Today the Winter 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology has been released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 2 for immediate download!
Please join the Hermetic Library in thanking and promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project by picking up this release. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.
This issue of the anthology follows closely after Hermetic Library Anthology has been released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 2 which was released for Yule 2011. From here and for the future, anthology albums are planned for release on cross-quarter days. (Look for a call for submissions to the Spring 2012 anthology album, which I’ll post on March 15th with a deadline of April 15th!)
Also, I want to make a special limited-time offer to you all as part of celebrating this second issue of the anthology album:
A Threesome for Valentine’s Day
For anyone that orders the physical CD of the first anthology album before Valentine’s Day, I will include the digital downloads of both releases. So, if you pick up the CD of Magick, Music and Ritual 1 you will receive two digital downloads, both Magick, Music and Ritual 1 as well as the brand new Magick, Music and Ritual 2!
So, if you make your move now, you can get the quite gorgeous physical CD of the first issue along with all the digital love together in one big package! And, since the digital downloads are retrieved via two unique codes, you can actually give these codes away as gifts to share the love far and wide! That’s a potential for three gifts with one purchase, and that’s got to be illegal in some states still, right? (Um … *ahem* Yeah. Sorry. Couldn’t be helped. Had to be done.)
The full track list for this winter 2012 anthology album consists of 6 tracks by 6 artists, 35 minutes of fantastic music:
- T. Thorn Coyle – Hallowed Light
- Rev Chloe Kalombinah – Ma Re Ah
- The Psychogeographical Commission – The Lost Rivers of London
- Kim Cascone – Saltash
- Lore Acts – Cimmerian Witness
- Leah Bee – Mercy Mother Sri Mix
The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.
This is the second issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, and is being released on Imbolc in Winter 2012. I have 6 tracks by 6 artists this time around. This playlist starts strong with a track about moving from darkness into light, through an invocation and liberation of the divine feminine that is also a lament about loss, followed by a fantastic new cover of a Coil track. The playlist continues with a bright track but that is followed by some gritty and creepy noise to remind us that the light hasn’t fully returned. After that I, for my part, am glad of a reminder that the days are getting longer, so there is a final track which brings us back to the theme of returning mercy and light. Quite a nice playlist that works well with the season.
I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.
Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.