2011 June Newsletter
JUNE ASTROLOGICAL UPDATE by Marci McCaffery
CUBE SYMBOLISM AND ANCIENT WISDOM by Bruce Johnson
INTRO TO CHAKRA AWAKENING AND BOOK SIGNING with Margaret Ann Lembo
HOT BOOKS FOR SUMMER – Jacobsen, Christi and La Pierre
SOUND HEALING CONCERT
with PARADISO and RASAMAYI
Wednesday, June 22, 2010. 7:00 pm at the Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore. Admission $20.
Are you ready for a sound experience which transcends healing, connecting you with the divine and activating your soul’s potential for peace, joy, purpose and abundance on all levels?
Paradiso is a master didjeridoo player with five bestselling, chart-topping CDs, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and been billed alongside luminaries including Steven Halpern, Michael Bernard Beckwith and Neale Donald Walsch; Rasamayi is a Singing Bowl Master Alchemist who has served the evolution of thousands nationwide with the Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls and voicework.
These twin flames travel worldwide to share the divine vibrations of love and light; their collaborative debut CD, 3rd Eye Rising, is an instant #1 bestseller which debuted at #5 on the worldwide charts. Don’t miss this transformative experience!
New from world-renowned master didjeridoo player and sound healer Paradiso and singing bowl Master Alchemist Rasamayi, 3rd Eye Rising has been crafted to guide you through a mystic journey of ascending realms. Facilitated by the soul-stirring drone of the didjeridoo, healing seed mantras and crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, each song is a beautiful and powerful energy “prescription” crafted to unlock the divine gift after which it is named: bliss, gratitude, invocation, abundance, transformation, love, guidance, flow, wisdom, power and purpose.
Tune in to the higher frequencies of your 3rd Eye Rising and experience accelerated evolution, soul travel, and healing on all levels. Perfect for meditation, massage and other healing practices, 3rd Eye Rising is healing music featuring the didjeridoo and crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, with chanting, keyboard, and shamanic percussion.
Each song is an energy “prescription” facilitating transformation, healing on all levels, and spiritual gifts to serve the wellness and evolution of Paradiso and Rasamayi’s fans and clients worldwide. This channeled music facilitates your transformation, deepening your connection to your Guides and Path, integrating these spiritual gifts ever more fully into your life: bliss, gratitude, invocation, abundance, transformation, love, guidance, flow, wisdom, power and purpose.
June Astrological Update
by Marci McCaffery
June opens with a flurry of activity, marking the beginning of three major eclipses. Contrasting patterns of stability and instability suggest an unpredictable theme. On June 1st, an intense Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees Gemini highlights increased social and intellectual pursuits. This is a great time to meet new people and expand your social circle. New channels of perception are highlighted as well. The more positive we remain in our thoughts, the more positive our circumstances become. The Gemini Sun-Moon conjunction is in a harmonious aspect with Saturn in Libra, (both in mental, air signs). This helps us be more selective in initiating new beginnings. We are advised to avoid distractions and focus on one issue at a time.
Positive aspects between expansive Jupiter and mystical Neptune provide many rewarding opportunities from (May 31st to June 12th)). Neptune turns retrograde on June 3rd until Nov 9th. Our ability to internalize, accept, and surrender to the natural flow of universal rhythm is accentuated.
On June 4th, expansive Jupiter makes its third sign transition, as it enters dependable Taurus until June 11th 2012. This stabilizing energy implies opportunities for increased abundance and improved economic situations. Maintaining a spirit of generosity is crucial during this opportune period.
On June 15th, a Lunar eclipse at 24 degrees Sagittarius, closely conjuncts our Milky Way Galaxy at 27 degrees Sagittarius. These energies intensify our ability to understand old information in a new, more enlightened way. Similar to the Solar eclipse, this is a time to follow the promptings of our intuition for guidance. Use this full moon to explore how old beliefs may be holding you back. Our ability to let go of outmoded emotional patterns is essential. The Summer Solstice arrives on June 21st, the longest day of the year. The energy is vital for exploring new ideas and implementing practical solutions.
Additional features for the month include; Venus, as it moves out of dependable Taurus into the erratic energies of Gemini. Love for variety is in the air. However, be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Saturn picks up sped as it resumes forward motion in Libra on the 12th. This will stimulate us to assume responsibility for the reality we create. Mercury changes signs on the 16th as it moves into the emotionally tentative waters of Cancer. Our thoughts turn to home, family, women and property. Fiery Mars moves out of plodding Taurus into breezy, versatile Gemini on June 20th, where the pace is likely to accelerate and quicken.
