2017 June Newsletter

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

The Original Metaphysical Bookstore, since 1972Shining Lotus logo

JUNE 2017

in the University Hills West Shopping Center at
2553 South Colorado Blvd Unit 104
Denver Colorado 80222

303-758-9113

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in this issue

PARADISE LOST… OR, A TALE OF ANCIENT WARNING …………… by Mario C. Veo

OCCULTISM, THE SUN AND SUNSPOTS …………… by Bruce Johnson

PLANETS AND POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF JUNE 2017 …………… by Sally Shotwell

THE SECRETS TO UNLIMITED MANIFESTATION …………… by Mario C. Veo

CLASSICAL TAROT – A STUDY COURSE IN 6 PARTS …………… with Mario C. Veo

CREATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS …………… with Norma Mitchell

DIVINATION FOR ANYONE – AN INTRO TO LENORMAND CARDS …………… with Sue Wilhite

USING YOUR CHAKRAS FOR A BETTER RELATIONSHIP …………… with Mario C. Veo

SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP …………… with Norma Mitchell

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

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE …………… with Mario C. Veo

AUTHOR VISIT …………… JANET BIERBOWER-BOUCHER, author of the children’s book, “HOLD ON, TOBY”l

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PARADISE LOST… OR, A TALE OF ANCIENT WARNING
by Mario C. Veo

 

Long, long ago, well before the birth of Mankind this Earth was a glorious planet filled with grace and beauty, with peaceful Beings who walked freely amongst Gods and Goddesses, in friendship and respect. It was an idyllic time, a time of great wisdom, of open laughter and joyful playfulness, of abundance and nobility … indeed, my friend, it was a sacred time … Oh, we knew not what we had, nor how much of it we took for granted.

Strife was not known, nor war nor conflict, for nurturance was the rule, and Love its minister … and all was good, for everyone lived as was proper – in dignity and respect, valued for their offerings.

Until one dark day a strange hominid walked in  –  strange indeed he looked, with tufts of unruly hair and an attitude to match, strident of voice his rhetoric a raucous braying to our ears.

He capered forth, prancing around in his stolen finery, mocking even the most gentle of creatures, calling them ’slaves’ [a term we knew not of meaning]. He derided even the holiest tenets of peace and wisdom, claiming them to be ’fake’ … and loudly proclaimed them to be the ’tools of tyranny’ and magnanimously promised us liberation …

“Liberation from what …?” many asked … “Why – liberation from this stagnant Life … Don’t you see how the Gods have led you astray all this time …!?  How you’ve been manipulated with all these riches and abundance …!?  It’s time to stand together, firm against this ‘Egalitarian Rule’  [such a dirty word !]  and once again reclaim our rightful place as the New Leaders … for we usher in a grand New Beginning … !!”

Ah, the foolishness of our benevolent Leaders who thought this simply the outplay of an immature mind … “Let him be” they said, “He’ll soon grow up and see the nature of his mistake” … “All this will come to pass … It’s simply an uncouth youth, blowing off some steam” … “He’s harmless” many claimed …

Alas, that such gentle thoughts did not deserve such rude awakening …

You see, the masses were too easily swayed by his bombastic cant … Oh, so easily led by his crude attitude … and how they laughed when, one by one, the Gods and Goddesses left … and how they threw stones and other offal when the gentle Beings departed … and how they built strong walls to keep the rest of us in … “For our own safety” they claimed …. but now we know better, for he has taught us the meaning of the word ‘slave’, and we’re treated as such.

And there he stands, in what once was our most sacred temple, prancing around in coarse attire, with peacocks in front and war-elephants behind, loudly heralding “the New Age has begun … Rejoice for the New Dawn is here …”  and his cronies nod their heads, even as we hide our tears, for truly we’ve lost Paradise … and for what …? … this …?!?

It’s too late for us, my friend, but for you, who’s reading this – count your blessings well, and hold them fiercely to your bosom  –  do not let the prancing fools take them away from you, for Love and Peace are the only Truth there is … and beware, beware the war-elephants …

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

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OCCULTISM, THE SUN AND SUNSPOTS
by Bruce Johnson

Encore Publication: This article was first published in the June 2012 issue of our newsletter. We thank Bruce Johnson for allowing us to share his writings and insights into the ancient mysteries and the occult.

