November Events Registration 2013
If you are registering closer than 48 hours before an event, please call the store to register: 503-224-4929.
The Urantia Book: A Study of the Universe and Our Place In It
Andrea Barnes, Fri. Nov. 1, 7-8:30 pm, $12
What if there was a book that explained the history of this world from the very beginning, gave incredible details about the afterlife, explained angels and other celestial beings and gave details about life that made sense? From the beginning, The Urantia Book, has been an enigma. In this fascinating class, Andrea Barnes explains The Urantia Book, a mysterious Revelation that integrates and illuminates science, religion and philosophy. Come join Andrea, a student of The Urantia Book for over 35 years and others from the local study group, and find out just exactly what it is all about. Urantiabook.com
Increase your Money Awareness And Change Your Financial Path
Jackie Pasciak and Deborah Ivanoff, Sat. Nov. 2, 11-1 pm, $20
Money can be a potent tool for living life on your own terms, or a source of constant struggle and stress. You have the power to change that right now by learning how to have a relationship with money that supports the lifestyle you want. Jackie Pasciak, Financial Advisor, and Deborah Ivanoff, Emotional Rebalance Coach, will gently guide you to greater awareness in beliefs around money and finances and show you how to shift your current financial path to more abundance and true personal wealth. Jackie Pasciak, CRPC, CRPS and Deborah Ivanoff, PhD, MSC help individuals and couples to gently confront and tame their money monsters so they can live a stress-free, prosperous financial life. jmpfinancialconsulting.com and answeringthesacred.com.
After the Funeral: Rituals for Healing Grief and Loss
Jennifer Wohl, Sat. Nov. 2, 2-4:30 pm, $25
After a significant loss, the funeral often marks the beginning of an intense grieving process, not the end. And yet, many of us do not have rituals for tending the grieving heart after the mourners have all gone home. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reflect, remember, and reminisce about their deceased loved one. We will use meditation, poetry reading, photo sharing, personal reflection, and experiential exercises to create space for people to heal the pain of loss. Open to anyone grieving a loss, no matter how long ago the death occurred. Jennifer Wohl is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in NW Portland. She specializes in grief and loss. jenniferwohl.com
Lenormand Cards: Classic Cartomancy
Katrina Wynne, Sat. Nov. 2, 6:30 -8:30 pm, $20
Lenormand cards are sweeping the US as the hottest new reading deck and style. This classic cartomancy system of 36 cards, popularized by the French court of Napoleon, have been used as a fortune-telling system for hundreds of years in Europe. Each card displays an image reflecting a basic element of life, then cards are combined to reveal understandable messages. This is a hands-on workshop and materials will be provided. Katrina Wynne, M.A., an internationally recognized teacher and professional psycho-spiritual counselor, has guided thousands of souls on their journey. Visit her web site for more information. TarotCounseling.org
North Node: Uncover Your Hidden Gifts
Kelly Davidson and Raina Rowland, Sun. Nov. 3, 2-5 $35
The North node in your astrological chart is like discovering that your life is treasure map. The North node points us in the direction of our spiritual purpose while the South node describes what we have mastered from previous lifetimes. In this workshop you will learn what hidden treasures the North node has in store for you. Sign up early and we will have your astrological chart ready for you during the class. Kelly Davidson is a resident Astrologer at New Ren. Raina Rowland is a Destiny Card consultant and reader at New Ren. Check our Readers Section for Kelly’s and Raina’s reading dates.
