2015 February Newsletter

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FEBRUARY 2015

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in this issue

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

WHEN I LOOK AT YOU, THIS IS WHAT I SEE… OR, MY PSYCHIC PERSPECTIVE by Mario C. Veo

ATLANTIS AND ITS PEOPLE by Bruce Johnson

CHAKRAS, CHAKRAS EVERYWHERE… AND NOT A DROP OF WISDOM by Mario C. Veo

MO’S KEEP IT SIMPLE SERIES: YOU CAN READ A VEDIC CHART, EVEN YOUR OWN! with Mo Abdelbaki

THE ALCHEMY OF RELATIONSHIPS with Marci McCaffery

AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING with Renna Shesso, author of Planets For Pagans and Myth For Mystics

THE FIVE STEPS OF SPIRITUAL MARKETING with Marci McCaffery

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PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF FEBRUARY

by Sally Shotwell

Planets-PossibilitiesWhen we follow astrological developments, we are observing the particular cycles which have the most influence in our immediate lives. We pretty much take the various phases of the Moon and change of seasons for granted but this month we have something especially intriguing to consider. The Astrological New Year takes place next month (3/20) and we need to review the lessons and tests we’ve endured during ultra challenging 2014. Through this psychic/emotional house cleaning we’re preparing ourselves for the next year long chapter being introduced by the Sun in adventurous proactive Aries.

We’re being given assistance in this venture from both the Sun (our consciousness) and Mercury (thought) being in intellectual Aquarius because detachment is stressed by this air sign. Mercury continues to travel backward until the 12th but this only reinforces the patience we require while reviewing and pondering confusing personal material.

AquariusThe February 3rd Full Moon (culmination) in dramatic Leo which is paired with optimistic Jupiter lend relief to our serious mission. Leo is associated with fun and the Sabian Symbol refers to a pageant in which cheering people move along the street releasing and dramatizing unconscious aspirations and emotional excitement. The month holds a juxtaposition between detachment, drama and emotional sensitivity with revolutionary Uranus in fiery Aries and transformational Pluto in somber Capricorn still at each other’s throats. Let’s remember that there are times when we need to find playful outlets where we are able to tap into self-expression.

How do we lighten up in the midst of our daily lives?

Whose company do we seek to relax and spontaneously express ourselves?

With Mercury going direct on the 12th we are possibly feeling ready to readdress projects and relationships which have been languishing. Valentine’s Day (2/14), the airy atmosphere may not seem charged but just wait… passionate Mars and loving Venus rendezvous in impulsive Aries February 20 and, due to their different approaches to intimacy, sparks could fly.

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The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones - $28.95

The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones – $28.95

During this same period we could be throwing ourselves into celebrating Mardi Gras on the 17th and the Chinese New Year of the Sheep/Goat on the 19th. However, the important event we should be focused on is the February 18 New Moon (new beginnings) in Aquarius. It precedes the Sun and Moon who move into dreamy Pisces by just a few minutes later and is at the last degree of Aquarius which makes it extra powerful. Marc Edmund Jones, who revealed the Sabian Symbols states “Everyone may count on the inherent friendliness of the universe…”, which this Moon promotes through assisting us to live well and with consciousness within the confines of the world in which we find ourselves. Through exceptional service to others we progress in self-illumination. Aquarius is all about serving humankind which only takes place as we expand our perceptions and move beyond separation from others.

This worthy and challenging goal is right in line with what motivates the Sun in Pisces and on February 25th, it is joined by idealistic Neptune to help make unity happen. The issue that sometimes comes up is that illusion can sidetrack the best of intentions. Well, coming to the rescue is teacher Saturn in devotional Sagittarius to offer direction and grounding to our efforts and expansive Jupiter (who rules Leo) to generate energy. Being on the path with company really helps, don’t you think?

Blessings!

Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality with a super-natural curiosity and an undying thirst for knowledge. Her focus on studies in Astrology have spanned decades, and have included studying with Mario C. Veo, John Joseph, Mark Husson and C. A. Brooks.

If you would be interested in exploring Marc Edmund Jones’ books, please call us at 303-758-9113 and check to see which books are available.

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WHEN I LOOK AT YOU, THIS IS WHAT I SEE…OR, MY PSYCHIC PERSPECTIVE

by Mario C. Veo

Many of you come to me for counseling, or to ask for a ‘psychic reading’ – you have questions about your future, or need insight on the best choices facing you… or simply need to understand why all this is happening to you. You experience yourself as ‘uncertain’, facing a future that appears unknown… some of you are confused or even hurt by the unfairness of Life… and are grieving (rightly so).

So, I offer advice, consolation, nurturance… as you need… and you go away feeling ‘heard’, feeling that for this one moment, you were able to speak your Truth, and be validated. And yet, you come back again and again, facing more of the same, more challenges/heartbreak/loss and tears. Why?…

The answer may not please you – You remain the same wounded self… you do not change, grow, expand your awareness… nor do you truly know your value and worth.

