May 2011

Someone's knockin' at the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Someone's knockin' at the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Do me a favor, open the door and let 'em in...
Paul McCartney

Hello everyone!  Namaste.

    As time begins to quicken and the growing spiritual consciousness extends itself, some folks may become disoriented. The world may seem hauntingly unfamiliar, making some feel lost, confused and alone. Some may be unable to even fathom the right questions to ask. And as though they have nowhere else to turn, some may come knocking at your door. Will you be able to see through their confusion? Will you recognize these fellow seekers? Will you 'open the door and let 'em in?'
    At Peaceful Paths, we send this request to the Universe:  Help us to remember why to leave the door open.


Peaceful Paths News

Magick Happens At Peaceful Paths This Month!
Not only are Priestess Maeve and Priest Jack-In-The-Forest returning this month to offer a Full Moon Circle on the 13th, but Peaceful Paths is also happy to welcome Priests Sage & Matthew, who will be offering a free Introduction to Wicca workshop.  If you have the desire to celebrate in Circle and learn more about this deep & ancient spirituality, please come and enjoy both events!   Check for details below.

"Psychic Saturday" Dates -  5/7  AND  5/21!
Each month, on designated Saturdays, a variety of readers, each with unique style & talents, will be available all day at Peaceful Paths to help guide & support you!  Fees for readings will be reduced and although appointments are recommended, walk-ins are very welcome as well!   (This month, Pet Communicator Barbara Goodfriend will not only be holding a special event on Friday evening, May 6, (that's this week!) but she'll be available with our other practitioners for private consultations at our May 7th Psychic Saturday as well so bring along your furry friends!  See below for details.

Come Explore Both Your Past Lives AND Future Lives!
When most of us think of 'past lives', we tend to focus on our prior experiences as humans here on earth, but have you ever entertained the idea of incarnations in the future, perhaps even as another form of life; another species?  Come explore your past, present & future lives with Jaguar Shaman, Denise Saracco!    See below for details.

A Special "Thank You"!
We wish to extend our gratitude to all those folks who take the time to register early for the wonder-full workshops and events held at Peaceful Paths!  We realize pre-registration is not always possible and walk-ins, unless otherwise specified, will always be welcomed, but we sure appreciate the advance notice and so do all of the talented practitioners who invest so much of their effort, time & talent (not to mention gasoline) in presenting these events.  So, a huge "Thanks!" to all you early birds!  We ask that everyone register for our events as early as possible, whenever possible.

Robin Rose Bennett To Return In Early June!
We know this is the May newsletter but we just couldn't wait, heheh.  Robin will be returning to Peaceful Paths to present a New Moon Circle on Thursday, June 2, 2011!   Check for details below and call to register early!

To Katia's Astrology Students! 
For those who attended the first "Follow The Light Of The Stars" Astrology class in April, --Katia will be presenting Part 2 of this three-part class on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 7:00-9:00p.m.  Please call Peaceful Paths or reach out to Katia to let us know you'll be attending.  Thanks!

Peaceful Paths Special Events!

Featuring Animal Communicator, Barbara Goodfriend
Friday, May 6, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.      $20.00

Friendly pets are welcome!

Come explore the telepathic language each of us innately receives from the animals. The focus of this class is to become proficient at the art of animal communication through practice, feedback and experience. It is Barbara's vision for the future of this study group to visit area animal shelters and rescues to help ease the animals' situations.  

In addition to personal consultations, animal intuitive & pet communicator Barbara Goodfriend, whose work has been featured on radio, newspaper, & TV, collaborates with veterinarians, leads study groups, seminars & experiential workshops in interspecies telepathic communication, and donates her services to animal rescue organizations.


Saturday, May 7, 2011   AND   Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:30-5:30p.m.       $1.00/minute
Sometimes life presents us with challenges; questions we may be unable to answer.  Sometimes we'd all get by a little finer if we had some guidance; a little more clarity.

n certain Saturdays every month, Peaceful Paths will now have a variety of readers & healers, each with their own unique talents, skills & styles, available at the store throughout the day at a reduced price.  Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.  Bring your questions, thoughts, doubts, fears & joys!
Our gifted practitioners are here to help & support you.

Sometimes we'd all get by a little finer by just having some fun!


With Shaman Denise Saracco
Thursday, May 12, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.      Spiritual Exchange: $25.00

   Many people travel through time to rediscover who they were in previous incarnations. Time is cyclical, not linear. We are able to travel to past, present, and future incarnations of ourselves for all of time is accessible in the present moment. Within our DNA lies the great mystery of all our lives from all times and all planets.

