The Chela Bookstore was opened in October of 1986, in Laguna Niguel, California by John & Marcelina De Lorez.
In July of 1991 we moved the store to Dana Point, California and became "The Chela II Bookstore," then in August of 1997 our name was changed
once again, to Mystical Minds.
For thirteen years, The Chela II/Mystical Minds Bookstore worked to provide a safe haven in Dana Point where people could gather to be exposed to new ideas, compare notes on life experiences, find fellowship, and know that they are not alone on their life paths, whatever route that path takes them. Our store contained "Books and Gifts for the Mystical Mind", and our guiding force has always been "We Honor and Respect All Religions and Philosophies".
On December 31, 2004, we closed our doors, for what we hoped would be
for only a few months, and began scouting for a new location. It
quickly became apparent though that for a number of reasons the time had
come for us to retire, and for the next several years we did classes and
Marcelina did her readings, in a number of locations in Dana Point as well
as in our home. In May of 2010 we moved to Lake Arrowhead, CA where we
reside at present.
Be sure to check our Marcelina's stories about her childhood in the Philippines in our ezine archives under
The World of Iday