Shining Lotus™ has in business for more than 39 years. In fact, we’re one of the oldest metaphysical bookstores in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Metaphysical Bookstore was founded in 1972, at the dawning of the “new age”, when widespread study of Metaphysics was being re-focused. Our store was born on the east end of Colfax Avenue by Cleta Williamson, with help from spiritual teacher Dee Davis.
After Cleta’s death in 1990, her daughter Cheryl inherited the store, and managed it with the help of her father Bob Williamson. The store moved from 9511 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora to the corner of E. Evans Avenue and S. Colorado Boulevard in 1995. In 1997 the Metaphysical Bookstore merged with the Metaphysical Center to become the Metaphysical Bookstore & Center.
The store was owned and managed by astrologer Paula Roosa from 2000 to 2008.
Tim Johnson & Justin Swanström bought the store in 2008. In January 2009 the name of the store changed to Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore, then moved to 2553 S. Colorado Boulevard in the University Hills West Shopping Center in 2017.
Bob Williamson, Janice Williamson and Paula Roosa remain honored friends and frequent customers of the store.