Summary of the week ending Sep 14th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending September 14th, 2013.



This Village THE SOLDIER AND THE HUNCHBACK 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 Aleister Crowley‘s writings about the Soldier (!) and the Hunchback (?).


Today I announced the Fall 2013 call for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 9. Deadline for tracks is on October 15th, with a planned release around astronomical Samhain, when the Sun is at 15° Scorpio, which will be November 7th.

This 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 am 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.

Do consider checking out the previous releases, including the most recent, Magick, Music and Ritual 8, for Summer 2013. Please do check out the tracks and artists who have participated, and also head on over to the Anthology Project pages to check out all the other 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 upcoming 9th, which may be of interest if you want to catch up on collecting them all, or if you want a bunch of download codes to give as gifts.


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

Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus: History. Magick. Psychedelia. Ufology. by Paul Weston, the 2009 paperback from Avalonian Aeon Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Brotherhood of Light and Darkness by Jason Augustus Newcomb, the 2007 hardcover from New Hermetics Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
High Couch of Silistra by Janet E Morris, reviewed by T Polyphilus
A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema by Hermetic Library fellow Colin Campbell, the 2008 hardcover limited to 418 copies from Teitan Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Voudon Gnosis by David Beth, with an introduction by Michael Bertiaux, the 2010, revised and enlarged, standard edition hardcover from Fulgur Limited, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee. The Sigillum Dei Aemeth by Hermetic Library fellow Colin Campbell, the 2009 hardcover limited to 777 copies from Teitan Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Enochian Vision Magick: An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley by Lon Milo DuQuette, with foreword by Clay Holden, the 2008 paperback from Weiser Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Gnostic Mass added by Marjan Ŝetar
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
The Ereckian added by Sasha Chaitow
Bene-Satan added by Sasha Chaitow
Oannes and the World of Forms added by Sasha Chaitow
Genesis 3:24 added by Sasha Chaitow

Audio Pool

Sexual Darkness added by MagicK Nightz III
1904 added by MagicK Nightz III
Blood Eagle added by MagicK Nightz III
Crystal Castle 93 added by MagicK Nightz III
flight from purgatorio added by idaydream
Operating System added by rfcl
The Enemy added by AnimaMundi

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

The Fenris Wolf No 6, edited by Carl Abrahamsson, cover art by Fredrik Söderberg, published by Edda Publications, Sweden
Sexual Alchemy & Tarot: Understanding Crowley’s Thoth Deck, an online training session with Lon Milo DuQuette, offered through Thelesis Aura
The Dark Lord: H.P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant, and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic by Peter Levenda, from Ibis Press
Artwork for sale by Kyle Fite
Introduction to “Gnosticism”: Ancient Voices, Christian Worlds by Nicola Denzey Lewis, from Oxford University Press
Neo-Symbolist Salon at Corrala Cultural Center in Madrid from Oct 31-Nov 30, 2013
Mercurial, a new album in vinyl and digital from Johann Heyss


Initiation is teaser #6 for American Horror Story: Coven
Ferdinando Buscema: magic, wonder, and Boing Boing: Ingenuity

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