Summary of the week ending Sept 28th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending September 28th, 2013.



This Unicursal FAILURE SUCCESS COURAGE 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 De Lege Libellum.


The Fall 2013 call for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 9 is open. 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

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke, reviewed by T Polyphilus
THEE PSYCHICK BIBLE: Thee Apocryphal Scriptures ov Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Third Mind ov Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, the 2010 paperback from Feral House, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Magic Goes Away by Larry Niven, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Conjuring Spirits: A manual of Goetic and Enochian Sorcery by Hermetic Library fellow Michael Osiris Snuffin, the 2010 hardcover from Concrescent Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture by Walter Kendrick, reviewd by T Polyphilus
Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler, the 1986 paperback from Beacon Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
H. P. Lovecraft’s Dark Arcadia: The Satire, Symbology and Contradiction by Gavin Callaghan, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Beast of deep desire added by Lvciana Vasconcelos.
The Cult of Elvis added by John Bell
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
Emerald Tablet Scroll added by namezong

Audio Pool

Reportage mystique added by Manuel Montero
Macedonian Love Song added by Manuel Montero
Sundogs part 1 added by i AM esper
Midnight Madness and the Rites of Eleusis added by Ralph Buckley
Jesus and The Devil added by Ralph Buckley
Théorie du Mannequin (le chasseur chassé) added by Manuel Montero

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, Vol 3 No 25, which is organized around the theme ‘Eros and Agape’, was released for the Autumnal Equinox 2013
Apocalypse, a shirt in The Dürer Series from Iuter
De Umbris Idearum: On the Shadows of Ideas & The Art of Memory by Giordano Bruno, translated and introduced by Scott Gosnell
Hermetic Art: Collectanea Hermetica Volume 3 from the Golden Dawn Research Trust
How to Make and Use Magickal Talismans and Amulets with Donald Michael Kraig, from Thelesis Aura Online Academy
SHADOW: Community of Dreamers is a crowdfunding effort to create “a mobile application that helps you remember and record your dreams”
Abramelin incense has arrived at the Hermetic Library courtesy of Coph Nia
The End of a Road by John M Allegro has recently been published in a second edition by Rousseau, etc.


Banned Books Week 2013, an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association, this year was September 22–28, 2013
UK Filter to Block ‘Esoteric Content’
The Private View at Portico Gallery, London, on Oct 4th, 2013, an art exhibition/installation, in part, by DOOMTUBE
All Hallow’s Read is a relatively new annual and seasonal event celebrated by giving someone a scary book to read.
Babalon Working, a trailer for Brian Butler’s film posted by MOCAtv

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