Summary of the week ending Feb 2nd, 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.

Magick, Music and Ritual 6, Winter 2013 anthology album, was released a few minutes after midnight this morning, and the release announcement about that will post today, around astronomical Imbolc, 15° Aquarius. So head on over to go get a listen to the whole album now!

Be sure to check out the call for submissions to the upcoming Hermetic Library Journal. I encourage you to contribute your written and visual work that is part of the overall living Western Esoteric Tradition, and to let others whom you think might be interested know about the project. In particular, notice that the Symposium section theme for Summer Solstice 2013 is Intolerance and Tolerance, and do consider writing something for this reader forum as well.

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

Reading Room

Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis by John Grant (Paul Barnett), reviewed by T Polyphilus
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, reviewed by T Polyphilus
A Magick Life: A Biography of Aleister Crowley by Martin Booth, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Electric Church by K Curtis Lyle, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Visual Pool

BOOKS . BÜCHER . LIVRES added by LitterART
BABALON – February image for Magical Calendar added by Rik Garrett

Audio Pool

Technocracy added by Galen Wade
In The Holy Vine added by Rev Allen Morgan
Star Right added by December Luna

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CXXXV – “The wind is Your breath and the trees are Your hair”
In Nomine Babalon, XIII—XVI, in French
In Nomine Babalon, CXXXVI – “Quietly whispering into my heart”

Goods and Services

Introduction to Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette, via Thelesis Aura
LVX = NOX, an art portfolio with photography by Carlos Melgoza and an accompanying text by Frater Solus Altariora Laboro, which is available from Ouroboros Press
The Great Book by Ian Corrigan


I’m Back! Get ready for consistency!, a post by Hermetic Library anthology artist Valerie Herron

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