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An interesting selection of used books for sale online - spiritual - metaphysical - holistic - philosophical - alternative healing - paranormal - movement arts - some rare & out-of-print - and, coming soon, gifts!

All proceeds from your purchases support the Philosophical Library.
We are a non-profit, all volunteer 12,000+ book and media lending library and book sanctuary that was established in 1963. We also provide space for classes and meetings as well as sell gifts, used books, new books, jewelry, gem stones and crystals.
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A Spring Fling
An Evening of Music and Art
Friday, April 10 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Local award-winning musicians Cahill & Delene (The Hot Pursuit Band) will provide soundscapes that range from folk-rock to gentle new age. This husband and wife team speaks with one voice from one heart and soul. The music resonates with messages of love, peace, serenity and harmony, inspiring their audiences. Their original music is influenced by jazz, rock, folk, R & B and world music. Cahill's vocals exhibit a wide range, from Sinatra to Michael McDonald. Delene St. Clair's vocals evoke the d elicate touch of Karen Carpenter, all the way to the power of Linda Ronstadt. She provides impeccable guitar accompaniment. Cahill also plays sax, flute, and keyboard.

An Art Exhibition and Sale will kick off the evening, featuring some of Escondido's finest local talent-artists whose works will truly delight and inspire. Whether it's watercolor, oil, sculpture or jewelry, there's something for everyone!

$15. One raffle ticket for prizes per person, paying the entry fee. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Info: www.ccslescondido.com
Reiki Class Practitioner I and II
Saturday April 11, 9-4 p.m.
Beckie Santos will be teaching this Reiki workshop. After completion at the end of the day, you will be certified for Reiki Levels I and II.
Lunch break will be from 12:00-1:00. Please bring a lunch or plan to eat nearby.
Wear comfortable clothing.
First half of the day will be learning about symbols, positions and kundalini Students will be attuned in the afternoon and we will practice on each other.

Beckie Santos is a Reiki Master and Light Healer. She works with crystals and sound to enhance her clients' experience while receiving clarity and wisdom from her spirit guides. She is also an Herbalist specializing in skin therapies.

Fee: $150 cash at the door.
Info: rjsantos57@gmail.com; (619) 277-5663.
Mastering your Migraine
Saturday April 18, 1-3 p.m.
Are you at the mercy of over-powering migraines that cause you intense suffering and distress? Do you find that your migraines may "cluster" and result in your missing days of work and the simple pleasures of life? Are you ordinarily a person of health and vitality person who doesn't wish to rely on the use of pharmaceuticals to control and relieve your migraines? Attend this seminar and learn to master your migraines with a successful and proven technique that will finally free you from the burden and oppression of migraines.

$10 Library donation.

Gail Fountain, CHT has been a Health Practitioner and Therapist for 30 years. She has offices in Lake San Marcos, California and Tampa, Florida.
Info: pontegroup@msn.com ; (760) 330-6930
Annual Open House
Saturday, April 25 12-5:30 p.m.

Join us for a day of fun including speakers, readers, refreshments and raffle prizes!
Program Schedule

Opening meditation with Elivia Melodey at the crystal bowls and Emily Just at the gong. This is an experience you will not want to miss.

Izabelle Doucet will introduce you to the powerful technique of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and teach you how to use this modality to remove any emotional blockage. Have one? Bring it with you and you will leave without it.

See how Dahn Yoga can help you take control over the health of your body and mind. Aura readings will be available throughout the day.