   Using shamanic trance techniques, participants will enter worlds within worlds and become reacquainted with themselves on deeper levels. Come join us this evening to rediscover your lifetimes past and future, meet another dimension of yourself in the present lifetime, and explore who you were/are/will be as other lifeforms on other planets!

**Please bring an eyeshade/bandana, a bottle of water, and a notebook/pen to journal your experience!**

Denise Saracco is a Jaguar Shaman initiated by the Healing Spirits of the Universe at the age of 2. She was taught how to connect to other beautiful worlds at any time and did so through adulthood. She experienced many adventures and was taught how to manifest, heal, and work with energy and intent. Along her healing journey, Denise had the privilege to work with and apprentice under various Shamans and spiritual teachers. Her lessons with her worldly teachers has given great depth to the meaning of her *otherworld* experiences.


With Priestess Maeve & Priest Jack-In-The-Forest
Friday, May 13, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.       $15.00

Full Moon in Scorpio (actual date of the full moon: 5/17/11)

Scorpio's psychic-emotional power is both feared and respected. The Scorpio full moon is a good time to shed light on anything that is untrue and to face demons and to walk through fear.  It's a rich time for insights that guide you away from extremes and obsessions and toward more stability.  We will work with the energy of this full Moon to transform negativity into pure energy. Aries in Jupiter will bring success to our Magick. We will also create a magickal power word on the Astral plane to be used in our magick.

During this gathering, we will call in the quarters, cast the circle, invoke Deity, perform a work of magick, share during talking stick, celebrate with cakes/ale and raise energy through song & dance!  Our magick will focus on transformation using the energy of the
Scorpio Full Moon which is ruled by Pluto.
Robes are optional.
Ritual begins promptly at 7:15p.m.
Please bring drums if you'd like to help keep the beat!

Maeve & Jack-In-The-Forest are initiated Priestess & Priest who have been involved in the Pagan and Wiccan tradition for over 15 years.  For the last several years, they have been leading, conducting & creating public rituals in the New Paltz area.  Their Full Moon Circles are not only sacred Rites which honor the God & Goddess, but also forums for learning more about honoring Deity through ritual.  They regard their Circles as teaching Circles which provide information & education about Ritual and format and they are now bringing their Full Moon Circles each month to Peaceful Paths!


With Jennifer, The Tarot Pixie
Friday, May 13, 2011      7:00-8:30p.m.      Just $9.00!

   Treasure mapping is the art and science of mapping and achieving our desires. In this fun & creative monthly workshop, we combine visualizations, affirmations and practical measures specially designed to help swiftly manifest the goals we've mapped out.

     Please bring your map, notebook & pen to each meeting.


With High Priests Sage & Matthew
Saturday, May 14, 2011      Begins at 4:00p.m.       FREE!

Wicca is a positive, nature-oriented Pagan religion derived from very ancient roots.  It is not evil.  It is not devil-worship.  The origins of the word 'Wicca' are believed to have come from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning "wise one" and Wicca is known, therefore, as "The Craft of the Wise"!

This class, as the title implies, is meant to serve as an introduction to Wicca.  Join us and bring your questions, doubts and curiosity about Wicca to this event for FREE!  Beginning in June, Priests Sage & Matthew will present a 13 week course entitled Wicca 101.  Whether you are a beginner looking for some guidance, a solitary practitioner in search of some formal training, or simply have a desire to learn more about this deep and ancient spirituality, this class will be the perfect opportunity to learn a fair mix of tradition, technique, history, myth, magick and mystery!

Feeling a deep connection to magick and myth all of his life, Priest Sage has been following the Wiccan path for the past 13 years.  He is a 1st Degree Wiccan High Priest, initiated in the Alexandrian/Gardnerian traditions, but now practices a more eclectic style of Wicca.  As a High Priest, he has lead & performed countless rituals and ceremonies with many circles and groups in the Pagan community.

Matthew is an initiated 1st Degree Wiccan High Priest who was taught in the stylings of the Alexandrian/Gardnerian traditions.  Although initiated just over 3 years ago, he has always had a deep interest in the magickal arts and has performed & participated in many rituals and ceremonies in the Pagan community as well.


