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About Shining Through

About Shining Through

Shining Through, in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, has been a center for spirituality for over 25 years.  Over the years it has evolved from a simple bookstore to a thriving resource for the community to grow, expand, learn and gather.

Inspired by its impact on the community, its new owners are committed to enhance and expand this treasure. Mark Engebretson and Dennis Connor have expansive and decades-long experience in spiritual pursuits and are excited share their knowledge and experience with you.

The shelves at Shining Through have been stocked and restocked with current and classic favorites from James Redfield's Celestine Prophecy to up and comer Laurel Geise's The Jesus Seeds. All new lines of hand-selected, vibrationally elevated jewelry are now available, the crystal selection has expanded exponentially and the specialty areas of the shop - like Recovery and the Kid's Corner - have been updated and broadened to support you more fully.


About the Owners

Mark Engebretson

Dennis Connor


Mark Engebretson, a true Gemini spirit, has always been an avid reader and seeker of Truth. Growing up he was a very active, devout attendee at his hometown church, and later served as a Youth & Music Director.  He then migrated into the business world, working 15 years as an Accountant in the Hospitality industry and 10 years as a Spa Owner.

Mark's spiritual awareness and understanding underwent a vast expansion as he began to explore a wide variety of writings and energetic experiences.  Authors, Teachers & Masters that have significantly influenced his journey include Panache Desai, Sri/Amma Bhagavan, Eric Pearl, Nisargardatta Maharaj, Anita Moorjani, Eckart Tolle, Brian Weiss, Selig, Miguel Ruiz, and the channeled teachings of Thoth.

Through this exploration, Mark has reached a level of mastery of his own and shares it through a newly expanded product selection at Shining Through, his gentle guidance to seekers who come into the shop and through a variety of energetically infused meditation events and retreats.


Dennis Connor's spiritual journey has a distinctly different flavor to Mark's. His path commenced as a young boy raised in Asia under the Buddhist culture. He eventually would turn to Christianity during his formative years. However, in the past 10 years, Dennis has embraced the Eastern teachings of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Spiritualism.

His foray into spirituality began unusually through mastering classic photography. Through this art, he sought to understand his mind and inner spirit, eventually coming upon Michael Wood and his teachings of Miksang Contemplative Photography. This provided an exciting path to the teachings of Chogyam Trumpa Rinpoche and the broad teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. During his path, Dennis also embraced the teachings of Oneness, Sri Anada Giri and Shambhala. Dennis has opened himself to spiritualism including Jin Shin Jyutsu, psychic and energy work, and mediumship.

In the last few years, Dennis' spiritual journey has accelerated a deepening in his connection to the Divine. This connection opened up a clear and accurate channel of wisdom and graced him with metaphysical gifts including Mediumship.

Dennis is an engineer by profession and has worked in the global technology, supply chain and I.T. industries for 25 years.

This vast expanse of spiritual exploration embarked on by both Mark and Dennis makes what Shining Through now represents and offers so comprehensive. Take some time this week to stop by Shining Through, say hello and introduce yourself to Mark and Dennis. They're looking forward to meeting you.

While you're there, take some time to explore the current and new, upcoming events offered at Shining Through in the refurbished meditation room. Enjoy enchanting singing bowls with Beatriz's Violet Flame Meditation. Experience first hand the vibration of Divine Love with Mark's Illumination Meditation. Deepen your connection to your Higher Power and allow your recovery to fully take hold with Mark's Eleven Meditation.


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