Orthodox science describes our Sun as a ball of gas surrounded by an atmosphere, with nuclear fusion taking place at its center producing energy. Occultism views our physical sun as a gigantic atom, a storehouse of electro-magnetic forces which veils an invisible sun that is the true source of the Sun’s power. Like all physical things, the Sun has an etheric body that underlies its tangible form. Where traditional science sees a photosphere, chromosphere, and corona, esoteric science observes a magnetic aura of varying intensities that fluctuates in regular cycles. These cycles of 22.6 years correspond to the heartbeat of our life-giving sun, and cause the increase and decrease of sunspots.

Sunspots are usually found in pairs, with one positively charged and other negatively charged.  The magnetic polarity of these spots is reversed every 11.3 years with the polarity change of the Sun’s North and South Poles. During periods of magnetic inertia, these spots or vortices become invisible and seem to disappear, followed by peaks of magnetic activity and increased numbers of sunspots. Sunspots are often found in clusters, and can last from a few days to several months, with the largest spots reaching sizes many times that of the Pacific Ocean.

The spiritual and physical effects that sunspots have on humans and planet Earth are only beginning to be understood. Physical science knows that sunspots affect the Earth’s magnetosphere, and that ultraviolet radiation increases at the peak of out the sunspot cycle. Trees and plants are definitely affected by these cycles, along with our planet’s weather patterns, the proportion of sunny to cloudy days, and the temperature of the Earth’s surface.

A study of sunspot cycles will eventually show a relationship to epidemics, economic cycles, floods and earthquakes, crime, and negative stimulation of the human nervous system. The Edgar Cayce readings teach that sunspots represent the chaos and strife of humanity on Earth, reflected on the surface of the Sun above. The esoteric nature of the solar forces can be studied in The Sun Tarot card.

Edgar Cayce’s book -Astrology for the Soul, has some interesting views concerning celestial phenomena. The Denver Astronomical Society is a good source of information for local star-gazers.

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 JUNE 2017
by Sally Shotwell

We begin the month with the Sun (our consciousness) in airy, versatile Gemini offering us encouragement as we expand our avenues of communication and intellectual pursuits. There’s more to the story though since this sign’s symbol is The Twins, one mortal while the other is immortal. Their predicament is to transcend this duality and we have a similar challenge to reconcile our human nature which allows us to function in the physical world while we long to unite with something greater than ourselves. Here’s where Mercury, Messenger of the Gods, comes in to guide us in our quest to understand and connect the information we need to resolve this division. This can prove tricky, however, since he is so intellectually inclined  that sometimes  access to our emotional/feeling nature is short circuited. We need to guard against this since important relationships depend on our empathy. Fortunately, he is now in earthy Taurus which is ruled by loving, sensation-oriented Venus who softens our responses and reveals to us opportunities beyond the mental.
Are we pausing during the day to consciously filter out the detritus which can distort of perceptions?
Do we remind ourselves that no one is perfect and we need to treat ourselves gently as  we adjust to unexpected demands placed upon us?

June 3
Venus, Goddess of Love, Beauty and Money, gets chummy with unpredictable Uranus in fiery Aries which should perk up our interactions while expansive Jupiter in airy Libra(also ruled by Venus)  contacts the Sun to instigate a spectacular situation which bodes well for our successfully branching our to new social possibilities.  Let’s take advantage of the offered largesse and get out and about, relishing the bloom of Springtime since Summer, and another energy arrives June 21.

June 4 assertive Mars moves into cardinal, watery Cancer.  He brings with him a determination to assist us in preparing for Cancer Season, leading us to focus on how we employ our nurturing tendencies to establish security for ourselves and our loved ones.  This influence is helpful for it trumps the foggy atmosphere which the Sun and dreamy Neptune in watery Pisces form. We don’t want to be distracted and drift off, ignoring the reality surrounding us.

June 6 is a big day since Venus finally leaves Aries and moves into her comfort zone in Taurus as  Mercury heads home to Gemini where he’s in his element.  This bodes well for us since they are happy and want to plant seeds to enhance what we value.  Let’s figure out what goals we hold dear and initiate plans to improve our financial situation, feelings of self-worth and new intellectual endeavors if they resonate with us.

