Summary of the week ending Jan 5, 2013

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.

You may be interested in checking out the most popular Hermetic Library blog posts of 2012.

I want to remind you about to check out the Hermetic Library Anthology Album call for Winter 2013 submissions, the call for proposals for 2013 anthology album artwork and design, and the upcoming The Hermetic Library Anthology Journal.

The deadline for submissions to the Hermetic Library Album for Winter 2013 is only a week away, so if you want to participate contact me soon! And, consider contributing written and visual work to the upcoming Hermetic Library Journal. The Symposium section theme for Summer Solstice 2013 is Intolerance and Tolerance, so do also write something for this reader forum.

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

Reading Room

Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America by Mark C Carnes, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Thomson Masonic Fraud by Issac Blair Evans, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Walkers, Voyeurs, and the Politics of Urban Space edited by Daniel J Walkowitz and Robin Autry, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Locke & Key, Vol 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Surpassing Wonder by Donald H Akenson, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by Francesco Colonna, translated by Joscelyn Godwin, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Less than two weeks for Winter 2013 Anthology Album submissions

Visual Pool

angel de la noche added by Espada y Brujeria
Cooking with Qabalah added by Marjan Šetar
I QLB O DM INRI M Q added by Daniel Denta 169
36 decans by Daniel Denta 169
Untitled added by Jaqueline Elaine Gomez

Audio Pool

The Phantom Experience added by Christian Salva
Reap for what you Sow added by ReV Chloe
Cry Before Your Lord — On Ancestral Prayer & Communion with the Dead added by David B Metcalfe

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CXXIV – “Wickedly lustful, a sinful delight”
In Nomine Babalon, CXXV – “No bird in the sky, no fish in the sea”
In Nomine Babalon, CXXVI – “Lady of Mystery, goddess noir”

Goods and Services

Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God by Kenneth Grant, a re-issue by Starfire Publications
Rosicrucian Manifestos from Ouroboros Press, a re-set version of the famous texts
Handmade leather boots with a Baphomet design


Most popular Hermetic Library blog posts of 2012
The Gods Themselves by Sam Webster

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