August 2011

Your most innocent kiss...
Or your sweetest caress...
Seduces me.

                                              Celine Dion

Hi Everybody!   Namaste.

   Ahh, how very seductive the Summer can be!  It seems no other season provokes such fiery passion and lays it beside such sweet laziness...

   And there is absolutely nothing quite like a summer kiss, wouldn't you agree?  Can you recall a sweet summer kiss from your own experience?  Focus on its innocence.  Perhaps you can still feel the moisture of the day lifting from your skin, hear the sound of crickets and cicadas serenading in the background or perhaps the hypnotic sound of ocean waves... Is that the steam of your breath or the heat of a fading summer sun, adding to both the passion and the passivity.

   This month at Peaceful Paths, we'd like to pay homage to the Summer and hope you will join us!

Peaceful Paths News


"A Summer Kiss" Summer Celebration!
We're very excited to announce a storewide celebration this month at Peaceful Paths on Saturday, August 27th!  Come experience & enjoy reduced rates on everything in the house from enLightening products, enLightening readings and enLightening live music!  Refreshments will be served.  Please mark your calendars and check out our details below! 

'Beautiful Shining Woman' Nadine Bergeron Returns To Peaceful Paths!
Peaceful Paths is so very pleased to announce that Nadine Bergeron and "Taste Like More" will once again be deLighting us with their glorious music at our "Summer Kiss" Celebration & Psychic Fair this month!  Please see below for details.

A Bridge To Meditation at Peaceful Paths!
At Peaceful Paths. we feel the importance of learning to reduce stress through meditation has never been greater and this need will only continue to mount for all of us, which is why we are grateful to be able to extend a very hearty welcome to Stress Management Educator Cindy Strom, who will present us this month with a workshop entitled "A Bridge To Meditation"!  Whether you are an experienced 'meditator' or would simply like to learn an easy but life-changing way to acquire some 'quiet' time, please join us for this very important workshop.  (See details below.) 

Are The Perceived 'Threats' Of The Mayan Calendar Getting You Down?
If so, then make up your mind now to join Shaman Denise Saracco at her special workshop this month.  In addition to offering her regular Shamanic Drum Circle, Denise will also treat us to an event geared specifically to 'De-Mystify The Mayan Calendar'!  Check for details below.

Dr. Joy S. Pedersen AND Archangel Michael Rescheduled For This Month!
Peaceful Paths 're-welcomes' licensed Spiritual Healer & Channeler of Archangel Michael, Dr. Joy for a discussion of her book, Wisdom Of The Guardian.  Come hear her describe her profound experience with Archangel Michael and the divine spiritual wisdom He shared with her!  See below for details.

Create An Environment Of Peace, Love & Abundance Around You!
Examine the images and beliefs stored in your mind that you may not even be aware of even though they may have been guiding you for many years (and perhaps to places that contrast with your desires).  In a special workshop this month, Katia helps us uncover these images through the use of story-telling and a fascinating journey through mythos.  See below for details!

Peaceful Paths Closes For Alil' R&R!
Please be aware the store will be closed the first week of August, from 7/31/11 through 8/8/11.  But as always, feel free to reach us if need be via email or phone message!

A Very Special Peaceful Paths Announcement On The Way!
Please keep an eye out for our next email for it will contain some very special details about Peaceful Paths you won't want to miss!!

Peaceful Paths Special Events In August!

Featuring Psychic Medium & Certified Hypnotherapist PATTI LEHMAN!
Thursday, August 11, 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 Priestess Maeve & Priest Jack-In-The-Forest
Friday, August 12, 2011      7:00-9:00p.m.       $15.00

Full Moon in Aquarius (actual date of the full moon: 8/13/11)

The Full Moon in Aquarius reflects the motivating Sun in Leo and illuminates the mind with the changes we feel compelled to make. The sign of Aquarius is associated with change and humanitarian action. It is a time to dream and to awaken and be a part of the solution. This Air sign is a sign of lightning and inspiration which makes the light bulb go off in our collective heads. At this Full Moon there is a potential to reach for something new and of the future. In our Aquarian revelations, we sense the Big Mind of humanity. The energy of the polarity expressed in this Full Moon when the Moon, a feminine energy, is connected to the Sun*s masculine Mars (Leo) energy, is both playful and mindful. It is a time to celebrate our uniqueness and to encourage others to do the same. It is a time to be a voice for the voiceless. Join us as we use the full Moon in this Air sign to create energy which ebbs and flows with evolution and revolution, and is packed with intentions to engage change. Who knows, maybe the answer is really blowing in the winds...

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 showing our humanitarian side, using the energy of the Aquarius Full Moon, ruled by Uranus.
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 Denise Saracco, Jaguar Shaman
Saturday, August 13, 2011      3:00-5:30p.m.       Spiritual Exchange: $30.00

The ancient Maya created an intricate, intelligent, flowing calendar to mark the wheel of time for eternity.  Like a Divinely-inspired array of synchronized gears, the magickal Mayan Calendar tic tocks through time. 

In this class, we will review how to understand the mathematical basics of the Mayan Calendar, as well as its deeper mystical counterparts.  You will understand how the Great Wheel works, and begin to forge a personal relationship to each of the day signs for a lifetime of learning the Wisdom of the Maya and its Spirit/Medicine.  Everyone will also learn their unique Mayan zodiac sign and what it means.

Note: This class is not solely about traditional interpretations of the calendar.  It is 'geared' to transcend into a simple, highly spiritual practice of walking in awareness, beauty, wisdom, and balance.  You will become initiated into what Truth lies for you in the ancient Mayan Calendar.


