2017 September Newsletter

SHINING LOTUS™ METAPHYSICAL BOOKSTORE NEWSLETTER

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SEPTEMBER 2017

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in this issue

IN SEARCH OF SPIRIT  …………… by MARIO C. VEO

ROGER BACON PROPHECIES AND NOSTRADAMUS  …………… by BRUCE JOHNSON

AUTHOR VISIT – CLEAR NEGATIVITY, GET POSITIVE, LIVE POSITIVE  ………………..  with MELINDA CARVER

PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF SEPTEMBER 2017  …………………  by Sally Shotwell

SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES – TAOIST FENG SHUI  ………………..  with MARIO C. VEO

CLASSIC NUMEROLOGY – A 4 WEEK SERIES  ………………..  with MARIO C. VEO

CREATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS GROUP  ………………..  with NORMA MITCHELL

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

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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IN SEARCH OF SPIRIT
by Mario C. Veo

India – a spiritual pilgrimage  ~~~~  We had traveled non-stop for eight hours on a road that had forgotten its identity, and was doing its best to once again merge with Mother Earth. Coconut tress sprung around rice paddies and dotted the countryside in a picture that held a primitive beauty in its hand … the hot, humid climate, no longer a sticky annoyance, was now an appropriate touch that completed our sense experience. The trail that had once been a road now ended at the edge of a forest which skirted a sacred mountain … and there it was – the ashram that was going to be our spiritual retreat for the next two weeks.

Carved out of the woods, it rose with exotic architecture, painted in turquoise, aqua, pastel pinks and white  –  a temple [unique in the whole of India] dedicated to the Great Mother and Her many forms – a dozen flower gardens scenting the morning, lotus ponds, parrots and the inevitable monkeys [and insects like I’ve never seen before] … a place to inspire fairy tales … But greater than all this was the breath of Nature, heavy in the air with Her pulsating life, gently drawing us in, Her lost city children, back in Her arms.

I would get up at 3.00 am simply to be with this holy land, to walk the grounds in quiet solitude, trying, once again, to remember a long forgotten truth. At 4.00 I would enter the meditation hall, pleasantly to find that one or two others had preceded me, and would spend the next hour in my private spiritual practices. We would start formal meditation at 5.00, greet the sunrise at 6.30 and take a short break. At 7.00 we would meet in Amma’s private garden to chant and find within ourselves the tone of our day.

Breakfast was a simple affair, followed by teachings on spiritual consciousness, and more meditation. Sometimes we would go into the forest to meditate, at other times the locals would put on a festive program of song and dance – beautiful little children in multi-colored saris and silks.

Lunch was sumptuous, dozens of dishes both eastern and western, inviting us to ‘gain spiritual weight’… and very difficult to resist. We would meet four hours later for more teachings, meditation and final chants before retiring to a light dinner and sleep, usually by 10.00 pm.

For two weeks I filled myself with something I never knew I lacked: Beauty. Everywhere I looked there was a natural beauty which came from within … a peacefulness which glowed and radiated with a vibrant vitality, removed from the artifices of modern compromises, a beauty of thought and form  –  a truth I had forgotten in my ‘modern’ setting.

I watched myself and my fellow westerners struggle with our little egos to find our new [true ?] identity … and fervently hoped that whatever insight I gained would stay with me as I returned to the other world.

Two weeks pass too soon, and here I am, looking at my environment, my life, my work, my relationships … with new eyes, trying to rekindle the Beauty, the Truth, that I know is there …
what a great gift, what glorious experience … Thank you Great Mother – I will be back.

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

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ROGER BACON PROPHECIES & NOSTRADAMUS
by Bruce Johnson

Encore Publication: This article was first published in the September 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.

Roger Bacon

Nearly 300 years before Nostradamus, a visionary genius named Roger Bacon was born in England. As a gifted seer, Roger Bacon made astounding prophecies scrying with an “enchanted mirror” called Almuchefi. In contrast to the obscure quatrains of Nostradamus with their multiple interpretations, Bacon’s prophecies were much clearer, and at times foretold specific inventions.

Born in 1214, Roger Bacon, who some believe was the adept Count St. Germain, has an impressive list of credentials. A young Bacon studied theology, science, philosophy, and languages at Oxford University, and later mathematics and medicine in Paris. Almost the only astronomer of his time, he calculated the positions and sizes of the heavenly bodies and in 1267 rectified the inaccurate Julian calendar in regard to the solar year.

