2016 September Newsletter

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

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SEPTEMBER 2016

2178 South Colorado Blvd, Denver Colorado 80222

303-758-9113

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in this issue

REVELATIONS AND THE BOOK OF ENOCH, PART 2  …………. by Bruce Johnson

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

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

REMOTE VIEWING AND THE EXPANSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS …………… by Mario C. Veo

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

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

MANTRAS – THE POWER TO SHAPE YOUR LIFE – $10 WORKSHOP …………… with Mario C. Veo

SELF TRANSFORMATION …………… with Mario C. Veo

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CHANGES AT THE CRITERION SHOPPING CENTER???

Shining Lotus at dusk

by Tim Johnson. I would like to assure all of you wonderful customers that we will NOT be closing or moving soon.

We signed a 3-year extension on our lease in October of last year, so that lease runs through October of 2018. While a lease can certainly be broken by either party, we have no intention of breaking our part.
The property managers have not been forthcoming with information on their future plans for this prime corner of Colorado Blvd and East Evans Avenue. Rumors of scraping the property and constructing a multi-story apartment building on this site have been circulating since 2012, but I believe that is not much closer to actually happening than it was 4 years ago.
So… If we get the call from the property owners asking us to vacate, you will all be the first to know. Until then, we are conducting ‘business as usual’, 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 Johnson

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REVELATIONS AND THE BOOK OF ENOCH
PART 2
by Bruce Johnson

akashaThe Book of Enoch is an apocryphal or secret book. It was well known to ancient priesthoods, but was not available to the uninitiated masses of people. The meaning of the symbols is clear to the one who has “eyes to see”, but is intentionally hidden from the literal interpreter. We resume with more corresponding symbols from Revelations and the Book of Enoch.

God, heaven, and angel symbols-the elect one sitting on a throne, the voice of God, alpha and omega, 10,000 saints praising God, archangels, lesser angels and cherubim, paradise, angels teaching secret knowledge, winged beings, angels sounding musical notes, Book of Life, war in heaven, a new heaven, angelic prophecy, a holy building or city from heaven, birth of a divine child, ascending to heaven, spiritual fires, white cloth, and written names or marks related to judgment.

Building and tool symbols-temples, pillars, pillars of fire, doors, roof of stars, walls, throne, gates, city, house, cornerstone, foundation stones, circular, square ,and cross shapes in architecture, a tool to measure the righteous, and a scale to weigh souls.

Satan, hell, and negativity symbols-Satan as the leader of evil angels, evil spirits and demons, Satan teaching secret knowledge, birds eating the flesh of evil-doers, sinners suffering in hell after judgment, fallen angels cast into hell by archangels, sinners perishing by swords and fire, evil women fornicating with leaders of the earth, being drunk with blood, hell as a dark, smoky abyss within the earth, hell contains a lake of fire that smells of sulfur, hell as a place of eternal torment, hell as a locked prison, references to Babylon, and various woes to the sinners.

oldastrologyThe book Biblical Allegorism, by Frank L. Riley, is a good study in allegory interpretation. Adelaide Hall’s book- Important symbols in their Hebrew, Pagan & Christian Forms shows how various philosophies interpret common symbols. Gnosticism and Early Christianity by R.M. Grant shows the influence Gnosticism had on the apocalyptic beliefs of the early Christians.   We complete the groups of cryptic symbolism shared by Revelations and the Book of Enoch in article 3 to be published in October.

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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YoganandaYoganandaEXPERIENCE A YOGANANDA WEEKEND

Paramhansa Yogananda was the first yoga master of India
who lived and taught in the West.
He brought people the ancient practice of Kriya Yoga
as the fastest method for spiritual growth,
living with joy and energy, and experiencing the Divine.
Learn what Yogananda’s teachings mean for you–and the world.
Bring greater joy and energy into your life
September 16-17
at the First Spiritual Science Church of Denver.
Free with donations accepted.
Register in advance and get a free book on Yogananda’s teachings.

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

superpowersLife happens… and with it are all the tears/pain/offenses… and yes, also the many smiles, the joyful laughter, and perhaps even a little ‘love’.

