December 2003
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
Raleigh, NC
Issue 183

Mary Mooney

Special SFF Raleigh 30th Anniversary Celebration
(See Below)

The Path of the Modern Day Mystic
The very fact that you are reading this article means you are on a spiritual path. And the fact that you are on a spiritual path means that you are on the path of a "modern day mystic".

The modern day mystic does not have the privilege of going into seclusion to seek his/her divinity. We are being called upon today to find the divine and our own divinity in the midst of our going about our daily lives working and having relationships. In fact it is in relationships, whether it is our family of origin, our work relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, relationship with our children, animals, environment and community that we are able to find where we are missing mark and grow. It is in relationships that we can discern whether we are coming from and living in ego or spirit.

The modern day mystic is able to remind himself/herself that "I AM a divine being having a human experience". He/she is able to choose peace over pain or chaos, love over fear.

About Mary Mooney

Mary has been on a conscious personal spiritual path for 30 years. After suffering from a deep depression for years, one day she came to the realization she was in hell. Nothing beyond this lifetime could possibly be a greater hell than the pain she was experiencing in her inner life. After coming to that realization came an almost immediate realization "if I can be in hell here and now, I could be in heaven here and now". Her spiritual path has focused on heaven (total love and peace) now.

Mary has been married to the same man for 40 years. She and Chuck have two adult sons with whom they enjoy very good relationships.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Divinity degree. She is also a Reiki Master. In addition to teaching Reiki, Mary teaches classes in healing, integrative breathwork, working with angels and guides, getting in touch with inner guidance, prosperity, and energetic healing.

Her career includes working with the Agricultural Extension Service, teaching in public schools, adult education, catering, food services director, and stress counseling.

Presently Mary works full time as a holistic counselor and mentor. Being a holistic counselor means working with the whole person and the stresses that come from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life. She believes that all counseling is spiritual counseling because all stresses actually come from lack of alignment with Spirit.

An ordained minister, Mary also officiates at several weddings a month.

Mary has been an active member of the Unity Church since its inception in Raleigh in 1976. She has served on the board of two Unity Churches here and is presently a chaplain at the Unity Church of the Triangle.

Mary has also been active in SFF for many years and served on the board as Meditation Chairman for four years. She is the perfect speaker for this, our 30th anniversary celebration.

SFF Raleigh 30th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, December 4, 2003
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Before the lecture)
Location: Vaughan Wing of the CUCC

For this special occasion we will be serving "heavy Hor d'ovures" so feel comfortable coming straight from work. You won't go away hungry!

We will also be giving away a number of door prizes. So, good fellowship, free food, doorprizes and a wonderful speaker ... what more could anyone ask for? See the list of door prizes below.

Child*Star Astrological Report - Donated by Astrologer George Ward
Description: The Child*Star report is a personal horoscope written specifically for children. It describes your child's world and family, educational inclinations and emerging identity. By spotting both talents and possible challenges in advance, parents can help their children lead fulfilled lives. Child*Star is perfect for newborns but just as suitable for young teens. $20 value

Starlight Astrological Report - Donated by Astrologer George Ward
Description: Starlight will produce a full Fixed Star Report (10-15 pages of the meanings of each star in your chart in combination with your planets). Starlight explores the impact of the stars on a birthchart, both visually and by short and full "paran reports," where every unique star and planet combination is defined and delineated by Bernadette Brady, author of Brady's Book of Fixed Stars. $20 value

NOTE: Please contact George Ward at 919-231-6500 to provide the necessary birth information in order to collect your prize. After making arrangements with George, you may pick up your report at Dancing Moon Books and Gifts, 1818 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

Skylog 3-Month Astrological Transit Report - Donated by Drew Becker
Description: Skylog is a powerful transit & progression program report written by Steven Forrest, one of the finest astrological writers of our generation. His SkyLog report combines both transits and progressions into an extremely useful report, describing the relationship between your own birth chart and the current motion of the planets. The report can be cast for a three-month, six-month, or one-year time period (gift certificate is for a three-month report). $20 value

Three $10 gift certificates to Dancing Moon Books & Gifts, 1818 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

Three beautiful angel figurines - to grace your home and brighten your holiday

Gift certificate from Cindy Cicero for four Mindful Meditation Classes ($125 value)
Description: Mindful Life By Design presents the Mindful Meditation course taught by Cindy Cicero. This course is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go There You Are.

Our class time together will be focused on present moment awareness by learning the practice of Mindful Meditation. Mindfulness provides us the power to cultivate our ability to perceive life with grace and dignity, while navigating the storm and enjoying its beauties. This meditative practice will cultivate a patience and understanding in us for clearly seeing our many choices unfolding in the moment. The explorer in self will gently develop into a non-judging witness who will guide your experience in life with a renewed sense of living.

The door prize is for 4 free consecutive classes out of the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. Classes start February 1, 2004, Sunday afternoons, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, in Apex.

Gift certificate from Alice Hough for a HeartLight Healing session ($55 value)
Description: HeartLight Healing is a hands-on healing technique that originates in love. Working with Spirit, Alice uses HeartLight Healing to channel love from the universe to you, allowing your high self to direct and use this love energy to heal you in whatever way is most needed at the time. Healing can be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

During a healing session, Alice gently directs energy into your body using hands, tones and intent. This flow of healing energy works with you at a non-conscious level, producing relaxation, ease and a sense of well-being, helping you create balance and health in your body and life.

The door prize is for one free one-hour session at The Whole Life Center, 1209 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC. Contact Alice at 622-2329 to schedule your appointment.