Ean McClane, Wed. Nov., 6, 13, 20, 27, 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. Bring your pillow, bench, shawl or other meditation supplies. Ean McClane has been practicing and teaching meditation for 15 years. https://sites.google.com/site/eanmcclane
Magical Fashionista: Dress for the Life You Want
Tess Whitehurst, Wed. Nov. 6, 7-8:30 pm, $15
This unique workshop, taught by Magical Housekeeping author Tess Whitehurst, starts with the knowing that you are already beautiful. As a point in space where form meets spirit, you are a divine altar. Therefore, fashion and self-care choices can be consciously employed as offerings of flowers and incense on the divine altar of you. Including powerful tips related to things like western and eastern astrology, Chinese face reading, feng shui, color therapy, and pattern symbolism, this fun class, based on her new book, Magical Fashionista: Dress for the Life You Want, will help you know yourself as a priceless work of art while providing both practical and metaphysical exercises to help you express your unique personal style. tesswhitehurst.com
Chiron & the Open Human Heart
Adam Gainsberg, Thurs. Nov. 7, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Astrological Chiron is the unsurpassed litmus test for personal truth, as the Lord of Healing reveals nothing less than our own heart. Think and believe what you want, follow the particular spiritual path you choose, but your heart is your personal representative of divine intelligence throughout your life. Adam will discuss the 4-stage process of Chironic healing, as signified by our Moon and natal Chiron and outlined in Adam’s book, Chiron, The Wisdom of a Deeply Open Heart. Adam Gainsberg is an Astrologist, way-shower of the Soul and healer. He is also the author of The Light of Venus. soulsign.com
Healing From Depression and Anxiety: A Body, Mind and Spirit Recovery Program
Douglas Bloch, Fri. Nov. 8, 7-8:30 pm $12
Learn tools and coping strategies to stabilize your mood, increase energy, and achieve a high degree of emotional well-being. This recovery program uses a holistic approach that combines physical self-care, mental-emotional self-care, social support, spiritual connection and lifestyle habits. In addition, participants will benefit from being in a supportive community where they can have their experiences validated by others who are dealing with the same or similar issues, and thus UNDERSTAND. This kind of social support has been shown to bring about healing from mood disorders. Douglas Bloch, M.A., is the author of ten books on personal growth including Words That Heal, Astrology For Yourself, and Healing from Depression: 12 Weeks to a Better Mood. He resides in Portland where he facilitates depression/anxiety support groups. healingfromdepression.com
The Value of Wanting: Cherishing Our Deepest Wishes
Diana Byrnes, Sat. Nov. 9, 2-5 pm, $30
Do we ever really know what we want? Our desires often evolve and change as events, circumstances, relationships and personal growth occur. What we want today may be different than what we want tomorrow. In this workshop, we will explore the experience of wanting and tap into the personal values that ultimately determine what we really want deep inside our heart. Relaxing into the theta brain state, we will use visualizations and soul journeying to tap into the vein of gold of our higher self to ultimately resolve the question, “What do I really want?” Diana Byrnes is an intuitive counselor, specializing in teaching self-mastery and assisting others to reach their full potential and manifesting Spirit into their daily lives. For more information, dianabyrnes.com
Things that Go Bump in the Night
Suzanne Jauchius, Sat. Nov. 9, 7-8:30 pm, $15
In the spirit of the season, Suzanne will conjure up true stories from her nearly 3 decades of experience as a professional psychic in the realm of the supersensitive. This playful discussion is sure to be an eve of insight and entertainment. Author Suzanne Jauchius is a professional psychic, speaker and radio personality. You may know her as Psychic Suzanne from 105.1fm The Buzz with Daria, Mitch and Ted. Suzanne’s memoir, You Know Your Way Home is a true story about a woman with 5 husbands, secretly chasing killers and missing people, until she collides with a brash mystery man, an abrupt therapist in a padded room and a revered Lakota medicine man. It has been a New Renaissance Best Seller and she features New Renaissance in its pages. SuzanneJauchius.com
Your Personal Power: Mastering the Energy Field Around You
Susan Glavin, Sun. Nov. 10, 11-4 pm $50
Susan Glavin, Soul Song Ignitor will lead you on a sacred journey inside where it is safe for you to discover and know your magnificence and bring to fruition your deepest hearts desires. Discover one of your deepest desires that is ready to come into your reality. Know the two most powerful words ever written and use them to deliberately create your life and where you are leaking energy that is distracting you from focusing on your desires. You will know how to craft clear intentions and send them out like a laser beam into your life! Susan Glavin is a powerful motivational speaker, healer and founder of Soul Song Circles and Be The Gift. You can find out more at SusanGlavin.com