Roger Bacon is called the Father of Experimental Science, and is credited with the invention of gunpowder, which he learned about from the Chinese. His many abilities included those of-mystic, occultist, astrologer, alchemist, physicist, and prophet. Bacon’s prophecies anticipated the following inventions: 1.-sea-going ships that moved at great speeds controlled by one person 2.-machine driven automobiles 3.-airplanes and air travel 4.-hot air balloon 5.-elevator 6.-steam propelled engine 7.-hydraulic press 8.-diving bell 9.-suspension bridge 10.-construction crane 11.-eyeglasses 12.-microscope 13.-telescope 14.- submarine 15.-anti-gravity technology.

Michel Nostradamus

The quatrains crediting Nostradamus with foretelling space travel, lasers, and atomic power are far from conclusive when studied objectively.

In recent years, some television channels have aired programs that have erroneously attempted, like various authors, to link Nostradamus prophecies, and The Lost Book of Nostradamus, to the year 2012. I was disappointed to see on one of these programs what appeared to be the promoting of biased interpretations of Nostradamus quatrains to prop up a connection with the Mayan prophecies of 2012. The interpretations given of the esoteric symbols in The Lost book of Nostradamus on this program also seemed slanted and inaccurate from an occult view point. Even allowing for the fact that Nostradamus used the date 325 A.D. as year 1, I can find no reference in his prophecies that clearly mention or indicate the year 2012 in any way, although by some delineations he predicts the end of the world in the year 7000.

The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus -by Henry C. Roberts is a good source to check out Nostradamus’s quatrains for yourself.

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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CLEAR NEGATIVITY, GET POSITIVE, LIVE POSITIVE

with Melinda Carver

Wednesday, September 13, 2017          6:30 to 8:30 pm         FREE PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING.

Author & Motivational Speaker Melinda Carver is presenting a free talk at Shining Lotus on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be available. Explore the ways that you have been stuck or have sabotaged yourself in your relationships or career. Discover tools to clear negative patterns to transform your life! Allow Melinda to inspire you to take that step forward tonight. A book signing will follow.

GET POSITIVE LIVE POSITIVE – $16.99: A powerful new book that explains how negative patterns and thoughts affect you, your relationships and career. Discover the tools to clear this negativity to make way for positive people, opportunities and events. Identify tools already found in your home or garden, your local grocery, or new age store that will clear negativity. Through practical examples, you will gain methods to live more effectively by empowering your intentions so that you welcome positive people, opportunities, and events into your life. Then you can evolve with the highest, purest positive vibrations supporting you and your well being.

Melinda Carver is the author of Get Positive Live Positive: Clearing the Negativity from Your Life. She has appeared on TV, radio, magazines, expos, conferences, corporate events and stores. Melinda hosts Positive Perspectives Radio and has an award-winning magical product line.

Website — www.psychicmelinda.webs.com

Radio Show — www.blogtalkradio.com/positiveperspectives

Facebook — www.facebook.com/psychic.melinda

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PLANETS & POSSIBILITIES: A LOOK AT THE ASTROLOGY OF SEPTEMBER 2017
by Sally Shotwell