In the end whichever Energy was strongest is the one that will shape you and your Life… except for those cutting Heart Wounds which have managed to bury themselves deep within you!

Now you are ‘leaking Life’… and no matter how hard you try, or how deserving you’ve become, you still struggle to achieve your deepest desires…
Here it is easy to give in, to change and become a ‘distortion’ of your True Self – to see Love becoming dismissed as a ‘romantic notion’, Inner Peace as something talked about in Asian Scriptures(but that really has no place in your real world), politics as serving Special Interest Groups, and those in Authority wallowing in corruption… not a pretty picture, but unfortunately a very real Dark Energy which surrounds our whole planet.

So what are you to do… yes, you who is committed to Spiritual Growth, who still embraces the Qualities of Compassion, Understanding, and strives to find the Brotherhood of Man.
Do you allow this corrosive environment to twist into a better version of yourself… or to turn your back to all this infantile behavior and become a hermit…or seek shelter in a monastery(hey, I tried that so often in my past lives… I can tell you the food isn’t very good, and they have no chocolate…!… well, so much for ‘the Food of the Gods’).
…but if you do nothing then what happens to you…?

ManifestationMindAs you grow Spiritually, your Vibration becomes more ‘pure’, more refined… and now this precious Self Image becomes bright and radiant with Loving Energies… and at this point you need to be more aware of Who and What you surround yourself with, for many will be jealous, and even angry, at your success… and if you blindly and innocently just go about your life, then all you have achieved may be brutally shattered by their negative, corrupting Energies.

So what can you do about all this? Well, there are Shields and Filters and Higher Spiritual Practices… there is your personal Evolution, your clarity and sensitivity. Ultimately it all comes back to Choices… for you are not some powerless simpleton who is easily swayed by all that is shiny and glittering…
No, you are a powerful Force in your own Right… if only you’d claim it.

This month’s classes are dedicated to you honoring your own gifts and power… to awakening a Higher Radiance within, and to show you how to empower yourself to create the very best, most rewarding Life ever… (after all, the best ‘revenge’ IS success!).

Mario’s Tuesday classes in September

September 6 —– 6:30 – 8 pm —– $25
SABOTAGE, AND THE LIFE IT CREATES

September 13 —– 6:30 – 8 pm —– $25
SHIELDS AND FILTERS – HOW TO RESIST EXTERNAL INFLUENCES

September 20 —– 6:30 – 8 pm —– $25
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL POWER

September 27 —– 6:30 – 8 pm —– $25
THE RIGHT OF COMMAND – CLEANING UP NEGATIVE ENERGIES

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

Planets-PossibilitiesSeptember offers us several opportunities to reconcile important issues which have arisen in our lives during the recent purging we’ve experienced. The contradictory aspects of ourselves which temperamental Mars has dug up from our unconscious may actually become resources, if we play our cards right. This means that we need to put ourselves in the loving care of the earthy, discerning and practical influence of Virgo. This sign is ruled by mental Mercury and its symbol is the self-contained Harvest Maiden whose commitment to serving others is not diluted by the pressure of outside influences. If we also become discriminating in what thoughts we hold dear and focus on the real, rather than the glamorous and illusory, much that appears to be in conflict with our values and beliefs may be integrated. Two eclipses, which always bode some shift in our circumstances, take place during the first of the month, encouraging us to assume our objective mode to grow through these inevitable changes.

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“Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows”

The first one, the New Moon(new beginnings) Solar Eclipse in Virgo, takes place September 1. The Sun(our consciousness), the Moon(our unconscious), Mercury(our thought processes) and Jupiter(our optimism) are all in earth Virgo, opposite dreamy Neptune in transcendent, watery Pisces. The Sabian message is: “Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows; the growth of true understanding, born out of the transcendence of duality even while immersed in the world of duality.” We live in a chaotic world but this doesn’t prevent us from finding peace within ourselves if we work at it, challenging as it may be!
Are we pausing to give ourselves time for introspection?

