What we’re about
The definition of 'metaphysical' means that which relates or pertains to things that are thought to exist but that cannot be seen.
The Metaphysical Research Society (M.R.S.) of Spokane seeks to provide a community for individuals interested in metaphysical topics through monthly gatherings with a different featured speaker each month.
The M.R.S. hopes that by providing speakers on a variety of subjects in a congenial and comfortable setting, people learn new information that might better their mind, body and spirit.
A History of the M.R.S.
The society was started in the late 1970's by a few people in the Spokane, Washington area who wished to help others become aware of what metaphysical concepts were and to bring them ‘out of the closet.’ The Metaphysical Book Store (no longer in existence) had people coming in who discussed forming a club and the Metaphysical Research Society was born out of that concept.
In the 70's, the only place to do research was the library with very few articles written in magazines and books. With the creation of the M.R.S., different speakers were invited to share what they knew about various topics, such as astrology, numerology, runes, the I Ching, automatic writing, tarot, etc.
A small news pamphlet printed on a mimeograph machine was the first information available locally. The society continued to grow as a club, sharing topics pertaining to the metaphysical. Additionally, the M.R.S. was the originator of a metaphysical fair featuring speakers and entertainment.
Without the immediacy of email, it took enormous effort to bring this event to fruition. That said, some of the original speakers are now authors or regular speakers on the informational circuit.
Today the M.R.S. meets the first Thursday of each month at the Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S Bernard St (at the corner of 29th and Bernard), at 7 p.m., presenting speakers covering a variety of topics pertaining to the metaphysical. Yearly dues are just $25, and allow unlimited access to all meetings. To join a single meeting is $5 with the first at no cost. Free refreshments and a meet-and-greet are at each meeting.
We also host two psychic fairs each year, in spring and fall, with a large variety of readers and vendors in order to provide the public an opportunity for direct contact with psychic-health practitioners for a nominal entrance fee.