Summary of the week ending Dec 22, 2012

This last week I worked on various improvements to the Hermetic Library. I had conversations via email, social media and others with various people about the collections at the library. I posted and shared a variety of things via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pilgrimage to Far-Distant Countries, Thelema and the Libri of Aleister Crowley, and elsewhere. I’ve also started to experiment with posting this summary to Google+ and an audio version in the audio pool which will be available shortly, if you’d prefer that.

On Winter Solstice, I announced a new Journal as part of the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, a biannual, open access collection of newer written and artistic works within the scope of the library, including not limited to, Hermeticism in a broad sense, the Western Esoteric Tradition, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema. The inaugural issue will be Summer Solstice 2013, with a submission deadline on Mar 21st, 2013. You can read more about that in the call for submissions post The Hermetic Library Anthology Journal and also the guidelines for Anthology Journal Submissions.

Be sure to also keep in mind the Hermetic Library Anthology Album call for Winter 2013 submissions and the call for proposals for 2013 anthology album artwork and design.

Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts this last week:

Reading Room

The Bloody Chamber and Other Adult Tales by Angela Carter, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Sacred Rite of Magical Love by Maria de Naglowska, translated by Donald Traxler, from Inner Traditions
The Crossing excerpt from The Sacred Rite of Magical Love, from chapter 6, by Maria de Naglowska, translated by Donald Traxler, from Inner Traditions
The Occult Mind by Christopher I Lehrich, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Nova by Samuel R Delany, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Bloody Hell in America (The Invisibles, Part 4) by Grant Morrison and Phil Jimmenez from Vertigo, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

The Hermetic Library Anthology Journal

Visual Pool

Inner Temple added by Sliabh Na Cailleach
Templar Head added by Sliabh Na Cailleach
Magnum Opus Part One added by Sliabh Na Cailleach
Arched added by D Q
Serpent added by Marjan Šetar
Untitled added by Jacqueline Elaine Gomez
Marax added by J Swofford

Audio Pool

2012 added by 180° Mason
Cybernetic Pharaoh of the Post Apocalypse added by 180° Mason
In this life added by Rev Allen Morgan
This Day added by Rev Allen Morgan
River added by Rev Allen Morgan
Shake The Bad Hand a collaboration with Tony Wakeford added by Kentin Jivek
DEMIRGE (I) added by Khan Kurra

Video Pool

Nothing new added

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CXVIII – “The blesséd redemption of life without sin”
In Nomine Babalon, CXIX – “Thou abomination, Thou crimson witch”
In Nomine Babalon, CXX – “Thou who art female, Thou who art male”

Goods and Services

Kirk Hammett Ouija Signature Series Electric Guitar
End of the World Enochian Working, an Enochian ritual celebrated by Lon Milo DuQuette and others on Dec 21st at 11:11 am GMT
Krampage, an iOS game featuring Krampus, from Funny Garbage
Baphomet + Flowers by Heptagram
The Heresy of Dr Dee by Phil Rickman from Corvus
Diary of the Antichrist by David Cherubim

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