2013 October Newsletter

 

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

Shining Lotus logoThe Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972

OCTOBER 2013

2178 South Colorado Blvd, Denver Colorado 80222      303-758-9113

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in this issue

TOXIC CHAOS…OR…HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE A JOYOUS LIFE by Mario C. Veo

MOVE BEYOND YOUR DIAGNOSIS by Audra Browne

PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF OCTOBER by Sally Shotwell

A BETTER WAY TO MANIFEST…OR, HOW TO TALK TO SPIRIT, AND HAVE IT LISTEN! by Mario C. Veo

A BRACO DVD EVENT – October 9, 2013

THE DUAL PHYSICAL BODY by Bruce Johnson

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TOXIC CHAOS…OR…HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE A JOYOUS LIFE

by Mario C. Veo

Toxic EmotionsMany, many, many years ago friends of mine decided that “it was about time that I grew up and settled down…and that they knew this really nice girl…”

She was described as fun, energetic and passionate. Giving in to my curiosity I accepted…and it turned out to be the most bizarre – but energetic – date. Quite simply, I thougt, we would catch a play, go to a nice little Italian restaurant, and see what happens…well, what did I know…?

It all started when I thought I would ‘take a short-cut’ which landed me on a road much too narrow – overwhelmed by traffic, I rushed (just a few minutes late) to her apartment only to find her already waiting for me impatiently. What followed was (ehm) ‘an interesting discussion’ as to the best way to get to the Theatre. We did get there (just in time), flying up the stairs and being rushed to our seats just as the curtains rose (be grateful for small mercies, we did not have any time for chit-chat).

The play was, I thought, rather nice – some experimental piece about inner angst and getting lost in an overwhelming world of money and prostitution. How was I to know that she was a “cultural activist”, with strong opinions about the writer, the director, and the leading actress? I seem to remember her multiple use of the words prostitution!, debasement of human morals!, Nietzsche (yes, good ol’ Freddy)…and some other stuff. She was a Philosophy major, so she had a good vocabulary.

Dinner was…well, the food was, as always, great (although I must say, that night I appreciated the wine a bit more)…let’s just say that the discussion followed as it had been. As I drove her home – thinking that finally it was over – she totally surprised me by saying how stimulating the evening had been, how much she had enjoyed our ‘exchange of opinions’ and that she was looking forward (really?!) to our next date!!!

Well, smack me with a mackerel… and here I thought that it was beyond ruined! (no, I did not take her up on her offer of a night cap…I may be a guy, and I know all about which head drives my hormones…but I can equally look into the future. If this was what she found exciting, then I would have no pleasure. So, as a good gentleman (yes, I can be that as well) I politely declined…and refrained from making further comments…

What did all this teach me? NEVER allow your ‘friends’ to meddle in your lovelife… next – DO NOT accept any blind dates without much research…but most of all – Way too many people enjoy the Drama of Life…all that is Chaotic, Traumatic, filled with Turmoil…they find exciting! For them, this is Life at its most interesting…How sad!
Later, through my Spiritual Studies, I learned about the connection between Chaos and Illness…between Drama and Unhappiness…between Antagonism and the Dark Brotherhood.

Which brings me to this month’s classes – October is dedicated to learning how to release our Toxic Emotions, how to balance our Stress, how to awaken our Higher Mind, and how to create ‘True and Proper protection’…so that we can all embrace a Joyous Life. Or, would you like an ‘energetic date’…I know this girl who…she’s really nice…very (ehm) “fun…energetic…passionate“…

So… what have you got to lose? …except your limitations!?!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 — 7 pm to 8:30 pm — $20.
TOXIC EMOTIONS…OR…HOW I LEARNED TO BE NICE AND LIVE A JOYOUS & PROSPEROUS LIFE

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 7 pm to 8:30 pm — $20.
THE MAGNETIC MIND…OR…HOW MY SUBCONSCIOUS CREATES OPPORTUNITIES (OR NOT)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 — 7 pm to 8:30 pm — $20.
THE HIGHER MIND…AND THE LIBERATION FROM THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS REALITY

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 7 pm to 8:30 pm — $20.
ENERGY IMPRINTS…THE POWER OF VIBRATION AND RESONANCE

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — 7 pm to 8:30 pm — $20.
AN INITIATION INTO LIGHT

Call 303-758-9113 to register for any or all of these classes.

Mario Veo

Mario C. Veo

Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus Bookstore.

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MOVE BEYOND YOUR DIAGNOSIS

with Audra Browne

Monday, October 7, 2013.      7 – 9 pm.      $20.

checkupDo you have mystery symptoms that leave your mainstream medical doctors totally baffled? 
Do you find that the only help you are able to secure is through alternative medicine, shamanic healers, TCMs, etc.? Do your symptoms come on on suddenly, acutely, debilitatingly, and then completely disappear for periods of time?

