Seattle Metaphysical Library

★★★★★
  • 2220 NW Market St L-05

    Seattle, WA 98107

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  • 206-329-1794

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Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm, Mon 2pm-6:30pm, Thu 2pm-6:30pm, Wed 2pm-6pm, Fri 3:30pm-7pm
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This little gem is in the basement of a building in downtown Ballard, next door to the Great Harvest Bread Company. The only sign on the outside of the building is a sandwich board sign which is set out when they are open. This non-profit lending library has over 10,000 books on alternative, occult, and secret-of-life knowledge, including UFOs, ancient religions, historical conspiracies, energy healing, Buddhist studies, Manly Hall lectures, a full set of Parabola magazines, many 911 DVDs, massage therapy, etc.

Since it is an all-volunteer organization, the hours are often sporadic, but it does have a website, which hopefully will be current with the Open Hours.

I've had some fascinating conversations with others at the library. One of the reasons I like to go there is to meet other people who have similar interests.

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★★★★★

This little gem is in the basement of a building in downtown Ballard, next door to the Great Harvest Bread Company. The only sign on the outside of the building is a sandwich board sign which is set out when they are open. This non-profit lending library has over 10,000 books on alternative, occult, and secret-of-life knowledge, including UFOs, ancient religions, historical conspiracies, energy healing, Buddhist studies, Manly Hall lectures, a full set of Parabola magazines, many 911 DVDs, massage therapy, etc.

Since it is an all-volunteer organization, the hours are often sporadic, but it does have a website, which hopefully will be current with the Open Hours.

I've had some fascinating conversations with others at the library. One of the reasons I like to go there is to meet other people who have similar interests.

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The address on the web page is wrong - they should change it. It is in downtown Ballard - 2220 NW Market Street, Room L-05, in the basement.

This is one of the most unusual places in the city of Seattle. It is a little room crammed floor to ceiling with all kinds of interesting books. Books on alchemy, books on meditation, books on alternative health, qi gong, kundalina yoga, Goddess worship, UFOs, mythology, Celtic traditions, astrology, Tesla technology and free energy, government conspiracies and near-death experiences.

They also have music CDs that I borrow. They also have hundreds of video tapes about these subjects.
These are not the kind of videos you can find at Blockbuster, or even Netflix.

I don't like that the hours are so limited, they are only open from 4-8 pm Monday - Friday, and in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. I think that is because it is all volunteer. I've joined, it's $35 a year. I bought a subscription for my brother, who lives in Denver. That was $40, to do it mail-order. Sometimes I just like to go there to see who else is there. It's hard to find people with these interests, and I've met three or four people there that I have gotten to know pretty well.

They used to be on Capitol Hill. I think they just moved here to Ballard about a year ago.

I wish the parking were better. Ballard parking is pretty bad, but I park on Shilshole Avenue, just south of Market Street. The parking is free, and I've always managed to find a spot. It means walking a block, but that's not bad.

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★★★★★

The address on the web page is wrong - they should change it. It is in downtown Ballard - 2220 NW Market Street, Room L-05, in the basement.

This is one of the most unusual places in the city of Seattle. It is a little room crammed floor to ceiling with all kinds of interesting books. Books on alchemy, books on meditation, books on alternative health, qi gong, kundalina yoga, Goddess worship, UFOs, mythology, Celtic traditions, astrology, Tesla technology and free energy, government conspiracies and near-death experiences.

They also have music CDs that I borrow. They also have hundreds of video tapes about these subjects.
These are not the kind of videos you can find at Blockbuster, or even Netflix.

I don't like that the hours are so limited, they are only open from 4-8 pm Monday - Friday, and in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. I think that is because it is all volunteer. I've joined, it's $35 a year. I bought a subscription for my brother, who lives in Denver. That was $40, to do it mail-order. Sometimes I just like to go there to see who else is there. It's hard to find people with these interests, and I've met three or four people there that I have gotten to know pretty well.

They used to be on Capitol Hill. I think they just moved here to Ballard about a year ago.

I wish the parking were better. Ballard parking is pretty bad, but I park on Shilshole Avenue, just south of Market Street. The parking is free, and I've always managed to find a spot. It means walking a block, but that's not bad.

Pros: Collection of materials, people

Cons: Parking, hours

 

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