IJMiklos's blog

Mind Over Matter

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Hello to All:

October is over and, with that, the displays on occult knowledge and paranormal phenomena are no longer up.  If you're still in the mood, you can find most of this material in the 130s area.  This would include anything on ghosts, hauntings, spirit possession, etc.  Witchcraft and Wizardry is at 133.4.  Check out the 299 area for information on Wicca, Druidry and other ancient religions. Metaphysical philosophy and materials on the nature of "evil" are in the 110s. 

Remaining bookmarks are in the plastic holders on the end cap at the end of the 100s.

The November display on my end cap features items, I believe Edge readers will be interested in, that are in sync with the Thanksgiving season. 

I'm going to focus initially on materials that explore the effect our thoughts have on material reality

News from The Edge

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Greetings All,

Before I get back into Jung and Tarot imagery, I’d like to remind everyone to check out my October display at the front of the library.

Look for the sign shown here.

I’m pulling a variety of materials of interest to Edge readers from the regular nonfiction shelves for this display. I’ve just taken a quick inventory and right now, it contains items dealing with witchcraft, alchemy, wizardry, sorcery, and magic of all kinds; hauntings and spirit possessions; vampires and paranormal phenomena.


There’s also some interesting material exploring the relationship of paranormal phenomena to quantum physics and rumblings from the unconscious mind.

Books by C.G. Jung

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As promised, here are some titles by C.G. Jung. These should be of interest, not only to Tarot readers seeking to understand the symbolism of the Tarot, but to anyone seeking to understand themselves and the connection between psychology and spirituality for all of us. No one has done more to knit together our understanding of the two arenas of human "beingness".

Items on the first tier are currently in our collection. These include:

Best Tarot Deck/C.G.Jung

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Looking back over past posts, I realized I had promised to recommend books for the intermediate Tarot reader. I intend to fulfill that promise, but I thought I would first address a question that's come up a couple of times lately, regarding the beginning Tarot reader. The question I've been asked, and that beginners invariably ask, is "What's the best Tarot deck?"

Edgy Books in the Reading Room

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Does curling up on the couch with a comforter, some hot chocolate, and a good book sound like a plan for an October evening?  Check out these Edgy books in the New Nonfiction area of the Reading Room; they might just hit the spot:

Back Again

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Sorry for not posting in a while; it's been busy, busy, busy. But I've hit a lull, so here are some things I hope you'll be interested in.

Questions About Tarot

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GREETINGS ALL. As promised, I've been looking at the evaluations collected at our last program. I see that a number of you are interested in Tarot reading. I want to remind you that the library owns many good books on the Tarot. You can find them in the Adult Nonfiction area at the dewey number 133.32424. I've recently done some shifting of the books on the shelves in the 100s area, so those of you who have looked for these books before might be surprised to find that they're not where you expect them to be. But don't despair, they're just arond the corner on the TOP shelf.

If you're a beginning Tarot reader, I recommend you check out one of the following:

Thanks to Everyone Who Attended Our Recent Program on "Psychic Reading"

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Thanks to everyone who attended our recent program on "Psychic Reading". I've breezed through the evaluation sheets, and know that most of you had a good time and learned some things. I'll be going through these more carefully and thoroughly as soon as I have a break in my other duties, and will answer any questions and address any concerns I find.

If you forgot to indicate on the evaluation sheet that you want to be included on the email distribution list we use to notify regular attendees of upcoming programs, you can still do so.  Just supply it to any staff member at an adult area public service desk or email me at Ilona.Miklos@westlakelibrary.org.

Greetings All, THE EDGE is back.

                                                  

Check out the display on the end cap near the 100s and 200s for featured materials dealing with subject areas with “ancient roots”. ANCIENT WISDOM currently features items on Metaphysics, the 2012 Mayan prophecies, Yoga, Astrology and Witchcraft,  but I will be rotating in materials that draw on other areas: Tarot, Feng Shui, Meditation, etc-- over the course of the next month.

PSYCHIC

On display at the front of the library, materials on PSYCHIC ABILITY.   Read about the lives and work of famous psychics: Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Sylvia Browne, Alison Dubois, John Edwards, James Van Praagh, and others. Learn about recognizing and developing your own psychic abilities, the different forms of psychic ability: clairvoyance, clairaudience, dream mediumship, etc. Is there an increase in the number of psychic people in recent generations or were there more in ancient times? How have psychics helped police departments? Has the government employed psychic spies? Read how tarot cards and runes aid in psychic perception. Can we communicate with the dead? with guides, angels or other unembodied spirits?

The display will be refreshed with materials on these and other related subjects throughout this month and I will be putting together a bibliography over the course of the next few days, so watch for that. Copies will be available on the display at the front, and at the Reference department public service desks.