The Total Solar Eclipse may have come and gone but its impact on our lives is yet to be determined. Although its fiery Leo energy is intriguing to ponder, we’re being called to deal with the requirements of our practical existence right now. The Sun (our consciousness) in realistic, earthy Virgo helps us sort through the material we’re considering and to determine what’s either relevant or perhaps misleading. This sign, ruled by brainy Mercury embraces the task of concretizing the creative energy generated by the Sun while in Leo. This September, however, we find ourselves in a peculiar situation since Mercury (our thought processes) begins the month retrograde commingling with the recent Eclipse point. Until he completes his journey and totally reemerges from his shadowy trip, we must review all pertinent information before making important decisions while making sure our communications are clear and our travel arrangements are in order. September 19 he’s back in action and welcomes lovely Venus who is just arriving in Virgo. The New Moon takes place during the evening so let’s pay particular attention to this date.
In the meantime, it’s worthwhile for us to check out planetary activity since it sets the tone of the fluctuating environment we find ourselves in. September 2 Mars (our vitality) is in Leo happily commingling with rebellious Uranus in fiery Aries, urging us to experiment and venture beyond our comfort zone. The 3rd he and Mercury join forces to produce new ideas. Both being in Leo, their childlike delight in finding adventure may rub off on us. Enjoying ourselves is actually a good thing.
Are we allowing ourselves to relax and welcome whimsy into our lives?
September 5 the practical Sun gets in a tussle with otherworldly Neptune in watery Pisces. Our inner life may flourish but our purpose may be blurry. However, warrior Mars enters service-oriented Virgo and we may feel compelled to reach out to others who are in need. Mercury, still in Leo, turns direct and continues the slow trip to his release. This calls for patience on our part.
September 5/6 the Full Moon (culmination) in compassionate, watery Pisces opposes the Sun in precise Virgo and we realize that feelings and logic can, and must coexist if we are to connect with life fully. The Sabian Symbol is “A lady wrapped in a large stole of fox fur: The use of intelligence and mental subtlety as a protection against storms and trials.” The Fox has been considered a symbol of cleverness and his being aware and adaptable are attributes which serve us well as we confront charged situations ourselves (and they do come up!).
September 9 the Sun connects with transformative Pluto in earthy, ambitious Capricorn, encouraging us to formulate career goals which have real substance and promise of future success. Mercury meanwhile is returning to his home base of Virgo, one step closer to his comfort zone.
Venus in Leo, Goddess of Love and Money, is on a roll between September 15 and 17 when she connects with serious Saturn, moves on to flirt with magnanimous Jupiter and wraps up her adventure dancing with Uranus. Are we basking is the exuberance beautiful Venue is sharing with us?
September 19 she enters Virgo and her focus turns to an intellectual approach to pleasure and a concern to serve others. We may be tempted to veer towards a tendency to perfectionism so let’s make it a point to avoid self-criticism or being too judgmental of others.  Mercury’s now back on track and helps us take a detached view while setting us up to experience the New Moon (new beginnings) in Virgo.
This New Moon of September 19/20 connects with Pluto and Saturn who each epitomize power and the Symbol states “A baldheaded man who has seized power: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decision.” Dane Rudhyar’s commentary expresses that when patterns of order and refinement are challenged, personages emerge whose decisions alter structures. For us it means cathartic changes which motivate us to make meaningful personal decisions. Our self-reflection is a strong resource in helping us as we confront surprising developments which require action. Isn’t it helpful to feel we’re being proactive?
September 22 the Sun enters airy, harmony-loving Libra ushering in the Autumnal Equinox. The change of season is celebrated as the time of the Harvest and the gratitude we feel for what Spring and Summer have manifested for us. The days are getting shorter and we feel inclined towards coming together with others as we make adjustments to welcome winter. It’s reassuring to review the year- to-date and accept how much we have coped with. We have the where-with-all to deepen our understanding of our own potential.
September 27 heavy hitters Jupiter and Uranus clash with each other (again) and we may notice tension in the air since they both want their own way. Let’s rely on our discernment in avoiding unnecessary drama which swirls around.
September 28 Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, moves forward giving us some leeway in the continuing excavation of our psyches. The thing is, we are bringing up treasure and growing in our self awareness which helps us become more sanguine observers of what is playing out around us. Are we monitoring being overexposed to the media?
September 29 Mercury enters Libra and our thoughts turn to how we create balance in our lives and share it with others. Justice and fairness are concerns of ours as well as cordial socializing – let’s encircle ourselves in this ambiance!
Happy Fall 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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SPECIAL WORKSHOP SERIES – TAOIST FENG SHUI
with Mario C. Veo

 Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 7, 14, 21, and 28           11 am – 12:30 pm
$25 ea. class, or $180 prepaid for all 8 classes

Taoist Feng Shui is the original study of Energy, and its impact on our well being its roots go back 5,000 BC

In its simplest definition Feng Shui is the creation of beauty and gracefulness in our surroundings. This is done first by understanding and expressing the needs of the person who lives in or uses that particular space, secondly by understanding the movements created by nature and the environment. It is the combination of these two elements, once they are correctly interwoven, which results in vitality, productivity and health.

In more direct terms Feng Shui is the study of energies and the qualities they express. These energies are both natural and man-made, and often go through cycles.  When our personal energies are in alignment with those in our environment, we have effortless movement, creation is easy, we are in flow.

There is a deeper, more esoteric definition of Feng Shui as a spiritual practice which strives to understand the movements of creation, and looks at fundamental philosophical questions, like the meaning of life and destiny.

Spiritual Feng Shui practitioners are true masters who seek the highest good for their clients, and can bring harmony where there is emotional turmoil, mid-life crisis and dissatisfaction with mundane matters.

Taoist Feng Shui is deeply rooted in Spiritual practices – as such it is not limited by cultural symbology, nor by superficial astrological influences … rather, it focuses on the client as a unique individual, his / her needs, wants, and desires, and strives to create the perfect environment so that their life becomes rich and rewarding.

