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Mengxia Yu
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While sifting through the Aphrodite Cocktail Bar archives for things to add to my physical Encyclopaedia, I came across this. I think it enumerates quite well my reasons for wanting to start the Library!

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Psychic poisoning is not just a turn of phrase or a figure of speech. It is a very concrete and terrible reality. We are poisoned psychically by things like this. The Pit tries to tell us that we should see everything, hear everything, experience everything, as if we could not harm ourselves merely by seeing and knowing. But we can. Most are very careful about what they put into their mouths. We learn as children not to pick up any dirty thing off the street and eat it. But very few people are careful about what they allow to into their minds. We should be, for psychic poisoning is every bit as real as physical poisoning.

For an Aristasian such as myself, reading a bongo newspaper - any bongo newspaper - would make me terribly ill. Watching a bongo television programme - any bongo television programme would make me feel even worse. Now you may ask why it has this effect on us when it has no effect on bongos. Is it poisoning us but not them? No, the truth is that our psyches are sufficiently clear of such poisons to reject them when we do ingest them; and the rejection of psychic poison, like the rejection of physical poison is unpleasant. It is, quite literally, psychic nausea.

Bongos do not feel this psychic nausea because they are not rejecting the toxins. They are accepting them and becoming psychically poisoned.

So you have made a very important step. You can feel that these books are having a terrible effect on your psyche. You are starting to experience the psychic nausea that comes from rejecting psychic poisons. That is a great step forward.

Another important thought is expressed when you say "This Cocktail Bar almost brings me to the point of wanting to burn them for the things they have put in my mind.". This is a much more profound reaction than you know. Purification by fire is one of the most ancient ritual ways of exorcising an unclean object. We would recommend that you do exactly that. Burn the books, and when you do so, call upon Anya, the bright Angel of fire to purify the poison away from your home and your heart. Along with the physical books, let the invisible soul-poison be consumed by the purifying flames.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: TEA a Magazine - Winter 2009. It sure took them long enough!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poking around in the old archives, what should I find but a picture of the Library! (Never you mind that the archives existed before the current Sai Saraswati Public Library did. It's obviously some sort of backward photography process. What will those Novaryans invent next? Genius, I tell you!)



I promise you, the Librarian's sleeve is not actually orange. I do not own an orange blouse. Something went funny with the camera. Miss Lydia blames the angle of the sun through the sunlight. I suspect she is just more unfamiliar with cameras than she is willing to admit. Well, the maiden who came to visit got her books, and that is what is most important!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meimei:

The lovely librarian even has your flavvie's hair. . . that is, if it was curled!

Keep up the good work. It was great to see you in Virchers last night.

In amity,
Jiejie
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: Tea Time Magazine - March/April 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: Girls of Many Lands - Neela: Victory Song. Nothing particularly unique about it apart from cultural details, but I enjoyed it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: Tricycle - Spring 2009.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: The Feminine Rťgime by Miss Regina Snow. As if you really need me to tell you to read this book!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: Children of the Void by Miss Regina Snow. Again, as if you really need me to tell you to read this book!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New book/review: Strawberry Panic - Volume 2. I am quite enjoying the Etoile competition!
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