sunday of each month. The class is free for all participants and seating is limited to 15. 

by Bruce Johnson

A Persian Sun-God Mithras

A divine dual-sexed and triple-natured Mithras is the key figure in Mithraic philosophy, which is a simplification of ancient Zoroastrian doctrines. Mithras the rock-born god is masculine, active, and solar, signifying the qualities of fire, spirit, light, and heat. The feminine aspect of Mithras is Mithra, who’s qualities are passive and lunar, and indicate matter along with the earth and water elements. Some esoteric writers use the term Mithra to mean the Lord of the Sun Mithras, with no mention of his female traits.

Like the other sun-gods including Horus, Quetzalcoatl, Krishna and Apollo, Mithras the Persian savior was three-fold, and demonstrated a 3-in-1 trinity. Mithras is also the mediator who stands at the balance point between the two opposing forces of good and evil, depicted by light and darkness. As the god of intelligence, Mithras is represented by the yellow ray and the planet Mercury, the perpetual companion of the sun. In relation to the five elements Mithras denotes the ether element which emanates fire, earth, air and water.

The birth of Mithras out of the fire mountain called Bordj is depicted in the familiar picture of Mithras lifting out of a stone. This image portrays the sun[Mithras] as a ray of light rising over the eastern horizon at the spring equinox with the sun at 0 degrees of Aries. Symbolically, this representation of the solar-god Mithras shows him as light interacting with and being released out of the earth, or physical matter.

Mithraic philosophy begins with Ahura-Mazda who depicts the ultimate creator, the sacred source of good from which all things are fashioned. All beings and life including positive and negative angels proceed from the primordial light of Ahura-Mazda. This preeminent God was without name, sex, or physical form, and was indescribable to human minds. The principles of good and evil are illustrated by Ormazd, the force of good and Ahriman, the power of evil. A Mithraic axiom teaches that the struggle for dominance between Ormazd and Ahriman takes place within each human personality. The Satan of the Bible is modelled after Ahriman.

Cave TempleContained in the Mithraic Mysteries are seven “Revelations” or Initiations starting with the neophyte being “born again” in the ritual of baptism. These seven initiations are paralleled in the seven seals that are opened in the biblical Book of Revelation. Those who passed these spiritual initiations were called “lions” like Mithras who is often shown as a lion-headed man. The initiation rites of Mithras had three primary degrees that were prepared for by the purification of the physical and non-physical bodies, controlling the lower animal nature, and mental development. Astrology involving seven planets and the sun were a major part of traditional Mithraic occultism.

The Mystery Schools of Mithras were located underground in subterranean caves, chambers and temples. Mithraism was popular in Europe and especially in Rome during the first several centuries A.D., with at least one Roman emperor being a follower of Mithras. During this time, the Persian Mysteries were taught to disciples in caverns and catacombs under the city of Rome.

When possible, the underground Mithraic temples were oriented toward the east so that the first rays of the rising sun fell on an image of Mithras or an altar through an opening or window in the ceiling called a light funnel.


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.

by Bob Romero

There’s quite a bit information available on using color to heal and I took several classes on the healing power of color. I learned that there are healing attributes associated with each color. A Reiki Master who owns her own metaphysical shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, told me that she visualizes a color on the person when she does Reiki on them without telling them. What’s amazing is that after the session they then tell her that they saw that color during the session when they closed their eyes.  She explains to them that it’s not voodoo or magic, but just energy and science.

There’s a book by Darius Dinshah called “Let There Be Light” which gives a detailed account on how his father, Dinshah P. Ghadiali, used Spectro-Chrome color attributes to heal people. He would use a projector with a halogen light bulb with color filters and determined which colors to use for a vast list of diagnosed disorders. He would shine the light on the part of the body that had the condition for about an hour, depending on the amount of color tonation needed. The subject was usually about three feet away from the lamp. He was hounded by the AMA and never was able to make the practice widespread.

I wrote an article on “Remote Healing” using prayer, Reiki, the Unseen Therapist, and the Silva Mind Control Method. It also described how I hold my hands over a list of the people for group healing using these various techniques. I had come across an article on the web on how to do this using Reiki. I decided to combine everything and integrate them with color and came up with my own technique. It is a work-in-progress as I continue to modify it in any way that I can to make it more effective.

Green Gel over textI pray and meditate beforehand so that I’m grounded, and in a good state of mind. A list of people that I send energy to, is in a document that I put on the left side of my computer screen. On the right I have the article with the script that I use while sending energy. I put one of several large color gels that I have over the list.

Purple Gel on textI use blue on Sunday and Thursday, blue green on Monday, green on Tuesday and Friday, and purple on Wednesday and Saturday. Green is for healing, blue is for soothing and calming, and purple is for spiritual healing. On some days, I’ll light a candle of the same color as the gel, to enhance the flow of energy. I also have crystals of the same colors present like purple amethyst, rose quartz, green fluorite, and blue kyanite.

