2015 June Newsletter

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

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JUNE 2015

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in this issue

WALKING THE SPIRITUAL PATH…OH, WHAT A TRIP!!! by Mario C. Veo

GNOMES, NYMPHS, SALAMANDERS, AND AIR SPIRITS by Bruce Johnson

PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF JUNE with Sally Shotwell

VOYAGER TAROT: THE LIFE NAVIGATOR FOR A REVOLUTIONARY WORLD with Dr. James Wanless, Ph.D.

LET’S GET STONED with Meghan Taft

FORGIVE YOUR WAY TO FREEDOM with Lisa Vallejos

HIGHER BRAIN LIVING with Lucy Wirth & Cheryl Windom

HARNESS THE MAGIC OF THE FAIRIES with Melinda Carver

INTRODUCTION TO THE 7 RAYS OF SPIRIT – $10 WORKSHOP with Mario C. Veo

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WALKING THE SPIRITUAL PATH… OH, WHAT A TRIP!!
by Mario C. Veo

It’s not easy, you know, to walk this Spiritual Path… to acquire Knowledge that is not common, to live by Higher Principles… and what’s worse, to be held accountable to much, much higher standards… but, would you want it any other way…?! So, how did you end up here… why didn’t you just stay as a good little boy/girl…? after all we will all one day become ‘enlightened’ – so, what’s the rush…?

TrueSelfHere’s what happened…
Long, long time ago, in some past life now forgotten, in a land beyond Time, you woke up one morning and thought, “surely this is NOT all that there is to Life… surely it’s not just eat-drink-and-be-merry… after all, how many parties/orgies/political intrigues can one revel in before it all, somehow, just loses its appeal. Yes, you still go to the temple and worship according to the Teachings, but are the Gods still listening, and  what about the Demi-Gods… who do you have to bribe before you too can become an Immortal…?” (well, maybe not all of you thought this, but it was a common theme at the time… remember, it was a loooooong time ago!)

So you thought, and thought, and thought… talked to a philosopher (but who can understand such jibber-jabber anyway?)… seeked out Holy Men on top of mountains (why do they always have to make it sooo difficult?)… and even invested in ‘Holy Relics’ (who would have thought there would be so many)… but to no avail.

Still with me? Good, let’s go on… Despair leads to despair, leads to drunkenness (but not oblivion), until one day you’ve just had enough!! So now you stop, still not happy, and you sit in a morose fit… sulking away in your golden palace, you want no friend nor lover, no slave nor wine…you…just…want…to…be…left…ALONE!!

SoulLightAh, little did you know that this was going to be the Key that would lead you to this wondrous Path… You see, once you stopped, and decided that nothing you tried was going to work, that had been touted as “The Key to Heaven” was for real… only once you gave up trying. BUT NOT gave up your ‘desire to know Spirit’… ah, only now wer you ready to step on the Path of Light (point of order – any other Path would not have been one of ‘Light’ – thus your failures and frustrations).
So, you stopped… and sat… and went deeper within you… and once you got past your fun, there it was… that Inner Light, the Radiance you’d been looking for, the Bridge to Spirit…!!!

Hallelluah Brothers and Sisters… you found the Light!!! and, as they would have you believe, “you lived happily ever after”… well no, not quite… The Path IS wonderful, but requires much of you… more studies/training/cleansing/healing/purification…  (enough to last you multiple lifetimes)… then rinse and repeat – and do it all over again, and again, and again… (heck, if it was easy, everyone else would do it too).
But now you are hooked – Having seen the Light, how can you turn back…? And that’s how you got here, today, wondering just what happened to you, and what this Path is all about… (hint – Love, Light, and Wisdom).

Mario VeoSo this month’s classes are dedicated to the Spiritual Journey, to the celebration of all your trials and tribulations, to the successful Expansion of your Consciousness… and above all, to the Living Light of Spirit you’ve awakened within you… So, congratulations, you’ve made it. I wish I could say that it gets ‘better’, but I don’t lie (much) anymore… but I will say this – It gets very, very exciting… (and come on, would you want it any other way…?)

