New Renaissance Bookshop

1338 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97210
Monday - Thursday & Saturday: 10am-9pm; Friday: 10am-9:30 pm; Sunday: 10am-8pm. Phone: 503.224.4929

April Events Registration 2014

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If you are registering closer than 48 hours before an event, please call the store to register: 503-224-4929.

Drop-In Meditation
Ean McClane, Wed. Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 pm, FREE!
Ean McClaneGroup meditation always helps you to go deeper! You’ve learned to meditate now you’re looking for opportunities to fit it into your life. New Renaissance Bookshop is offering a free drop-in meditation session each week. Drop by after work and enjoy a quiet session of peace with like-minded people. Bring your pillow, bench, shawl or other meditation supplies. Ean McClane has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1973.

An Evening With Anam Thubten
Anam Thubten, Fri. Apr. 4, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Anam ThubtenThrough the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings and invites everyone to participate. These teachings are free of any sect or dogma. They point directly to the recognition of one’s true nature as boundless love, unfettered by a false sense of a self that is separate from others and free from any limitations of egoistic mind. Anam Thubten was born in Tibet and as a child and young adult received extensive academic and spiritual training in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been teaching in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1990s and is the author of books and articles in both the Tibetan and English languages. His English titles include No Self No Problem and The Magic of Awareness.

Honey Bee-Landia: Hope for the Honeybees
Catherine Garvin, Sat. Apr. 5, 11-1 pm, $20
Catherine GarvinThe honeybees need our help. They need our support and our willingness to protect them since their way of life is so critical to our own. We will be discussing how to observe, listen and learn by collecting data about bees city wide and map the city landscape based on bees foraging for food. You will learn the full life cycle of a bee and why flowers, trees, and shrubs are so important year-round for them. You will also learn simple easy things you can do to support and nurture these wonderful creatures and what to plant in your own garden for a bee-friendly environment. Bee empowered! Catherine Garvin is the author of Hope for the Honeybees and a Portland based freelance writer for the and Huffington Post Style.

The Way of Wyrd: Introduction to the Runes
Jason Warrick, Sat. Apr. 5, 2-5 pm, $30
Jason WarrickPull aside the veil and begin upon the path leading to uncovering the secrets of the Runes. You will be introduced to the most commonly utilized runic system, the Elder Futhark, the oldest and most commonly used today. Each rune is a finger pointing to a principle, a law, a force or an energy in the Universe. You will be delving into the historical and the mystical aspects of this sacred divinatory system and discovering how reading their meanings can create positive and powerful changes in your life. Jason Warrick is a Rune master with over 20 years experience in the study and practice of this magical system. He has followed the path of Asatru since 1991.

Removing Your Own Glass Ceiling: Your formula for unlimited success!
Martha Soria Sears, Sat. Apr. 5, 6:30-8:30, $20
Martha SearsAre you overwhelmed with working so hard to grow your business and just not getting the BIG results you want? One of the strongest limiting beliefs is what we think is possible. It limits our success and worse, it limits our dreams. And our dreams are what cause us to reach higher. You’ll learn what limiting beliefs are, where they come from and how they hold you back; 3 steps to disarm and replace them with beliefs of unlimited success and how to develop your own unlimited success formula.  Join me and learn how to remove your limiting beliefs and turbo charge your success! Martha Sears is the author of the book, Colors for Life: A Workbook, the host of the web TV show “Awaken Your Power,” and has a weekly webinar series, “Awaken Your Intuition.”

Calling All Earth Angels!
Heather Straube, Sun. Apr. 6, 1-4 pm $30
Heather StraubeHave you always felt you were meant for something brilliant, but aren’t quite sure what it is? Are you a highly sensitive person who has experienced a hard life, yet still look for the lessons and how you can be of service? Do you dream of a better world and helping others and the Earth? If so, you could be an EarthAngel come here to share your gifts with humanity. Join us for this insightful 3-hour playshop and find out who you are and what you came here to do. Heather Straube is a psychic coach who assists EarthAngels in discovering their divine assignments and magical ways to bless us with their wisdom, skills and purpose.        

