Justin Swanstrom, co-owner of Shining Lotus has been elected to the Board of Directors for the COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources). COVR has provided support for independent New Age and Conscious-based retailers, manufacturers, distributers, wholesalers and publishers since 1996. Justin joins a devoted and innovative group of board members in an effort to promote success [...]
Tim Johnson is a child of the 60s. He transformed his Mennonite background into a passion for rock music, a commitment to the politics of peace and non-violence, and an interest in the spirituality of India. He has a special reverence for Hanuman, the Hindu God of Devotion. Before buying the Shining Lotus, Tim worked [...]
Justin Swanström is a voracious reader and book hoarder, with a lifelong interest in metaphysical topics. He has a BA in Medieval History, with concentrations in literature and philosophy. Justin has worked as a commercial real estate analyst, a technical writer and editor, a software development manager, and a real estate and business attorney.
Gayle Bachicha is a retired spiritual astrologer and teacher, with 53 years of experience. She is the author of Pocket Dictionary of Astrology. She has been with the store in various capacities for over 36 years. Before coming to the store, she owned Tickerwick Publications and Jacob’s Ladder Bookstore.