Summary of the week ending Mar 23rd

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.

Here’s another new piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII. Go take a gander. There’s downloadable wallpapers of each, and links to t-shirts and posters for several designs as well.

Unicursal Mind Your Own Business poster


This week I announced the remodel of Hermeneuticon and Hermeneuticon Wiki, and you may want to check that out. Not only is Hermeneuticon Wiki using a new engine, but it is integrated more fully with the main library site. Read more about all of this at “Hermeneuticon“.


There may just barely be enough time before the Eclectic Esoteric Postal Potlatch participation deadline on April 1st for people to get me things that I’ll send out shortly thereafter to participants. Other than sending something in, the other way to participate is to become a supporter. Becoming a supporter, with either a one-time or recurring donation, will not only help the library pay hosting costs necessary to stay online and so forth, but also include you in the Postal Potlatch as well as other fun such as gratis download codes for new Hermetic Library Albums.

You can see a photo of a pile of tchotchkes that have been sent out over on the postal potlatch page, and also this week one recipient of a package posted a glamour shot of what she found in her mailbox, if you’d like to get an idea what this is all about. What people get is a selection of what I have to send out, so I don’t even know necessarily what will end up in each package; but I do try to be equitable and send a fun selection to everyone that participates.


I announced the call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 anthology album, with a deadline on April 15th. The album will be released around astronomical Beltane, 15° Taurus, after May Day. This will be the second album to feature a cover by Mustafa al-Laylah, and that cover will be the next piece in the larger poster being formed by combining all four issues this year.

Please check out the previous release, Magick, Music and Ritual 6, the Winter 2013 anthology album, and the last Spring’s release, Magick, Music and Ritual 3.

Also, please consider helping to spread the word about these anthology releases, as well as about the tracks and artists who have participated in these anthologies, to people you know and who may be interested in them or in participating in this next upcoming issue!


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

Reading Room

The Occult Anatomy of Man & Occult Masonry by Manly P Hall, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Essence of Religion by Ludwig Feuerbach, translated by Alexander Loos, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Priest/ess by Michael Effertz, arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author
The Invisibles Vol 5: Counting to None by Grant Morrison and Phil Jimenez, reviewed by T Polyphilus


Hermeneuticon, the site and the wiki, had a remodel announced, especially the Metadata project, which is now more closely integrated with the library

Visual Pool

Watched Museum Watcher added by LitterART
Equilibrio (fantasmas) added by chasing the rabbit

Audio Pool

Quliefli (29th Tunnel of Set) added by y3mk
The Eight Legs of the Devil added by ReV Chloe
connect the dots added by The Obligations
Zaira added by Sit tibi terra levis
Threnodei added by Sit tibi terra levis
Entrance to Famine Mountain added by Sit tibi terra levis

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CIL – “I invoke You, sweet lady, under Your stars”
In The Temple by Victor Benjamin Neuburg – “The subtle-souled dim radiant queen”
In Nomine Babalon, CL – “The pain of division, the twilight of death”

Goods and Services

Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell by Carlos Atanes, now available
Zhoupheus Issue 2 is now available, and a discount on the first as well
From Black Magic and Mysticism to Serpent Gods and Voodoo, catalogue #107 from Weiser Antiquarian Books


Brush of Baphomet by Kenneth Anger
The Fourth Annual Occult Conference in Glastonbury, UK on Mar 23rd
Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, Vol 3 No 24, themed around “Platonism”

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