Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This weekend at Accent on Books: Peter Kingsley & St Patrick

There's a busy weekend coming up at Your Favorite Bookstore. This coming Friday, March 13, beginning at 6:00 PM, we will be welcoming Peter Kingsley to Accent on Books. Dr. Kingsley, who recently moved to the Asheville area, is a native of Britain who earned his Ph.D at the University of London. He is both a classical scholar and a mystic, and his research has involved demonstrating the influence of mysticism on the Western scholarly tradition. He has a special interest in the presocratic Greek philosophers, and has sought to reinterpret their work by looking at them in the context of their own times. Dr. Kingsley's work has been praised by such authorities as Huston Smith, Thomas Moore and Eckhart Tolle, and we are delighted that he will be joining us at Accent on Books for what promises to be a fascinating evening. More information can be found at his website here.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, March 14, Accent on Books will present a special St. Patrick's Day celebration. The festivities will begin about 2:00 PM, and will include food and drink (Byron's soda bread is a real treat), Irish music and poetry, and even a bit of instruction in how to speak Irish. So come on by and get a head start on your St. Paddy's Day celebrating. As always, we at Accent on Books are ahead of the curve!

On Sunday afternoon we will be hosting the second in a series of monthly presentations on the work of Carl Jung, by Dr. Bud Harris who trained at the Jung Institute in Switzerland. Space is limited and at this point Sunday's presentation is sold out; you might want to check with us though to see if we've had any cancellations. The third program is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, April 19, so if you'd like to make a reservation for that or get more information let us know.

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