Summary of the week ending Apr 20th, 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 UNITE THE DIVIDED 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!


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

Reading Room

Magic Circle: Its Successful Organization And Leadership by Yaj Nomolos, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Subtle Ruse: the Book of Arabic Wisdom and Guile by Rene R Khawam, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Ballan of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Conan the Valiant by Roland Green, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Untitled added by Sam Cole
Untitled added by Sam Cole
Untitled added by Sam Cole
Untitled added by chasing the rabbit
Shabti added by Sliabh Na Cailleach

Audio Pool

Banishings and Beginnings added by Shadowcaster
Taken by Fire added by Shadowcaster
Gods of Sleep added by Shadowcaster
el aserradero added by El Fulminador
The Himalayan Letter added by Mike Spring
nus pa added by Romokon
hammam by Romokon

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Silver and garnet pomegranate pendant from WingedLion
Living Thelema, a preview video for a forthcoming book by David Shoemaker


Kill Me!, a post by Colin Campbell
The Ruby Tablet Vol 1 No 5 is available
Esoteric Book Conference 2013 lineup and tickets
Peaches Geldof has signed up to Aleister Crowley’s sex cult OTO, an execrable article with the sole redeeming quality of linking to the library
Charles Cameron’s Hipbone Games, a new authorized and official mirror at the library
My Life with the Fill Kill Kult, a post by the librarian John Griogair Bell

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