2016 August Newsletter

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

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AUGUST 2016

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in this issue

FREEDOM… TO BE YOURSELF  …………. by Mario C. Veo

REVELATIONS AND THE BOOK OF ENOCH, PART 1 …………… by Bruce Johnson

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

REMOTE VIEWING …………… by Mario C. Veo

MEET VICKIE WICKHORST, CO-AUTHOR OF QUANTUM-TOUCH 2.0: THE NEW HUMAN

GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS… WHO’S TO SAY WHAT PURPOSE THEY HAVE – $10 WORKSHOP …………… with Mario C. Veo

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH OF THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE …………… with Roy L. Hill Psy.D.

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FREEDOM… TO BE YOURSELF…
by Mario C. Veo

thoughtformsFreedom… to be yourself in Truth and Essence, is not achieved by adding more and more to your Life, but by taking away all that is no longer fruitful… until nothing else needs to be removed…
Now you are Free to be You… and Life shall reflect this, abundantly…
This is such a powerful concept that it is held as a vital ‘secret’ by many who are in power…
Our current material life is deeply shaped by how many things we must have in order to function…

Seriously, could you do away with your car, your phone, credit cards, TB, computer, internet… Most of us consider these to be ‘essential’ things which allow us to operate in this modern world, without which we cannot function, cannot work, nor ‘live’ (well, at least until you visit a third-world country, and then realize that ‘Life’s Basic Necessities’ are still food, shelter and respect.)

But we are not talking about such backwards societies, we are talking about Life in the good ol’ USA, where if you are without the latest technology… well, what are you?… some kind of rebel, left-wing trouble-maker…?! Don’t you know that to be a consumer is the very foundation of our Democracy…?! (ehrr… sorry, that’s a ‘republic’, right…?!)

PathAnyway, not to get too deviated from the main point – We all live a life bound by the demands of materialism, and these instantly affect how we are allowed to live… in turn, this affects how well we understand Freedom – and the Spiritual Path… (and what’s on the other side of this Life… which reminds me of this silly joke – about the guy that was so filled with ‘power’ that he made a pact with Spirit that at the time of death he was allowed to take with him any one thing… and he chose all his gold… The Angels were puzzled, asking, “Why would he want to take paving stones with him…?” – told you it was silly…)

Anyhoo – It’s not about how much you can have that defines the Happiness in your Life, but how much you can get rid of that will reveal the True Value in Life… and yes, that includes YOU(what are YOU worth… and does your Life demonstrate this…?)

So – this month’s classes are offered around this concept of your True Essence… your True Value, and how it has been taken away from you… often with your innocent participation.

But don’t despair… if there’s one thing I’m good at is to show you what all you can do about it… (what, I never said I wasn’t just a little bit of a rebel… well, in a good way…)

MARIO’S TUESDAY CLASSES IN AUGUST

WHAT ARE YOU WORTH… RECLAIMING YOUR POWER TO A HAPPY LIFE
Tue. August 2     —–     6:30 pm to 8 pm     —–     $25

SPIRIT IS THE CREATOR… BUT YOUR OWN THOUGHTS ARE YOUR BURDENS
Tue. August 9     —–     6:30 pm to 8 pm     —–     $25

HOW YOU GOT MANIPULATED INTO BELIEVING THAT YOU ARE LESS
Tue. August 16     —–     6:30 pm to 8 pm     —–     $25

HEAL YOURSELF!!
Tue. August 23     —–     6:30 pm to 8 pm     —–     $25

FREEDOM… TO BE YOURSELF…
Tue. August 30     —–     6:30 pm to 8 pm     —–     $25

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 and the last Sunday of the month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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REVELATIONS AND THE BOOK OF ENOCH: PART 1
by Bruce Johnson

Nature SelfThe Book of Enoch is an ancient and mystical text that describes the history of the early races of humanity, the Mysteries of Initiation in veiled symbols, and a very few modern-day prophecies. It is also known as the Book of the Seer. The biblical Enoch or Hanoch, was the father of Methuselah traditionally, as well as an allegory for an Adept of the Secret Wisdom. Enoch is known as Enochion in Greek mythology and Idris in the Koran.

I was surprised when reading Revelations and the Book of Enoch to see scores of parallel symbols. These symbols include major and minor ones, and are amazingly similar in both books. The similarities start with the origin of the books. They each begin with an Archangel guiding the writers through their visionary dreams. Here are the symbols by groups.

Number symbols- 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and its multiples, 10 and its multiples, 12 and its multiples, and 365.

akashaAstronomical symbols-the four cardinal directions, stars, stars falling from heaven, sun and moon cycles including eclipses, a sign in the heavens, unusual celestial phenomena, and constellations.

Metal and mineral symbols-gold, silver, iron, sulpher, stones like glass, minerals around the throne of God, crystals of the New Jerusalem, walls and roads of crystal, scepters of power, female adornments, and various precious and semi-precious stones.