Calendar of Events

January 8, 2004 - Randy Wasserstrom,
Astrological Predictions for 2004
(Note: This is the second Thursday in January)

February 5, 2004 - Michael Stein,
The Deer Tribe

March 4, 2004 - Mary Jo Bolbrook
Medical Intuition: Contribution to Health Care

April 1, 2004 - Jeannie Montague,
Sacred Geometry and Sound

May 6, 2004 - Orion (aka Ron Scarbrough),
Platform Mediumship and Pscychic Detective Work

June 3, 2004 - Donna Gulick




December 4, 2003

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
30th Aniv. Reception: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Lecture: 7:45 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $5

Thanks to all who made our Silent Auction fundraiser in October a great success.
Please see below

We hold most of our meetings at the Community United Church of Christ on the corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail in Raleigh. 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.

No Healing Meditation this Month
SFF 30th Anniversary Celebration instead

(See Below)

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Cost: Free

The celebration will be held at 6:30 PM in the Vaughan Wing (on side of church that faces Dixie Trail) at Community United Church of Christ.

The lecture begins at 7:45 PM following the celebration. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 4.

SFF Raleigh 30th Anniversary Celebration

Though it is sometimes seems hard to believe, Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship International has beeen serving the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area and beyond for thirty years.

To celebrate this milestone, we will be serving heavy hor d'ovures from 6:30 - 7:30 before the lecture by Mary Mooney. We will also be giving away several door prizes and we will be recognizing many of the folks who have helped us through the years
. This will be a lot of fun as we eat, laugh, remember and help bring in the holiday season in great spirits.

Please plan on coming early to help us celebrate this special occasion.

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Our Profound Thanks
to everyone who helped make the

SFF Silent Auction
a great success

The SFF Silent Auction fundraiser was a tremendous success. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, to the generous donations made by so many in our community and to the support of those who attended the Silent Auction, SFF can continue to provide the kind of high quality metaphysical programs that you've come to expect!

Gift certificates for a variety of services proved to be among the most
popular items for auction. We received donations for Astrological Reports, Aura Photographs, a credit consultation, a Medical Consultation, Publishing Seminar admission and numerous sessions including Breathcare, Foot massage, Hand Analysis, Intuitive Readings, Life Coaching, Massages, Numerology, Past Life Regression, Reconnective® Healing, Reiki/Energetic Healing, Spiritual Healing and Thought Field Therapy.

Members of the community were also very generous in donating more tangible items. There were far too many donations to name, but among them were the following: art, books, candles and candleholders, a Chakra Tie, Christmas decorations, Country Bunny Bath & Body product baskets, Dancing Moon Bookstore gift certificates, diffuser, dolphin hand exercise balls, fairy statue, household items, many jewelry selections including pins, earrings and necklaces, massage table, pottery, stained glass, a throw blanket,
tranquillity fountain, vanity set, videotapes and CDs, and wind chimes. Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship is most grateful to all those who donated their services and these fabulous items.

SFF also extends many thanks to the volunteers whose efforts made this event run so smoothly. First let us acknowledge our board members, who played a key role in this effort: Cindy Cicero, Abbie and David Emory, Diana Henderson, Maryphyllis Horn, Alice Hough, Kim Kasdorf, April Rooker and Silent Auction Committee Chairperson Lucy Spratley. Other volunteers who helped with this event include Tom Bapple, Cindy Bowling, Nancy Dimitrios, Karen Ganyard, Mona Garrett, Bill Hough, Amy Simpson, Janice Simpson, Sylvia
Surcy and Elizabeth Wilson.

There were many ways in which people helped as volunteers: organizing and planning the event, soliciting donations, taking in donations, preparing bid sheets, receipts and gift certificates, transporting donations to the auction, setting up at the auction/raffle, selling raffle tickets, determining auction and raffle winners, accepting payment from top bidders,
making sure top bidders received their items, announcing winners, handing out raffle items and "breaking down" and cleaning up after the auction. Whatever role you played in this effort, thank you!

We offer profound thanks as well to those who attended the Silent Auction and bid on items. Many went home with fantastic bargains with the added bonus of supporting SFF. Without your attendance and willingness to participate in the auction, none of the other efforts would have proven fruitful.

Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh Chapter is a non-profit organization that means a lot to the metaphysical/healing community in the Triangle area and beyond. SFF's mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical and metaphysical awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring programs that facilitate personal growth and development and a holistic approach to health and living.

Thanks to all those involved with the Silent Auction who made it possible to continue this mission!

Here are the names of the many wonderful folks who donated items or services to the SFF Silent Auction:

Suzette Anicetti
Bernie Ashman
James Beard
Drew Becker
Mara Bishop
Diane Brandon
Barnsley Brown
Suzanne Lewis Brown
Marsha Burger
Liboria Capaldi
Dancing Moon Books & Gifts, Raleigh, NC
Joyce Daniels
Sandy Demeree
Nancy Dimitrios
Abbie Emory
Mona Garrett
Donna Gill
Julia A. Hanline
Rusty Hayes
Diana Henderson
Maryphyllis Horn
Alice Hough
Kim Kasdorf
Teresa LaVoy
Alexsandra Lett
Kady McDonald
Kathi Middendorf
Lisa Robinson Olson
Jeff Pinto
Joanne "JP" Pizzino
Debbie Prevost
Cecile Prince
Amy Simpson
Sherri Hughes Sokol
Lucy Spratley
Greg Stewart
Kemp Ward
Elizabeth Wilson
Thanks again for your support. Our Silent Auctions are always fun and enable us to have the financial backing to bring you great programs throughout the year.