May Events Registration 2013
If you are registering closer than 48 hours before an event, please call the store to register: 503-224-4929.
Ean McClane, Wed. May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 5:30-6:30 pm, FREE!
Group 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. We’ll start the session with a short guided meditation, followed by Q & A period, and then we will go into a longer 30 minute meditation. Bring your pillow, bench, shawl or other meditation supplies. Ean McClane has been practicing and teaching meditation for 15 years.
Beltane: When The Maiden Of Spring Blows Hot And Cold And The Great Bonfires Are Lit
Ingrid Kincaid, Wed. May 1, 7-9 pm, $20
Tumble out of the dark and smoky dwellings of winter into the spacious freedom of fertile green hills and the warmth of the sun as the days grow longer. Beltane is that time of year when the Other World intrudes on ours in many magical ways. Learn the lore and lure of May Day, one of the four fire festivals celebrated in Celtic tradition. Ingrid Kincaid is a teacher of Northern Traditions Spirituality. She walks the Path of her European/British Isles ancestors. Her events are dynamic and engaging, part ritual and part remembering. TheRunesRevealed.com
Lifting the Veil on Night Shift Dreams
Meredith Smith, Fri. May 3, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Many people have the gift of medium-ship within their dreams: encountering the living and deceased, aware of their telepathic communication experience and helping deceased souls during their transition to the afterlife. This night shift work takes place during the same hours as we sleep, when our physical body lays to rest, our soul astral travels through dimensional realms existing beyond this waking one. Join Meredith in exploring and translating dreams, while acquiring valuable tools on how to navigate your dreamtime travels and other-worldly encounters. Meredith Smith is a Dream Intuitive and the author of DreamWorkers Behind the Veil; Night Shift Dreams. She has published articles on Night Shift Dreams, Dream Oracles, Speaking with the Deceased in OMTimes and the Edge online. ispeakindreams.com
Are You Reversed?
Bronwen Felesina, Sat. May 4, 10:30-12:30 pm $20
Do you sometimes feel angry or frustrated and you can’t easily shift out of it? Do your family members lash out irrationally in anger and rage? You or your kids may be “reversed”. Reversal is a common situation where a person’s energy is literally going the opposite or scattered direction. When your life force or energy is moving the wrong way, things don’t seem “right” and it is not. When you are Receptive and your life energy is moving in the forward or correct direction, you have a chance to embrace real progress and Light! Bronwen Felesina is an Intuitive EFT Practitioner. Through her work she has developed a method of helping people move their energy in right direction. areyoureversed.com
Insight and Intuition: Third Eye Activation for Higher Consciouness
Diana Byrnes, Sat. May 4, 2-5 pm, $30
Throughout time, many claim that the third eye is the gateway to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness and the Higher Self. Each person was born with intuition and without exception, everyone has some kind of psychic ability, but for many people they are unable to access this great gift of insight. In this workshop we will open that gateway by way of the pineal gland through sound meditations and using step-by-step techniques to activate and open the third eye. This sets in motion an expansion of higher realms of consciousness, other dimensions and deep intuition. Diana Byrnes has been an intuitive counselor for over 25 years. Diana specializes in teaching self-mastery and assisting others to reach their full potential and manifesting Spirit into their daily lives. For more information, dianabyrnes.com
Journey of Souls: What Animals Teach Us About Aging, Illness and Death
Ute Luppertz, Sun. May 5, 1-5 pm $40
This workshop explores the emotional impact on you as your pet approaches their golden years, touching upon what kind of support you need to be fully available for your ailing pet and what kind of support your pet may need. Using animal communication, special meditations and shamanic journeying you will be able to connect more deeply with your pet to receive their spiritual messages both here in the physical realm and in the spirit world. Bring a photo of your pet, a tea light with a holder and a journal to write in. Ute Luppertz is an animal communicator, TTouch© practitioner and is involved with animal rescue assisting them to overcome trauma and abuse. She provides hospice support for both the pet and their guardian. petspointofview.vpweb.com
Tears of the Buddha: A Film Forum Exploring Spirituality & Emotions
Joel Lesko, Thurs. May 9, 6:30-8:30 pm $20
