Monthly Archives: April 2012

Coph Nia’s edition of Liber VII, pt 1

Coph Nia, a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis in the valley of Eugene, OR, has started issuing a small number of pamphlets which contain Class A technical libri by Aleister Crowley along with comment and notes. The text of the technical libri are taken, of course, from the excellent versions online at the Hermetic Library, but are supplemented with a variety of additional commentary, which come variously from sources such as Equinox IV, I as well as from otherwise unpublished papers and notes. These works are being curated by the team at Coph Nia, which includes Hermetic Library fellow David R Jones.


Coph Nia's edition of Liber VII, pt 1 [via]

“Liber VII pt. 1 (the Prologue & Chapter I) went out in the mail today. Regular supporters of Coph Nia will be receiving theirs in the mail soon. Thank you all, we really appreciate what you do for us. Copies are available for a $20 donation to Coph Nia Lodge (http://www.cophnia-oto.org/treasury.htm). Our print run is strictly limited to 93 copies and these are going fast.” [via]

Not only are these nice in and of themselves, but they are the praxis of a Holy Books study group, as David R. Jones writes, “… they are really nice little editions and they help us with our Holy Books study group. I do the first drafts and our group proofs them and adds input.”

I’ve had a chance to check out the first issue of these pamphlets, which was for Liber B vel Magi sub figura I, and think they are quite well done. It is especially nice to have not only the text, but the comment and notes handily available together.

ALiEN BooGiE

ALiEN BooGiE (Live)” is a track added by Ralph Buckley in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

“Once Upon A Time
When the World was Very Young
U know the gods – Came down from the sky
The gods we now call the Aliens

Now these gods had many different names
In keeping with the Tribe that we be from
Annunaki & Enki – Isis & Osiris
And many more – from many different tongues

Now these gods were capable of doing many miraculous things
with Water – Sound & Light
They could tune-in to any frequency you know
They could move Rocks with their minds
Or they could even take flight – Light a Bird in the Sky
Or a Hawk or an EAgle

Now these gods were only with us for a very short time
Till one day – that just had to ‘up and go’
But they left treasures beyond belief behind
Just a little piece of them left behind to show -

That they’d be comin’ back someday….”

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works.

Roots

Roots” by Michael Idehall is a track added by Beläten in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works.

Sacrament & Crucifixion

Sacrament & Crucifixion” is a track added by T × R × P (Trepaneringsritualen) in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

“Babalon, Consort of Chaos, Sacred Whore and Mother of the Virgin of Eternity. Since the dawn of time She has been with Man and in March of 1949 she was revealed in the flesh.

Deathward, To The Womb is largely inspired by the Babalon working conducted by Jack Parsons between January and March of 1949. It is dedicated to his memory and to the Virgin Daughter.

‘She is flame of life, power of darkness, she destroys with a glance, she may take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men’”

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works.

New British Library digitized newspaper archives has Crowley-related material, as well as others

I noticed an article about how the British Library is digitizing hundreds of years of newspaper archives, and thought I’d check it out. From just an initial and cursory gander, there are indeed articles in there about and by Aleister Crowley, some that mention S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Maud Gonne and probably a bunch of others. Unfortunately, it seems to be a massive pay-wall if you want anything more than some automated summaries with some really poor OCR. But, if you’re interested in this sort of historical periodical data, this new service might be something worth the cost for you.