Summary of the week ending Oct 5th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending October 5th, 2013.



This Unicursal THE PROPHETS IT DESERVES 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 Confessions in Chapter 86.


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

Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook by Hermetic Library fellow Joscelyn Godwin, the 1988 paperback from Arkana, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography, edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant, the 1971 paperback from Bantam Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Emergence of the Laity in the Early Church by Alexandre Faivre, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Hieroglyphic Monad by Dr John Dee, the 2000 paperback from Weiser Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, translated with commentary by Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey) and Nasrollah Pourjavady, the 1999 paperback new edition from Omega Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Abraxas 1, International Journal of Esoteric Studies, the inaugural Autumn Equinox 2009 standard issue from Fulgur, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Silk Milk Spool #4, the 2010 issue from Oryelle Defenestrate-Bascule’s Inspiralink Mulimedia Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

Two weeks left for submissions to the Fall 2013 Hermetic Library Album

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

As Above, So Below added by VictorianSpectre
The Hermetic Triumph added by Kain Morgenmeer
Untitled added by Sam W Cole
sulfur tree added by Kain Morgenmeer
Mirror added by Marjan Šetar

Audio Pool

DEVOOTIO added by Utu Lautturi
Mystery in Space added by Mphillips71
Sundogs part 2 added by i AM esper
Still added by AnimaMundi
Organic Alchemy added by rfcl
Sua odotetaan is an Ihmineläin track added by erisgumma
Shared Aim added by rcfl

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini is due out for October in new paperback and deluxe hardcover editions from Rizzoli
Aleister Crowley Horus Pose Kitty is a another Aleister Crowley / Hello Kitty sculpture by The All Seeing Cat
The Search for Abraxas by Nevill Drury and Stephen Skinner, is newly released from Salamander and Sons
The Incrmentalists by Steven Brust and Skylar White
Johannite Religious Education online course starting Oct 31st, 2013
Obeah: A Sorcerous Ossuary by Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold, with cover art by Kyle Fite, is a recent release from Hadean Press


The Book of Thel now available online from The William Blake Archive

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