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New Sedona Gallery “Spirit of the Andes” Featuring World-Renowned Artist Mamani Mamani


Visit one of Sedona’s newest galleries, The Spirit of the Andes at Hillside Sedona, this Sunday November 1st from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a special exhibition of world-renowned artist Mamani Mamani’s extended collection. Mamani Mamani has traveled all the way to Sedona from Bolivia for this exhibit and will only be here through Sunday so don’t miss this rare opportunity to view his full collection of original luminous oils and pastels.

mamani11I had the pleasure of meeting Mamani Mamani this afternoon when I visited the gallery for the first time and I was quite taken aback by his genuine character and sincere humility about his artwork and his time in Sedona. He has done more than 52 exhibitions since 1983 and has earned many awards, tributes and accollades both nationally and internationally yet he greeted me like an old friend. Within moments of meeting me and learning just a little bit about me (I told him that I’m 5 & 1/2 months pregnant with a little boy), he disappeared inside the gallery for a moment and came back out with a small bookmark imprinted with the image of one of his paintings. On the bottom of it, he wrote in spanish “May all the energy of the sun be with your son.” I was so sincerely touched.

His artwork speaks to me as much as our brief interlude did. Living in one of the art mecca’s of the southwestern region, I have laid my eyes on countless works of art created by some of the world’s best artists. I’ve seen art in Sedona that I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world, I’ve admired countless paintings, sculptures, oils, pastels and mixed media pieces I would gladly take home and hang on my wall if I could…and I truly have not seen anything like Mamani’s work. It is so bright and vibrant yet rich and deep all at once. Walking into The Spirit of the Andes, you are greeted by his intensely uplifting pieces, bold use of color, geometrical shapes and figures. Warmth, love and hope radiate from each piece and you can’t help but feel happy just looking at them because they are so full of life and energy. Of all the pieces hanging (which were only a mere percentage of his full collection to be shown on Sunday) my favorite were the Mother and Child pieces. I was also suprised to see that his artwork was so well priced considering it’s beauty and his reputation – they even have prints available for as little as $150-200.


Jaqueline Conley of La Paz, Bolivia will also be showing her lustrous alpaca and silk clothing hand sewn with many of Mamani Mamani’s designs. A delicate and ornately woven peacock covered the back of a black silk shawl that took my breath away imagining the time and work that went into creating it. Several other designs were just as stunning combining the bold vibrance of Mamani’s work with fashion and flare.

You are in for a real treat if you can attend this special showing at The Spirt of the Andes. Even you can’t make it on Sunday, stop in and meet this lovely family, the Montenegro’s, sometime. I am certain you will be as touched as I am by their generosity of spirit, friendliness and character, not to mention their beautiful new gallery!

Spirit of the Andes is located at Hillside Sedona, 671 Hwy 179 Suite A-ST6. For further information call (928) 496-0234.

EXCLUSIVE Twitter Deal at Marchesa’s Fine Shoe Salon – 15% Off In-Store, 10% Online!

Consider this your VIRTUAL COUPON for the best deal on the finest shoes available in Sedona and online! Recognize any of the designer names below? They can be yours at an affordable price and an additional 10-15% off Friday October 16th through Sunday October 18th if you visit Marchesa’s Fine Shoe Salon at the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe or shop online now at

  • Marc Jacobs
  • Donald J. Pliner
  • Stewart Weitzman
  • David Isaac
  • Christian Lacroix
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Claudia Ciuti
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • Versani
  • Olivia Rose Tal
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Bill Blass Couture

Treat yourself to a pair of fine new shoes all your friends will be asking about!

Shopping online? Use the code “luvshoes” when you go to checkout to get your 10% discount! Marchesa’s Fine Shoes also offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders and they have an excellent return policy. So if for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, just send them back.

These are the same shoes you’ll find at major brand name department stores at a fraction of the cost. Because Marchesa’s doesn’t have the incredible overhead of a department store, they’re able to offer the same shoes for much less.

Not sure where to find Marchesa’s in Sedona? Here’s a link to a map of their location. They’re located at the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe just above “the Y” which is the main roundabout intersection where Highway 89A and Highway 179 meet in Sedona. They’re just a few steps away from Chico’s so just look for the sign.

View the VIDEO webpage for Marchesa’s Fine Shoe Salon here.

10-30% Off at Geoffrey Roth Gallery at Tlaquepaque through 8/31

In celebration of 35 years under the belltower at Tlaquepaque, Geoffrey Roth is holding a store wide sale during the months of July and August. Shoppers will receive 10-30% off purchases of fine jewelry, sculpture and handcrafted timepieces.

