2011 January Newsletter
in this issue
MARNIE VINCOLISI: Author Lecture and Book Signing
BRUCE JOHNSON: Exploring the Nature of Karma
MARCI McCAFFERY: January Astrological Update
NEW BOOK: A. D. After Disclosure
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AUTHOR LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING:
author of Finding Your Inner Gift, Inner Gifts Uncovered and Claiming Your Inner Gifts
Sunday, January 9 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Come learn how to create a new you. Marnie Vincolisi has created a series of 3 books to guide one along the path of self-discovery and empowerment.
Finding Your Inner Gift, Inner Gifts Uncovered, Claiming Your Inner Gifts.
Tucked away between the pages are gems of wisdom for the reader who desires to flow through life with grace and love. Here you will find simple and effective tools for personal transformation. The knowledge included can be applied by counselors, coaches, Reiki teachers/practitioners and those who are interested in personal growth.
The Life Tools included give organized easy steps, to locate understand and clear core issues. Even those who are not trained in Reiki will benefit from the knowledge shared between the pages of these books. There are practices, examples and stories to make learning fun and simple.
Any reader interested in bettering their life will profit from reading and applying the exercises found in these books. The comprehensive text will give the Reiki master teacher all the material they require to be proficient in their teaching of the Reiki and how any holistic healer can assist their clients to access buried emotional issues and clear them.
Ms. Vincolisi writes with a light heart, which makes the concepts presented interesting, sometimes humorous and always easy to understand. She shares her vast knowledge with nothing held back. Come meet Marnie and get an inside look at her findings and discover which book would best empower you.
Marnie Vincolisi specializes in personal growth and empowerment. Her loyal readers and students enthusiastically praise her writing and lectures, identifying her as an educator with the innate ability to lovingly guide others to find and cultivate the gifts with themselves.
Call 303-758-9113 to register.
JANUARY ASTROLOGICAL UPDATE
by Marci McCaffery
As another year lies before us, we look forward with faith and optimism for what the New Year will hold.
2011 begins with a partial Solar eclipse on January 4th at 13 degrees Capricorn, highlighting a *Jupiter-Uranus conjunction at 27 degrees Pisces. This conjunction squares the Galactic Center (our higher dimensional, Milky Way Galaxy) at 26 degrees 55 minutes, Sagittarius. *Jupiter, the planet of expansion and Uranus, the planet of intuitive awakenings and change, serves to illuminate our awareness of unity consciousness. This is further emphasized by a collective readiness to move beyond the past. We are encouraged to embrace our interconnectedness and interdependence, as we become master teachers to build a more enlightened society.
The Sabian symbol for this eclipse “instructs us to learn from history and carry forward only what will serve us now.” The impact of these energies symbolizes a significant turning point in history, catalyzing profound disturbances to break old patterns in both inner and outer developments. Major personal and social changes prompt new beginnings. Our ambitions and priorities undergo huge shifts as we refocus and readjust to a new reality.
This month features four planets changing signs: The romantic yearnings of Venus takes a holiday from (1/7 to 2/3/11) as it transits through the adventurous, fun- loving sign of Sagittarius. This is a good time to plan a trip or take advantage of a higher learning experience, away from home. Avoid overindulgence during this time. Action-oriented, Mars makes its transit from conservative Capricorn to the uncharted, unpredictable energies of Aquarius (1/15 to 2/22/11). Jupiter enters Aries from (1/23 to 6/ 4/11), offering increased self-confidence, generosity and exciting new horizons to expand our lives. On (1/13-2/21/11), Mercury, the planet that holds the key to how we think, learn, speak and communicate, enters Capricorn. Our productivity quotient increases as we focus our attention on ambitious accomplishment. On January 25th, Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn takes a six month retrograde journey from (1/25-6/12/11) as it transits backwards through the sign of Libra. We are compelled to review, release and set boundaries to all that is out of balance in our relationships. We are inclined to make adjustments as we reclaim our own inner authority. This is a significant time to take a giant leap forward. Use the sensitivities of the Cancer Full Moon on January 19th at 29 degrees Cancer to explore your true feelings and trust your instincts to make your move.
For a more extensive Astro-Overview of what lies ahead for 2011, please join my free lecture on Saturday, January 15th from 2-3PM at Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore, 303 758- 9113.
Marcia McCaffery is a practicing, certified astrological counselor, Reiki master teacher, spiritual advisor, and an accredited life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She is a featured astrological consultant at Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore. To learn how these changes impact you personally, contact Marci at firstname.lastname@example.org For free, valuable resources visit her web site at www.stardirectionastrology.com
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EXPLORING THE NATURE OF KARMA
by Bruce Johnson
Ancient Wisdom/Occultism Examiner
The doctrine of karma can be compared to a mysterious land that as pioneers in thought, we have just begun to investigate. Understanding the basic qualities of karma can be a map to treasures of truth hidden within this universal law that all are subject to. Let’s examine this spiritual law of divine justice which is as broad in scope, unchanging, and real as any law known to modern science.