Featuring Psychic Medium & Certified Hypnotherapist PATTI LEHMAN!
Thursday, August 18, 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!


With Denise Saracco, Jaguar Shaman
Friday, August 19, 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.
Allow your stress, tension, worry, and fear to melt away as you engage in the Great Mystery to restore your balance. Reacquaint yourself with comfort, serenity, Harmony, and Love once again.

August Circle Focus: Sustenance & Nourishment

In this season of the first harvest, we are completely surrounded by the many things that have manifested in our lives during the Summer's growth. We are provided for and nourished on many levels. To maintain balance and harmony, it is essential that we return to the Great Cycle of Giving and Receiving.
This evening's work will bring every participant back into right relationship within themselves and the Earth so harmony can ensue on all levels. We will first perform a Ceremony of Gratitude for all the sustenance and nourishment that keeps us alive everyday - food, water, air, warmth, shelter, and much more. Afterwards, we will journey into the Great Mother Earth and ask for Her nourishment on all levels for us individually. We will culminate the evening's work with a Healing Ceremony for the Earth. 
 * *Please bring drums/rattles, eyeshade/bandana, pillow/blanket, water, notebook/pen to record 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.


Featuring Licensed Spiritual Healer, Dr. Joy S. Pedersen
Saturday, August 20, 2011      Begins at 4:00p.m.      $30.00

Through automatic writing, Dr. Joy S. Pedersen has channeled Archangel Michael*s thought-provoking views on life and presented them to us in her new book, Wisdom Of The Guardian. Archangel Michael shares his spiritual wisdom on a wide assortment of topics, including how to improve your finances, relationships and work. He also offers his advice for how to stop war, create peace on earth, and prepare for heaven on earth.  Using clear, concise language, Michael also offers insight into how angels communicate with human beings, listen to our prayers, and attempt to help us on a daily basis.
Come hear Dr. Pedersen discuss the fascinating & illuminating details!
Whenever Joy has discussed his book with a group, Michael has always had a specific message for all those gathering!


Featuring Stress Management Educator, Cindy Strom
Thursday, August 25, 2011      7:00-8:30p.m.      $15.00

More and more, people are recognizing the extraordinary benefits of meditation, not only during stressful times but as a practice in every day life. There are many forms of meditation. Inherent in all of them is the understanding of the connection of mind, body, heart, and soul. Whether you are new to meditation or interested in practicing more, come share in a relaxing and informative workshop taking a "How To" approach to meditation from a Hypnosis Consultant's perspective. Join Cindy Strom, Stress Management Educator for police & firefighters, medical staff, academic faculty and business people, as we explore the basic terminology, tools, and multi-faceted benefits of meditation. There will be a guided meditation for you to experience and enjoy at the end of the class.

To learn more, visit Cindy's website:

Seating is limited.  Call now to reserve your place!


Friday, August 26, 2011      7:00-9:30p.m.      $25.00


The subconscious is a powerful source of stored images and beliefs. Some of those images are not well suited for the present manifestation of our desires and must be erased & replaced with new ones that will empower us and aid in quickening our capacity to manifest. There are many ways that we can achieve this: prayer, strong belief, meditation, visualization and habit. But story-telling, especially mythical story-telling will "speak-enchant" directly at our subconscious, hence clearing out those undesirable beliefs and images from the confines of our minds. Story-telling has the capacity to heal our heart and soul back into Love. 

 In this 3-hour workshop, we'll be traveling into the world of mythos.  Many would call this world the basic universal intelligence, or the basic patterns of all civilizations.   Each time Katia teaches this workshop, she discusses a different myth, story, folktale or fairytale to help put us in contact with the compelling mythical archetypes that dwell hidden within ourselves.  In connecting with these powerful images, we will be able to harness the power of creation, or the basic tools needed to manifest the reality we most wish to experience.

Katia is a teacher, astrologer, writer and an intuitive advisor who uses the tools of Tarot, myth, storytelling, archetypal Astrology and spiritual alchemy to guide her clients. She has a B.S. in Molecular Biology; an Associate degree in Science and an A.A. in Humanities. She has been a student of  Astrology, spiritual alchemy, and Kabbalah over the past 20 years. Her insatiable desire for knowledge and her quest for inner truth have led her to believe that magic or miracles stem from deep within one's soul. Through Silence all can be known!


Psychic Fair & Summer Celebration!

Saturday, August 27, 2011      12:00-5:00p.m.       FREE!


LIVE CONCERT WITH NADINE BERGERON & 'TASTE LIKE MORE' FROM 2:00-5:00!  Google Nadine to hear her newest CD!!







If so, you must mark your calendar now for Thursday evening, September 8, 2011, when Anthropology Professor & Intuitive Counselor, Janice Cobb, joins us to present a fascinating workshop on just this topic !! 



  For those seeking harmony, clarity, and/or guidance, she will be available for individual sessions on most Fridays at Peaceful Paths from 1:00-6:00p.m.  Appointments are recommended.  Walk-ins are welcome but please be sure to call in advance to make sure she's here!  $35.00/half hour, $60.00/hour, $100.00/two hours -(sliding scale available).  For further details, visit Denise's website:

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Thanks for reading, everyone.  Hope to see you all soon!

I don't care about tomorrow
I've given up on yesterday
Here and now is all that matters
Right here with you is where I'll stay
Celine Dion

With peace,

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