A few of the world class artists and jewelers represented at the Geoffrey Roth Gallery are Alex Sepkus, Loet Vanderveen, Eddie Sakamoto, Michael Good, Kim Kori, Chris Corbett, Michael Sugarman, Steven Kretchmer and Masriera. Geoffrey Roth can be reached at (928) 282-7756 or toll free at 1800-447-7684.

For more information visit

Where: Geoffrey Roth Gallery, 336 Highway 179, Sedona
Phone: (928) 282-7756

To learn more about the Geoffrey Roth Gallery, view the video below.


Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy Meditation Center Announces Sale on Vajra Etheric Weavers through Aug. 23

H.H. Buddha Maitreya’s Vajra Etheric Weavers Now on Sale
A Pendulum Style Tool with Sacred Geometric Form

* Hold in the hand or use like a pendulum
* Sacred Geometric Frame on one end is added to 3.5″ or 7″ Etheric Weaver Crystal
* Buy a 5-set for additional 15% discount
* Complimentary Soul Therapy CD

Our sale on the Vajra Etheric Weaver begins today and ends on August 23rd. We also have a special offer of a further 15% discount available if you buy a 5-set of 3.5″ Vajra Etheric Weavers (as shown below), so please take advantage of this great pricing!

Also we are offering the complete line of Etheric Weavers on sale, also through August 23rd.

Call in on 1-877 444 7685 (01458 832482 in UK) if you would like to talk to a monk or nun (Ani) of the Church about the different options: the pure ‘siberian quartz’ double-terminated crystal comes in 2 sizes and different colors; there are 9 types of sacred geometric form, and you can upgrade the wire wrap from copper to silver or goldfill.

“There are many different Etheric Weavers – different sizes, and some with geometric frames added. Each serves the needs of healing the Etheric Field. The Etheric Weavers with geometric forms on one end are called Vajra Etheric Weavers. All awaken the Holy Spirit and Higher Mind of Reverence and Sacred realization of divine order in life. Many practitioners have obtained many of the weavers and vajras and have found that each person or client was best served when they were able to spontaneously use whatever weaver or vajra as the healing vibration that best resonates with the need for vitality and attunement in the moment.” – H.H. Buddha Maitreya


H.H. Buddha Maitreya’s Vajra Etheric Weavers
An Introduction

Vajra = ‘Dorje’, Thunderbolt, Healing Transmission
Etheric = Subtle Energy Plane, Prana, Chi
Weaver = Vibrationally heal etheric rents

These tools are designed to be used either as an etheric weaver, a vajra, or for applying pressure when working with accupressure points or areas of pain or blockage. When used this way or as an etheric weaver the attunement of the sacred geomancy transmits through the healing, aligning the individual to the full relationship of Sacred Form. Meridians have a sacred geometric reality so working with a sacred geometric tool helps to align a person to the etheric reality that bridges the energy body to the physical body which is our meridian field. It is literally a sacred geometric tool aligning to sacred geometric form.

This geometric form is applied in all sacred things, including temples, and it amplifies the divine order of reality in heaven and earth. The Vajra Weaver has a similar effect and thus helps to decrystallize negative patterns such as addiction, wrong spiritual direction, and dependency.

For example the Deva and Earth Vajra Etheric Weavers are based on the tetrahedron-octahedron which aligns the energy of the higher centers to the lower centers. The tetrahedron moves to the energy of the Word and the Truth, resonating with the Holy Spirit and is very good for the solar plexus, helping that area and the relationship of dependency and addiction on many levels, including false expectations, emotional despondency, and self-doubt.

The Vajra Etheric Weaver is used by people in all walks of life because it is very easy to use and non-threatening – it can be used almost anywhere, for any reason. Rita from Omaha writes: “As a massage therapist, using the tools to begin a massage session sets the stage for there to be a much easier time working on the physical level with my clients. Whatever physical/emotional tension they are experiencing when they come in begins to be shifted, almost immediately, working with the tools…the Vajra Weavers are so beautiful that I was drawn to them immediately. The effect that they have is always positive and quick…each time I work with my Vajra Weaver I feel more peaceful. Using them for 7 years now, I have grown to be so much more grounded, peaceful, and compassionate towards myself as well as towards others in my life. If you want to accelerate your healng and be a true blessing to others, I cannot think of a better tool to do this…the Vajra Weavers are so versatile: they are a vajra, a weaver, and an accupressure tool all in one, the best of a vajra and weaver combined. I often use the sky vajra weaver as an accupressure tool as it fits well into the palm of my hand.”

