2016 October Newsletter

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

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OCTOBER 2016

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in this issue

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

FROM SELF EMPOWERMENT TO PROTECTION AND MANIFESTATION …………… by Mario C. Veo

REVELATIONS AND THE BOOK OF ENOCH, PART 3  …………. by Bruce Johnson

MEET THE AUTHOR – RICH HAAS author of SACRED QUANTUM METAPHYSICS

OGHAM …………… with Mo Abdelbaki

SIMPLETALES™ COSMIC ASTROLOGY MONTHLY UPDATE …………… with C. A. Brooks

DISCOVER AND CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER HEALER …………… with Kendara Laurel

HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS – $10 WORKSHOP …………… with Mario C. Veo

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CHANGES AT THE CRITERION SHOPPING CENTER???

Shining Lotus at dusk

by Tim Johnson. We have received our six-months notice from our landlord and will be moving late February 2017. Our plans for the Holiday Season are the same as in years past. We will stop buying used books on November 15 and won’t start again until after the move. Of course, we will start distributing Karma Cash™ on December 1st through the 31st of January, then suspend its use through the Moving Sale in February. You can then use the Karma Cash™ at our new location after we re-open in March.

We have not found the perfect place yet, but we are certain that Spirit will lead us in the correct direction. We will share the new location with you as soon as we know.
We are looking forward to a busy and successful holiday season, and striving to bring you the very best and latest in products and services in the Metaphysical World.

Thank you for your support and concern,

Tim, Justin, Gayle

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

7LibraIt’s Libra Season and we’ve just experienced a New Moon(new beginnings) September 30 which afforded us harmonizing influences after a really hectic spate of eclipses and planet retrogrades. Libra is the airy, cardinal(assertive) sign which promotes harmony, balance and justice, guiding us to incorporate these qualities into our own lives. Planets-PossibilitiesThe symbol of The Scales reminds us that to achieve equilibrium, we must be alert and adjustable wending our way through polarizing situations. We’re helped out in this dilemma through our relationships, personal and societal, with the support of loving, beautiful Venus. She is at home here and serves as a gracious example as we strive to develop egalitarian partnerships and diplomacy in the face of conflict. When mental Mercury enters Libra October 7, he adds his gravitas to our crusade to see beyond our subjective viewpoints and to entertain diversity. This is not to be PC, but to enrich our circle of friends and activities which make life a lot more interesting. Venus in Libra wants us to bask in aesthetic pleasures and romance. This does lift our spirits and we’re supposed to share our happiness with others.

Now let’s look at her in a different light since she is now finding herself in a situation requiring her to step up her game. She’s in watery, intense Scorpio until the 18th and has the opportunity to re-calibrate the flow of energy to create a real intimacy which may feel intimidating. There are big rewards possible but we must remember to not lose our perspective. October 1 we may find ourselves feeling particularly dreamy and tender toward loved ones as Venus connects with sensitive Neptune in watery, compassionate Pisces. October 5 she relates to transformative, earthy Pluto, the ruler of investigative Scorpio, and a sense of mystery may pervade our dealings with others. This is intriguing but let’s maintain our emotional equilibrium as we venture forth.

Are we comfortable discussing differing points of view with those close to us?

Mental Mercury in Libra as of October 7, is excited to rendezvous with majestic Jupiter on October 11, creating an inspiring environment which radiates optimism and, perhaps, the motivation to start a new course of study. If we’re in negotiations with someone, now may be the time to wrap things up. By October 14, when Mercury shakes hands with conservative Saturn, we’re preparing for the Full Moon(culmination) in fiery Aries who is at odds with the Messenger of the Gods. Let’s be low key in our dealings.

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“Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia”

The October Full Moon in cardinal Aries  is not only opposite the Sun in Libra, but before landing there, she tensely interacts with other planets in cardinal signs throughout the day. The Moon(our unconscious) agitates warrior Mars in somber, earthy Capricorn, moves on to offend Mercury in compatible Libra before opposing Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, who is also in earthy Capricorn. These hostile incidents may be picked up in the atmosphere causing us to feel somewhat frayed at the edges. However, when things calm down, we may find obstacles holding us back are now cleared away to make way for the new. The Sabian Symbol message is; “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopias; the openness to the flux of spiritual energies.” The cornucopia is the symbol of the blessings of the Harvest and we may open our arms to our own spiritual bounty.

