Seattle Metaphysical Library Newsletter

August 13, 2016


Rent’s Due!

Every now and then, like this month, we find ourselves without enough money to pay the rent.  We are walking a fine line.

If you are in a position to donate even a little bit every month, that would help us with a baseline of financial stability.

In a world of virtual spaces, it’s nice to have a physical space to meet, store and browse books.

Even if you, yourself, cannot make it to our library very often, consider what a blessing it is for young people, especially, to be exposed to a world they otherwise might never even be aware of .

One of the reasons I love to volunteer at the library is that it gives me an opportunity to share my love of knowledge and my love of learning with young people.

We need extra support.  We’re trying to avoid raising the membership costs, because although there are lots of really rich people in Seattle, there are also a lot of people, especially young people, trying to make it with a part-time job that pays squat, and we want them to also be able to check books out and belong to the Library.

So if you are fortunate enough to be able to donate a bit extra, please go to our Donation page and do so.



Save Money Buying Amazon Books

Amazon sometimes hides its lowest-priced books from buyers.  Here’s how to find them:

I looked up Rachael Pollack’s book, The Haindl Tarot, the Minor Arcana, on Amazon.

 The lowest-price book Amazon listed was for $7.48, used:



Clicking on the first title took me to the details page for that listing.

Here, I’ve copied that page.  There is a blue link, which I’ve circled in red, that tells you there are more formats that are not shown.  Click that link to see the penny books show up. 


At first, it only lists the types of formats:


Click on the arrow (circled in red) to the left of “Paperback”, and the list of editions in paperback shows up, 4th line down are books selling for 1 cent:



Cast of Characters

Northgate Seattle Public Library

10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.

1:30 – 4:30Free

Sunday, August 21

There was an amazing collection of suspicious people at Dealy Plaza, in Dallas, on November 22.  Local researcher Brian Snoddy has spent several decades looking at who was there, how they advanced in their careers, as agents or politicians or whatever, or who died.

This is a fast-paced, lively and informative view that connects a lot of dots

Tarot Class

Facilitated by Kathy Eckert, MSW

7 pm – 9 pm, Wednesdays

$7 / class

No experience needed.

An Introduction to an Ancient Yet Timely Method for Personal Transformation, Focusing on Numeric Symbolism

Spreads and Tarot Exercises Done in Most of the Classes


For more information, click on our Events page


Ancient Civilizations Book Club

A Book Club Focused on Ancient Civilizations and Forgotten History

Monday, September 5, 2016, 7 – 8:30 pm

Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization

by Graham Hancock  (2016)

An advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago.


Survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven' - travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price. A memory and a warning to the future.



Friday, September 2, 2016, 7 pm

Meetings of Seattle's "weird sciences group" will take place the first Friday of each month and yes, the general public is very welcome to attend.


Email me at and ask to be put on the Seattle weird-science email announcements list,

or see

Please bring finger food to share. – Pass the hat for room rent.



Seattle, WA                           206-762-3818   


EE/programmer/science-exhibits   amateur science, hobby projects, science fair, unusual phenomena, tesla coils, weird science


There’s Always a Miracle:

True Stories of Life Before and After Death

Joanne M. Clarkson, Author and Psychic Medium

Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m.

$7.00 (Half goes to support the Library)


In her new book, There’s Always a Miracle: True Stories of Life Before and After Death, Joanne M. Clarkson uses five chapters from her personal life to frame 19 stories about Hospice patients.  Some stories feature ghosts and manifestations from the Other Side.

Others spell out psychic communication, messages from those who have crossed over involving everything from weather to technology

More  information is available on our website.



Michael Douglas Neely

Tuesday, Oct 11, 7 pm

Life Cycles: Astrology and Its Connection to Nature

Mysterious astrological principle of Exaltation and Debilitation.

Exalted or debilitated planets are better identified as upswing and downswing points in a cycle with climax and anticlimax points. The planets, each with its own qualities create the fractal-like nature we experience in a daily, annual, and human lifetime cycle

Michael Neely has been studying theoretical and practical aspects of Eastern and Western astrology since 2002 . He is knowledgeable in various aspects of divination systems, yoga, Eastern philosophy, and Sanskrit.

He resides in Seattle, Washington

New Material Available for Members to Borrow

We just received a LARGE donation of books – about 400. 

Many of these are duplicates, and in very good condition.  Look for a great big half-price book sale soon. 


Product Details

Tao Tantric Arts for Women: Cultivating Sexual Energy, Love, and Spirit

by Minke de Vos (Author), Mantak Chia (Foreword)

Awaken sexual energy for radiant love and empowerment, healing of emotional trauma and chronic conditions, and celebration of each stage of a woman’s life. Channel sexual energy to experience orgasm, clear trauma, and heal issues related to PMS, menopause, and libido.  Perform breast self-massage, jade egg yoga, yoni articulation, and Universal Healing Tao work such as the Inner Smile and Ovarian Breathing.


Product Details

Five Meditations on Death: In Other Words . . . On Life

 by François Cheng and Jody Gladding

Philosophical discussions on how death makes life meaningful and sacred.Being conscious of death gives our fate its full meaning, and invites the reader to contemplate life in the light of their own death.

Examines the author’s experience of ancestor worship in his native China and the beliefs that underlie it.

Death is a transition in a longer living process not visible from the modern “black and white” view of life and death


Product Details

Talking Stick: Peacemaking as a Spiritual Path

 by Stephan V. Beyer

Practices for openhearted speaking and devout listening to restore harmony in families, relationships, schools, workplaces, and communities
• Details how to approach life with a listening heart and create a sacred space for communication
• Offers exercises for new peacemaking circles, ceremonial ways to begin each circle, and peacemaker tools to unmask the needs and feelings behind conflict
• Explains how to apply this practice in multiple ways, with groups large and small


Product Details

Under Spiritual Siege: How Ghosts and Demons Affect Us and How to Combat Them

May 28, 2016

by William Stillman

Through case studies and first-hand accounts that include paranormal, physical, and psychiatric investigation, discover the differences between loving spiritual presences and those with an agenda to incite chaos and destruction. Learn the  seven-step process for attaining spiritual protection and disarming negative energies to help and heal. Are ghosts and demons real? Is it possible for negative energies to erode the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of an individual? Find out by using this resource for those dealing with both paranormal and spiritual issues.


Community Events



The Esoteric Book Conference is an annual international event to bring together authors, artists, publishers and bookmakers working in the field of esotericism. In addition to presentations by notable authors and scholars, the conference opens its doors to publishers and booksellers showcasing new & used books as well as rare and hard-to-find esoteric texts. For two days the conference hosts the largest selection of esoteric books under one roof. Contemporary esoteric publishing, finepress book arts and antiquarian texts are offered to augment the libraries of readers, scholars and collectors alike.

The EBC showcases works in the esoteric field. We seek to educate about the esoteric field as well as promote excellence in publishing. Books are an effective means of accomplishing this. As an event to promote the literary and fine press aspects of the field, we also want to engender a professional and enlivening environment.


From Around the Web


Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism

John Hogan puts his address to the North East Conference on Science and Scepticism on the Scientific American’s website, for an opportunity to discuss the issues with others.  This is an interesting discussion of how our culture looks at authorarianism and expertism, as well as how well schooled we are in the sciences itself.


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