Marcia McCaffery is a certified astrological counselor specializing in life purpose, career and relationship readings. She is also a Reiki master teacher, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She has had lifelong involvement with meditation and the healing arts. 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 http://www.stardirectionastrology.com
CUBE SYMBOLISM & ANCIENT WISDOM
by Bruce Johnson
A cube or hexahedron is a square in three dimensions with each face equal in size. The New Jerusalem that allegorically descends from heaven in the Book of Revelation is a cube of approximately 1400 miles in length, width, and height. Islam’s holy mosque in Mecca contains the Caaba, which is based on the double cube. Esoterically, the cube is a symbol of the regenerated and perfected soul, living in a state of permanence.
The ancients often symbolized the logical rational mind of man as a cube, in contrast to the spirit, signified by a sphere. The cube is one of the five perfect solids of Plato and Pythagoras, along with the tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron. It corresponds to the number four, the body and the earth element, and is symbolic of matter, stability, solidity, and truth, which is eternal and unchanging. Cube symbolism is also found of the Tarot, contained in the Emperor, Chariot, and Justice Cards. The Devil Card displays a half- cube, representing imperfection, imbalance, and excessive materialism.
The cube was frequently used as a pattern in ancient times for many types of buildings, including temples of all kinds, and was often the foundation stone of the structure. The six faces of the cube when unfolded form a Latin cross. Numerous altars and temples around the world were based on the cube and/or the Latin cross, including the famous Temple of Solomon.
The crystal system of different elements, minerals, and gems, are not surprisingly, built on the cube. Halite (salt), fluorite, pyrite, garnet, lapis lazuli, spinel, and diamond are all based on the cubic crystal system. Many of the metals with the densest specific gravity are based on the cube. This group includes copper, silver, gold, platinum, and lead.
Although not known for religious structures founded on the cube, Larimer Square in Denver does have restored buildings of Civil War vintage that are architecturally interesting to see.
The book – The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols, edited by Udo Becker, is a good book for the student of symbology, along with – A Dictionary of Symbols, by J.E. Cirlot.
INTRODUCTION TO CHAKRA AWAKENING AND BOOK SIGNING
with Margaret Ann Lembo
Please join us at 6:30 pm before this event for a free Meet and Greet with Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening and the Angel Gemstone Oracle Deck.
Mon June 20, 2011, INTRODUCTION TO CHAKRA AWAKENING and Book Signing with Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy and the Power of Positive Thought (Llewellyn Worldwide)and the Angel Gemstone Oracle Deck. Bring balance, prosperity, joy, and overall wellness to your life. Use gemstones and crystals to tap into the amazing energy within you.
This event gives you an overview of the seven main chakras that influence everything from prosperity and self-confidence to communication and intuition. Experience simple techniques with gems, crystals, affirmations and aromatherapy to manifest any goal and create positive change in your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Recommended Reading: Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy and the Power of Positive Thought. Chakra Awakening also features color photos and exercises for clearing negative energy, dispelling outdated belief systems, and identifying areas in your life that may be out of balance. Book signing to follow. Call 303-758-9113 to register. 7 – 9pm, $20.
Margaret Ann Lembo is the owner of The Crystal Garden, a bookstore, gift store and spiritual center located in Boynton Beach, FL, since 1988 and is the author of Chakra Awareness: Transform Your Reality Using Color, Crystals, Aromatherapy and the Power of Positive Thought published by Llewellyn Worldwide in April 2011. She has certified hundreds of people during her Crystal Healer Certification courses, Angel Messenger Practitioner® Programs and her Aromatherapy classes. Now Margaret Ann will be sharing her joyful nature facilitating a number of events in our area.
Margaret Ann has a background of training in a variety of venues. She’s been trained by Medicine Men and Women in spiritual healing and regression therapy, maintained the practice of yoga for over 30 years and received certifications from naturopaths, color therapy practitioners, tarot masters, and remembers Crystal Healing techniques through past life recall. She facilitates regression therapy for many people.
Margaret Ann is a spoken audio recording artist with a line a guided meditation CDs and a positive affirmation CD. The positive affirmation CD, Think Good Thoughts, was developed to improve self esteem to listen to while you drive or work out. Her line of medical grade oils sold nationwide is expansive as it includes best selling Smudge In Spray and Guardian Angel Spray. The line of mists and sprays relieves many mental, emotional, spiritual and physical challenges. You can find her products at Shining Lotus in Denver.