From Fixation to Freedom
Eli Jaxon Bear, Tues.  Apr. 8, 7-8:30 pm $15
Eli Jaxon-BearEli Jaxon-Bear is a crucial messenger for our time. He transmits the absolute love and silence that animates the substance of every moment. He points to the living intelligence in all people that seek to discover their true identity and source. From Fixation to Freedom addresses the difference between ego and essence and the possibility of final liberation. Tonight, Eli presents a unique map of egoic identification as a vehicle for ruthless self-inquiry and final realization of true freedom. Eli Jaxon-Bear is the author of Sudden Awakening into Direct Realization, The Enneagram of Liberation: From Fixation to Freedom, and the editor of Wake Up and Roar: Satsang with H.W.L. Poonja.

Water Ceremony: Healing Relationships
Margo Brooks, Wed. Apr. 9, 6:30-8:30 pm $20
EEli Jaxon-Bearxperience the Water Ceremony releasing anger, guilt and grief while boosting the immune system. This ceremony creates a shift in frequency, healing relationships as you resolve your feelings with mother and father. Discover how the Template Model of Transcendence uses sacred geometry and alchemical ceremony to make permanent shifts in consciousness by reconnecting circuitry in the body. The new paradigm will be understood in the mind, felt in the heart, made tangible in the body and birthed into time and space through frequency ... through circuitry. Margo Brooks is the US ambassador for The Template and has been facilitating the ceremonies for over 14 years. Please bring a hand mirror for the ceremony.

Dream Class & Clinic
Katrina Wynne, M.A., Fri. Apr. 11 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Katrina Wynne MADreams are the “window to the soul”, the “royal road to the unconscious,” according to Carl Jung. Dreams are one of our most direct and personal channels to receiving divine information and inspiration. Deepen your understanding of yourself and others by exploring the symbolism in dreams. Learn the tools of dreamwork, then apply them in a dynamic experience where you bring your dreams, nightmares, or other dream-like experiences to explore in a safe, creative environment with professional guidance and support. Katrina Wynne, M.A. is an inspirational international teacher, writer and soulful counselor. She has studied the power of dreams for over 25 years. Visit Katrina’s web site for more information.

Kaleidoscope Healing: Spring into Soul Expansive Living, Free from Past Life Fears
Lori Seeborg, Sat. Apr. 12, 11-1 pm, $20
Lori SeeborgConsidering our past life selves as “subpersonalities” provides us with new avenues to address blockages in our life. We will learn to send high vibrational energy to our fearful, angry or hopeless aspects. We can integrate strengths and wisdom from past and future lifetimes into the present lifetime, simultaneously retaining the wisdom, soul lessons and growth. We will anchor and integrate this healing to the soul seed and carry it forward for the soul’s expansive life. Using the imagery of a kaleidoscope, envision the shift and re-alignment of past, present and future lifetimes, and in doing so, the perspective changes and gives you an entirely new, unique and beautiful vision. Lori Seeborg is a healer and psychic intuitive who practices in Portland.

Pluto: Your Phoenix Factor
Paul Richard, Sat. Apr. 12, 2-5 pm, $30
Paul H. Richard, M.Div.Is Pluto your path to pain, suffering and misfortune, or to your passion, power, and freedom? Paul rejects misfortune-telling astrology and shows you how to use Evolutionary Astrology and your natal Pluto and its transits to rise from the ashes of your wounds, defeats and deaths and rebirth yourself, rising to new heights of a more empowered life. Pluto’s healing and riches await you! Bring your birth chart, or contact Paul 24 hours in advance for one. Trained and certified in archetypal psychology, Evolutionary Astrology, spirituality, and the divinatory arts, Paul H. Richard, M.Div., has successfully empowered  people for 35+ years through teaching, counseling, mentoring, ritual, shamanism, and intuitive healing.

Energy Medicine: Is it part of your health care strategy yet?
Linda Negrin, Sat. Apr. 12, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Linda NegrinThere is a powerful source of health care available to everyone, right in the palm of our hands: Lifeforce Energy. Human Energy Anatomy is equipped with this powerful tool to prevent, and heal the body of, innumerable ailments. We just need to know how to use it. The energy in the palm of your hand can be used for Preventative Care, Common Health Issues, Emotional Issues, Surgical Support & Recovery, and more. Learn how to integrate Energy Medicine into a comprehensive, daily health care program for yourself, your family and your community. Linda Negrin is a certified Pranic Healing instructor. She has been practicing energy medicine since 2003, using it to maintain her own health. She has a private practice and teaches.

