Category Archives: Hermetic Library anthology

Why have a Patron campaign?

I thought I’d write down a few initial thoughts about why I started the Patreon campaign for the Hermetic Library and why I think having the support of Patrons is important, but the elevator pitch is this:

With your support and encouragement as a Patron of the Hermetic Library, I can continue the ongoing work and expansion of the site as well as develop new content and special projects. And, the more Patrons, the more fun for everyone.

Why have a Patron campaign?

Since taking over the library, I have wanted to not only maintain the library but to also constantly improve the site and work to expand the ways the site fulfills my vision for why it exists. I spent some time thinking about what the site meant to me and what I thought was the overall mission for the site. With everything I have done with the site I have tried to have that vision in mind, a vision to be of service to the larger community but to stay focused on those activities which were sustainable and in service to that mission.

Currently, the library has been self-sustaining. Hosting costs for the site are generally met each month and so forth. While meeting the basic costs of the site is sufficient, with your help I’d love to be able to do more. Take a gander at some of the special projects that I’ve already talked about wanting to do, and imagine with me what else might be possible.

Some of the things I’ve already talked about are the special projects featured on the library site, such as The Serapeion Project: Occult ‘Zine, Journal and Ephemera Preservation, Hermetic Library Reading Room and Hermetic Library Anthology Project, to name a few.

But, I’ve got other ideas as well, which I’d like to explore. For example, what if I could pay authors and artists for participation in the Anthology Project? Instead of asking people to donate the use of their music, art, and writing; I could offer actual compensation for those creating new and original work such as arts and letters, essays and articles, interviews and reviews, for the site, or, in particular, to participants on future Hermetic Library Albums and finally realize the Hermetic Library Journal … or maybe even start creating videos for the as yet unused YouTube channel for the library? Other things that could be possible with help would be opportunities like paid internships to help with improving and expanding the site, additional posts to the blog about things of interest, and more! Those ideas are just a few to give you an idea of what I’m thinking, and would love to be able to do, for how being a Patron will help make more magick happen.

The first step, hopefully the first in a journey of a thousand miles in good company with many adventures, is to reach the initial goal to announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014!

 

Your interest and your support as a Patron of the Hermetic Library will determine what the library is able to accomplish. The first future goal that can happen only with your help is that I will announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014!

If you decide to become a Patron by pledging $1/month or more to help support the work of the library, I will send you one gratis download code for any one of the nine already released Hermetic Library Albums from the Anthology Project, that’s any of the Magick, Music and Ritual releases from 2011–2013, in thanks. You can use that download code yourself, or even give it to someone else as a gift if you like.

If you aren’t familiar with the project and all the artists who have participated, then check out all the previously released anthology albums. If you enjoy these anthology albums as much as I have consider participating when the next call for submissions is posted, and let people you know, who may be interested in these albums, know about the project.

When the campaign reaches its initial goal, I will announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10. Once that has been created and released, as a patron you will receive a gratis download code for the entire album, for yourself or to give as a gift to someone else. That’s in addition to the previous code, so, if this initial milestone is reached, you will get at least 2 whole digital albums of fantastic music this year!

Also once this initial campaign goal is met, I will introduce additional new stretch goals and Patron rewards that you can help make happen for the future expansion of the site, and I hope to be able to announce a number of goals and rewards that I think will be exciting for everyone.

 

If you appreciate the Hermetic Library site, or follow along with any of the blogs, tumblogs and social media related to the library, then please consider becoming an active Patron. Of course, there are a variety of ways you can help support and participate in the work of the library, but adding your voice as a Patron to this new campaign will be very much appreciated. Plus, this is your chance to help make Magick, Music and Ritual 10 happen in 2014!

Become a Patron of the Hermetic Library

 

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, comments or want to talk about the anthology project, feel free to contact the librarian!

Will you help make Magick, Music and Ritual 10 happen?

You can help make Magick, Music and Ritual 10 happen this year as an annual anthology release by supporting the Patreon campaign for the Hermetic Library. Would you please consider supporting the ongoing work and expansion of the library by becoming a Patron today?

This is around the time when I would have announced another call for submissions for the next Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project. Unfortunately, earlier this year I announced Magick, Music and Ritual 10 would be indefinitely postponed and there will be no quarterly releases from the project in 2014.

Your interest and your support as a Patron of the Hermetic Library will determine what the library is able to accomplish. The first future goal that will happen only with your help is that I will announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014!

Help reach the goal to announce Magick Music and Ritual 10 for 2014

 

When the campaign reaches the initial milestone of 100 Patrons, I will announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014. Once released, all patrons will receive a gratis download code for the entire album, for yourself or to give as a gift to someone else. That’s in addition to the previous code, so, if this initial milestone is reached, for merely $1/month you will get at least 2 whole digital albums of fantastic music this year!

If you aren’t familiar with the project and all the artists who have participated, then check out all the previously released anthology albums. If you enjoy these anthology albums as much as I have consider participating when the next call for submissions is posted, and let people you know, who may be interested in these albums, know about the project.

 

If you decide to become a Patron by pledging $1/month or more to help support the work of the library, I will send you one gratis download code for any one of the nine already released Hermetic Library Albums from the Anthology Project, that’s any of the Magick, Music and Ritual releases from 2011–2013, in thanks. You can use that download code yourself, or even give it to someone else as a gift if you like.

Also once this initial campaign goal is met, I will introduce additional new stretch goals and Patron rewards that you can help make happen for the future expansion of the site, and I hope to be able to announce a number of goals and rewards that I think will be exciting for everyone.