The Vajra Etheric Weaver can be used on oneself or on others whether informally or in a therepeutic or clinical setting, for as long as required. It’s great when combined with other Shambhala Tools such as the Metatron Mat and of course with His Holiness’ Soul Therapy® music of Sacred Invocation & Prayer.

These combinations can be very profound, as Kathy related: “I had been suffering chronic lower back pain for about six months and had tried a number of different treatments, including chiropractic, with no alleviation. Today it was especially bad as I had strained it during exercise, and every way I moved caused pain. A friend offered to give me a treatment with the Shambhala Ascension Vajra Weaver. The treatment lasted about an hour. I lay down on my front and listened to ‘The Great Invocation’ while my friend moved the Vajra Weaver over my back area. Immediately he held it over me I felt a band of heat flow across my upper back. The sensation of heat continued and extended over my whole back until by the end of the treatment it was like someone had laid a warmed blanket over me, it was very comforting. As he moved the vajra weaver from place to place I could feel an intensification of sharp pain in the ‘trouble spots’ and then a strong energetic release followed by a relaxation of the muscles. Gradually as the weaver kept working there were less and less trouble spots where the vajra weaver was moving until finally it was all done. I was intensely relaxed after the treatment and could not move for a while, when I did I found that my back had completely loosened up and there were no focuses of pain whatsover left in the body.”

To learn more about the Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy Meditation Center in Sedona, AZ located at Hillside Sedona view the video below or visit their website


Sedona EVENTS: Celtic Harvest Festival September 18-20 at Hilton Resort & Spa

About the Festival

The first annual Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona “A Celebration of the Changing Light” will be held September 19, 2009 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Tequa Plaza. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage. Let us share with you our rich culture and history. Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Eat drink and be merry in our Celtic food court. Enjoy crafts and activities in the area built especially for children.


Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Celtic festivals year after year. Come and experience the rich traditions that we Celtic folk hold dear to our hearts. Enjoy “Celtic Ways” featuring workshops on Celtic art; artisans demonstrating their craft; music and dance; food and beverage vendors. Celtic tradition always includes good food, music and libation. Enjoy a vast selection of Celtic beers, single malt Scotch, mead and wine. Make new friends and greet old ones.

The Celtic Harvest Festival Sedona 2009 will emphasize our rich Celtic heritage. John Good, Festival Cultural Director, explained, “The Sedona festival will showcase all the Celtic Nations, gathering at the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa.” We will be drawing from the deep Celtic well to provide a full day of beautiful music, spirited dancing, gorgeous poetry, moving stories, crafts, medicinal herbs and delicious foods. Oh yes! There will be activities for young Celts in their own special area. Festival Director Dorothy O’Brien stated, “Our greater Sedona area is host to millions of visitors and our residents have a great desire to provide interesting, cultural activities that enrich and enlighten themselves and our guests. Arizona is home to some of the finest musicians and dancers, poets and storytellers of Celtic origin. What a privilege to showcase this rich heritage right here in Sedona!”



Oceans Apart, as the name suggests, combines the best music from the British Isles and America. The crossover doesn’t stop there! You will hear a Welsh vocal, Irish Jig, show tune from the 1940’s, Scottish Ballad, favorite pop song from the 50’s, 60’s, novelty songs from every era, or any one of a large number of American or Canadian perennials.


Other entertainers include Liz Warren, John Good, Steve Colby, the Phoenix Pipe Band, the Phoenix Irish Step Dancers, Shay Veno, Jane Hilton, and James Reid.


Friday, September 18
Celtic cultural workshops in area schools
Pub night at Fork in the Road, featuring Oceans Apart and special guests (6 – 9 PM)

Saturday, September 19
Day-long Celtic Harvest Festival at the Hilton / Tequa (10 AM – 5 PM)
Ceilidh dance event at the Hilton Sedona’s Tequa Ballroom (7 PM)

Sunday, September 20
Brunch at the Marketplace Cafe, featuring Oceans Apart (11 AM – 2 PM)

This special Magical Journeys event is brought to you by the Sedona Village Creative Initiative, which was started by 7 residents of the Sedona Village to assist local businesses. Since November 2008, hundreds of residents and visitors have enjoyed vibrant, educational, delicious varieties of Magical Journeys supporting our local business community.

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