Venus enters adventurous, fiery Sagittarius October 18, shedding her intensity and she’s ready for pretty much anything. Depending on how we processed her time in Scorpio, we may or may not proceed with our current significant other as partners, but innovation in any relationship is important. Let’s not get too carried away, however, since October 19 fiesty Mars cuddles up with ruthless Pluto and their ambition and power grabbing can be contagious.

October 20 Mercury interacts with unpredictable Uranus and the air clears to introduce a renewal of enthusiasm in preparation for the arrival fo the Sun into watery Scorpio October 22, soon joined on the 24th by Mercury. This is the darkening time of year when we’re reminded of this sign’s creative power, activated by our delving into the darkness in order to discover and retrieve treasures that heal.

As the month winds down, light-hearted Venus in Sagittarius connects with expansive Jupiter in Libra October 26. This pairing encourages us to make the most of the opportunities presented to us to celebrate the love, beauty and ubundance which are available to us.
How and where are we spending our free time?
What gladdens our heart?

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“A calm lake bathed in moonlight”

Reflective Mercury may help us in our musings as his path crosses with the Sun;s, revealing what is opening up to us as we prepare for the time leading up to Halloween. As Messenger of the Gods, he has access to various realms and shares crucial information if we make ourselves aware of it. This requires that we seek stillness and quietude. He joins forces with Mystical Neptune October 30 heightening our ability to receive the information being shared with us. With a broadened perception we’re granted increased self-knowledge and compassion for others.

The New Moon(new beginnings) in deep, watery Scorpio, also October 30, verifies in its Sabian Symbol message that we’re on the right track and have the Cosmos on our side. “A calm lake bathed in moonlight; a quiet openness to higher inspiration.” Lake or no lake, we have within ourselves the calm which will carry us through.

Happy Halloween and Blessings!

Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality with a 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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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED… YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG
by Mario C. Veo

LoveYourselfYes, yes, I know… the correct saying is ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’, and, if you are Buddhist, that’s correct and proper… but, if you’re Taoist, that’s not quite right.

Taoism considers that all Life is about Flow – a spontaneous movement created first by Nature, then by Man(provided that ‘Man’ here represents all that is wise and noble… and not what some politicians would have you blindly accept… but I digress…)

So, Life is Flow, and as it moves it should guide us – gently – to be part of this movement… they say that “if it’s time to work, then work… and if it’s time to rest, then rest.” Sounds simple, doesn’t it…? but here in our wonderful world we are rewarded for doing just the opposite – early bird, work late, 60 hour week, miss your kid’s birthday, and show the boss you’re a team player… and you’ll be rewarded with more money, a promotion, and that coveted corner office with all those nice windows… wow… what a trade-off!

O.K., I’m not trying to dismiss those of you who are deeply invested in working hard… just trying to give you a different(better?) perspective. Here’s the deal – “After all you’ve said and done, what have you gained… and, what did it cost you…?” (I actually met a man who claimed that cheating on his wife made him feel more like a ‘man’… well, I guess that he’s never heard of Karma… but let me reassure you, Karma has heard of him!)
Sorry, I digress… again!

AcceptOften we are fooled by society that we should(must) follow the conventional path, that it’s really the only way to ‘succeed’, that to do otherwise is to be ‘weird'(a ‘Hippie’ in my time)… so you bow down and comply… and after 30 plus years of being a good little boy or girl, you take a good look at your Life… and find that, somehow, it’s not all guns and roses, not all Disney World, not all innocent expectations, but more like Truth-or-Dare. If it wasn’t ‘Truth’ and you didn’t ‘Dare’, then Life becomes just this lukewarm, placid, kinda spiceless, bland concoction. Yes, not truly ‘bad’, but not all that it could have been.

So, here’s the deal – if you’re O.K. with the way your Life turned out, then ‘good for you’, you’re one of the few that have managed right(must have been some good-charm Karma from a previous Life)… but, if you think – just a little – that you could have more… then know this clearly – “YES, YOU CAN!

