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The Ingo Swann Files with Blynne Olivieri

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Treasure trove for Psychic Explorers. Blynne Olivieri, Head of Special Collections, Ingram Library, UWG,  oversees the Ingo Swann materials. "It’s unkind to point out the Obvious To those who don’t want to see it. But it’s worse to point out the Invisible To those convinced it doesn’t exist.” - Ingo Swann.

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Blynne_Olivieri_554879331.jpgBlynne Olivieri feels privileged to head Special Collections in Ingram Library. “I came to UWG for the collections and for the opportunity to connect people with the collections through digital initiatives but I am staying here because the students, faculty, and staff are the most committed, hard-working, and courteous people I’ve ever met.”

Blynne Olivieri Special Collections includes the university’s archives, local and regional collections, the Georgia Political Heritage Program collection, topical collections relating to the fields of humanistic psychology and parapsychology, and rare printed materials.

Because of the national caliber of the collections--the papers of politicians Bob Barr and Newt Gingrich and psychologist William Roll as examples--people come from all over the world to use Special Collections materials in production of newspaper articles, books, and documentaries. Whoever you are and for whatever reason, whether it is genealogical research or you are a fan of Tom Murphy and want to read his letters, you can come to UWG to use Special Collections. “We collect, preserve, and make these materials accessible to everyone,” says Blynne. “It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, or what academic degrees you may or may not have. Special Collections is for use by the people.”

The most important part of her job, Blynne emphasizes, is “getting these primary sources into the hands of UWG students. I want them to feel confident in physically handling rare materials and to be able, intellectually, to place a Civil War letter written by a Carroll County resident into the larger historical context.”

Blynne came to UWG in December 2012 to lead digital projects as a special collections librarian. In October 2013 she became head of Special Collections. Previously Blynne served as Pacific Northwest Curator at the University of Washington from 2009 to 2012. She holds a master’s degree in Art History (2007) and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (2009), both from the University of Washington. She is also a Certified Archivist and active on the Budget and Development Committee of the American Library Association’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS).

Born in Fresno, California to a history professor and a public school teacher, Blynne was the youngest of four children. Her parents’ focus on education included learning thresholds for each child before they left home for university which included: how to safely handle and shoot a gun, how to sew, how to bake bread, and how to ride a horse. These skills (except for the baking part) were largely unused in Seattle where Blynne spent the bulk of her childhood and adulthood. Blynne is married to an artist and stay-at-home-dad, Mike, and they have two children aged 10 and 8.


About Wendy Garrett:

Communicator, intuitive, artist, mystic, and host of "Conscious Living" on Empower Radio.

My world was transformed in 1997 when I awakened to an entirely new awareness of reality through a metaphysical shift. The spirit energy that collaborated with me to reveal new dimensions of being and spirit worlds with which we cohabit and co-create our reality is still with me. And that is what I bring to the table now - in each and every life experience: multidimensional awareness and metaphysical presence.

As a radio broadcaster, my experience runs the spectrum of formats including news, talk, and music. Reporter, jock, news anchor, talk host and co-host, announcer, voice talent, I back-burnered and downplayed my metaphysical life while I learned the trade, acquired new information and new skills, gained entry into the world of interviewing and met some amazing people.

Radio back-burnered when I detoured from news to finally allow my paranormal world to have center stage. Totally immersed through a dramatic series of events that triggered an entire redirect of my life, I wrote about the initial encounter in Talking to Nightlights. Truly, a new beginning, the rewards upgraded as I have continued my lessons and learning on that journey.

Writing shifted to blogging and a renewed interest in interviewing with a dedicated focus on metaphysical and spiritual topics that included spiritual awakening and shamanism, because that is my reality, and there were no radio broadcasters who talked or lived this lifestyle. I hear, see, feel, sense, smell energy beings, ghosts, angels and spirit guides and I learn more with each encounter. As a conscious co-creator, I go where I am called. One can ask better questions when they walk the talk. (To that end, I work with a paranormal group who investigates hauntings.)

We are the creators here. We are the change we seek and we are in the company of others in spirit form who add the element of wonder to the playing field. That is where magic lives. Join me for Conscious Living on Empower Radio. I feature others who may or may not add a metaphysical element but are bringing light, joy, wonder and awareness to the world in whatever creative endeavor they have chosen to pursue.

Open your mind to some extraordinary views.  Blessings and Light wherever your path calls you!