Following the script on the right of the screen, I state that “I’m only available for the highest good, truth, wisdom, and light. Thank You for letting me a vessel of your Divine Energy”. In my mind, I then draw the Reiki symbols over the list, starting with the power symbol, then the distance symbol, the mental symbol, and closing with the power symbol again. I state the name of the symbols three times as I draw them. I face my palms towards the screen and ‘beam’ the Reiki energy from my palms like a torch light beam and state my intention, “I call upon the Reiki energy for all on this list. May the energy be used for their highest good and the highest good of all concerned”. I also ask that whoever did not give me permission, that the energy be sent to their guardian angel to use where appropriate. I also ask that everyone learn the karma of their illness if they have one, so that they will be totally healed. I then state “This or something better, and only for the highest good, truth, wisdom, and light, and as Spirit wills it be”. Green CandleI follow up with “In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, all his angels, saints, apostles, guides, Blessed Mary Ever Virgin the mother of God, the Holy Spirit, God Creator, Lord, Ganesh, Lady Lakshmi, Lady Saraswathi, Lord Rama, Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Durga, and Lord Krishna”. I use both Christian and Hindu spiritual components with the Japanese technique of Reiki to get all the Divine energy that I can get. As Jesus said, “Whoever is not against me, is with me”. I figure that they are all with him in the light. I may add more as I learn more about Buddha and other Chinese deities as well as ascended masters. I’m hoping that my guides will advise me on who all I should use.

Purple CandleI don’t follow the script exactly, but it keeps me on track. With my hands beaming the energy towards the screen, I mention the names and the locations of everyone on the list. For some that are ill, I call upon the Unseen Therapist which the Higher Self of each person, to help, and then I use Jose Silva’s technique of seeing the person with their disorder. I push that mental image to the right, and then see the person receiving the energy. I also push that mental image to the right, and then I visualize the person without the disorder. After that, I chant “OM” three times which is the primal sound of creation and is the most powerful mantra, followed by “Ram” three times. “Ram” invokes Lord Rama who causes the impossible to happen. I follow that with “Shreem” and “Hreem” three times each as they are also powerful mantras. I may add more depending on which mantras I find to be appropriate. I add “OM Shanti Shanti Shanti” after the mantras.

I then focus on the list in silence with my hands beaming the energy to the screen. They get very warm and even hot on some days. I wait for the heat to subside, before closing with the Reiki power symbol over the list and saying, “I now seal this process with divine love and wisdom”. I gently press my palms together and then I blow into the air across my palms as though blowing fairy dust out to the people on the list. In my imagination I see all on the list being covered in the glimmering light of the color that’s on the screen. The energy may travel over time and space to the people on the list or perhaps it travels over the internet to them. I gently detach and disconnect from all of these connections, and I ask that any energy that comes back to me cleansed and cleared. I then thank Spirit three times.

Several healers that I know, and use have given me encouragement in my attempt to send Divine loving energy. My teacher has even said that my guides really like the energy work that I’m doing using color. I have received some positive results with people saying that they feel better and have more energy. Another benefit is that the energy may help them find another source for healing. But until I hear about miraculous results, I will continue to refine it to make it better. Remember, it’s not my energy that I’m sending, I’m directing Divine energy to the people on the list using this technique. What I am sending, is the greatest gift that I have, which is love.

Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.

by Roy Neal

Old Historic Astrologer

We begin the month of May with Beltane and Pluto going retrograde on May 1st. Pluto is currently in Aquarius but will be returning to Capricorn by June 11th. The inner process of transformation and change continues to be the theme while Pluto is retrograde.

A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs in Scorpio on Friday, May 5th. The theme for this Eclipse is letting go of what no longer is of true value. Spring cleaning comes to mind.

Venus enters Cancer on Sunday, May 7th. Cancer is a sign of family and security. Relationships with family members and decisions involving home and emotional security will be our primary focus.

A Last Quarter Phase Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius on Friday, May 12th. Changes may become necessary in order to achieve professional and financial success.

Mercury goes direct in Taurus on Sunday, May 14th. Decisions that support our financial well-being will be necessary in order to insure our continued professional and personal success.

Jupiter enters Taurus on Tuesday, May 16th. The sign of Taurus is ruled by Venus. The knowledge and opportunity for business success will involve new ways of relating with others.

New Moon in TaurusA New Moon occurs in Taurus on Friday, May 19th. New beginnings in business and financial investments are likely to produce rewards in both the short and long term.

Mars enters the sign of Leo on Saturday, May 20th. Authentic self-expression and self-confidence will enhance our personal and professional interactions.

The Sun enters the sign of Gemini on Sunday, May 21st. All relationships and activities are enhanced by developing skill in dialogue and communication.

Quality friendships and alliances are favored as Venus in Cancer makes a productive aspect to Uranus in Taurus on Friday, May 26th.

A Last Quarter Phase Moon occurs in Virgo on Saturday, May 27th. Awareness of what is needed to improve the quality of work and essential projects is now at hand.

Connections with others are likely to prove valuable as the Moon enters Libra on Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.

Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally, call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.

TAURUS THE BULL in 2023 by Roy Neal

April 20 to May 20

Taurus the Bull
Photo by Hans Eiskonen on Unsplash

“We are greening with life. We bear our fruit for all creation.” The Sun enters the zodiac sign of Taurus on Thursday, April 20th. Taurus is an earth sign ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is the planet of attraction and beauty. During the time of Taurus the Earth is becoming more green and beautiful. Spring rains are supporting the growth of plants and flowers. It is time for us to till the soil and grow our gardens. April 22nd is Earth Day. Perhaps it is time to plant a tree and seek to celebrate the beauty and blessings of nature.

The sign of Taurus symbolizes what we value. The Taurus person needs to experience themselves as valued and valuable. Good food and financial security are of primary importance to the Taurus individual.

If you desire a friend who enjoys creature comforts and good food and is able to give you practical advice about manifesting personal security, you would do well to spend quality time with someone who has the Sun, Moon Ascendant or other personal planets in the zodiac sign of Taurus.       

Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally, call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.