Featuring Psychic Medium & Certified Hypnotherapist PATTI LEHMAN!
Thursday, May 19, 2011      7:00-8:30p.m.      $25.00

  Join us for a relaxing yet productive evening, led by Psychic Medium Patti Lehman who, using the energy of the Moon along with guided meditations & planetary alignment
will help you define and reach your goals!
  Learn to release negative energies from your aura & physical body, allowing yourself room for the amazing things life has in store for you. Through the use of meditation, herbs, candles, and the Celestial world, you will be amazed at what can be accomplished in just one night! Move yourself through meditation, writing, and relaxation techniques into a more fulfilling, abundant life in relationships of all kinds, finances, health, self-love, and psychic energies. Reach your goals!

**Herbs, candles, and paper will be supplied. You may wish to bring a blanket/pillow to relax, sit or lay on. Please wear comfy clothes! 


With Shaman Denise Saracco
Friday, May 20, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.       Spiritual Exchange: $25.00

This monthly sacred circle ebbs and flows in accordance to how Spirit calls.  Some circles will mirror a traditional drumming circle while others will focus more on personal/global healing.  Most every circle will feature at least one journey for personal healing & exploration in a way that weaves with the month's focus.  All circles, though they may have varying focuses, will be in alignment with the natural Earth, Moon, and Cosmic cycles.  The voices of all participants are heard as we work and play in Oneness.

May Circle Focus:  Calling The Soul Back Home
   Our Western society commonly swaps energy with friends, coworkers, family, significant others, etc. With the giving of ourselves to others, we become fragmented, holding energy that is not our own and realizing that energy cannot help us become 'whole' again. We become accustomed to walking through life with an incomplete feeling. Sometimes, we don't even know that we're not 'fully here'.

   In this month's drumming circle, we will explore via journeywork what parts of other people in our lives we are holding onto. In ceremony, we will release these parts that are not our own and call back the parts of us that are ready to return home to us.

 *Please bring drums/rattles, eyeshade/bandana, pillow/blanket, water, notebook/pen to record your experience!


Featuring Psychic Medium & Certified Hypnotherapist PATTI LEHMAN!
Thursday, May 26, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.      $25.00

  Awaken your psychic ability with Psychic Medium PATTI LEHMAN! Join us in a Light, encouraging environment where everyone from beginner to the advanced will learn & grow in their own psychic & mediumship abilities. In this group, each person will have the opportunity to explore new possibilities and to learn different techniques in all areas of psychic development. We will work with innate intuition, psychometry, mediumship, Angels & Spirit Guides, and every student will also have the opportunity to not only receive a reading but give one as well!


Featuring 'Green Witch' Herbalist, Robin Rose Bennett!
Thursday, JUNE 2, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.      $20.00

The New Moon is the perfect time to form an intention in meditation and commit to it in the fertile field of your imagination. Working magically and meditatively with common herbs and the cycles of the moon brings about a reconnection with the divine feminine (and if you are a woman, with your female body). Marking the new and full moons offers a profound, transformative spiritual practice that alters how you perceive and actually experience the unfolding of time. This circle will help you guide your own spiritual path and clarify your intentions so you can *womanifest* (or manifest) your dreams.

Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, green witch, an herbalist, a wisewoman... one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us.  She has taught herbal medicine since 1986 -in hospitals, medical schools, progressive learning centers and most joyously, outside with the plants. Visit her website at



TO KATIA'S ASTROLOGY STUDENTS!   For those who attended our "Follow The Light Of The Stars" Astrology class, --Katia will be presenting Part 2 of this three-part class on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 7:00-9:00p.m.  Please call Peaceful Paths or reach out to Katia to let us know you'll be attending.  Thanks!

JENNIFER, THE TAROT PIXIE not only will be offering her workshop on Treasure Mapping this month (see above), but will also be available for readings at our Psychic Saturday, 5/21!  Walk-ins are always welcome but you can reserve your choice of timing if you call to book an appointment!

FACEBOOK PRESENCE!   If you're a member of Facebook, please visit Peaceful Paths, become a Fan (give us a 'like') and let us know what you're thinking!
Call or stop by for more information!

For those seeking harmony, clarity, and/or guidance, Denise will be available for individual Tarot or healing sessions on most (-please call in advance to be sure she's here!) Fridays at Peaceful Paths from 12:00-6:00p.m.  Appointments are recommended.  $35.00/half hour, $60.00/hour, $100.00/two hours -(sliding scale available).  For further details, visit Denise's website:


Thanks for reading!  See you soon!

With peace,

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Peaceful Paths 
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