Summary of the week ending Apr 13, 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 Fill Me Kill Me poster

Unicursal My Life With The Fill Kill Kult poster


There are many ways to participate in the work of the library, and ways to become 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

Bones of the Yopasi by Graham McNeill, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Argument That Took the Wrong Turning by Michael Effertz arrived at the Reading Room
Excerpt from The Argument That Took the Wrong Turning by Michael Effertz
Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald, reviewed by T Polyphilus
(An Open Entrance To The Shut Palace Of) Wrong Numbers by Franklin Rosemont, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Endless Things by John Crowley, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Untitled added by Espada y Brujeria
Yeats’ system added by chasing the rabbit
The Lovers added by J Swofford

Audio Pool

For You added by NuGaia
A Tongue-Full of Bliss added by Ralph Buckley
Brainwashed a collaboration with Evil-Sizer and The Obligations added by the moon is a spaceship
Poor Brother Peter and the Archangel Raphael added by Nick R Davies
Absconditus added by dr guilty
Hold Up Your Severed Head That Some My Drink added by Shadowcaster
A Virgin Corrupted by Shadowcaster

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

In Nomine Babalon, CLV – “The light of the splendor of Adonai”
Absinthe by Aleister Crowley, writing as Jeanne Le Goulue – “Apollon, qui pleurait le trépas d’Hyacinthe”
In Nomine Babalon, CLVI – “One hundred and fifty six is Her name”

Goods and Services

Aleister Crowley, Friends, and Followers, Catalogue #108 from Weiser Antiquarian Books
Priest/ess by Michael Effertz, in limited edition from Luxor Media Group
Advanced Magick for Beginners by Hermetic Library anthology artist The Contrarian
Absinthe Perd Nos Fils spoon
Ruby Snake Ring by Michelle Chang


Seasonal greetings from Coph Nia on the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law
Happy Three Days, a post by Hermetic Library fellow Colin Campbell

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