Events at the Seattle Metaphysical Library

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Dream Machine

Dream Machine

Led by Jaxob Crider
Thursday, December 16, 2010
7:00 pm
At the Library, in Ballard



The Dreamachine is a cylinder attached to an old-fashion record-player that spins at about 78 revolutions per minute. The cylinder has precisely cut out holes that produce a stobescopic effect when the cylinder is revolved around a bright light.

Besides the trippy visual effects the device is said to induce lucid dreaming and intense daydreaming. It promotes a trancelike serenity, intensifies creativity and insight and even uncovers suppressed memories.



For this week, participants are invited to bring in music they want to hear. We discovered at the last session that the music made a significant difference in the visions we saw, so people expressed an interest in watching what happens with different kinds of music. This is an opportunity to experiment.

The first hour will be for beginners, with shorter sessions. After the first hour, we will break, and those who want more in-depth experience can stay for a longer session.

We don't have any Dreamachine workshops scheduled after this one. There will be some in January, we just haven't decided the dates yet.





Divination Salon

Divination Salon

Led by Jaxob Crider
Thursday, December 23, 2010
7:00 pm

The state of affairs in our current aeon has the human community wondering after problems, both objective and subjective, some lesser some greater, that remain void of seeable solutions and answers. In some kind of inquisitive wanderlust, the collective consciousness, and indeed the individual psyche, acts at a loss, as if approaching these questions without a resource wherewith to find knowledge that lies beyond our immediate capabilities of perception.



While the masses of our society get lost in the spectacle or maintain ignorance through narrow-minded tunnel-vision, some of us choose to look elsewhere—rather than relying on the logic of rational mentality—into the deep recesses of the unconscious, through the unknown of the unknown, in the symbiotic web of the Akashic field, and ultimately to the Source; through a process called DIVINATION.

To divine, in this sense means to utilize one’s own inherent intuition and insight to discover relative imports in any of the multitude of symbolic fields. For centuries and still today, people have made use of this elusive art to find water by dowsing, using ‘divining rods,’ and to ‘see’ their way out of survival situations by similar means.
In times past (and to some now) the process of divination allowed the knowing to contact their god(dess[s]), ancestors, and spirits, or messengers thereof, to glean information that remained otherwise remiss. Others, by way of new language, see divining as a way to reach into the deep-mind (the right-brain, the subconscious, the unconscious or the super-conscious), tapping the vast spans of a psyche-scape which contains, among other possibilities: unlimited memory reservoirs, creative/inspirational storehouses, psychedelic phantasmagorias, dream icons, alpha-numeric codes, primordial archetypes, the inner guide, and the shadow. Hereof, the quantum maxim affirms the perceiver as an inextricable part of question s/he asks; and indeed the question contains the answer. You are the answer (and other clichés), as any worthy teacher will tell you—so too will any worthwhile teacher reveal: ‘there exists nothing anyone can teach you, that exists not already within yourself.'



The Divinatory Salon at the Seattle Metaphysical Library provides an outlet for those at any experience level of divination (or those interested or skeptical) to hone their skills, study (with an aid of over 400 books on the subject) or share experiences on the category. Topic shall include, in no formal order: Augury, auspice, revelation, meditation, prayer, sortilege, runes, tarot, geomancy, I Ching, tatvas, magic mirror, dream interpretation, pendulums, bibliomancy, gematria, numerology, dowsing, physiognomy, fortune telling, palmistry, kledon, muscle testing, entheogens and more.

Rune Stones








Psychic Readings
Get a "Heads Up" on the new year!

with Melanie Chase (pictured)
and Karyl Fay Laird (no image - maybe she'll send one soon)

Friday, December 31 starting at noon
Saturday, Jan 1, 2011 during the party (see details below)




Karyl Faye Laird taught the popular dowsing class recently at the Library, and will be here Friday and Saturday to help usher in the New Year with readings to help give some hint of what's to come.
Karyl is a talented psychic, a favorite in the Library.

Melanie Chase’s ability comes from a long lineage of psychic’s as well as years of devoted study. Originally taught by her grandmother on how to do readings with a standard deck of playing cards over thirty years ago, she has been giving readings using this unique technique passed down to her from her psychic grandmother.

Using her skills as a spiritual teacher and advisor for over 15 years and having taught classes on a variety of subjects including psychic development and healing; has given her a unique insight which she is happy to share.





New Year's Day Open House

Saturday, Jan 1, 2011
1:00 pm till closing
(This is deliberately kept vague. Good conversations hate to be interrupted by closing times.)



Join us for a potluck Open House on Saturday.
What else is there to do on Saturday? Watch football?

We'll have food, beverages, music, conversation and an opportunity to share good company.
As mentioned above, psychic readers will be available for consultation, as well.



News you might have missed:

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that email users have the same reasonable expectation of privacy in their stored email as they do in their phone calls and postal mail and that the government must have a search warrant before it can seize and search emails stored by third party email service providers


The Obama administration has been defending the Stored Communications Act, which allows the government to secretly obtain emails without a warrant in many situations.



StarChild’s DNA is NOT human and was probably genetically manipulated.

Lloyd Pye has a new video out describing his search for the past twelve years to find a DNA lab that was willing and capable of testing the DNA in the StarChild skull he has been holding.

The technology has finally gotten to the point where the labs can say that the father was not human, and could not be the result of normal sexual impregnation.


You can view the entire video (Parts 1 and 2) on line at