We are offering an 8-week workshop, starting on September 9th.
We meet on Saturday mornings from 11 am to 12.30 pm, at Path to Spirit.
Registration is through The Shining Lotus™ [303.758.9113]
Cost is $ 25 per session / $ 90 pre-paid for 4 sessions [or $ 100 for 4 session late fees]

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

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CLASSICAL NUMEROLOGY – A 4 WEEK SERIES
with Mario C. Veo

 

Tuesdays, September 12, 19, 26, and October 3          6:30 – 8 pm          $25 ea., or $90 prepaid for all 4 classes 

Classical Numerology [a.k.a. Chaldean Numerology] is the original mystical teachings of the Magi of the Orient. As such it brings a deeper understanding of the true essence of who you are, of the upcoming events in your life, and offers guidance not only in real, practical terms, but also for your Spiritual Evolution.

Chaldean Numerology  is accurate and easy to learn, with clear and direct answers. It gives you a great insight on your gifts and abilities, and what you need in Life to make you happy … as well as the challenges  –  seen and unseen  –  you will be facing. 

It describes, in a very straight-forward manner, the Energies you were born with, and when these Patterns will re-align for you … giving you a clear insight on the influence of your name, your address, even the career and city you are in … [and simply by changing or adding to them you can promote a better quality to your Life] It shows you which new Energies are coming into play  –  not only for you directly, but also for those around you –  and how these will impact your Life … it empowers you to make better decisions.

We are offering a 4 week course on Chaldean Numerology, starting September 12th.
We meet at the Shining Lotus on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.00 pm.
Cost per session $ 25 at the door; or $ 90 pre-paid.  To register call 303.758.9113.

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

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CREATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS GROUP
with Norma Mitchell

Wednesday, September 20, 2017.           6:30 – 8:30 pm.                $25.

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 in this monthly group and discuss how to create a healthy relationship with anyone in your life. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Norma Mitchell. 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 10am to 6pm and also works from 11am to 6pm on the second Saturday of every month.

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

Sunday, Sept 17, 2017.    2 – 3 pm.    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.
C. A. is available for readings at Shining Lotus™ from 11am to 6pm on the 1st Sunday of every month. She also has a very popular Astrology Discussion Group that meets at the Shining Lotus™ from 7pm to 9pm on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Call 303-758-9113 to register for a seat in this exciting and informative group.
Website:      www.simpletales.com
Email:     simpletales@comcast.net

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DEVELOP YOUR PSYCHIC GIFTS – $10 WORKSHOP
with Mario C. Veo

Sunday, Sept 10, 2017. 10:15 – 11:15 am. $10.

Psychic Abilities are simply the extension of your normal Senses, linked with your Higher Consciousness [so you may interpret the information correctly]. Now you can properly understand Spiritual guidance, interpret omens, develop true Higher Intuition [by opening the Third Eye], and correctly interpret Karma and Past Lives. Join us as we explore safe ways to achieve this wonderful personal transformation.
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 Tuesdays at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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HYPNO-REGRESSION THERAPY GROUP
with Norma Mitchell

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017.    7 – 9 pm.    $25.

This is a monthly group where each person has the opportunity to release any restrictions they wish. Since nothing happens by ‘accident‘, those who are drawn to participate will normally find themselves in some of each others‘ past lives. Please wear comfortable clothing, and if you would like to relax on the floor rather than a chair, bring a pillow and/or small blanket. There will be two sessions each night with a short break between. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Norma Mitchell. As a spiritual counselor, medical intuitive, business consultant, medium, teacher and hypno-therapist with 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 10am to 6pm and also works from 11am to 6pm on the second Saturday of every month.

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SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP GROUP
with Norma Mitchell

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017.    7 – 9 pm.   $25.

In this ongoing 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. Each session will end with a guided relaxation to help release blockages and expand our abilities to assist us to create a healthier, more abundant life.
We meet each third Thursday evening of the month from 7 – 9pm at the Shining Lotus™. Please call Norma at 303-847-6942 with questions and call 303-758-9113 to register for the class.

Norma Mitchell. As a spiritual counselor, medical intuitive, business consultant, medium, teacher and hypno-therapist with 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 10am to 6pm and also from 11am to 6pm on the second Saturday of every month.

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CHAKRA BALANCING
with Mario C. Veo

Sunday, September 24, 2017. 10:15 am – 11:15 am. FREE PRESENTATION.

We know Chakras to be the Spiritual Centers which connect our Human Consciousness with our Higher Self and Spirit Guides. They are also Energy Centers which run our physical and emotional health – as such we can use them for healing, self-empowerment, and manifestation. Join us as we explore how to cleanse and release these powerful energies of Transformation. 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 Tuesdays at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.

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