MARIO’S JUNE TUESDAY CLASSES

June 2 – 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
THE SILVER CORD-BRIDGE TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS

June 9 – 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
UNWANTED ATTACHMENTS-RECLAIM YOUR FREEDOM, OR LIMIT YOUR HAPPINESS

June 16 – 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
KARMA-WALKING THE PATH OF LOVE AND LIGHT

June 23 – 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
THE 7 RAYS OF SPIRIT – PART 1

June 30 – 6:30 – 8 pm. $20.
THE 7 RAYS OF SPIRIT – PART 2

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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GNOMES, NYMPHS, SALAMANDERS, AND AIR SPIRITS
by Bruce Johnson

Students of the Ancient Wisdom like, Zoroaster, Plato, Socrates, and Paracelsus all taught in the definite existence of Nature Spirits. Nature Spirits are part of the Deva/Angel  Kingdom and are evolving in a parallel line of evolution separate from humanity’s, with the majority living on the etheric sub-planes of the physical plane, and Sylphs existing on the astral plane or sphere. The Nature Spirits are evolving in into archangels like humans are evolving in our line into perfected adepts. The Ancients classified Nature Spirits, with their immense number of races and subdivisions, according to their affinity with the four basic elements, earth water fire and air.

gnomeNature Spirits of the earth element called gnomes can be roughly divided into sub-surface and surface forms. Sub-surface gnomes live deep within the Earth, and are never seen by humans.  Surface gnomes live near the surface of earth, move through rock like air, and unlike sub-surface gnomes, are detachable from the Earth. Surface gnomes have been glimpsed on rare occasions in mines by startled miners.

Nature spirits of Earth’s surface, sometimes called land fairies, are more evolved than gnomes and include- multi-colored garden and wood fairies, brownies, leprechauns, elves, pixies, mannikans, and tree spirits. In their lines of evolution, birds and insects are evolving into land fairies. Other orders of fairies exist linked to another line of development within the Fairy Kingdom.

Water spirits or undines can also be observed as having sub-surface and surface types, with fresh and saltwater environments holding different groups of Nature Spirits. Indigo blue ocean spirits that are somewhat human in appearance, living at depths of around 60-80 feet, are an example of a sub-surface undine. Surface and shallow water types include- river and waterfall sprites, water nymphs, along with surf and lake water fairies.

firefairySalamanders and fire fairies are Nature Spirits of the fire element. Paracelsus describes fire elementals as appearing like small globes or tongues of fire. Salamanders are more evolved and intelligent than earth and water spirits, but like all Nature Spirits have not yet progressed to the level of individuality. Fire spirits are present in the Earth’s core, volcanoes, and in fires of all types, from fireplaces to forest fires.

Sylphs and air spirits have affinity with the air element, and exist in many forms throughout all levels of our atmosphere. Sylph’s bodes are composed of astral matter, which is finer and more rarefied than the etheric bodies of lesser nature spirits. Sylphs are the most advanced of all nature spirits, with their next step of evolution being that of a lower or astral angel. Cloud spirits and storm spirits also correspond to the air element.

The Rocky Mountains in Colorado have been observed to contain small gnomes of red, yellow, and black colors, along with butterfly fairies and mountain fairies of soft pastel shades.

Two credible books about fairies are-The Real World of Fairies, by Dora van Gelder and-The Fairy Kingdom, by Geoffrey Hodson.

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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PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF JUNE
by Sally Shotwell

Planets-PossibilitiesAs June arrives, the Sun (or consciousness), Mars (assertiveness), and Mercury (thought processes) reside together in airy, masculine Gemini bringing with them the promise of the seasonal transition into Summer. We’ve been experiencing shifts in our environment which may ultimately be very welcome but are unsettling in the meantime. To determine what’s going on in the astrological arena contributing to this ungroundedness, let’s check out the sign Gemini which is ruled by Mercury and the planet himself.

Gemini’s symbol is the Twins and represents two brothers who have different fathers, one of whom is divine (Zeus) and the other mortal. The duality of their natures created by their parentage offers a wonderful opportunity for growth and integration but, in the meantime, a lot of confusion. We ourselves can relate to working on similar concerns in our own growth.

Do we feel a disconnect between what we’re studying and our emotional needs?

Now we come to Mercury whose origins date back to the Greek god Hermes who was known as the Messenger to the Gods and easily traveled unfettered between different realms at will. In contrast, he was also known as the Trickster who caused all sorts of mischief to amuse himself and cause confusion to others. His rationale may have been to create circumstance in which those affected needed to break old habits and gain flexibility and self-knowledge.

Right now Mercury is going backward until the 11th and remains ultra intense the rest of the month. During this period it is important for us to create circumstances which allow for down time and the opportunity to renew and review what’s going on in our lives. It is extremely easy to succumb to sensory over-load and feel disoriented by the bombardment of trivia.