September 9 expansive Jupiter enters the sign of relationships, airy Libra. Beautiful Venus is its ruler and she’s on hand to welcome him warmly. With this combination we should e ready to extend our efforts in partnership-driven area of our life.
Are we feeling comfortable in expanding our circle of friends?
Do we want to deepen our involvement with someone already in our life?

September 10 we experience the final official duel(of three) between Saturn and Neptune. They are both committed to expanding our spirituality but approach the subject in very different ways. Reality-based Saturn in fiery Sagittarius has taken a dim view of other-worldly Neptune in Pisces’ insistence on the transcendent. With synergy these two disparate approaches bridge their differences allowing us to benefit from the truths they offer us. Here’s where our acuity of thought and clear vision direct us as we venture forth.
Are we separating the wheat from the chaff?

September 12 our reasoning ability is given a boost as Mercury gets chummy with the brilliant Sun. Even though he’s still going backward, he is wise and reminds us to review and check details in all our involvements. This includes care in arriving at any decisions during Eclipse Season when focus is our best friend.

PopeBlessing

“A religious organization succeeds in overcoming the corrupting influences of perverted practices and materialized ideals”

September 16 the Full Moon(culmination) Lunar Eclipse in Pisces challenges our emotional sensitivity. Here again we have the Sun involved with a Pisces-influenced aspect, this time the Moon, which has a tendency to create a mental fog. We’re fortunate that we’re in the process of releasing unfounded doubts and not swayed by superfluous pressure. The Symbol indicates the dilemma is universal and we are being guided toward clarity. “A religious organization succeeds in overcoming the corrupting influences of perverted practices and materialized ideals; the power of the Soul to intervene in the personal life and induce necessary catharses.” We are not being abandoned to the mundane.

September 21 Mercury goes forward preparing us for the very big event of the 22nd. It’s the Autumnal Equinox when the Sun enters Libra activating a time in the yearly cycle which is celebrated across the Northern Hemisphere with gatherings where people give thanks for the gifts of the harvest. Equinox means ‘equal night’ and ushers in a time when our energy become more directed inward as the days become shorter.

September 26 lovely Venus enters intense, watery Scorpio. Adding to the mix is Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, turning direct in somber, earthy Capricorn September 26. He and communicative Mercury have been in close touch since the 21st and we can’t help but wonder what they’re cooking up. Mars(our vitality) enters Capricorn on the 27th which ups the energy level.
Are we continuing our centering programs?
Are we limiting our exposure to sensational stimulation?

masters

“Three ‘Old Masters’ hanging on a wall of a special room in an art gallery”

September 30 the New Moon in Libra is warmly welcomed by recent arrival Jupiter. The Symbol for the second New Moon this month is: “Three ‘Old Masters’ hanging on a wall of a special room in an art gallery. The need to return to source during a confused search for new value in a chaotic society.” Our efforts are not in vain as we strive to live authentically. Let’s be gentle with ourselves as we forge ahead!

Blessings!

Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality with 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 AND THE EXPANSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
by Mario C. Veo

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

Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Psychology__the_Near_Death_Experience-199x300
FREE DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING.

RoyHillNear 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.

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

SimpleTalesSunday, September 11, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
FREE PRESENTATION.

CA Brooks 2014If 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.

C. 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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MANTRAS – THE POWER TO SHAPE YOUR LIFE – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo 

openarmsSunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$10 WORKSHOP.

In the Ancient ‘magical’ practices of India we find “Mantras” – sacred sounds which hold the original ‘pure energies of Creation’. They are Gateways to Gods and Goddesses, and to their gifts and blessings. You do not need to be ‘special’, initiated, pure or even be highly evolved… these Sacred Sounds will manifest whatever you wish for… (including a New Self!). 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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SELF TRANSFORMATION
with Mario C. Veo

ReleaseThePastSunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
FREE PRESENTATION. 

We live on a planet of Change… from day to day things grow, evolve, or get discarded so something else can take its place. For Mankind this can be a joyous, exciting Path… or one of constant struggle and frustration… until they learn how to recreate themselves… Not as the angry, negative Victims of an unfair society, but as that wise, powerful Self that is the True Essence within… So, why do most people not do this? Great question… 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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