Early Christian symbols-the good shepherd, sheep, lambs, blood, the righteous in white robes, the good rewarded and the evil punished at Judgement Day, Lord of Lords, atonement of sins, the washing away of sins, and salvation for the pure and honorable souls.

The Book of Enoch is of great antiquity, and was highly respected by the ancients. The Ethiopian copy was discovered in 1773 by the Scottish explorer James Bruce, and interpreted by Archbishop Richard Lawrence in 1821. We continue with more startling correlations of Revelations and The Book of Enoch in article 2.

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

Planets-PossibilitiesLeoIt’s Leo season and the life-giving Sun(our consciousness) is basking in his home sign. The symbol for this sign is the noble Lion and the myths associated with the hero’s quest to find his true self(think Percival). He triumphs over challenging, dangerous foes, and trials which require his bravery and the faith that all will end well. Leo represents the Heart and unconditional live we feel as innocent children before acculturation kicks in and our feelings become vastly more complicated.

This month we are fortunate to have a lot of fiery planetary support for Leo’s novel mission to enhance our lives. Relationship-oriented Venus is in Leo, aggressive Mars enters fiery Sagittarius August 2 joining serious Saturn in the sign of the Archer and to top it off, Uranus is in pioneering Aries.

swingThe energies they generate ensure that the August 2 New Moon(new beginnings) in Leo promises a fulfilling experience. The Sabian Symbol is “Children play on a swing hanging from the branches of a huge oak tree; the power of tradition as it shelters the beginnings of individual self-expression.” Throughout history the tree has been revered as a divine symbol representing a transcendent presence always available to us in the midst of change. Happy children signify the potential inherent in our own development. The seeds we plant now blossom according to our intention and the quality of the nurturance we bestow upon them.

This energy is inspiring but with so much combustible material at hand, let’s resolve to maintain an inner balance while intense change is manifesting around us.
Are we arranging for a quiet haven to retire to and practice stillness?
Are we remembering to take deep breaths, listen to tranquil music or do what ever relaxes us?

August 5, airy, social Venus enters earthy, practical Virgo, giving us a chance to ground relationships that may be frayed at the edges. Considerate gestures and low key communication go a long way in resolving differences. Let’s remain aware of what stimuli we’re exposing ourselves to since it can be insidious and really put us in bad moods!

August 13, serious Saturn turns forward in philosophical Sagittarius. Saturn’s restraint may help us navigate a tense interaction between himself, expansive Jupiter in earthy, perfection-happy Virgo and dreamy Neptune in watery, escapist Pisces. Since there’s no meeting of the minds in this group, it makes sense that we put our own judgments and decision-making on hold. Lest we forget, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all RETROGRADE  and we don’t know what business they’re up to sub rosa.

batteryStill fueling the flames, August 16 we have the Leo Sun enjoying the company of unpredictable Uranus. This promises to stimulate us and guide us to think outside of the box, broadening our connections. This segues will into the theme of the August 18 Full Moon(culmination) in Aquarius which is a Lunar Eclipse(changes). The Symbol for this Full Moon Eclipse is “A garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer.” This testing is for an electrical charge and Uranus is the planet of technology. His mission is to help us find our authenticity which, for him, depends on our vibrational level and how we share our light.

New options are presenting themselves to us as we consider altering aspects of our lives in order to progress inour awareness. This can be intimidating for ourselves as well as those around us. There’s a new cycle beginning with the powerful September 1 New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo and we may have some personal housecleaning to do in the meantime.
Are we taking time for introspection?
Do we have like-minded compatriots to discuss our musings with?

August 22 the Sun enters practical Virgo,joining Venus and Jupiter in encouraging us to employ analysis and organization in all our ventures. Virgo can get a bad rap for being critical but the high standards are meant to improve all of our situations. This desire to serve is paramount and we do well to embrace it but, let’s remember to not neglect ourselves in the process.

August 24 and 25 we have forceful Mars interacting first with somber Saturn and then nebulous Neptune. These are awkward connections which cause frustration leading to the potential for volatile behavior. Let’s be mindful of our surroundings and head for the hills if we feel uncomfortable.

August 27 we’re rewarded for being alert as pleasure loving Venus glides around the dance floor in the arms of scintillating Jupiter. This influence is one we should pick up on. It carries over to the 28th when she moves on to frolic with Mercury before she twirls into her own sign of airy, beauty loving Libra on August 29. Here we benefit from her interest in relationships which are always in our purvue. She brings graciousness into the picture and strives for harmony. We’re given a reprieve from some of the gritty stuff we’re experiencing and let’s take advantage of it.

