Summary of the week ending Sep 7th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending September 7th, 2013.


Unicursal DO AS THOU WILT Poster

This Unicursal DO AS THOU WILT Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII combined with a quote from Aleister Crowley’s Hymn to Pan, a specifically interesting paraphrase of the Book of the Law. Go take a gander. There’s downloadable wallpapers of each, 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 King in Yellow by Thom Ryng, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites & Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order by Israel Regardie, in Llewellyn’s Golden Dawn series, the 1989 sixth edition paperback from Llewellyn Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Magical Diaries of Aleister Crowley: Tunisia 1923 edited, with additional material, by Stephen Skinner, the 1996 paperback from Weiser Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V by The Master Therion (Aleister Crowley), the 1983 ninth paperback printing, from Weiser Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley: Including Gematria & Sepher Sephiroth, edited with an introduction by Israel Regardie, the 20th printing of the 1986 paperback edition from Weiser Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley by Lawrence Sutin, the 7th printing of the 2002 paperback from St Martin’s Griffin, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
Collected Works of Aleister Crowley, in three volumes, reprinted by the Yogi Publication Society, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Untitled added by Sam W Cole
Lethe added by Sasha Chaitow
Sophia added by Sasha Chaitow
Mnemosyne added by Sasha Chaitow
Demeter and Persephone added by Sasha Chaitow
Hermes added by Sasha Chaitow
Athena added by Sasha Chaitow

Audio Pool

Round Tables added by rfcl
Observation added by AnimaMundi
Born in Flames added by rfcl
A Natural Ritual added by Utu Lautturi
Remedy added by †holyrozary†
Infrastructure added by rfcl
Undifferentiated Particles added by rflc

Video Pool

SHIFT-SAVE added by Hojin Kang

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Enchanted Modernities at University of Amsterdam on Sept 25th — 27th, 2013
The Blazing Dew of Stars by David Chaim Smith, from Fulgur
Abraxas: Issue 4, edited by Christina Oakley Harrington and Robert Ansell, from Fulgur
To Perfect This Feast: A Performance Commentary on The Gnostic Mass by James and Nancy Wasserman, a further revised third, and they say final, edition
Satanic Knit Baphomet Sweater from Shredders Knit Apparel
Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden by Aleister Crowley has been published by Edda Publications, Sweden, recently in a new edition, edited and with an introduction by Vere Chappell, illustrated by Fredrik Söderberg
Dragon Bones: Ritual, Myth and Oracle in Shang Period China by Jan Fries, from Avalonia UK
AMeTh Lodge Journal Vol I No 2 was recently issued for June 2013


The Art of Storytelling by Wage Beauty
Mystic Healer: Part One by Ardra Neala

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