As President of a national trade organization, COVR – Coalition of Visionary Resources – she gives back to the visionary community and gains so much more knowledge through interaction with fellow visionary authors, retailers, vendors, publishers, manufacturers, artists, musicians and spiritual entrepreneurs.
Go meet Margaret Ann and experience her comedic nature as she facilitates Chakra Awareness and signs her books for you at Shining Lotus in Denver.
Hot Books for Summer
by Annie Jacobsen $27.99
It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades.
Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing itself was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.
Annie Jacobsen had exclusive access to nineteen men who served the base proudly and secretly for decades and are now aged 75-92, and unprecedented access to fifty-five additional military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and engineers linked to the secret base, thirty-two of whom lived and worked there for extended periods. In Area 51, Jacobsen shows us what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror.
This is the first book based on interviews with eye witnesses to Area 51 history, which makes it the seminal work on the subject. Filled with formerly classified information that has never been accurately decoded for the public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious activities of the top-secret base into a gripping narrative, showing that facts are often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.
About the Author – Annie Jacobsen is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and an investigative reporter whose work has also appeared in The National Review and The Dallas Morning News. Her two-part series The Road to Area 51 was one of the most read in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
by Nicolya Christi $16.00
A step-by-step guide to creating a sustainable global shift in consciousness starting with an inner-world shift at the personal level
• Provides psychological and spiritual exercises to heal deep trauma imprints, raise your vibration, and realign with your soul’s higher purpose
• Identifies the signs and symptoms of the 12 stages of ascension as we approach the global spiritual awakening of 2012
• Offers an in-depth overview of 2012 prophecies foretelling of humanity’s arrival at a point of no return on the Winter Solstice of 2012 as well as guidance in preparing for the New World prophesied to emerge in 2013
Sounding the clarion call for a global shift in consciousness starting at a personal level, Nicolya Christi presents a step-by-step guide to healing and transforming your inner world–an essential step toward co-creating a world shift as we head toward the tipping point of 2012. She offers core psychological insights and exercises, spiritual teachings, guided visualizations, and a concise overview of the spiritual and astronomical events surrounding 2012, as well as identifying the signs and symptoms of the 12 different stages of ascension, a process that millions are currently experiencing as we approach the global spiritual awakening of 2012. She explains how to clear past-life, ancestral, and current trauma imprints lodged within your energy field to accelerate the process of conscious evolution and ascension. Revealing that many people chose to reincarnate in this lifetime as “midwives” to help birth the New World, this book provides a way to rediscover your soul’s higher purpose, thus serving your own evolutionary journey as well as that of the Earth.
About the Author – Nicolya Christi is a conscious evolutionist, writer, spiritual teacher and mentor, global activist, and workshop facilitator. The founder of the WorldShift Movement, she lives near Rennes-le-Chateau in southern France.
by Sundaram La Pierre $26.95
WHERE SOULS DREAM GOD is a unique glimpse into the ancient culture of India as seen by Westerners who have adopted that culture as their own. Anyone who is fascinated by the magic and the mystery of that holy land will find this book intoxicating. If you have ever thought about going there, after reading WHERE SOULS DREAM GOD, you may just have to put your life on hold and leave tomorrow…
Features the full-length audio CD
I Love You, India,
by Sri Swami Nirvanananda
WHERE SOULS DREAM GOD
Westerners’ Perceptions of Spiritual India
•Three poems about India by Paramahansa Yogananda, one of which — “If I Visit India” — is not currently available in an SRF publication. (Used by permission of Self-Realization Fellowship).
•A tribute to India by Sri Daya Mata, president and Sanghamata of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.
•30 stories about spiritual India by Swami Atmarupananda (senior Vedanta Society minister), Swami Mangalananda of the Sri Anandamayi Ma Ashrams in Indore and Omkareshwar, Swamini Umamaiya Udasin, Sadvi Bhagwati of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, kirtan singers Jai Uttal, Krishna Das and Vaiyasaki Das, and stories from devotees of many backgrounds and traditions.
•The author’s own perceptions and feelings about India, including many of his own personal experiences.
•Poems by Swami Shantananda Giri of Yogoda Satsanga Society and Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati, the ‘Singing Monk.’
•”In the Presence of the Saints” about the spiritual legacy of India’s saints, masters, avatars and rishis.
•Appendices: “India” by Swami Sivananda and “Swami Avdheshananda Giri: Spiritual Practicality in Action” by Rajiv Malik.
•Includes approximately 100 photos.
•The 17 page glossary is an education in itself!