NCX Wellness Night: Feng Shui 101: Traditional and Compass
Darling Riley, Tues. Nov. 12, 7-9 pm, $10
Learn traditional benefits of BTB feng shui by using a bagua to determine the aspiration sector of your main door. Create a feng shui energy map of your space showing what areas of your home or office are connected to specific areas of your life. Tap into deeper feng shui information about your home or office, such as the favorable and unfavorable areas for you and others living in the home, as well as the main feng shui element needed in specific areas of your home. Darling Riley, a Certified Feng Shui Professional/IFSG and Master Feng Shui Consultant since 1994. She studied in Malaysia with Grand Master Lillian Too in 2011. FengShuiOnWheels.com
Consciousness: Bridging the Gap Between Conventional Science and the New Super Science of Quantum Mechanics
Eva Herr and Cynthia Sue Larson, Thurs. Nov. 14, 7-8:30 pm $15
Come join Eva Herr and Cynthia Sue Larson as they delve deep into the questions “What is Consciousness? Do we really have free will? Can we change our reality with only thought? How?” Eva is one of the world’s most knowledgeable and respected authorities in the fields of alternative medicine and the science of human consciousness and Cynthia, intuitive life coach who helps people transform from accidental manifestors into conscious reality shifters. Eva Herr is a medical intuitive and holistic medicine/science journalist and author of Consciousness Bridging the Gap Between Conventional Science and the New Super Science of Quantum Mechanics. Cynthia Sue Larson is the author of Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World. Evaherr.com and Realityshifters.com
Using Moon Cycles for Personal Empowerment
Rhea Wolf, Fri. Nov. 15, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Each monthly Moon cycle brings with it a chance to change. The Moon is our most visible reminder of the on-going process of giving birth to ourselves, from intentions set at the New Moon to the energy of culmination and manifestation with the Full Moon. Rhea will teach practical ways to use the New and Full Moons to increase self-awareness, deepen your spiritual practice, and turn your dreams into reality. Rhea Wolf is a professional astrologer and author of The Light That Changes: The Moon in Astrology, Stories and Time. She offers forecasts, readings and workshops to people across the world. Find out more at turningwheelastrology.com
Tarot Without the Book: Unleash Your Tarot Genius
Paul Richard, Sat. Nov. 16, 11-1 pm, $20
Tarot is much more than fortune telling - it’s a profound art to access your inner guidance and deepen your life. You already have every tool and skill you need to master Tarot reading; and you don’t need Tarot books or years of study to accomplish it. Paul will teach you some simple techniques that can unlock your natural reading skills - leading to a rich, fulfllling walk with the tarot. Bring paper, pen and your favorite deck (a few extra decks will be available if you don’t have one.) Paul Richard is recognized, both professionally and by sacred lineage, as a Spiritual Elder and Guide in the Celtic, Native American and Western spiritual traditions; with 35+ years experience in astrology, tarot and archetypal psychology. PaulHRichard.com
The Gratitude Retreat: A Writer’s Journey
Sara Wiseman, Sat. Nov. 16, 2-5 pm, $40 (Sign Up Early...Limited to 30).
Bring your journal or laptop plus any photos/mementos you’d like to use for this intensive life review with spiritual teacher and intuitive Sara Wiseman. We’ll retell and reframe your storythe good, the bad, the all of itusing writing, remembering and meditation to create a state of healing, karmic release and gratitude. Sara Wiseman is the author of six enlightening book on spirituality and intuition, including Living a Life of Gratitude, and a leading contributor to DailyOM; she’s also taught creative writing for years and is a long-time magazine writer for national and online publications. SaraWiseman.com.
The Afterlife Interviews Find Out What Life is Like on the Other Side!
Jeffrey Marks, Sat. Nov. 16, 7-8:30 pm, $15
What is life really like on the Other Side? We all will get there someday - what can we expect? Join award-winning author and research medium Jeffrey Marks as he relates his Q & A gathered from mediumship sessions with departed loved ones as they tell about what is waiting for us when our life on earth is over. His new book, The Afterlife Interviews: Volume I, is the most direct and accessible description of the nature of the afterlife compiled in modern times. Jeffrey Marks is a research and spiritual medium, paranormal investigator, and award-winning author. Jeffrey Marks is a compassionate voice for the spirits, and is a dynamic educator and speaker on spiritual potential. SpiritualExploration.com
8 Keys to Powerful Intuition
Dawn Lianna, Sun. Nov. 17, 11 am-1:30 pm, $25
In 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. IntuitiveCallings.com
Connie Hill, Sun. Nov. 17, 2-3 pm, FREE!
