Meet Our Staff

 

God is too big to fit inside one religion

Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore serves a diverse local community. We are one of the oldest metaphysical bookstores in the Rocky Mountain region, and we’re proud to offer the largest selection of new, used and out-of-print metaphysical books in Colorado.

Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson is a child of the 60s. He transformed his Mennonite background into a passion for rock music, a commitment to the politics of peace and non-violence, and an interest in the spirituality of India. He has a special reverence for Hanuman, the Hindu God of Devotion and Service. Before buying the Shining Lotus™, Tim worked 15 years in book and magazine wholesaling, and 7 years as a tele-communications and networking technician.

Justin Swanstrom

Justin Swanström

Justin Swanström is a voracious reader and book hoarder, with a lifelong interest in metaphysical topics. He has a BA in Medieval History, with concentrations in literature and philosophy. Justin has worked as a commercial real estate analyst, a technical writer and editor, a software development manager, and a real estate and business attorney.

Gayle Bachiccha

Gayle Bachicha

Gayle Bachicha is a retired spiritual astrologer and teacher, with 53 years of experience. She is the author of Pocket Dictionary of Astrology. She has been with the store in various capacities for over 35 years. Before coming to the store, she owned Tickerwick Publications and Jacob’s Ladder Bookstore.

Jill I Stearns & grandson

Jill I Stearns joined the Shining Lotus™ team as we celebrated our 40th year in business. She devoted nearly 20 years working as a sales associate in a New Age Bookstore in Boulder. She has been studying spiritual subjects for years and is now joyfully creating her own hand-made jewelry, incorporating a life-long love for stones.