Summary for the week ending Aug 31st, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 31st, 2013.


Village NO GOD WHERE I AM Poster

This Village NO GOD WHERE I AM 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 Book of the Law, Liber AL vel Legis, Ch II V 23. 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

by Alenka Zupančič, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Fantazius Mallare: A mysterious oath by Ben Hecht, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

World’s Largest Monastery Library in the Morning Light added by LitterART
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
Guardian added by K Lenore Siner
Bodies of Ash / Bodies of Gold added by K Lenore Siner

Audio Pool

Kohti added by erisgumma
Done Jinn added by st†thomas
Beneath The Water Black added by rfcl
Mysterious Flying Beast added by rfcl
In The Company Of The White Rabbit added by rfcl
Closing (Hymn to Pan) added by Spleen Erebus

Video Pool

Phytologue Perfected added by PsyScottic
la esfera del mito académico added by El Fulminador

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

LeMulgeton: Goetia and the Stellar Tradition by Leo Holmes is a new release available directly from Fall of Man
By Moonlight and Spirit Flight: The Praxis of the Otherworldly Journey to the Witches’ Sabbat by Michael Howard is Three Hands Press Occult Monograph No. 4
Liber AL: an examination is a recent release from Conjoined Creation
Aleister Crowley: New, Used and Rare Books and Ephemera. Including a Selection of Books from the Library of Wilfred T. Smith., Weiser Antiquarian Book Catalogue #110
Manifest Thy Glory: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial National Ordo Templi Orientis Conference, including presentations by Hermetic Library fellows Sabazius, T Polyphilus, Colin Campbell, and Beth Kimbell
A Course in Demonic Creativity: A Writer’s Guide to the Inner Genius by Matt Cardin is available for download again, as a free ebook
VECTOR Gallery in New York


In the Center of the Fire: Aeons from Imperium Pictures is a video with James Wasserman
Omnium Gatherum: Aug 28th, 2013, an irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together …

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