For a transforming and reflective experience, everyone is invited to walk this ancient meditative symbol’s circular path with its twists and turns. Walking the labyrinth offers renewed awareness, guidance and clarity for our busy lives. In the labyrinth there is only one path, there are no short cuts. You have to “walk your talk” as you proceed along the circuitous walk to the center, then back out again. Drop-in to the event center anytime from 2-3 pm and Connie will answer questions to help you begin your walk. For 12 years Connie Hill was NRB’s event coordinator. She has taught rattle and drum making and led drumming circles for more than 20 years. Now in her private practice she offers astrology readings, spiritual coaching and ceremonial tool making and ritual classes to help people in their personal transitions. GMNite.com
Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing
Connie Hill, Sun. Nov. 17, 3:30- 5pm $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
Breaking Lifeless Patterns: Heart Field Healing Satsang
Eric Altman, Tues. Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Are you living your ideal life? Join us in exposing the ways we settle for less than who we are or what we are capable of. Together we will be supporting each other in breaking free of outdated ways of being to realize a greater life potential. For over twenty years, Eric Altman has taught spiritual seekers and non-seekers alike a clear, simple, and dynamic path to healing and awakening. He works from the premise that awakening is simple, practical, and down-to-earth. EricAltman.com
Reach Enlightenment Now
Terry McGill, Wed. Nov. 20, 7-8:30 pm $12
Enlightenment is not a destination, it is one of the stages of each soul’s evolution. Terry will share sacred secrets gleaned from over half a lifetime’s study with Masters and Enlightened Beings. Come without desire; experience with no attachment; and you will leave behind some of what you brought with you. Terry promised that the guided meditation will be longer than his teaching, for it is the experience that anchors the shift of consciousness. 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. IWillHealMyself.com
50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome!
Alexandra Franzen, Fri. Nov. 22, 7-8:30 pm, $15
50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome is a creative and fun way to tell people in your life that you care. Join Alexandra Franzen in a workshop on the lost art of the “thank you note”. Learn to create your own unique letters, discuss the benefits of gratitude and discover new ways to put your thanks into action. How about tucking a note into your sweetheart’s coat pocket as a romantic surprise? Rolling the note into miniature cones and filling them with candy for a favorite friend? Alexandra Franzen is a positivity-charged blogger and communication expert who focuses on self-expression and creativity. She’s been featured on American Public Media’s Marketplace, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company. She writes at AlexandraFranzen.com.
Astrology and Kundalini Rising
Barbara Hand Clow and Gerry Clow, Sat. Nov. 23, 2-4 pm, $40
In this class we will explore the transformative influence of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron on our lives from adolescence to our mid-60s. As we grow and face challenges, subtle energykundaliniis stirring deep within our bodies. It is the elixir of life that cleanses our emotions and awakens our spiritual connections. This potent inner fire can be managed and enhanced to give us a firm sense of direction, happiness and vibrant health. Come explore this wonderful secret to living more consciously during your key life passages. Barbara Hand Clow is the author of a dozen popular books, including Alchemy of Nine Dimensions and Awakening the Planetary Mind. Her most recent book is Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini. HandClow2012.com
Connect with your Chakra Totem Animals for Self Healing
Agnes Green, Sat. Nov. 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Take 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. healerwithin.us
Communicate with Your Reiki Guides
Colleen Benelli, Sun. Nov. 24, 11 am-5 pm, $60
Through guided meditations and journeys with Reiki, students will become more aware of their particular way of communication with their Reiki Guides. Many Reiki practitioners can feel their guides speaking, but do not understand their language well enough to communicate effectively with them. This experiential presentation can teach people about their personal way of dialoguing with Reiki. Colleen Benelli, ShD, is an ICRT Licensed Professional Reiki Master Teacher, and an Associate Teacher for the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies. For more, see Colleen’s article “Communicating with Our Reiki Guides,” Reiki News Magazine, Summer 07, free at www.reikilifestyle.com.
NCX Wellness Night: Conscious Movement and Inner Freedom
Gurdjieff Foundation of Oregon, Tues. Nov. 26, 7-9 pm, $10
How can focused work within the body in the form of directed inner attention lead to the birth of consciousness? The teaching and practices of G.I. Gurdjieff can assist this movement toward inner freedom and help you to relinquish the heavy and useless burdens that keep you bound to the repetition of subjective experience. Join in the discussion, personal exploration and special moving exercises. Gurdjieff-Foundation-Oregon.org
Shannon Kaiser, Sat. Nov. 30, 1-3 pm $20
Are you ready to create miracles that you can see and feel everyday of your life? Feel stuck and wonder why your dreams aren’t coming true? In this powerful workshop, you will learn practical tools to shift your paradigm to unlock your manifestation power at its root, become a powerful magnet for attracting your deepest desires, dislodge old beliefs that no longer serve, clarify your goals and life purpose and align your self with your highest potential to live an extraordinary life. Join bestselling author, life coach and international renowned happiness expert, Shannon Kaiser for this empowering workshop. Shannon Kaiser is the author of Find Your Happy, an Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to its Fullest. Playwiththeworld.com