Are we honoring our physical well being with loving care?
Are we stimulating or minds, venturing into new, uncharted territory?
June 9 is the Full Moon (culmination) in fiery, belief-oriented Sagittarius opposite the Gemini Sun, is challenging us to successfully adapt to the tumultuous technological society which is changing all the rules of the game. The Sabian Symbol states  “Pelicans menaced by the behavior and refuse of men seek safer areas for bringing up their young: The need for people concerned with the future to discover a new way of living and more wholesome surroundings.” Parent pelicans are associated with the instinct to sacrifice oneself to protect their young.  We’re not being asked to follow suit but to remain aware of what is going on around us. This  prevents us from succumbing to an alienated existence  and authentic relationships are what keep us engages.  Optimistic  Jupiter goes forward fueling our commitment to remaining flexible as our path unfolds before us and Venus and Mars hang out together exuding a positive domestic vibration.   We need to allow ourselves  some downtime to relax and enjoy ourselves.
June 13 Mercury makes his presence felt by making friends with Jupiter reminding us again to expand our thinking. He  then puts on his Trickster  guise and could lead us astray as he toys with nebulous Neptune who has a  penchant for falling for false ideas.  June 16 Neptune goes retrograde (until Nov. 23) which suggests that we may now begin to be blessed with a greater clarity as we navigate our inner world.  Time will tell.
June 20 the Sun enters Moon-ruled Cancer which means that the Summer Solstice is here and we celebrate the longest day of the year. When we’re in Cancer territory we are in the midst of all things related to Mother which affects our emotions on many levels so let’s not be surprised about our increased sensitivity. Mercury is busy as we transition into a new season and keeps us from  melting into a puddle of vulnerability. On the 18th he dialogues with serious Saturn before entering Cancer the 21. Positioned here he helps us tune in to our emotional intelligence which may manifest in our desire to amp up our nurturing skills.  Let’s just make sure the people we zero in on actually welcome our attention.
June 23  is the New Moon (new beginnings) in Cancer and the Symbol’s message is “A man bundled in fur leads a shaggy deer:  The need to overcome stagnation and ‘cold’ during trial of endurance.” During this tumultuous time we can be reassured that we have support in resisting any tendency we may have to surrender to stagnation. A good example of this is the presence of Mercury and Mars sharing their commitment to help us activate our Will as we take care of business. The 24th Venus and evolutionary Pluto in earthy Capricorn set the stage by elucidating the means by which we can embrace transformation. Mars and Jupiter chime in admonishing us to use moderation as we venture forth.
June 27 through the 29th Mercury continues to cover a lot of ground as he touches base with Jupiter, Neptune, Mars and finally Pluto. Whenever Pluto is in the mix, we know a power struggle is likely to be in the works but we don’t have to  get hooked into any unpleasantness which could ensue. If we remain calm there’s a great possibility that  a profound psychological breakthrough in store for us. Let’s keep our Rescue Remedy handy, deep breathe and congratulate ourselves for maintaining  our aplomb!
Happy Summer and Blessings!

Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality whose focus on studies in Astrology have spanned decades. She has entertained and informed our readers with her articles for a few years now.

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THE SECRETS TO UNLIMITED MANIFESTATION
by Mario C. Veo

Much has been written about Manifestation – from the Law of Attraction to powerful rituals, to visualization and Will Power … yet we still struggle to achieve our highest potential !

We very clear about this: ‘We struggle to achieve that which is rightfully ours … !’

Why … ?

Because none of these valuable techniques are complete – they all leave out certain essential components to proper [and safe] Manifestation.

We all know the statistics – the great majority of people who win the lottery end up in a worse financial situation within two years … and most of them are not even actively practicing
manifestation techniques, so imagine how much damage someone could create for himself if he was using any of the popular systems !

So, why do people end up so poor after winning millions in a lottery ?

Because deep inside of them, in their very core, in their highest Truth of Truth … they are
just not ready for the personal transformation this would require – essentially, they are simply not capable of being rich !

Sounds harsh ?! Well yes, of course it is, but it is self-induced … and so they can change it
[if they know how]

In this in-depth workshop we are going to explore many effective techniques of safe
Manifestation , how Energy is created and shaped to achieve the desired outcome, how to heal the part of us which is not yet ready for this, and even how to clear any Negative Energies
projected at us which may be blocking this.