Jim Buchanan will channel Alexander, discovering your energies and abilities from past overlays. Wondering about the future? Come and hear predictions. Past lives and psychic messages as time permits.
Highly Sensitive Person
Are You One or Do You Know One?
Saturday April 25, 7-9 p.m.
Join Jim Hallowes, founder of Highly Sensitive People® and www.highlysensitivepeople.com for a discussion on HSP (highly sensitive person) based on his work and the work of Dr. Elaine Aron. If you're an HSP, it will be an evening of learning to understand yourself (and your trait) better and if you're a non-HSP, you'll learn how to better understand the Highly Sensitive People in your life. HSPs make up about 15-20% of the population. You are sure to come into contact with many of them, so why not make the most of these relationships-social, business and romantic.
Jim is also a Certified Dr. Pat Allen WANT® Institute, Androgynous Semantic Realignment (A.S.R.) coach and trainer (a trademarked system of language and communication), and a Certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner.

Info: www.highlysensitivepeople.com
Psychic Fair - Last Saturday of the Month
12-5 p.m.
Save the date for our Psychic Fair and mark your calendars for the last Saturday of every month from 12-5 p.m. Readings are $1 per minute (20-minute minimum). You need not make an appointment, but you can call the library at 760-745-2724 if you want to ensure a specific time and reader (pre-payment when calling will be required). Enjoy browsing new items and sale items in the gift shop.
More info: Jan (760) 579-2466; janieb@cox.net.

Please see below for our current list of readers and click on the links for more information. As not all readers may be available at every fair, please call ahead if you are looking for a specific person. Guest readers may drop in and may not be listed below.

Debra Zachau

Izabelle Joie Doucet

Kristina Ming

Shannon Wingard

Victoria SkyDancer

Dawn Yepez

Douglas Barker

Lindsay Duff
Course in Miracles
6:30 p.m. (check the calendar for date)
A Course in Miracles continues to be one of the most influential and effective tools for true spiritual healing and self-discovery, assisting individuals to find their true purpose in life. Please join us for an introduction to the book and a group discussion on its lessons and its relevance as we enter the new age.

Adrian Magana (760) 822-6294
$4 recommended Philosophical Library donation.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Books Wanted
Do you have books laying around that you have never read? Why not donate them to The Philosophical Library to help support our mission? We can use all books and media. Old text books, cook books, tape sets, metaphysical books, religious books, philosophy books, self-help, fiction and non-fiction, etc. Drop them in our drop box or during your visit to help out The Philosophical Library and others that may need the information that they contain. We may be able to pick them up, please call the Library or send us an e-mail.
Jewelry Consignment
We are also looking for jewelry/artists that want to sell on consignment. Please contact Jan at janieb@cox.net or call (760) 579-2466.
Volunteers Needed
We have an immediate need to fill the following volunteer positions:

Keep track of memberships: send out renewal notices, keep data base updated, create and implement new ideas for new members. 6-10 hours a month, - flexible and can work remotely most of the time.

Researcher - Website Links Page
Plans are underway to expand our website. One of the items is our Links page. We want to put in links to like minded/spiritual organizations in the San Diego area and eventually expand to the state, country and beyond. We need someone that can create this. You can do this remotely and send it in.

Desk Worker - Some Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Other shifts available.
We have an opening for a Desk Worker that can work at the front desk assisting customers, checking out books, etc. Perfect for someone retired that believes in our mission. Other tasks are available to keep you busy. Meet interesting people in a unique place.

We are in need of a Librarian to manage our 12,000 book and media collection. This is a volunteer position. Hours would be weekday mornings and early afternoons. A minimum of 20 hours a month requested. Must be detail orientated, computer literate, have good organizational skills and willing to learn our library system, Primasoft. Will also be responsible for managing librarian assistants. Must love books!

For all positions, e-mail usat info@philosophicallibrary.org.
Contact or Visit the Philosophical Library
1330 E Valley Pkwy #G
Escondido. CA 92027
(behind IHOP)

Store and lending library hours:
Tuesday through Thursday  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fridays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Closed Holidays

Phone: (760) 745-2724
Email: info@philosophicallibrary.org

Please note that the Library does not ascribe to any of the material presented in the activities hosted. It is our purpose to offer a forum for the presentation of a wide variety of philosophical, spiritual, psychological, religious, and secular beliefs without endorsing those beliefs.
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