Summary of the week ending Apr 6th, 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, Google+, 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 Love is the law poster


Consider the various ways you can support and participate in the work of the library, including becoming a supporter. Becoming a supporter, with either a one-time or recurring donation, will help the library pay hosting costs necessary to stay online, expand the collection, and develop other projects such as perhaps an actual Reading Room. In addition to feeling good about helping the library, becoming a supporter means you will be included in things such as occasional unannounced Postal Potlatch mailings as well as other regular fun such as receiving gratis download codes for the upcoming Spring 2013 Hermetic Library Album!


The deadline for submissions to the Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 anthology album, is just a few days 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.

All the releases are fantastic, but to get started, in particular, you may want to check out the previous album, released for Winter 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 6, and last year’s Spring 2012 release, Magick, Music and Ritual 3.

Your help to spread the word about these anthology releases is much appreciated, as well as letting people who may be interested know about the tracks and artists who have participated in these anthologies. Of course, also mention the anthology albums to people you know and who may be interested in participating on this next upcoming issue!


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

Reading Room

Designs upon the Trestleboard: A Guide Book for Masters and Wardens by Arthur R Hermann, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Ethics in the Sanctuary: Examining the Practices of Organized Religion by Margaret P Battin, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Test-Book of Advanced Freemasonry by anonynmous, reviewd by T Polyphilus
Spiritual Friendship by Aelred of Rievaulx, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Liber AL vel Legis by Aleister Crowley, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Less than two weeks left for submissions to Spring 2013′s Hermetic Library Album

Postal Potlatch

Last chance for April 1st, 2013 Postal Potlatch participation deadline

Visual Pool

Chamán added by chasing the rabbit
Ex Libris added by Espada y Brujeria
El Colgado (XII) – Le Pendu added by chasing the rabbit
Tower added by Marjan Šetar

Audio Pool

Arctic Serpents added by Shams93
Placating The Spirits added by rfcl
Moon scissors added by dr guilty
Morning Dove added by ReV Chloe
Enterdimensional added by Batholiths
Black Widow added by dr guilty
Liminal by dr guilty

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CLII – “Let Mary inviolate be torn upon wheels”
I.NSIT N.ATURAE R.EGINA I.SIS by Victor Benjamin Neuburg – “ALL the hot summer I lay in the darkness”
In Nomine Babalon, CLIV – “When all becomes No Thing, when all aeons close”

Goods and Services

I Ching of Mi Lo by Lon Milo DuQuette
Sister Mason by Lon Milo DuQuette
Apocalyptic Witchcraft in Bibliotheque Rouge edition
The Sons of Osiris by Lon Milo DuQuette, and a chance to wear those creepy horse head masks in ritual
Serpent Songs from Scarlet Imprint announced
How Tamson Got the Third Degree by Lon Milo DuQuette
Kights and Ladies of the Round Table by Lon Milo DuQuette


If I were starting a Rosicrucian group … a post by the librarian John Griogair Bell
Dr.Hans first physical album, a fundraiser
Gnostic Mass Video Project, a fundraiser
Great Cold of the Night by Midday Veil
El secreto del acero by The Wyrm
ASMR Binaural Psionic Initiation Role-Play by ardaneala
video signals originate from system 4 by doomtube

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