WE meet on Saturday mornings, from 11 to 12.30, for 8 weeks starting on July 8th.
Registration is through the Shining Lotus [303.758.9113] but is being held at Path to Spirit, 4155 East Jewell Ave, Suite 1102 Denver 80222
Costs – $ 25 per session / $ 90 pre-paid for 4 sessions / $ 180 pre-paid for the whole course
Space is limited so pre-registration is strongly advised

 

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CLASSICAL TAROT – A STUDY COURSE IN 6 PARTS
by Mario C. Veo

Tarot cardsI have been reading Tarot Cards for more than 50 years, having started in my early teens … and I must admit that at first I was simply fascinated by this wonderful tool that could ‘tell the Future’ [and used it as such well into my twenties]

As I grew more and more earnest I realized that, in fact, Tarot was much, much more than simple ‘divination’  for it evolved out of the ancient Mystery Schools, and was a serious system used by great Masters for teaching ‘the Wisdom Arts’ and was based on the Energies of Creation, and how certain Forces moved together to shape Life and Man’s destiny.

We commonly link Tarot with the teachings of Kabbalah, but we can actually trace it further back than that  –  pre-Moses, to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Hindu Seers … in fact it was regarded as ‘The Teachings of the Path of Life’  [a.k.a. The Royal Path of Life, from the Egyptian Tar = path and Ro = royal].

The common Tarot Deck used today is an amalgam of Gypsy’s Fortune Telling Cards together with some of the original Wisdom Cards, and while it has changed form throughout the centuries, still it remains a powerful tool for guidance and insight.

I am offering a 6 week course on Classical Tarot reading  –  we will examine not just their ‘fortune telling’ aspects but also the practical applications of this insight. We will be using the Raider-Waite deck [or equivalent], so buy one if you don’t already have it. The course starts on Tuesday June 13th. at the Shining Lotus Bookstore, from 6.30 to 8.00 pm

Registration is through the Bookstore  –  303.758.9113

About your Facilitator:  Mario C. Veo was born in Italy and grew up in Africa. From an early age his love for Spirituality and Metaphysics led him to study with great teachers from around the world, including Hindu Swamis, Sufi masters, Healers, Shamans, and Medicine Men and Women. He is a senior T’ai Chi and Chi Gong master-teacher, a Feng Shui master, and a Healing Arts practitioner, and is a serious student of Esoteric Science. Mario teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness.

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CREATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
with Norma Mitchell

Sunday, June 4, 2017.     2 – 3 pm.     FREE PRESENTATION.

What makes up your personal energy field? Why does it have much more impact on your relationships than your looks, intellect, or financial status. Whether you’re with a partner or looking for one, you do have the power to change your relationship energy and manifest the intimacy, reciprocity, and true love that you deserve! Join Norma and learn how to create a healthy relationship with anyone in your life. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

As a spiritual counselor, medical intuitive, business consultant, medium, teacher and hypno-therapist with over 30 years experience “Helping People Help Themselves”, Norma has appeared on television, radio talk shows and in newspaper articles. Norma’s experience is varied from individual sessions in person, phone and mail; teaching classes such as “Opening to Your Full Potential” and “Use Intuition to Increase Your Business”; helping people resolve addictions, enhance performance, alter life patterns and outdated beliefs through hypno-therapy and relaxation techniques; business consulting to troubleshoot, act as liaison between management and support personnel, screen applicants for hiring and personnel for promotions; speaker for business and social groups; and has been a guest counselor for a therapist’s talk show.
As a spiritual counselor, medical intuitive, business consultant, medium, teacher and hypno-therapist with over 30 years experience “Helping People Help Themselves”, Norma Mitchell has been working with clients at the Shining Lotus™ since 2008. She provides Intuitive readings every Monday from 10 am to 6 pm and also works from 11 am to 6 pm on the second Saturday of every month.

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DIVINATION FOR ANYONE – AN INTRO TO LENORMAND CARDS
with Sue Wilhite

Wednesday, June 7, 2017.     7 – 9 pm.     $25.

Have you wished for divination cards with clear and simple meanings? Lenormand decks are great for beginners looking to start in divination. They are also ideal for experienced readers who want more detailed answers. Sue Wilhite, Master Tarot Consultant and popular teacher, will share the unique origins of the deck, and its famous namesake. You will learn some of the fun ways to use the deck that has been taking the Tarot world by storm.

Robespierre at the Lenormand reading

SUE WILHITE – Author/Publisher, “21 Templates that Run Your World: Keys to Unlocking Your Success in Business, Love & Money” and “Setting Up Your Psychic Practice,” and co-creator of the Ultimate Oracle deck.

After spending 25 years in various IT departments doing programming and database design in the Silicon Valley, Sue decided to catch up and develop her right brain by going back to her early fascination with metaphysics and spiritual studies. She is a Law of Attraction coach, sound healer, and Master Tarot consultant, and is known as the “Profit Attraction Mentor.” She specializes in getting her clients unstuck and encouraging them to fulfill their own destinies.

