Summary of the week ending May 11th, 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, De Profundis, 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 MY ECSTASY MY JOY poster


Magick, Music and Ritual 7 was officially released this week, 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’ve been posting about each track and artist each day this week and will continue until I’ve featured them all, 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.


Last 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. Since that was announced there’s been several updates, and I’ll continue to add new material every once in a while. 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

Superior Beings. If They Exist, How Would We Know?” Game-Theoretic Implications of Omnipotence, Omniscience, Immortality, and Incomprehensibility by Steven J Brams, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica by Erik Davis, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Jethro Tull’s Aqualung by Alan F Moore, book 14 in the 33 1/3 series, reviewed by T Polyphilus
A Comedy of Agony: A Book of Poisonous Contemplations by Christopher Spranger, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Baphomet by Pierre Klossowski, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 7 announcement
Magick, Music and Ritual 7 artwork and design by Mustafa al-Laylah
Moments of Knowing by the Januariez
Phoenix Light Brigade by Ophwurld
Rites of Dissonance by Apollon
Pärnämäeltä Pajamäen juoksuhautoihin by Utu Lautturi
Void Elusion by Dr.Hans

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Lilith added by Joaquin Costa
CAOSTROFIA added by Espada y Brujeria
Death added by J Swofford

Audio Pool

rdo rje added by Romokon
A Child’s Conjuring added by Mahatma Dalí
Evolution, a generative music project by HOST
Tzuflifu (28th Tunnel of Set) added by y3mk
Twin Time Cloud Access #7 by Midnight Sun

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

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