Is there a time in our schedule to take a technology break?

FlagEagleJune 2 is the Full Moon(culmination) in fiery, idealistic Sagittarius which forms a connection with watery, dreamy Neptune in Pisces(transendence). The Sabian Symbol states “A flag turns into an eagle; the eagle into a chanticleer saluting the dawn; the spiritualization and promotion of great symbols of the New Age by minds sensitive to precursory manifestations” reminding us to be aware of more than our mundane surroundings. This requires reflection and Mercury is guiding us in this direction(sometimes by default).

Venus, the Goddess of Love, moves into dramatic Leo the 6th tapping into Mercury’s semi-resurgence (6/11) as he begins to feel more comfortable exhibiting his communication skills and inquisitive nature. He’s still within his Shadow phase so we must take care not to let our guard down in how we express ourselves since misunderstandings are still possible. Neptune himself goes retrograde the 12th and Saturn(boundaries) slips back into secretive Scorpio the 14th. They’ve been known to generate unusual and distracting energies themselves.

WinterTreeThe New Moon(new beginnings) in Gemini June 16 elicits a symbol reiterating our need to be aware of cycles in order transcend and Nature is a major influence for us. The symbol is “Frost-covered trees against winter skies; the revelation of archetypal form and essential rhythm of existence“. The Summer Solstice June 21 sweeps in bringing with it the feminine, watery presence of Cancer. The Moon which rules emotions is its ruler and may affect us in subtle, or not so subtle ways to feelings of moodiness. The symbol of the Mother instills an instinct to create security for our family and friends which may be energized as Mars arrives on the 24th. Mars isn’t too comfortable in what may seem like restrictive conditions to him so let’s be prepared for an emotional disconnect from time to time. That said, it is reassuring that summer is here and it’s our responsibility to have fun and enjoy it!

What are our plans in sharing happy hours with others?

Happy Summer and 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.

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VOYAGER TAROT: THE LIFE NAVIGATOR FOR A REVOLUTIONARY WORLD
with Dr. James Wanless, Ph.D.

Monday, June 29, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $20.

VoyagerYou must have an inner navigator that is more than an old model of life to thrive in this ever-changing, uncertain and complex world. Experience Voyager Life-Navigator your “GPS of the Soul” – an all-purpose tool for sustainable wholeness, wellness and success. Learn how to use Voyager’s universal, archetypal, and multi-cultural symbols that activate your whole self of mind-heart-body-spirit. Learn hand’s on how to harness the power of symbols, synchronicity and intuition to be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise.
With Dr. James Wanless, creator of Voyager, you will get insight and inspiration in this fast-paced, interactive session that is profoundly fun! You take home a FREE Card for navigating this 2015 “Year of Balance.” Call 303-758-9113 to register.

JamesWanless1James Wanless, Ph.D., known as the “path maker of the times,” is the creator of the best-selling Voyager Tarot “modern classic deck.” Dr. Wanless is a master tarot reader with 40 years experience. He is the author of tarot books: Way of the Great Oracle, Strategic Intuition for the 21st Century; New Age Tarot; Wheel of Tarot.
He is also the creator of Sustain Yourself “green wisdom” Cards, and author of Sustainable Life: The New Success; Adventures with Greening Man; and Intuition@Work.
James teaches throughout the world and is often called, “Mr. Tarot.” He educates, he teaches, and he’s fun!
James Wanless is the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Denver TarotCon.

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LET’S GET STONED! – A $5 MEETUP
with Meghan Taft

opalHey Everyone!  I hope you’re getting excited because I have picked the next three stones for the upcoming meetup, and these are really fun!  The stones are Opal, a beautiful stone sometimes with iridescent inclusions, and sometimes opaque that can vary in color.  Tourmaline, a translucent and brightly colored stone that forms in a variety of colors.  And Petalite, a translucent to clear stone, that also forms in pink, gray, red-white, and green-white.  These are some of my favorite stones to work with and their energies are so much fun to explore!  Don’t forget to bring your pieces if you have any, otherwise bring yourself, so come on out to Shining Lotus on Wednesday and Let’s Get Stoned!

