Summary of the week ending Sept 21st, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending September 21st, 2013.



This Unicursal JUSTICE LIGHT LIBERTY 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 few lines from Aleister Crowley‘s An Appeal to the American Republic.


This week 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 I can mix and match for you.


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 Magick of Thelema: A Handbook of the Rituals of Aleister Crowley by Lon Milo DuQuette, with foreword by Hymenaeus Beta, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
The Legacy of the Beast: The Life, Work, and Influence of Aleister Crowley by Gerald Suster, with foreword by Francis X King, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
Crowley’s Apprentice: The life and Ideas of Israel Regardie by Gerald Suster, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton, reviewed by T Polyphilus.
Secrets of a Golden Dawn Temple: The Alchemy and Crafting of Magickal Implements (Llewellyn’s Golden Dawn Series) by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
Magical Record of the Beast 666: The Diaries of Aleister Crowley, 1914–1920, edited with copious annotations by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge And Its Transmission Through Myth by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dachend, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Anthology Project

Hermetic Library album call for Fall 2013 submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 9

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Priestess Miriam’s Temple added by K Lenore Siner.
The Name of the Rose added by D Q.
Untitled added by Sam W Cole.
Emblem of the Magus of Death added by Otto Magus.
Thelemic Golden Dawn Rosy Cross added by Kyla Dawn Clay.

Audio Pool

Only Traces added by AnimaMundi.
hand in hand we explore the inferno added by idaydream.
Journey home in the rain added by Mphillips71.
A l’appui du rien (Nani o shiji suru) added by BISSECTA de KINSÂME.
THE VERY LAST DAYS added by Peter Heselton.
A Lost Ray Of The Moon added by anantakara.
Late Call to Uncle Lu (Calling Uncle Lucifer) added by Sonic Boom Sound Art.

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Clavis Journal, Vol 2: The Cloister Perilous, the Journal of Occult Arts, Letters and Experience which is a collaboration between Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press.
Used and Rare Books. September Miscellany, 2013, catalogue #111 from Weiser Antiquarian.
Events at Treadwell’s Books for October, 2013.
A Day for Patricia Crowther at The Belgrave Rooms on Sun Apr 6th, 2014 in Nottingham.
Occult Figures, an article by John MacDonald about the Windows to the Sacred: An Exploration of the Esoteric art exhibition touring in Australia, which is at the S H Ervin Gallery through September 29th, 2013.


A Preliminary Introduction to the Chamber of Superior Order by Gwiazdy i Lęk from Suffering Astrid.
The Chamber of Superior Order: First Unvealing by Gwiazdy i Lęk from Suffering Astrid.
Lessons in De Cultu ΘΕΛΗΜΑ 1 & 2, a set of lessons on the cultivation of Thelema, courtesy of Coph Nia, a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis in the valley of Eugene, OR, and Hermetic Library fellow David Richard Jones.
Merry Go ‘Round by Vandal Moon

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