August 30 Mercury, still in Virgo, turns retrograde until September 22. We well know the drill about reviewing information and zeroing in on details in our transactions during these periods. Let’s also remind ourselves that, due to delays, we’re givien the chance to slow down, regroup, and prepare for promising new developments. This is exciting!

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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REMOTE VIEWING
by Mario C. Veo

sphereRemote Viewing is the ability to project your ‘vision’ beyond Time and Space.

In practice this means that the person can ‘see’ Past Lives, examine the many different Paths of the Future, achieve Clairvoyance, and for some, it includes the ability to ‘see inside objects’ (a very useful gift for Medical Intuitives).

The origins of Remote Viewing go back to the very beginning of Time, when a Gifted Person would ‘look into a bowl of water’ and see/communicate with another person… no matter how far away they were.

Later this developed into ‘gazing at a crystal ball’, looking at black mirrors, or just any shining surface… at times this induced a mild Trance which allowed the Practitioner to get past his own limited perceptions – often with phenomenal results(consider the profound work done by Edgar Cayce).

narrow pathEven the military(especially US and Russian) considered the value of training people as Remote Viewers, debasing them to be ‘peeping toms’/spies…(thankfully the very mindset of such a rigid environment effectively prevented the development of such a high Intuitive Ability). Today many Healers spontaneously develop part of this wonderful Gift, now able to guide you towards an easier, more rewarding Life.

We are starting a 3 month workshop where we will examine many different techniques used to develop Remote Viewing, and its various applications.

We meet every Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm, starting September 10 and continuing through November 26. The workshop is held at The Center For Alternative Therapies, (4155 East Jewell Ave. Suite 1102, Denver 80222 – on the North-East corner of the Frontage Road, I-25 and Colorado Blvd).
Registration is through the Shining Lotus Bookstore(303-758-9113). Class size is limited, and pre-registration is advised… once the workshop series begins, no late registrations will be accepted.

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 and the last Sunday of the month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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MEET VICKIE WICKHORST, CO-AUTHOR OF QUANTUM-TOUCH 2.0: THE NEW HUMAN

Vickie-WickhorstMeet Author Vickie Wickhorst, co-author of Quantum-Touch 2.0: The New Human and author of Decoding the Mystery of Interspecies Communication: The Animals are Talking, are you Listening?
Sunday, August 7, 2016. 2 – 3 pm. FREE PRESENTATION.

QuantumTouch2Join author Vickie Wickhorst as she introduces us to the field of energy healing, and how to couple the energy of the mind and body to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal.
commVickie has researched and explored a variety of healing modalities. She teaches Quantum Touch 1 and 2, and through her work partnered with Richard Gordon, the originator of Quantum-Touch, and Chris Duffield, PhD, to write Quantum-Touch 2.0: The New Human. In addition to Quantum-Touch, Vickie is trained in animal communication, reflexology, Matrix Energetics, dowsing, the Emotion Code, Emotional Freedom Technique, Vibro-Muscular Harmonizing Technique, the Bengston Energy Cure technique, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Vickie has published books and articles on science, philosophy, business management, animal communication and energy healing. We will have her book on Animal Communication and Quantum-Touch available for purchase after her talk. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS… WHO’S TO SAY WHAT PURPOSE THEY HAVE – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo

nunSunday, August 14, 2016. 2 pm to 3 pm. $10.

We are all so quick to judge, ourselves and others, on the way we live life, on the way we look, talk, behave… worse still are the superficial values we place on Good or Bad Habits. And yet, never once do we stop to think that these may have a greater purpose, a hidden value, a Role to play on our Spiritual Journey. Would it surprise you to know that many so called ‘Good Habits’ are there just for show, to boost your Ego into believing that you are in some way ‘better’ than others…? So, I ask you again, “What Purpose and Value do these Good or Bad Habits have…?! Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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 and the last Sunday of the month at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH OF NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES
with Roy L. Hill, Psy.D.
author of Psychology and the Near Death Experience

Psychology__the_Near_Death_Experience-199x300Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.       $25.00

Near death experiences answer some ultimate mysteries of existence. Dr. Roy L.Hill sketches God’s canvas by integrating hundreds of near death experience (NDE) testimonies. As an inquisitive psychologist with strong spiritual roots, Roy mixes academic research about the NDE with a deep reverence for the sacred. In this class, participants will delve into a number of fascinating spiritual topics based on near death experience accounts: what happens when we die; what is the fate of lost souls; what spiritual beings are seen in heaven; how to find our divinely assigned purpose; NDE accounts of God; NDE testimonies of transformation. Please come and be prepared to be amazed! Call 303-758-9113 to register.

RoyHillRoy L. Hill, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist has worked as a clinical psychologist over twenty years. During his professional career, the author has supervised prison departments, managed mental health programs, provided clinical services, and actively participated in crisis management teams. Despite a rewarding career, Roy believes that his most important work lies ahead; lending voice to our ambassadors from heaven.

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