Have you been labeled as having fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or any of the other related “medical mystery” disorders) with no resolution of symptoms except through opiate pain relievers or other slightly effective medications that leave you unable to function?
Do you find that when you go for diagnostic testing, the doctors make guesses, put you on medicines, and never give you clear-cut answers or results?
Furthermore, if you do have a test-verifiable condition, do you find your medications react in ways doctors don’t suspect?

Furthermore…
Have you ever suspected that something was just different about the way you process the world? Have you ever considered that you’re not crazy, or misled, or maladjusted…that your body knows something you don’t? That your hunch that you are somehow different is actually right?
If any of this describes you, welcome to the club.

What would you say if I told you that the cause may be genetic, and that it may have a  very simple treatment? How much time, money and effort might you save yourself by ordering a simple genetic test?

My name is Audra Browne, and for all intents and purposes, to both the standard and the alternative medical establishment, I’m no one. But to you…I may have the answer you seek.

My story is simple. I was once a beleaguered patient, with “more problems than the average 20 or 30 year old”, as all of my doctors and practitioners had stated it. However, a background in the more clandestine and hidden areas of research, experience in practical chemistry, a keen intuition for how the ‘back door’ of the internet functions, plus a couple of really fortunate strokes of providence, once I hit the bottom of my endurance, were what led me to a realization that has rocked not only my world, but the worlds of those who surround me, and has set me on the path to curing the sometimes debilitating ailments I was suffering from.

Some of the stuff I am going to tell you is dense, other pieces hard to believe, some you’ve heard a number of times, and maybe you’ve even dismissed these absolute truths as propaganda, “health nut kookiness” or lies. But what I will tell you in the course will change your life, and may save it, too. That’s why it’s important that you know how to start unraveling your personal puzzle, and what path you or a loved one must take, so that you no longer tolerate incorrect diagnoses, unneeded prescriptions, and dangerous medical guessing on the part of your doctors.

Come and take the class. Within it, you will discover the things that have been holding you or those you love back, how to get tested, and how to proceed  with this new information that you now have. Come and discover the answer to the problems that have been plaguing you throughout your life. Are you part of the 40 to 60% of the human population who could benefit from this simple knowledge?

Come and find out for yourself! Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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MANIFESTING JOY

by Lisa Froman

obstaclesSunday, October 13, 2013. 2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.

Lisa Froman

Lisa Froman

Joy is a remarkable experience. It creates a new gear for the mind, it purifies and heals, it catalyzes new inspiration and vision, and it uplifts. Your physical, emotional and mental problems cannot reach your joy. In this class you will learn specific processes to release the deeper levels of encapsulated joy stuck in your system. You will learn how to immerse yourself in joy, on demand and how to manifest lasting joy.

Lisa Froman is an instructor of Ancient Wisdom Teachings and Spiritual Counselor, specializing in teaching people how to achieve
their goals and transform their lives using the power of the mind. She is available for Spiritual Counseling and Life Coaching every Friday afternoon from 12 – 5 and the third Sunday of the month from 12 – 5 at the Shining Lotus.

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PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF OCTOBER

by Sally Shotwell

7LibraThe sign of Libra (relationships) is ruled by Venus (love) and we find ourselves entering October with the Sun being influenced by interpersonal considerations. The status quo on which we’ve based our lives and choices is eroding and we are unsure what to expect as we forge ahead. A lot of times our role in the family or community may be changing and this can put pressure on our closest associations.

Libra is reminding us that, with effort and commitment, balance can be achieved in our relationships in spite of external influences. Open communication is a key factor in making this possible and that requires us to be aware of where we are coming from.

Fortunately, the New Moon in Libra (balanced new cycles) on October 4 carries a reassuring message regarding the inner work we have been doing. The Sabian Symbol for this Moon, alludes to miners emerging from a deep well after successfully meeting challenging circumstances. I relate this to the soul searching we’ve been encouraged to go through in order to understand and process intense feelings and previously hidden material whose seeds were planted long ago. Persevering in this hard work has reaped the reward of increased self knowledge.

ScorpioThis new awareness will really come in handy as we face whatever surprises may be in store relating to the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square (intense revolution). It will also help us in evaluating how to deal with the dilemma posed by the October 18 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries (active change). This Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol describes a man possessed of more gifts than he can hold. It implies that the possibility of success is built into our situation if we are able to read how to use our resources and not be seduced by its illusory glamor.

In evaluating what we have to offer and how that can be employed in contributing to others’ well being, we will avoid overextending ourselves or acting irresponsibly. What attributes of yours would you  like to tap into? Who would you like to join forces with?

On October 21, Mercury (thought) turns retrograde in Scorpio (mystery) followed on October 22 by the Sun (your core identity) going into Scorpio (the hidden). We are encouraged to be alert to hidden messages and ground ourselves in order to be sensitive to our intuition. In delving below the surface of our experiences we may find profound insights. Whether we rely on being in nature, meditate or have other outlets for achieving stillness, the results will really be worth the effort!

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A BETTER WAY TO MANIFEST…OR, HOW TO TALK TO SPIRIT, AND HAVE IT LISTEN!

by Mario C. Veo

Talk to SpiritNo matter how ‘attractive’ a new approach may appear, some things should not be forgotten for they are still the best way.