See, Life is just about Energy… which has a vibration, a resonance that expresses Qualities – positive or negative, they are not ‘good’ or ‘evil’, but simple are. If you know how to change this, well heck, you now can change the world…(well, at least, your world)… all you need is the desire to change… And that leads me to the title of this little story… If at first you don’t succeed

For those of you who are ready, this month offers you a series of intriguing classes on personal transformation and self-empowerment… so join us… if you dare

MARIO’S TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES IN OCTOBER…

PROSPERITY… IS NOT A 4-LETTER WORD
Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  6:30 – 8 pm.  $25.

SUCCESS – HOW MUCH CAN YOU HANDLE…?
Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  6:30 – 8 pm.  $25.

AGITATION = FAILURE
Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  6:30 – 8 pm.  $25.

HOW TO RELEASE YOUR INNER BLOCKAGES
Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  6:30 – 8 pm.  $25.

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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REVELATIONS AND THE BOOK OF ENOCH, PART 3
by Bruce Johnson

Click here to read REVELATIONS & THE BOOK OF ENOCH, Part 1
Click here to read REVELATIONS & THE BOOK OF ENOCH, Part 2

jesus traveled during his adult life, and studied in different mystery schools of the day. He indicates his awareness of secret knowledge when he gives his answer to why he taught in parables, in Matthew 13:11. Let’s continue with the remaining groups of parallel symbols in Revelation and the Book of Enoch.

Human symbols – Kings, princes, elders, nations, tribes, ship captains, brides and wives, son of man, men, women, children, generals, armies, evil leaders, and king of kings.

Geological and nature symbols – mountains, valleys, Holy Mountain, hills, deserts, islands, seas, rivers, springs, springs of life, wind, rain, lightning, thunder, snow, fires, leaves, trees, trees bearing fruit, tree branches, fountains, gardens, grapes, cinnamon, myrrh, olive oil, wood, ivory, and a new earth.

The Book Of Knowledge: Keys of Enoch $50.00

The Book Of Knowledge: Keys of Enoch $50.00

Animal symbols – horse, cow, bull, lion, eagle, reptiles, dog, birds, a beast with horns, a beast of the earth, a beast of the water, creatures of the sea, wool, red white and black hoofed animals.

Destruction symbols – old earth passing away, different natural disasters, celestial sources of destruction, the latter days being shortened, unusual phenomena related to destruction, battles with evil forces, weapons, and destruction by fire.

Miscellaneous symbols – tests and trials of good people, secret names, purple, and chariots.

bookofenoch09252016Passages from the Book of Enoch can be found throughout the Bible, especially in Revelation. The apostles- John, James, Matthew, Luke, Jude, and Paul all spoke words that basically match, or do match, portions of the Book of Enoch. The book of the Jewish mysteries, the Zohar, also contains writings from the Book of Enoch. The book of Enoch contains religious symbols that are common to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

The writer of the Book of Revelation uses numerous excerpts, and over 150 mysterious symbols, that are essentially identical with those of the much older Book of Enoch. Allegorically, Revelation appears to be a rewritten Book of Enoch, combined with the ancient dragon myth, and Gnostic symbolism. Two books relevant to examining the inner meaning of Revelation are – The Hidden Bible by John P. Scott, which examines Bible symbolism, and the book Secret Doctrine in Israel by A.E.Waite, which outlines the Jewish mystery teachings. The initiate alchemist/healer Paracelsus spoke of mystery teachings and truths of spiritual initiation concealed from the profane, in the words of Revelation.

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MEET THE AUTHOR – RICH HAAS author of “SACRED QUANTUM METAPHYSICS”

sqmbookSunday, October 2, 2016. 2pm – 3pm. FREE PRESENTATION.

Join us to hear Rich talk about his wildly popular book (1100+ books sold in less than 2 months), have him explain the insights, and answer any of your questions! Sacred Quantum Metaphysics combines 24 updated metaphysical principles of ancient wisdom with 12 new scientific discoveries including Einstein, Quantum Theory, etc. Rest assured, it’s easy to read and easy to understand, and everything is always explained in everyday language, without scientific jargon, formulas or difficult equations.

richhaasA book signing will follow. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

RICH HAAS – Metaphysician, educator, writer and entrepreneur Rich Haas, B.A., CHT, CHt, CHI, CLBLT teaches hypnotherapy, meditation and lectures on a myriad of metaphysical and scientific topics. Rich has operated a successful science based spiritual hypnotherapy practice in Morrison, Colorado for many decades. He is excited to share his knowledge to help you create your better life.

