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#445694 - 02/21/11 03:18 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: womanking]
Virus9 Offline
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it would be difficult to order them online and have them shipped to a household with very nosy family members.


If you're concerned about family members going through your mail, you could get a P.O. box. It's cheaper than a Kindle.
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#445698 - 02/21/11 03:50 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: Bill_M]
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Originally Posted By: Bill_M

I've seen it filed under "New-Age/Astrology" before, and a number of other odd categories over the years.


Yep--I usually find it in "New Age/Astrology" or "Metaphysics."

That may just be the bookstore's way of saying "Ooooooooooh spooky!" or "Oooooooooh bullshit!"

And, like you, I almost never find it in the "Religion" section.

(There's a small local bookstore whose entire Religion section is simply titled "Beliefs." I like that, actually.)

Meanwhile, I have variously found Victor Frankl's "Man's Search For Meaning" in Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, Science, and New Age, so there ya go.
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#445700 - 02/21/11 04:15 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: womanking]
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An aside:

When the owner of Ripley's museum in San Francisco asked Dr. LaVey if he wanted his statue in the religion section Dr. LaVey mentioned it was more appropriate to place him in the dungeon, the now chamber of horrors.

Provided here for perspective, and a little food for thought regarding Satanism.

You can see the statue at 6:21 The original setting included a nude altar with a Baphomet.

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#445704 - 02/21/11 05:00 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: Phineas]
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It should be shelved "in a gray area, between psychiatry and religion." wink
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#445706 - 02/21/11 05:06 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: Svengali]
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#445710 - 02/21/11 06:09 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: womanking]
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You can ask your local library to acquire a book and many will gladly take the donation of a book as well.

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#445762 - 02/22/11 01:59 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: womanking]
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The first time that I saw TSB was in a bookstore in the "Occult" section as "Religion" consisted only of very few mainstream texts.

I've never seen it in a library, but at the time the "Occult" section of most neighbourhood libraries were so minuscule and outdated that they practically didn't exist and the same could be said of many other topics.

The central library downtown probably had it but the library was so large that it was difficult to find anything in it.

I haven't been to a library since college as I generally just purchase books if I want them.
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#445941 - 02/24/11 02:29 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: Svengali]
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Originally Posted By: Svengali
approach buying a book on magic as they would buying a loaded gun


Indeed. With a fantasy of the - supposedly - heroic end result at the forefront of the mind. The triumphant ego! Never mind all the ground work of maintenance and responsible use. Life is a movie.
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#446036 - 02/25/11 11:10 AM Re: The library and TSB [Re: womanking]
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The Satanic Bible is stocked in Waterstones here in the UK The book doesnít cost the earth. Iíd rather have my own copy than one from a library any day, itís my copy and no one else touches it. (Actually, I own six copies in total.) coopdevil

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#446073 - 02/25/11 09:34 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: JSBlack]
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Originally Posted By: JSBlack
The Satanic Bible is stocked in Waterstones here in the UK The book doesnít cost the earth. Iíd rather have my own copy than one from a library any day, itís my copy and no one else touches it. (Actually, I own six copies in total.) coopdevil


I hardly ever go to libraries. I usually just save up some cash to buy a book of interest on amazon.

Actually, I really need to save up and purchase a new Satanic Bible. The pages in mine are all falling out.
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#446106 - 02/26/11 12:43 PM Re: The library and TSB [Re: womanking]
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Really? I go to libraries all the time, I love them for general fiction, sci-fi and fantasy (my local ones are surprisingly well-stocked), but I also prefer to purchase good books for myself. The advantage of having a good library is that, upon finsing a book I love, in whatver genre, I can then go and order a copy at my local bookstore, knowing that it will be good enough to read through again and again. I do the same with films - rent something out, then if I like it, go and purchase a copy.

Even if they're not on the shelves, I've had no problems ordering any book I want, including Satanic texts, from major bookstores. It's all profit to them. smile

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