Summary of the week ending Feb 9th, 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 this week, around astronomical Imbolc, 15° Aquarius. So head on over and listen to the whole album now. Consider picking up the digital download to help support the library, and letting people who may be interested know about these tracks and artists!

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

The Book of the Breast by Robert Anton Wilson, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult by Richard B Spence, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Spirit House, or Brown’s Fee Hall, in Georgetown, New York by Hermetic Library fellow Joscelyn Godwin, from the Upstate Institute
Weird Ways of Witchcraft by Leo Louis Martello, with an introduction by Lori Bruno, from Weiser Books
Doctor Sleep, by Martin Smartt Bell, from Penguin Books

Anthology Project

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 6
Magick, Music and Ritual 6 artwork and design
Picture It by Ego and the Ids
Hidden Light by Apollon
Blues for the Man Devil by Shams93
Narcigesis by yzzy☥kyzy

Visual Pool

Untitled added by Stela Maris
Library of Transformed Information added by LitterART

Audio Pool

Settling added by NuGaia
godling added by thumbbuddy
Shades of the Sun: A Prelude to Qulielfi added by y3mk

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CXXXVII – “As Persephone You’ve haunted my dreams”
In Nomine Babalon, XVII—XX, in French
In Nomine Babalon, CXXXVIII – “Give over thy life to love and to bliss”

Goods and Services

Tarot of the Magicians: The Occult Symbols of the Major Arcana that Inspired Modern Tarot, by Oswald Wirth, and introduced by Mary K Greer, from Weiser Books
Ka Bala: The Mysterious Game that Foretells the Future, an extremely kitsch and curious talking board


God’s Boredom or Why we are not Enlightened, a post by Hermetic Library fellow Sam Webster
Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, Vol 46 No 3, Winter 2013, from University of Rochester’s Department of English
William Blake’s The Everlasting Gospel by the Blake Voice project
Paul Laffoley’s Alchemy: The Telenomic Process of the Universe, from Imperium Pictures

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