Summary of the week ending May 4th, 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 RESTRICTION poster


Magick, Music and Ritual 7 was officially released this morning, and is available for immediate digital download. This is the Anthology Project issue for Spring 2013 and offers 10 tracks with over an hour of music from both new and returning artists who incorporate or are inspired by the Western Esoteric Tradition. I’ll be posting about each track and artist over the next few days, as I am wont to do, but head on over to the anthology pages or the library’s Bandcamp site and check out this new release and all the others previous.


This week I also introduced De Profundis presented by the Hermetic Library, a site that will offer the record of an ongoing correspondence-based esoteric and occult collaborative fiction. I’ve talked about doing this for a while now, and finally decided to put it together. Feel free to follow along, but perhaps as you check through the pages you may be inspired to participate …


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 new Spring 2013 Hermetic Library Album!


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

Reading Room

Lilith by George MacDonald, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages by David Nirenberg, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture by Mary Carruthers, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336 by Caroline Walker Bynum, reviewed by T Polyphilus
God’s Phallus: And Other Problems for Men and Monotheism by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

The Chariot added by J Swofford

Audio Pool

Voyage to Cythera added by dr guilty
Dreamscape added by Lefteris Papadimitriou
The Wheeling Force of Her Bliss added by Anantakara
Pan added by AnimaMundi
Rosicrucian Dyscalculia added by 180° Mason
Sealed by AnimaMundi

Video Pool

Apocalypsis Ex Machina added by CapKosmaty

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book without Instructions by Daniele Bolelli, from Disinformation Books
The House of Rumor by Jake Arnott
Liber Nigri Solis edited by Victor Voronov, from Theion Publishing
A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts by Hal Taussig


De Profundis, a post announcing the new collaborative correspondence based fiction site presented by the library
A Report on Current Magical and Esoteric Blogs by Laura Mitchell in the Spring 2013 issue of the Societas Magica Newsletter

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