So, you are stuck – forced by Karma to repeat the same challenges, the same obstacles, revisit the same loss or betrayals… Yes, it is ‘unfair’, for you truly are a nice person… but I ask you again – Why do you not change?… why are you not aware of ALL the Joy that is rightfully yours?

IT IS BECAUSE YOU DON’T SEE YOURSELF THE WAY I DO!!

When you come to me, I see ALL of your potential, all the Love, Light, Beauty, and Creativity that you have within you… What do you see when you look at yourself? – Pain, Sorrow, Loss, Woundedness…

Do you not know the most basic Law of Creation… have you forgotten the simplest Truth about Free Will and Manifestation?… well, let me remind you – As Within, so Without – Whatever YOU choose to look at, now looks back at you. So, how do you change…how do you see yourself through my eyes?…

I am dedicating this month’s workshops to reclaiming your Truth, your Light, your Beauty and Joy! I invite you to embrace your True Self… or not – as you wish it, so it shall be… (come, what do you have to lose?… a few bad memories… don’t you know that Life is filled with Love and Laughter and Playfulness… what’s led you astray… hum!?!?

TUESDAY CLASSES IN FEBRUARY

LET GO AND BE YOU!… OR, HOW TO RELEASE THE PAST AND RECLAIM THE JOY OF LIFE
Tue, February 3, 2015 – 6:30 to 8 pm – $20.

REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE… OR, WAKE UP ALREADY, OR YOU’LL MISS OUT!
Tue, February 10, 2015 – 6:30 to 8 pm – $20.

HOW TO LIVE JOYFULLY… OR, THERE ARE NO LIMITS – ACCEPT YOURSELF!
Tue, February 17, 2015 – 6:30 to 8 pm – $20.

PROSPERITY AND THE NEW YOU… OR, HOW TO MANIFEST ABUNDANCE
Tue, February 24, 2015 – 6:30 to 8 pm – $20.

Mario 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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ATLANTIS AND ITS PEOPLE

by Bruce Johnson

AtlantisPlato, who was a mystery school initiate, located Atlantis beyond the Pillars of Hercules in the Atlantic Ocean. Pythagoras learned of Atlantis when he studied the secret teachings with the priests in the mystery temples of Egypt. Let’s examine this civilization that flourished around one million years ago, on a now sunken continent.

Contrasting modern science and Christian fundamentalists, the Ancient Wisdom teaches that humanity has lived on Earth 18,000,000 years. Ancient history tells of the destruction of the Lemurian continent by subterranean fires and earthquakes millions of years ago. The annihilation of Lemuria was followed by the gradual rising of the Atlantean continent. The Lemurians, called the third root race, perished with the advanced souls becoming the seed stock for the fourth root race, or Atlanteans.

The Atlantic Ocean in those ancient times contained many large islands with narrow straits between them, along with the continent of Atlantis. This is how Atlanteans were able to migrate across the ocean and settle in South America, Europe, and Africa. Approximately 850,000 years ago, due to a shift of the Earth’s axis, a major portion of the Atlantean continent was submerged in a great flood. The slow destruction of Atlantis continued with a large section of Atlantis sinking in 78,000 B.C. The final step in the disappearance of Atlantis took place 11,500 years ago, when the last island of Poseidon, which was about the size of Ireland, sunk beneath the waves.

The History Of Atlantis - $10.95

The History Of Atlantis by Lewis Spence – $10.95

The civilization of Atlantis was as diverse as it was advanced. It was populated with humans, non-humans, animals, human/animal hybrids, and forms of life extinct in our present time. Races with brown, yellow black, white, red, and other color skins populated Atlantis. Individuals ranged from two feet tall to well over thirty feet in height, with twenty seven feet being the average height of an adult Atlantean. It’s interesting to note that the Easter Island Statues, built by Atlantean descendants, are twenty seven feet tall and eight feet wide, mirroring the size of Atlanteans. The Ancient Wisdom teaches that our Atlantean ancestors were a race of giants, some of whom survived the destruction of Atlantis, and migrated to other portions of the world.

Atlantean science had learned to control the life-force in nature that is contained in all forms, knowledge our modern science is still unaware of. Air ships that could fly silently at low altitudes were commonplace on Atlantis. The scientists of Atlantis possessed advanced learning regarding the disciplines of mathematics, geometry, chemistry, mineralogy, physics and astronomy, as well as the occult sciences.

The History of Atlantis by Lewis Spence and Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis contain much good information about Atlantis and its inhabitants.

Bruce Johnson 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.

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CHAKRAS, CHAKRAS EVERYWHERE… AND NOT A DROP OF WISDOM

by Mario C. Veo

ChakrasIt is absolutely true that Chakras are very powerful sources of Energy – and that we can use them efficiently to achieve anything we want… from healing the body, to manifesting a love relationship, to creating wealth and yes, even open up our psychic abilities and achieve ‘enlightenment’. So, if they are soooo powerful, how come we are still struggling with physical and emotional challenges… how come we are not wonderfully happy, how come we are not chatting away with our Spirit Guides, ghosts, and other unseen critters…?!

