Summary for the week ending Aug 24th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 24th, 2013.



This Village THIS PLACE THIS TIME THIS WORK Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, inspired by the signs that can be seen in the Village from The Prisoner and a quote from Aleister Crowley‘s Introduction to Magick Without Tears. There’s downloadable wallpapers of these posters, and links to t-shirts and posters for several designs as well.


Magick, Music and Ritual 8 has been released! Please do check out the tracks and artists who have participated on this issue, and also head on over to the Anthology Project pages or the library’s Bandcamp site and check out all the releases in the series.

I also announced a special on digital downloads of the complete 2011-2013 collection which includes all 8 released anthology albums, plus a pre-order for the 9th, which may be of interest if you want to catch up on collecting them all.

The next call for submissions, for the Fall 2013 issue, Magick, Music and Ritual 9, will post on September 15th, deadline on October 15th, planned for release around Samhain when the Sun is at 15° Scorpio, which will be November 7th.

The Fall 2013 issue will be the ninth in the series and complete the 2nd full year for the Anthology Project at the library. I’d really love to have this one be a spectacular issue, as it seems like quite a big deal to me, and I’m excited about the milestone; aren’t you too?! If you know anyone who would be interested in submitting tracks, consider letting them know.

Also, assuming I continue the series, I’m going to be looking for an artist to work with on the covers for the next full year. The cover for Fall 2012 was by Valerie Herron and over this year the four quarterly covers for 2013 have been done by Mustafa al-Laylah, but it’s time to start thinking about the next series of covers. If you know someone who would be great for this and interested in working with me on them, please have them get in touch with their ideas for covers that would span all four issues, but either combine into a whole poster or be such that each cover is a detail of some part of a larger image.


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

The Kabbalah, Magick, and Thelema (Selected Writings, 2) by Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral), edited by Dr David Shoemaker et al., the 2012 hardcover limited edition of 666 from College of Thelema of Northern California and Teitan Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master translated by Daniel Ladinsky, the 1999 softcover edition from Penguin Compass, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Argument That Took the Wrong Turning: A Vindication of Priest/ess and Queer Gnostic Mass in Reply to T Polyphilus by Michael Effertz, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Audio Pool

Mistake Allowance added by minimalelephants
interview à Manuel Montero sur son Sur Dante, par Catherine Gil Alcala added by Manuel Montero
dialogue au chaud sur “Le corps, lieu de loi”, de Katharina von Bülow added by Manuel Montero
The Transient Hour added by dr guilty
Worlds Within added by rfcl
Drone of Baphomet added by brett watts
Investigations Of Dr. V added by rcfl

Video Pool

Alchemical Configuration added by PsyScottic

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast, a call for submissions by Bibliotheca Alexandria
Events at Treadwell’s Books in London for September, 2013
Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives at York University on Sep 26-28th, 2013
The Occult Humanities Conference at NYU on Oct 18-20, 2013
Pearls of Wisdom: Gems from the Journal Black Pearl by James A Eshelman, from College of Thelema, is due to be released in August, 2013
Occlith 0: Omniform by Joseph Uccello, a new release from The Viatorium Press and Three Hands Press
Liber Phoenix by Aion 131, from Waning Moon Publications, planned for release at the Esoteric Book Conference 2013


Alejandro Jodorowsky — The Tarot, a video
Hymn to Immortality by Silent Love Death
The Dark Side of Me by Coheed and Cambria
The Devil’s Carnival 2: The Librarian, a teaser for the upcoming second installment in The Devil’s Carnival
The Script by Noah23

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