Join filmmaker Joel Lesko for an exploration of spirituality through the lens of emotion. Showing interviews from his new documentary, Tears of the Buddha, Joel will lead a conversation about the role of emotions in a spiritual life: Are emotions an impediment to spiritual growth? Do emotions trap a seeker in the personal self? What about so-called unspiritual emotions like anger and hate? Joel will talk about his experience of making the film, and also share his own learnings about emotions on the spiritual path. Joel Lesko’s interest in spirituality began in the early 70’s. Since then, he’s been in ashrams, taught meditation, studied with many teachers, and produced films with Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Gangaji, Maharishi and many other teachers. BrightAgeFilms.com
Ego to Soul: Telepathic Communication with Nature
Carole Devereux, Fri. May. 10, 7-8:30 pm, $12
When we surrender Ego to Soul, Ego energies go quiet, and there is just flow. The results are peace, fulfillment, love and contentment. When we surrender to the love our animals wish to share, we often feel the same result. In this lecture, Carole teaches three basic steps toward surrendering Ego to Soul for the purpose of telepathic communication with nature, the Earth and all her creatures. Using her book, Spirit of the Horse as a guide, Carole Devereux will discuss soul lessons she has learned from her 15-year private practice as an Animal Communicator and Shamanic Counselor. AnimalInsights.com
Ego to Soul: Voice of the Heart
Carole Devereux, Sat. May 11, 11 am - 2 pm $30
Imagine you have been released from old concepts and beliefs and you no longer suffer from the “self-importance” that once prevented you from surrendering to your Higher Self. You are experiencing self-acceptance, love and compassion. Since we were taught self-rejection in early childhood as part of the “domestication” process, we must pursue total acceptance as adults. This workshop helps you to apply heart-centered awareness to your Soul’s higher truth by engaging your Inner Witness. As spiritual seekers, we examine false, self-rejecting thoughts and judgments and learn how to transmute them with self-love and deeper understanding of our multi-dimensionality. Then, we are one with the universe, and the universe is one with us. Carole Devereux will discuss Soul lessons she has learned from her 15-year private practice as an Animal Communicator and Shamanic Counselor. AnimalInsights.com
POMP & Circumstance: How to make your career spectacular!
Laurel Gregory, Sat. May. 11, 3-6 pm $30
Helping other people and changing lives is why most of us chose our professions. We wanted to make an impact on the world and live a fulfilling life. There are times, though, when we need to re-invigorate and re-create our spectacular careerand it is all about focus and action. Using the principals of POMP (purpose, ownership, mastery & presence) will propel us to greater heights and will help us generate the greatest difference we can make in the world. Laurel Gregory is certified as a Passion Test Facilitator specializing in helping individuals live passionate lives. She has provided workshops across the country with a focus on re-energizing people’s lives. Livinginyourlight.com
Reconnective Healing: Claim your Power to Heal
Allou Guthmiller, Sat. May 11, 7-8:30 pm $12
The Reconnective Healing principle is simple and the outcome is revolutionary. It is a healing power that transcends the limitations of human ability and imagination. By opening to it we are able to restore balance and harmony in our lives and transform our bodies, hearts, minds and souls in ways that otherwise may seem impossible.
Allou will discuss this remarkable story and give live demonstrations on a limited number of audience participants. Allou Guthmiller is a registered nurse who has been in the holistic wellness industry for the last 25 years. She is an internationally known healer and transformational teacher and an active Associate Instructor of the Reconnection Teaching worldwide. She travels with the Reconnection team and Dr. Eric Pearl. claimyourpowertoheal.com
Deepen Your Mantra Chanting Practice
Nadaka and Gopika, Sun, May 12, 1-4 pm, $30
Mantras are powerful sound vibrations capable of transforming energy at all levels of creation. They affect subtle planes of consciousness and reach the subconscious where our karmic patterns are stored. The practice of mantra increases concentration and memory, purifies our heart and helps erase the effects of past karma. In mantra practice the most important thing is proper pronunciation. Nadaka and Gopika offer a relatively simple way to learn these mantras so they can become an integral part of your spiritual practice. Nadaka has lived in India since 1974. His love of Indian culture led him to study its music. Gopika was born in Bombay. She studied Sanskrit mantras in their original ancient form and she teaches Vedic chanting in India.