Create The Life You Want: Get Clear, Get Traction, Get Results
Sonia Miller, Sun. Apr. 13, 1-5 pm, $40
Sonia MillerHow can we create the life we really want instead of just getting by in the one we are given? You’ve probably set goals in the past but nothing really “stuck” for the long-term. Now, learn to access your true and natural power and go beyond the Law of Attraction to become a master of manifestation. Learn to create your goals in a way that sets you up for success. Learn the vital distinction between creating your reality versus controlling your reality and how to clarify myths and distortions that keep you setting the same unrealized goals year after year. Get results now! Sonia Miller is as an international speaker, teacher, life coach, author, healer and minister. Learn more about Sonia at

Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing
Connie Hill, Tues.  Apr. 15, 6:30-8 pm $15
Connie HillDrumming and rattling help clear and shift energy, help release what is no longer needed in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies, and help us manifest new energy in our lives. We will clear our personal energy and then focus on how to replace what was released. Last, we’ll act as conduits for planetary healing. Join Connie Hill who has taught rattle and drum making and led drumming circles for more than 20 years. For 12 years Connie Hill was NRB’s event coordinator. Now, in her private practice she offers astrology readings, spiritual coaching, ceremonial tool making and ritual classes to help people in their personal transitions. Bring a drum, rattle or other percussion instruments. A few extra instruments will be available.

Why Would You Want To Forgive?
Terry McGill, Wed. Apr. 16, 7-8:30 pm $15
Terry McGillThere’s a theme that runs through many religious teachings and secular therapies:  We cannot heal until we forgive.  The deepest forgiveness can occur when we use the power of the soul.  Tonight you can experience three ancient and sacred practices to forgive at the deepest levels. Every month, these 3rd Wednesday Mini-Workshops offer effective, uncomplicated methods to heal. These practices are from the teachings and writings of NY Times Best Selling author Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha. Terry McGill has been trained by Dr. Sha and Certified as a Soul Healing Teacher and Healer.

Obtaining Your Angel Codes®
Linda Stirling, Fri. Apr. 18, 7-8:30 pm, $20
Linda StirlingAngel Codes® are the unique & powerful codes that can help people in their greatest area of need. Angels came to Linda—a devout psychic-medium and spiritual healer/teacher—and shared so that she could be their conduit to provide codes to assist people in their lives. Testimonials have poured in from people who say they see improvements in their lives, even in their businesses. Your code will be personally assigned and you’ll be taught the easy meditation that allows the code to work in the fastest manner. The Codes work even if you don’t meditate and that method will be explained, too. Linda Stirling is the author of the  bestseller, Confessions of a Sunday School Psychic. Her newest work, Energy Signatures: The Vibration of You, will be available in spring of  2014. Linda may be contacted at

Clear Negative Emotional States To Improve Your Health and Life
Deborah O’Brien, Sat. Apr. 19, 10:30-1:30, $30
Deborah O’BrienWe are all aware that there are many factors that govern total body health such as nutrition, environment, emotions, addictions, and thought processes. However, we often find it difficult to make changes. Our physical health and relationships are powerfully influenced by our emotional states when making food and life choices. Come and experience techniques that clear the self-defeating emotional states from childhood, familial, ancestral, and past-life events held as programs in the electro-geomagnetic field. Clearing the negative emotional states provides access for self-nurturing. Deborah O’Brien is a food, health, and life coach educated with The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, an Usui/Tibetan/Karuna® Reiki Master, and a certified practitioner of The Way Of The Heart™.

Reading The Grid of Light
Gillian Holloway, Ph.D, Sat. Apr. 19, 2-5 pm, $30
Gillian HollowayLearn to remember the future by perceiving the grid of light, a responsive matrix of choice points and probabilities that connect the individual to his or her soul plan. This grid is the intersection between the life you are creating and the outline of your soul’s plan. Perceiving the lines of probability and destiny nodes it contains allows you to better recognize the soul purpose in present conditions, to prepare for speed bumps, changes, and decisions on the horizon. Perceiving the grid of light seems to allow highly accurate time-line calculations, so that we truly can prepare and understand the changes and options before we meet them. Gillian Holloway is an internationally respected teacher and consultant in private practice in Vancouver Washington.