Karma can be defined as action, or effect producing cause. The Law of Karma is the law of cause and effect, and is true for individual souls as well as groups of people. The combined individual karmas of any group comprise its collective karma, which each person in the group affects and is effected by. The law states that every action must have an effect, and that every effect is preceded by a related cause. The effect is always proportionate to the cause, and is similar in nature to the originating energy. Jesus symbolized this truth in the parable of the seeds and fruit. The seed signifies the cause, with the fruit indicating the effect. Good seeds or actions must yield a harvest of healthy fruit, or positive karma, as bad seeds necessarily bring fruits of negative karma, and so we are all judged by the fruits of our actions.
Time is no issue to the eternal Law of Karma which maintains the perfect balance and equilibrium that is at the root of our universe. In spite of any situation where injustice temporarily seems to prevail, we can be assured that ultimately, karma avenges and rewards the innocent and brings justice to the guilty. Karma has been called “The Great Adjuster”, and works to restore harmony where action has created disharmony and imbalance, whether on a personal or planetary scale. The divine Law of Karma is ever
present, inescapable, and never errs. “Like attracts like” is the essence of this cosmic law.
In the very real Book of Life, all actions of each soul, good, bad, and indifferent are recorded to their credit or debit. Truly, God is not mocked-“As we sow, so shall we reap”. Buddhism teaches that the demonstration of divine love brings all earthly karma to an end.
Bruce Johnson is the Arvada Ancient Wisdom/Occultism Examiner at www.examiner.com. He 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.
NEW BOOK: A. D. After Disclosure
by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel
A. D. AFTER DISCLOSURE: The Peoples Guide to Life After Contact by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel
This book is not one of them.
Over six decades into this quiet revolution, we can now see the outlines of a reality that has been sneaking up on us, one step at a time. The issue that was hushed up by one generation, then turned into an object of derision by another, now demands to be heard straight up in ours.
Since the first major wave of UFO sightings in 1947, the number of people who believe that UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin has steadily risen. Today a majority of Americans, as well as other global citizens, believe that this is so, and at least five percent claim to have seen a UFO.
The evidence that something strange has been happening is voluminous and convincing. All you have to do is look for it. Over the years, determined researchers have forced the release of once-classified reports prepared by the U.S. government and other nations. These accounts tell a story of contact through the eyes of thousands of professional witnesses – law enforcement, military pilots, and even astronauts. Most of the public now rejects the theory that all sightings can be explained away as weather balloons, swamp gas flares, ball lighting, or mass hallucination. Instead, people seem to have settled on one conclusion:
At least some UFOs appear to be intelligently controlled physical craft of some kind from some place that is not here.
Accepting that as our starting point is what makes our book different.
A.D. After Disclosure is the first project to focus on what might happen after an announcement that UFOs are real.
Even if you have been a skeptic on the subject of UFOs or, if you do believe in them but doubt that the secrecy is likely to end any time soon, this book should still engage you. Consider it a fascinating “what if?”
What if UFO secrecy were to end? How would that change our world?
No secret can last forever. Our own society is changing so fast, so completely, that we are likely to be unrecognizable within a mere century from now. In such a world, with intelligent computers, advanced quantum computing, and nearly unforeseeable developments in global communication, can we really believe that a secret such as the presence of an alien intelligence on Earth can continue to remain hidden and undisclosed? At what point between now and then do we cross the threshold of knowing the truth about UFOs, and having an open acknowledgment of them in our world? It might be as soon as next week, or as long as several more generations, but it will not be forever. It will happen. The wall of official denial that has been in place for more than half a century now is showing cracks.
And yet, an acknowledgment that “UFOs are real and some of them are not us” will not end the debate, but only lead to more questions. It might also mark a new phase of the mystery.
Will Disclosure lead to social panic? Undermine religion? Destroy the stock market? Or will it lead to revolutionary new technologies, extended life spans, and world peace?
If alien civilizations have sent their own explorers across the universe to visit us, who are they? What do they want? And why would some of our own people have kept the news of their arrival from the rest of us? What will unmasking a truth of this magnitude do to our reality, our way of life, our culture, our society? Could it be that these beings are not “visitors” fromanother part of our universe, but full-time residents of our world already? Are even stranger physics involved, such as dimensions or time travel?
Any such revelation will be a game-changer of monumental proportions. Unlike 9/11 when we said everything changed, in this case it really will.
Full Disclosure could usher in an age of human unity, or it could lead to global despair. It could lead to a whole new age, or it could bring the world to its knees.
Also available from Richard Dolan and Keyhole Publishing Company:
UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973 ($24.95)and UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-up Exposed 1973-1991 ($26.95). The two-part detailed chronological narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Working from hundreds of declassified records and other primary and secondary sources, Dolan centers his investigation on the American military and intelligence communities, demonstrating that they take UFOs seriously indeed.