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OGHAM: A RICH GAELIC SYSTEM FOR RITUAL, MAGIC & HEALING
with Mo Abdelbaki

mo_lgSaturdays, October 15 and 22, 2016.
1 – 4 pm. $80 for both classes.

What is Ogham? Is it: An ancient Irish alphabet? A stunningly accurate method of divination? An advisor, strategist and source of knowledge of the mysteries? A doorway to a form of magic, simple but powerful? A form of tree study that teaches we humans about our place in nature and society? A great secret of the Druids? The answer is, of course, Ogham is all of these things and much more.

oghamMo Abdelbaki is an author for Gaia, a radio host on 12Radio, columnist, online teacher and 12Listen reader, but the only opportunity you have to learn from him in person is at the Shining Lotus Bookstore. He’s teaching his class on the Ogham in October, to honor the coming of Samhain, a traditional time for delving into the Old Ways.

You’ll learn the trees of the Ogham, the lessons they give us and how to tap into their wisdom and power. You’ll discover how to find local trees that relate to those that aren’t native outside of Europe. You’ll learn how to connect with the intellect of trees, a skill that will enthrall you for the rest of your life. Most of all, you’ll learn the remarkable Ogham Divination system and be taught different ways to make your own set of Ogham Fews, inexpensively.

This is your chance to learn the Ogham in a relaxed and personal atmosphere from Mo, a lifelong student and teacher of metaphysics. Let your inner Druid play! Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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SIMPLETALES™ COSMIC ASTROLOGY MONTHLY UPDATE
with C. A. Brooks

SimpleTalesSunday, October 16, 2016.  2 – 3pm.  FREE PRESENTATION.

If you are thinking about your future, your past, or just your place in the physical present, you owe yourself a visit with C. A. Brooks. C. A. has been a student of astrology for more than 25 years and a professional astrologer for over 2 decades. She has studied Tarot, Feng Shui, Space Clearing and Animal Communication. Join C. A. and friends for a fun and informational look at the astrology of the month ahead, and you may even get a personal Tarot mini-reading. Don’t miss this class. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

CA Brooks 2014C. A. Brooks has been a student of astrology for 25 years and a professional Astrologer for more than two decades. Her astrological experience was started by a series of classes from Colorado’s leading astrology expert, Gayle Bachicha in the 1980′s at the Metaphysical Bookstore. In addition to astrology, her training includes Instinctive Feng Shui, Space and Clutter Clearing, Voyager Tarot, and Animal Communications, working closely with animal communicator, Joan Ranquet.

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DISCOVER AND CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER HEALER
with Kendara Laurel

PalmsMonday, October 17, 2016.    7 pm to 9 pm.    $25.

In this fun, hands-on class, we will practice various types of healing. Areas to be covered will include: Aura Reading, Chakras, Pendulums, Clearing, Reiki and Hands-On Healing. You will leave this class knowing how to do basic healings. The $25 charge will include handouts. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

kendara2016Kendara Laurel is a Reiki Master teacher and healer, and has been involved in Metaphysics for over 30 years. She teaches classes in healing, psychic development, Tarot and I Ching. Kendara also organizes the ‘Introduction to Metaphysics Meetup’ and a monthly Spiritual Support Group. She loves helping people find and develop their healing gifts.

Website: http://www.freddalaurel.com
Email: fklaurel@gmail.com

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HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo

FreedomSunday, October 23, 2016.    2 – 3pm.     $10.

Everyone says they want to be ‘happy’ – and many can actually describe to you what this means. A loving relationship, good friends, nice home, great job, health, respect… yet many who have all this now go on to cheat on their spouse… steal from their job… abuse their position… drink too much… and generally go out of their way to destroy the very foundation of (potential) Happiness. So, here is the million dollar question, “What IS Happiness… and, how do you get it…? 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 at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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