NCX Wellness Night: Horse Sense: Building Authentic Relationships Using the Language of the Horse
Missy Wren, Tues. May 14, 7-9 pm, $10
Nationally recognized horse whisperer Missy Wryn teaches you the language and wisdom of the horse for building authentic relationships using your body and heart your words and mind. Known as symbols of wisdom, horses can teach us much about becoming aware of our own energy and those around us. Through them, we can learn how to use vibration and resonance to communicate with each other in non-dominant, authentic and mindful ways. Join Missy for this entertaining, interactive presentation and learn subtle yet powerful ways to empower yourself and your relationships. MissyWryn.com.
Akashic Record Readings
Terry McGill, Wed. May 15, 7-8:30 pm $12
Do you want to hear what your purpose in life is? Learn what is blocking you? Each person at tonight’s meeting will receive a mini-reading or you may choose just to listen. This information is channeled by Terry from the Akashic Records. After 32 months of training and testing for accuracy, depth and scope of Readings, Terry McGill has been Certified and empowered to Read the Akashic Records by Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha. Terry McGill has been trained by Dr. Sha and Certified as a Soul Healing Teacher and Healer. IWillHealMyself.com
Living in the Spiritual Zone: 10 Steps to Change Your Life and Discover Your Truth
Gary Quinn, Thurs. May 16, 7-8:30 pm $12
You have the potential to create exactly the life you want and experience extraordinary results. By tapping into the spiritual zone, you can become empowered to take charge of your present situations, access your universal energy, overcome fear and self-sabotage, create financial freedom and achieve your goals. In Living in the Spiritual Zone, Gary Quinn teaches that by accepting truth and offering forgiveness you can align yourself with an amazing power source- the spiritual zone-and create the love and miracles you’ve always wanted. He will give you the secrets to change your life forever. Gary Quinn is an International Best-selling author and the founder of the Touchstone For Life Coaching Certification Program , which trains, transforms and empowers individuals to create fulfilling lives. GaryQuin.tv
11 Days in May: One Man’s Spiritual Renaissance
JD Messinger, Fri. May 17, 7-8:30 pm, $12
11 Days in May is the story of author, JD Messinger’s, spiritual transformation after breaking his neck and having a near death experience. In his journey he sought answers to the great questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Then, over the course of eleven days as he faces his fears, he is approached by an Inner Guide who engages him in a dialogue focusing on exploring the answers to thirty-six of life’s most important questions. JD Messinger is the former CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, a former Submariner and CNN Radio Host, who weaves together physics and metaphysics, theology and philosophy into a wonderful new tapestry of inspired thought. JDMessinger.com
The Triad of Health: Your Gateway to Optimal Well-Being
Mark Govers, Sat. May 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm $20
In this interactive workshop you will learn how to tune in and take charge of your frequencies to actively shape your life vibrationally. Participants will explore the invisible energies all around us, how to clear power cords that attach to energy fields and the methods to strengthen your magnetic field. You will learn about Master colors and what their impact is on your health, relationships and energy with special spiritual exercises to help you determine your color. Mark Govers is the owner of Orange Sun Labs and inventor of Chi Repair. He loves to invent using what he calls intentional silence to tune into the universe and its infinite frequencies. orangesunlabs.com
The Emerging New World Mosaic and What It Means To You
JD Messinger, Sat. May 18, 2-5 pm, $30
Our purpose is not to just survive in a challenging world, it is to discover and fulfill our soul’s agenda and thrive. The modern world has placed many obstacles in the way that keep us distracted from this purpose, the greatest of which is fear. In the Old World Mosaic it is this kind of thinking that has brought humanity to a tipping point where our survival hangs in the balance. With the emerging New World Mosaic we must understand that we are interconnected and interdependent with everyone on the planet. What binds us is far greater than what separates us and our differences are less than one part per billion. JD Messinger is the former CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, a former Submariner and CNN Radio Host, who weaves together physics and metaphysics, theology and philosophy into a wonderful new tapestry of inspired thought. JDMessinger.com
From Fearful to Fearless: Three Steps to a Fuller Life
Julie Ingram, Sat. May 18, 7-8:30 pm $12
In the quest to be whole: body, mind, and spirit, one must take care of emotional issues. Even mild anxiety and fears can hold you back from living your life to its fullest. Fearful children are missing outit limits their ability to learn and to socialize, and they don’t always simply out grow it. Self-help books aren’t enough, talk therapy can make people feel more hopeless and taking drugs (or self-medicating) can create additional problems. Julia Ingram, hypnotherapist, will discuss her three-step process to becoming free from anxiety and fears. You will learn things you can do to help yourself or your child, and options to try if you need additional help. Her CD, Help Yourself will be available at the Bookshop.
