The Spring issue had been planned for May, but was delayed primarily due to my being called away for a family emergency. However, in some ways the delay has actually resulted in an overall better outcome for this issue since I’m now planning on having physical CDs for this and the previous issue (for which I did not do a physical CD at the time of release) available soon for those that want them. It is strange how tragedy and travail can sometimes bring out surprisingly good results, isn’t it? And, after all, isn’t that kind of one thing Spring is as a season, a season of growing pains and teething before Summer? This issue is also the half way mark in the full cycle of seasons for 2012, the mid-point through the first full year for the anthology project. This has been a very interesting project for me to work on, and actually very gratifying in many ways. Not only do I get to be of service to the community and help create something that can be shared, I get to share with others some great music by a wide range of artists and encourage people to find out more about artists doing work that is inspired by the living Western Esoteric Tradition.
Please do check out the work by these artists and consider helping to spread the word about these anthology albums to people who you think might be interested.
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. 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.