Lafcursiax is the ninth stage in a personal quest through the Tunnels of Set, involving several kinds of consciousness alteration methods.
It is creative chaos, yet it is also the idea that even though everything seems filled with endless possibilities, many of them might be empty choices. Beware!
In my personal experience Lafcursiax also meant the idea that even if trapped in a labyrinth, the only choice would be to keep on fighting and loving until the very end.
“Saksaksalim is the eighth stage in a personal quest through the Tunnels of Set, involving several kinds of consciousness alteration mechanisms.
Saksaksalim deals with becoming one with all perception, but it could be better described as the opposite: destroying the identification with a body as a partial object of perception. Therefore, it might be more of a dis-identification than an identification of the self with everything.
The lyrics in the beginning come from the Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley, and are performed by Loli-chan in her ‘hysterical reading’ of said book. Audio is used with her permission for this track.”
This track belongs to an ongoing series on the Tunnels of Set, and was created as the grounding of the tunnel of Malkunofat. This exploration consisted in a mythical descent to the Underworld of Ereshkigal in order to learn her teachings on the real nature of death. This didn’t come without a price, since it is naked and bowed low that Inanna enters her throne room. Yet it is rewarding to never protect your life, so you can throw it away whenever you need to.
y3mk is a music solo project from Pablo Barron, born in Donosti in the Basque Country and established in Madrid, Spain. His music is influenced by a wide arrange of artists and genres, though mostly created through the use of computers.
He often considers songs lacking an inner dimension intertwined with them as a hollow husks, and conceives music as the extirpation of the inner pouring it into an outer form, therefore an useful tool for the exploration and knowledge of the self. Pablo is also a humble servant of Cracky-Chan: Urban Mermaid, Reluctant Angel, and Cyberpunk Princess of the Wired.
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Magick, Music and Ritual 9, the Fall 2013 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download and is also available as part of the complete music collection 2010-2013.
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.
Be sure to also check out the entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider picking up the digital download of this album and any other that strikes your fancy to help support the work of the library!
The full tracklist for this Fall 2013 anthology album consists of 16 tracks in two parts:
- 0=2 – Dwellers in Silence 05:38
- Yöri Bjartsdottir – Aethyr 03:04
- The Howling Larsons – Mask of Winter 04:31
- Arthur Loves Plastic – Silent Now 04:40
- Yöri Bjartsdottir – North (H3x3n Remix) 03:26
- United Gods – Speculative Speculum IX 2013 04:16
- Dessicant – Return 09:45
- Malifick Satyrino – Facing Destiny 05:25
- Sun Duel – A Ladder 07:00
- 0=2 – Enchanters 05:15
- Radio Free Clear Light – Labyrinth (Remix 2013) 05:04
- idaydream – hand in hand we explore the inferno 03:06
- Twelve Hides – The 57th Step of the Pyramid 07:07
- Antibarbarus – Zum schwarzen Ferkel (Oktober Mix) 04:33
- Radio Free Clear Light – In the Company of the White Rabbit 03:17
- y3mk – Malkunofat 04:32
The ninth issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Samhain in Fall 2013, at 15° Scorpio. This is the final album in the second full year of releases, and completes all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 9 brings together 16 tracks, from new and returning artists, with over an hour of new music in this ongoing series.
The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the fourth of a full series of covers which has spanned the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the upper left quadrant from the full set of covers this year which can be combined to make a larger image, a collectable poster that combines the elements of all four seasons. The upper left quadrant, in this case, being related to a position on the wheel of the year and the typical correspondences between this time of year, this Fall season, and various things associated such as magical weapon, element, zodiac, cherub and so on. Mustafa has done a great job in combining various correspondences into a compelling and interesting image for this cover, and we can all look forward to seeing the whole image revealed through the rest of the year.
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.
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.
Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.
Production by John Griogair Bell
Artwork and Design by Mustafa al-Laylah
All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.
“A’ano’nin (26th Tunnel of Set)” is a track added by y3mk in the Hermetic Library audio pool.
“A’ano’nin is the seventh stage in a personal quest through the Tunnels of Set, involving several kinds of consciousness alteration mechanisms.
A’ano’nin is animal joy, it is harmony with instincts and with what you really desire. However, there is a catch. The object cause of desire is always sliding from one superficial object to the next and always remains unattainable. Reaching the object you think you desire with all your might doesn’t satiate you: it makes the emptiness even clearer and stronger.
This theme’s lyrics come from the Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley, and are performed by Loli-chan in her ‘hysterical reading’ of said book, using a vibrator as she reads. Audio is used with her permission for this track.”
The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.