The Spiritual Singularity & The Coming Age of Transparency
Zachary Feder, Sun. May 19, 1-4 pm $30
The fast approaching Spiritual Singularity is when large groups of awakened individuals will come together working in unity, ultimately raising an enlightened generation. That generation will step out of the unconscious cycle of Karma while pursuing the path of purification and self-actualization. The net result is the dawn of the Age of Transparency, where the only way to be invulnerable is to insure you have nothing to hide. This workshop will describe the implications of this Spiritual Singularity and the Coming Age of Transparency and the choices we will have to make. Zachary Feder is a member of LionHeart, Inc., a business consulting firm helping bring personal and spiritual development to businesses in and around the Portland area for over 30 years. Lionhrt.com
Your Soul Purpose Through the North Node
Kelly Davidson, Tues. May 21, 7-8:30 pm $12
Many astrologers today believe it is the single most important point in the chart. It is unique to each person and describes what your Soul wants to learn and experience in this life. It is a Soul Messenger, describing its evolutionary needs. The North Node acts as a compass in your life pointing you to your true north. It helps to refocus your life on your Soul purpose. In this class come explore your North Node and the Soul purpose that is directing your life. Sign up early and receive a free Astrological Chart. Kelly Davidson is a resident Astrologer at New Ren and has been a student of Western Astrology for over 35 years and a practicing Astrologer for the last 13.
ECLIPSES AND YOU: How To Align With Life’s Hidden Tides
Judith Hill, Fri. May 24, 7-8:30 pm, $12
How do eclipses effect You? Judith Hill’s new book, Eclipses and You is the first book detailing the distinctive mood of eclipses occurring in all twelve signs, plus their personal effects for persons of all signs. Also described is eclipse “polarity” because astrologically speaking, eclipses occur at either a positive or negative pole. Effects are quite different! Learn about known effects, medical influences plus cautions for eclipses occurring through the twelve signs and much more at what promises to be one of Judith’s most intriguing lectures. Judith Hill is an award winning author of many popular books, cosmobiological researcher, lifetime consulting astrologer, and well known for her informative and useful talks. JudithHillAstrology.com
Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing
Connie Hill, Sat. May 25, 6:30-8 pm, $12
Drumming 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 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. GMNite.com
Silent Presence: Grief’s Unfolding Promise
Amaya Gayle Gregory, Sun. May 26, 1-4 pm $30
Grief can be overwhelming yet it offers the opportunity of powerful transformation. Grief is our invitation to live within the present moment. This workshop will give those facing death theirs or a loved one’s tools to be present to the process. Amaya shares small stories about panic, denial, deal-making, false surrender, true surrender and the non-linear way life experiences appear. She reveals how she met her experience, fears and joy and discusses how difficult it was to be gentle with herself, and how important it is to learn that skill. Amaya Gayle’s latest book, Silent Presence, Grief’s Unfolding Promise is a brilliantly written reflection of how mind can release its hold by engaging the process of death and dying.
NCX Wellness Night: Journey into the Depths of Human Consciousness
Celia Lambert, Tues. May 28, 7-9 pm, $10
Join Dr. Celia Lambert, intuitive and wellness educator, on a journey into the depths of human consciousness to uncover core issues that contribute to imbalances in your life. Break through the subconscious barrier, recognize, release and replace blocks that have kept you from living your dreams. Recreate the synergistic relationship between body, mind and spirit. Leave empowered with tools for growth.
Discover your past lives in your Astrological Birth Chart
Lauren Balin, Fri. May 31, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Did you know that your birth chart contains valuable information about your past lives? Using evolutionary astrology techniques and intuition, together we can detect and interpret some of your past lives and why you have the chart you have. You may be amazed at how past lives play out in the present and how much this information can help you. Knowing your past life stories and what you came to accomplish this time around helps you gain greater self-understanding, acceptance and sense of your true purpose. Lauren Balin is a Certified Evolutionary Astrologer for more than 25 years. Her readings are spiritually based and offer an in-depth understanding of the soul journey in both this and past lives. Intentionalastrology.net