Since the very beginning of Time, gifted Medicine Men and Women reached out to Spirit for guidance and protection. As their skills grew, they learned how to call upon the very Energies of Creation, and through these, achieve a most joyful and satisfying Life…not for them the struggles and turmoils of everyday…nor the meek subservient attitudes of the masses…

NO!  They were Men and Women of Power…not some little submissive wusses who timidly approached Life with faint heart… They were CREATORS!!, shapers of their own Destiny…wise in the Ways of Spirit.
…and, they left us their Knowledge, IF we are good enough to follow in their footsteps (now, ain’t that a hoot!?!)

ritual & ceremonyThere is great power in Rituals and Ceremonies, for they not only invoke Spirit, but weave together Energies to manifest safely and efficiently.

We are offering a 7-week Workshop Series starting September 14th to October 26th. (Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 pm)
Each Saturday we will explore in-depth a different Ritual or Ceremony that will empower you to shape your Life and live joyfully and abundantly.

We will cover Blessing and Protection Rituals (both personal and for home/business); Invocations for Good Luck/Prosperity/Wealth; Healing Rituals; Divorce Ceremonies (did you know that until you do this, you are still tied to your Ex… ye’gads!). You will also learn how to personalize Rituals to manifest whatever you desire…safely and efficiently.

So… what have you got to lose? …except your limitations!?!

Saturday, October 5, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 — 2 pm to 3:30 pm — $20.
               Plan to stay for a half-hour meditation — 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm — $5.

Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus Bookstore.

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JOIN US FOR A BRACO DVD GATHERING!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013.     7 – 8:30 pm.      FREE PRESENTATION.
bracoJoin us for a special evening as we show a DVD of Braco and have some local volunteers on hand to share their stories and answer questions.  Hear why thousands of people attend Braco’s gazings all over the world.
Braco has a gaze that touches his visitors with peace, silence and hope.  Amazing transformations happen during these gazings, including physical, emotional, mental and financial.  Many find themselves with new power, vitality and increased zest for life.  He simply gazes in silence and it’s in this silence that the transformations occur.
In 2012 he was invited to be a special guest at the United Nations Tillman Chapel, where he gazed over the UN employees and received a special Peace Pole award.  This event was broadcast three times on the jumbotron overlooking Times Square in New York City on Nov. 26.  A few days later the N.Y. police commissioner issued a press release that starting on Nov. 26 and for 24 hours, there were no violent crimes reported in the 5 burroughs of New York City, the first time this has happened in recent history.  Coincidence?  You decide.
This will be a fun-filled evening.  We would love to have you attend.

Then join us to see Braco live in October:

When:  October 23 and 24, 12 noon – 8 pm each day
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
Cost:    Tickets are only $8/session or $72/all day.  For more information and tickets go to www.BracoColorado.com.
Connect with us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BracoColoradoGazing
For the latest Braco Colorado news, event information, connect with the community, volunteer opportunities and to share their love, go to www.BracoColorado.com .
For more testimonials and stories about Braco, go to www.Braco.net.

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THE DUAL PHYSICAL BODY

by Bruce Johnson

etherichandEsoteric Science teaches that physical matter exists in seven grades or levels of density. The coarseness or fineness of the matter corresponds to its rate of vibration. Our physical bodies contain all seven grades of physical matter. The visible portion of the human body we call the dense physical body. It is composed of the three densest or lowest levels of physical matter, solid, liquid and gaseous.

ethericbodyThe invisible portion of the body is called the etheric body or etheric double. This etheric body is made of physical matter from the four finest or highest grades of etheric substance.  These four grades of super-subtle physical matter are very much finer than the most rarefied gas, but are still physical in nature. The etheric body interpenetrates, and is the template for, the dense physical body. The etheric body is not a vehicle of consciousness, but the energy body which translates prana or vitality for use by the dense physical body. It receives solar prana from the sun, specializes this life force to the particular needs of the dense physical body, and distributes this specialized prana life force throughout the etheric body, and then to the dense physical body.

The network of nadis in the etheric body which distributes the pranic vitality, is the underlying pattern for the bodies nervous system, as the main chakras on the surface of the etheric body, are the root of the physical endocrine glands. The aura of the etheric body normally projects a few inches beyond the skin. A vital person has lines of force within the health aura that project 90 degrees from any portion of the body. When a person is depleted or sick, these energy lines droop and sag with the lack of life force vitality. Brilliant sunshine generates vast amounts of pranic life force. Less solar vitality is generated during cloudy weather, and even less at night. Several days of cloudy weather show a marked decrease of prana in the atmosphere. Prana is more abundant and available in summer months than winter ones, peaking at the summer solstice.  The sun radiates other energies in addition to solar prana. Some of these energies are harmful to humans. The goal and challenge is to draw in the beneficial energies of the sun while blocking out the destructive ones

Man Visible and Invisible by C.W. Leadbeater contains some good information about prana and the etheric double.

Nature’s Finer Forces by Rama Prasad is a classic work on prana.