Summary of the week ending Jul 27th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 27th, 2013.



The Unicursal LOVE AND PLEASURE ARE RITUAL Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII. There’s downloadable wallpapers of each, and links to t-shirts and posters for several designs as well.


The deadline for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 8 has passed. I’ve finalized the playlist and I’m currently working on getting everything ready for release at the beginning of Aug, around 15° Leo which is astronomical Lughnasadh. While you’re waiting for that head on over to the Anthology Project pages or the library’s Bandcamp site and check out all the previous releases in the series.


In addition to the Hermetic Library itself, do consider checking out the many ways you can participate in the work of the library, and ways you can 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 each new Hermetic Library Album and more!


You may also be interested in the other blogs in the Hrmtc Underground network, including Iconomancy, Pilgrimage to Far-Distant Countries, Thelema and the Libri of Aleister Crowley, and De Profundis.

Other things you may wish to gander at are the opportunity to help create shared wisdom about the materials collected at the library at the Hermeneuticon Wiki and the web hosting services offered by the Hermetic Library at Hermetic Hosting.


Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

Before The Incal by Alexandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Zoran Janjetov, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Clockworks, Locke & Key Vol 5, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians: A Guide to the Sephiroth by Anita Kraft, from Weiser Books, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Legend of Aleister Crowley by P R Stephensen and Israel Regardie, from Llewellyn Publishing, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Secret Rituals of the O.T.O., edited and introduced by Francis X King, from Weiser Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Six Examples of Melangite, Grown from a Hand of Glory added by Otto Magus
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
Untitled added by Sam W Cole

Audio Pool

In the corner you will find me, a track added by Dr.Hans
Intentions, a track added by AnimaMundi
A far away place, a track added by dr guilty
Chrissie & Robin, a track added by Isobelle
Embers, a track added by AnimaMundi
Pendule mort, a track added by BISSECTA de KINSÂME
Happy haze, a track added by dr guilty

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Welcome to Night Vale, a bi-monthly podcast from Commonplace Books, Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, and with music by Disparition
Gravity Falls, an animated show with surreal, symbolic and strange themes
That Old Black Magick Books, Magazines, and Curiosities, Weiser Antiquarian Book Catalogue #109
Glasgow’s Hidden Geometry on Sat July 27th in Glasgow
Eldritch! Vol 1 by Drew Rauch and Aaron Alexovich
Spell Casting with Heart & Spirit, a comic


Orphic Hymn to Hekate in Ancient Greek, a video by Melissaofthebees
Kenneth Anger: how I made Lucifer Rising, an interview by Chris Michael
Mel Smith and other fond farewells in wake of Snoo, an article with passing mention of Aleister Crowley
Chuck Klosterman on the darker side, with some thoughts about Aleister Crowley
“Invócame bajo las estrellas”, el amor bajo voluntad de aleister crowley, an article by Lucia Ortiz Monasterio
Theatric Arcana, a tumblog
Orpheus and Eurydice, a video

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