If you appreciate the Hermetic Library site, or follow along with any of the blogs, tumblogs and social media related to the library, then please consider becoming an active Patron. Of course, there are a variety of ways you can help support and participate in the work of the library, but adding your voice as a Patron to this new campaign will be very much appreciated. Plus, this is your chance to help make Magick, Music and Ritual 10 happen in 2014!

Become a Patron of the Hermetic Library

 

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, comments or want to talk about the anthology project, feel free to contact the librarian!

Become a Patron to launch Magick, Music and Ritual 10 for 2014

Today I am announcing a new Patreon campaign for the Hermetic Library. Would you please consider supporting the ongoing work and expansion of the library by becoming a Patron today?

Your interest and your support will determine what the library is able to accomplish. The first future goal that will happen only with your help is that I will announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014!

Become a Patron of the Hermetic Library

 

If you decide to become a Patron by pledging $1/month or more to help support the work of the library, I will send you one gratis download code for any one of the nine already released Hermetic Library Albums from the Anthology Project, that’s any of the Magick, Music and Ritual releases from 2011–2013, in thanks. You can use that download code yourself, or even give it to someone else as a gift if you like.

 

When the campaign reaches the initial milestone of 100 Patrons, I will announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014. Once released, all patrons will receive a gratis download code for the entire album, for yourself or to give as a gift to someone else. That’s in addition to the previous code, so, if this initial milestone is reached, for merely $1/month you will get at least 2 whole digital albums of fantastic music this year!

If you’ve enjoyed these anthology albums as much as I have, then be sure to check out all the previously released anthology albums, consider participating when the next call for submissions is posted, and let people you know, who may be interested in these albums, know about the project.

Help reach the goal to announce Magick Music and Ritual 10 for 2014

 

Also once this initial campaign goal is met, I will introduce additional new stretch goals and Patron rewards that you can help make happen for the future expansion of the site, and I hope to be able to announce a number of goals and rewards that I think will be exciting for everyone.

If enjoy the Hermetic Library site, and any of the blogs, tumblogs and social media related to the library, then please consider becoming an active Patron. Of course, there are a variety of ways you can help support and participate in the work of the library, but adding your voice as a Patron to this new campaign will be very much appreciated. Plus, this is your chance to help make Magick, Music and Ritual 10 happen in 2014!

 

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, comments or want to talk about the anthology project, feel free to contact the librarian!

No Hermetic Library Album released for Imbolc 2014

As I previously mentioned, Magick, Music and Ritual 10 has been indefinitely postponed. There will be no quarterly releases from the project in 2014.

I had announced Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Winter 2014 album from the Anthology Project and posted a call for submissions, but I have decided to indefinitely postpone that issue. Today that Hermetic Library Album would have been released for astronomical Imbolc. I’m feeling a bit bummed at not having the chance put an anthology together and share it today.

If there’s sufficient interest, I may announce a call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as one annual anthology release in 2014. If there’s not sufficient interest in participating in the creation of at least the annual anthology this year, then the project will end.

So, if you’ve enjoyed these anthology albums as much as I have, then be sure to check out all the previously released anthology albums, consider participating when the next call for submissions is posted, and let people you know, who may be interested in these albums, know about the project.

If you really want to let me know that you want to project to continue, consider picking up the digital download of one or more of these anthology albums; or grab the special offer on the complete 2011-2013 collection which includes all 9 released anthology albums.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, comments or want to talk about the anthology project, feel free to let me know!

Magick, Music and Ritual 10 indefinitely postponed

I recently announced Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Winter 2014 album from the Anthology Project and posted a call for submissions on Dec 15th, 2013. Regrettably, I have decided to indefinitely postpone that issue. There will be no quarterly releases from the project in 2014.

If there’s interest, I may try for a single anthology release in 2014, moving to an annual release schedule, and hope the project is able to continue in that fashion. If there’s not sufficient interest in participating in the creation of an annual anthology this year, then the project will end.

So, if you’ve enjoyed these anthology albums as much as I have, then check out all the previously released anthology albums, consider participating when the next call for submissions is posted, and let people you know, who may be interested in these albums, know about the project.

If you really want to let me know that you want to project to continue, consider picking up the digital download of one or more of these anthology albums; or grab the special offer on the complete 2011-2013 collection which includes all 9 released anthology albums.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, comments or want to talk about the anthology project, feel free to let me know!

Recent post on Reflections From The Black Stone talks about stumbling across all the anthology albums

Recent post on Reflections From The Black Stone talks about stumbling across all the anthology albums, including the entire collection on special offer, at “The Hermetic Library Anthology Project“.

“For nearly two decades, The Hermetic Library at hermetic.com has been an amazing resource for us students of Western Esoterica. While I have been visiting the site since its launch in the mid-late 90′s, it was only recently that I stumbled upon the Hermetic Library Anthology Project.” [via]

Less than two weeks left for submissions to the Winter 2014 Hermetic Library Album

There are less than two weeks left until the Winter 2014 submissions deadline for participation on Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the next Hermetic Library Album; and, unless I get enough suitable submissions for this issue I will be forced to postpone release. And, I’m also forced to wonder, without response to the call for submissions, perhaps this is the end of quarterly anthology releases, and perhaps the anthology project?

Deadline for submissions is Jan 15th, 2014. Release planned for Feb, 2014 around astronomical Imbolc.

Check out the Hermetic Library Album call for Winter 2014 submissions for more, if you like. But do be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album (which includes some new and more specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact the librarian.

Please consider joining the Hermetic Library in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library anthology project and this new opportunity to participate to those you think may be interested. Especially, check out the most recent release for Fall 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 9, and the previous Winter release, Magick, Music and Ritual 6.