MeghanTaftLET’S GET STONED…or ‘The Art of Being Distracted by Shiny Things’, is a guide for working with gemstones to help you balance your life. Doing so helps you heal yourself, manifest positive changes, and develop your psychic abilities. There are many gemstones to work with, and many different things they can do for you! We will go over the basic of the basics about gemstiones and how you can woek with them. Also, if you have any stones that you can’t identify, bring them with you and I can help you to learn how to identify your stones! We are going to have a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing you there, so come on and Let’s Get Stoned!
Meghan Taft has been studying geology and working with gemstones for 14 years. She works with gemstones by setting up grids in houses and businesses and does gemstone readings.
Please contact Meghan Taft at 303-789-0646 and ask for ext 47 to sign up for the group, admission is $5, we will go over a different set of stones each month and you will be emailed the updated info for each group.

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FORGIVE YOUR WAY TO FREEDOM
with Lisa Vallejos

Monday, June 8, 2015. 7 – 9 pm. $25.

LisaVallejosIf you have been doing everything right—lighting your candles, saying your affirmations and getting out of your comfort zone and are STILL not able to manifest what you truly desire, you may have a block in your river of blessings.
Often, people limit their success and aren’t even aware of it because they are still holding onto past wrongs. If you are frustrated with your inability to manifest the things you most deeply desire, please join me for this two-hour workshop where you will learn:
 What forgiveness really is (and isn’t!)
 How to identify who you need to forgive
 How to truly release the past once and for all
 How to invoke the power of forgiveness to manifest your deepest desires
 How to forgive & heal relationships
People who have attended this workshop previously have manifested things such as unexpected financial windfalls, apologies they never thought would come, job offers, new and healthy relationships, better health and many more amazing things. Forgiveness releases negative energy bonds, opens up energy to be used in a more productive manner and best of all, liberates you.If you are ready to let go of all that doesn’t serve you, please contact Shining Lotus today to reserve your spot. Space is limited so be sure to register quickly!

About the Presenter
Lisa Vallejos, PhDc is a licensed professional counselor and coach with over 15 years of experience helping clients transform their lives. In addition to psychology and philosophy, Lisa has studied the Universal laws and is a spiritual seeker that believes that we are each capable of great exploits when we get out of our own way. Lisa specializes in teaching people how to transform trauma to triumph and pain to passion. Lisa is a published author and sought after speaker and teacher.

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HIGHER BRAIN LIVING
with Lucy Wirth & Sheryl Windom

Sunday, June 21, 2015. 2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.

thankfulAre you interested in a more powerful brain to direct you toward embracing your life with meaning and passion? ReBooting your Brain provides the clarity, focus and motivation you desire to release old patterns that do not serve you, and allows for the discovery of your authentic self and purpose.

Lucy Wirth of Higher Brain Living and Cheryl Windom of A Peaceful Mind will present on a specialized technique and program that enhances brain health. Come learn how brainwave frequencies can become unstuck, improving brain health for less anxiety, stress, and a quieter mind. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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HARNESS THE MAGIC OF THE FAIRIES
with Melinda Carver

Join us on Wednesday afternoon as we welcome Melinda Carver, creator of Melinda’s Fairy Dust and Cosmic Dust. She will be in the store demonstrating the uses and benefits of Fairy Dust and Cosmic Dust for you and your family. It brings the simple Fairy Magic to your world and opens fantastic possibilities for your future.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. $20.

melindacarverExplore the realm of Fairies & Elementals – you can work with these magical creatures! Melinda shares how to welcome Fairies & Elementals into your home & yard, where to find them in nature, and how to communicate with them. Fairies favorite trees & flowers, plus their White Magic Spells for Love and Abundance. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Melinda Carver, Psychic Medium, Tarot, Oracle & Positive Energy Specialist has been working with clients across the country for many years now. Melinda has been named Official Psychic of the Tarot Guild (USA). She is also Host of Positive Perspectives Radio Show.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE 7 RAYS OF SPIRIT – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo

Sunday, June 14, 2015. 2 pm – 3 pm. $10.

From the One-God-Creator emerge 7 Rays, each creating a Channel through which unique Qualities flow. From these Energies Man is born, and through these he evolves. In our current Incarnation we have up to 5 Rays which are active, and 2 which are dormant. These Rays deeply affect our emotions, how we think, the personality we express, and (most important) the Lineage our Soul has chosen. By knowing which Ray affects us, we grow in Wisdom, understand better the Challenges in our Life, and how best resolve them… and yes, how to better connect with our Spirit-Self (and those who guide us).

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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