Summary of the week ending Mar 30th, 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, Iconomancy, 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 But Always in the Love of Me


You’ve got a last chance to make the Eclectic Esoteric Postal Potlatch participation deadline on April 1st. It’s too late to send something in, but the other way to participate is to become a supporter. Becoming a supporter, with either a one-time or recurring donation, will not only get you into the Postal Potlatch, but will help the library pay hosting costs necessary to stay online and so forth, as well as other fun such as gratis download codes for the upcoming Spring 2013 Hermetic Library Album!

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.


The deadline for submissions to the Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 anthology album, is just a couple weeks away 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

Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties by Robert Irwin, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Surrealist Painting 1919–1939 by Jose Pierre, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Incal Classic Collection by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius, reviewd by T Polyphilus
Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self Interest by Peter Block, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Kinds of Power: A Guide to its Intelligent Uses by James Hillman, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Liber Liberi, Chapter V with Comment from Coph Nia, arrived at the Reading Room

Visual Pool

Mosaic added by Marjan Ŝetar
The High Priestess added by J Swofford
The Hierophant added by J Swofford

Audio Pool

Calivo impro added by Sit tibi terra levis
Pärnämäeltä Pajamäen juoksuhautoihin added by Utu Lautturi
Most Powerful Mother added by Shadowcaster
Furious, Mouth Full Of Blood added by Shadowcaster
Montsa added by Shams93
Riddle of Sphinx added by Shams93
Serpent Dre∇ms by Shams93

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CLI – “I become KAOS and You are my bride”
We know that on some summit, far away by Arthur Edward Waite, a poem introducing the book Azoth
In Nomine Babalon, CLIII – “A lone fool I wander, as Percivale”

Goods and Services

Hello Aleister Crowley Magician Kitty by The All Seeing Cat
Solid brass Baphomet weights by Maya Jewelry


A preliminary initial Thelemic analysis of Stalkers, Trolls and Antagonists a post by the librarian John Griogair Bell
The Ruby Tablet Vol 1 No 4 released
Confessions of an English Opium Eater, a brief blurb about the book mentioned Aleister Crowley
Hekate Symposium 2013 at Glastonbury on Jun 1st
Witches and Wicked Bodies at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art from July 27th
Force & Fire, a new online journal from Sekhet-Maat

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