An Introduction to Living Compassion
Robert Gonzales, Apr. 19, 7-9 pm $15
Robert Gonzales, Ph.D.Beyond the basic Nonviolent Communication process of expressing and receiving our observations, feelings, needs and requests, lies the heart and root of compassion for ourselves and others. Since needs are the qualities of the heart, they manifest as longings or yearnings. Robert will share the practical pathways he has developed to cultivate and live in the fullness of these qualities as a way to experience the fullness of life itself. This is Living Compassion. Robert Gonzales, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is a visionary leader in the field of Compassionate Communication. Incorporating the work of Marshall Rosenberg (NVC) and Stephen Schwartz (Compassionate Self-Care), Robert shares and teaches “Living Compassion” internationally.


What Obituaries Don’t Tell You: How Death Shapes Our Lives
Kathryn Weymouth, Fri. Apr. 25, 7-8:30 pm $12
Kathryn F. Weymouth, PhDIt is no secret that each of us will die and before that we will be touched by the death of others. But what roadmaps or guidance do we have to show us the way through this ultimate journey? In her new book, What Obituaries Don’t Tell You: Conversations about Life and Death, Dr. Weymouth chronicles the stories of thirty individuals who share their feelings, perceptions and the effect that the death of a loved one had on their lives. Hearing the stories of people who are fellow travelers with the dying and from people who suffer the shock of an unexpected death, gives us intimate access to what it is like, helps us know what to do, suggests ways to process the loss and to heal from the grief. Kathryn F. Weymouth, PhD, is a psychotherapist and author, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and a Clinical Hypnotherapist in Portland.

8 Keys to Powerful Intuition
Dawn Lianna, Sat. Apr. 26, 11 am-1:30 pm, $25
Dawn Lianna, MAIn this wonderful and enlightening class you will learn how to develop accurate, reliable intuition, increase your clarity, self trust & follow through; learn how to ground, clear and protect yourself, connect with your guidance and inner wisdom, apply your intuition to enhance any situation including love, relationships, business, health and money. Dawn Lianna, MA is the author of 8 Keys to Powerful Intuition and Contact Your Angels Now. Her skills were deeply enriched by three near-death experiences. She’s an empowering, loving, fun instructor with an understanding of how intuition works and an ability to help you open to and empower yours.

Connect with your Chakra Totem Animals for Self Healing
Agnes Green, Sat. Apr. 26, 2-5 pm, $30
Agnes GreenTake a shamanic journey with Agnes Green to discover the 7 powerful animal spirits that embody the qualities and the energy domain of each of your chakras. Find out how you can obtain deeply true information from your chakra animals regarding physical, mental or emotional matters and how you can enlist their aid in resolving and healing these issues. Discover which crystal resonates with each of your totem animals to further amplify their powers. Born and raised in Hungary, Agnes Green is a certified nutritionist, writer and energy worker who has been practicing healing in the Northwest for 23 years.

Light Journeys: Encounters with Beings of Light
Naomi Palmer, Sat. Apr. 26, 6:30-8:30, $15
Naomi PalmerThere is danger in being swept away by the desire for extraordinary experiences of enlightenment. Yet, for Naomi Palmer, the extraordinary experiences, out-of-body travels and encounters with Light Beings who guided and changed her life, convinced her that there must be a Divine Plan shaping her life. Naomi shares her true story of incredible out-of-body experiences on the astral plane that led to her spiritual unfoldment over seven decades from her book, My Journey into Light. Naomi Palmer is an author, yoga and meditation teacher, retreat leader and an astral traveler.

Chanting Into the Feminine
Megan Drake, Sun. Apr. 27, 1-3 pm, $20
Megan DrakeWe must feel our way through our lives during these times of wildly exciting and unprecedented change. As more feminine energy permeates and balances our energy fields, we are challenged to develop receptivity and intuition. To stay grounded we must align ourselves with Spirit and with the guidance within us, which means opening up to our feminine receptivity in a new way. Chanting into the Feminine will deepen your practice of opening up to Spirit and to receiving the guidance available to you at every moment. Megan Drake, is a classical-trained singer, sound healer, and shamanic practitioner combines her gifts to create a new environment for enriching everyone’s experience of singing through technical instruction and intuitive guidance.

Intro to Soul Spelunking: Expressing Our Authentic Self
Gregg Swanson, Tues. Apr. 29, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Gregg SwansonJoin Gregg Swanson, transformational coach, life guide and spiritual awakener, for an evening of soul spelunking and integration of the self. Gregg will guide you through a transformational process of bridging the gap between your soul and ego so that your authentic self can be realized. The self is the expression of wholeness, the end point of the individuation process and a result of closing the void between our soul and our ego. Join in this inner adventure of mystery and illumination — no headlamp necessary.

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