Website: http://www.PositivelySuccess.com
Twitter: twitter.com/positively
Facebook: Positively Success
Google+: google.com/+Positivelysuccess

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USING YOUR CHAKRAS FOR A BETTER RELATIONSHIP
with Mario C. Veo

Sunday, June 11, 2017.     10:15 – 11:15 am.     $10 WORKSHOP.

We know our Chakras to be powerful channels of Energy, each for a specific purpose …
What most of us don’t know is how to connect different Chakras together to achieve an even more powerful flow…and how to use this to attract [or keep] the best Love Relationship we ever wanted
Join us for a most rewarding – and empowering – workshop !
Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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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SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP
with Norma Mitchell

Sunday, June 11, 2017.     2 – 3 pm.     FREE PRESENTATION.

In this free workshop, we will explore topics that assist us in understanding how Spiritual Principles apply in our everyday life. We will examine how and why conditions affect our choices; the process of choosing our experiences and the probable consequences; share experiences and thoughts; and help each other with designing and fulfilling our desires. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

As a spiritual counselor, medical intuitive, business consultant, medium, teacher and hypno-therapist with 30 years experience “Helping People Help Themselves”, Norma has appeared on television, radio talk shows and in newspaper articles. Norma’s experience is varied from individual sessions in person, phone and mail; teaching classes such as “Opening to Your Full Potential” and “Use Intuition to Increase Your Business”; helping people resolve addictions, enhance performance, alter life patterns and outdated beliefs through hypno-therapy and relaxation techniques; business consulting to troubleshoot, act as liaison between management and support personnel, screen applicants for hiring and personnel for promotions; speaker for business and social groups; and has been a guest counselor for a therapist’s talk show.
Norma Mitchell has been working with clients at the Shining Lotus™ since 2008. She provides Intuitive readings every Monday from 10 am to 6 pm and also works from 11 am to 6 pm on the second Saturday of every month.

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017.     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.

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.

C. A. is certified as a Soul Coach by Denise Linn. She is also a popular advisor on 12Listen, an instructor on 12Academy, writer of the “Week Ahead” column for “Mark’s Power Peek” at 12House, and host of the number one rated weekly radio program, “Simple Tales™: Where Astrology and Spiritual Alchemy Rocks” on 12Radio.

Website:www.simpletales.com

Email: simpletales@comcast.net

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HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE
with Mario C. Veo

Sunday, June 25, 2017.     10:15 – 11:15 am.     FREE PRESENTATION.

It matters not your age, status, profession, or level of education – Happiness is a choice – and it is freely available to each and everyone of us … so then, how come so many people are
unhappy, grumpy, miserable, and always blaming others for this …?
Yes, our politics is stuff which is best seen on comedy shows, our economy is so biased that only the wealthy can get rich, and let’s not talk about our so called ‘Health Care’ [which is even lower than our level of education] …
So, in this world of turmoil and chaos, can ‘Happiness’ truly be achieved …?
The answer is “Yes !” … if you’re willing to make it so … remember – it’s a choice !
Call 303-758-9113 to register.

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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AUTHOR VISIT – JANET BIERBOWER-BOUCHER
author of HOLD ON, TOBY

Sunday, June 25, 2017.     2 – 3:30 pm.     FREE PRESENTATION.

Meet author Janet Bierbower-Boucher, as she talks about her new children’s book, HOLD ON, TOBY. The story of a little maple leaf bud on a very big tree. As he grows and matures, he encounters the wonder and forces of nature, and various critters and people of all sizes. Throughout his journey Toby is often told to hold on, although he has no idea what that means. Hold On, Toby presents an opportunity to experience the joy of each season and to glimpse an understanding of the cycle of life as expressed through the seasons of Toby’s life. Author Janet Bierbower-Boucher wrote this book because she wanted children to become aware of, experience and learn to appreciate the cycle that occurs as a natural part of life — the renewal of life each spring, the blossoming of summer, the glory of the changing colors of fall, and the resting nature of winter. Moving through life with awareness of the natural cycles in our lives helps us to celebrate each season and to engage in the natural flow of life with appreciation and recognition of the miracle of life itself. A book signing will follow.

A former teacher and mother of two, Janet Boucher has always had a passion for writing and for creating stories for children that help them to better understand the natural world around them.

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