Why…? Because most of what has been written about Chakras is, at best, ‘tepid’, and at worst outright incorrect!
Shocked…? Many of you would say that there are hundreds of books that all say the same thing… Yes, and that’s the problem…

Most of these ‘books’ are written by popular Western authors who may be good editors or compilers of information, but they are certainly not Great Hindu Masters… or are they Spiritually Clairvoyant… so they are stuck in simply repeating what others have written – in each case the original information gets diluted, little by little, until in the end you have mush… not even good enough to paper your walls with (if you’ve ever played ‘post-office’ as a kid you’d know what I’m talking about).

Not yet convinced…? Consider this: if someone is struggling with money, his marriage and job is at risk, his car stolen, and his house has termites… which principal Chakra (or Chakras) affects all this…? Only one – the most important (and frequently ignored) foundation of Life – the Root Chakra… why? because it deals with security, strength, safety…
How about this: if a person is trying to deepen their Meditation but keeps ‘zoning out’, which Chakra needs to be strengthened? Again, the Root Chakra (it balances the Crown, and grounds/supports the inflow of higher energies).

So, now what…? Do you still think you ‘know’ your Chakras… or are willing to consider that just maybe there is more to them… hum?!

I am starting a 3 month study program so we can do a proper examination of these powerful Centers – not only of the classical 6 + 1 that everyone talks about, but also some of those considered ‘secret’ (did you know you have Chakra at the back of your throat, and 3 above your Third Eye…?)
We will meet every Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm for 3 months, starting February 7. Space is very limited (I am only taking 10 people)… so, if you want to know the truth about Chakras then register through the Shining Lotus Bookstore (303-758-9113)… or forever hold your peace…

P.S. By the way, the Root Chakra is not ‘red’…

Mario VeoMario 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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MO’S KEEP IT SIMPLE SERIES:

YOU CAN READ A VEDIC CHART, EVEN YOUR OWN! with Mo Abdelbaki

Mo Abdelbaki

Saturday, February 7, 2015. 1 – 4 pm. $30.

VedicAstrology

Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool for looking into the past, present and future but it can be intimidating. Mo will remove the fear factor and teach you the basics of how to understand this ancient system. Every registered student will receive a copy of their chart to practice what they’ve learned in the class. Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned astrologer, this three-hour class will have something to offer you. Please have your complete and accurate birth information when you call to register for this class. You will need your Birthdate, the time from your birth certificate and the city(location). Mo will have your Vedic Birthchart for you at the class so you may follow on your own chart. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Mo Abdelbaki – Some consider him a local celebrity – reclusive and yet prolific. Of Egyptian heritage, Mo has been a student of the mysteries for over fifty years and has been a professional consultant for over thirty. His intensive studies have encompassed Vedic Astrology, Tarot, I Ching, Hermetic Qabalism, Runes and numerous other spiritual systems.

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THE ALCHEMY OF RELATIONSHIPS

with Marci McCaffery

Astrologer Marci McCaffery

Astrologer Marci McCaffery

Monday, February 8, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $20.

We spend a lot of time talking about relationships. Why are they acting like that? What can we do to help them?  Is he/she the right one?  The Internet dating sites are alive and well. This talk is designed to give you insight into what these relationships are providing in your life.
• Identify the benefits of astrology as a guide to understand yourself and your relations with others.
• Learn how your relationships are indicated through every house in the natal chart
• Learn the three planetary rules for consideration in a harmonious relationship.
Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Marcia McCaffery is an NCGR certified astrological advisor, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited business/ 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. Contact Marci at stardirection@comcast.net.

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING:

RENNA SHESSO, author of Planets for Pagans & Math For Mystics

PlanetsForPagansSunday, February 15, 2015. 2 – 3:30 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.

Are you a moon-watcher, a star-gazer, a person who looks to the sky? Join author Renna Shesso for a glimpse into sky-magic and how it can work personally and powerfully for you. Planets for Pagans offers an easy-to-use grasp of what we see above us, looks at how our ancestors used this practical and spiritual knowledge, and – best! – offers creative exercises for putting that magic to earthly use.
RennaShesso
Renna Shesso is a shamanic healer and teacher, priestess of the Craft, a reader and teacher of Tarot, and the author of Math for Mystics. Her books mingle the sparkly road-dust of 30+ years in the Craft, 20+ years in shamanism, and a lifetime of curiosity, wonder and Virgo-methodical research. Colorado is her longtime home. Find Renna’s workshop information at www.rennshesso.com, and contact her via rennafire@yahoo.com.

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THE FIVE STEPS OF SPIRITUAL MARKETING
A Five-Step Formula for Creating Wealth from the Inside Out, based of Joe Vitale’s book Spiritual Marketing

with Marci McCaffery

Astrologer Marci McCaffery

Marci McCaffery

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $20.

Old Paradigms definitely do not die easily and these paradigms have tremendous power to hold us back. In the business world, there seems to be a serious lack of spirituality. Discover how marketing with spirit can increase your business. Learn how the five steps in Spiritual Marketing can enhance your magical power to create. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Marcia McCaffery is an NCGR certified astrological advisor, a spiritual advisor, and an accredited business/ 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. Contact Marci at stardirection@comcast.net.

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