Summary of the week ending Oct 12th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending October 12th, 2013.


Unicursal PEACE PEACE PEACE Poster

This Unicursal PEACE PEACE PEACE 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 The Vision and The Voice in The Cry of the 23rd Aethyr, Which is Called TOR.


There are merely a couple of days left to the Fall 2013 call for submissions for 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

The Wine and the Will: Rabelais’s Bacchic Christianity by Florence M Weinberg, the 1972 first edition hardcover from Wayne State University Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Magicians of the Golden Dawn: A Documentary History of a Magical Order, 1887-1923 by Ellic Howe, with a foreword by Gerald Yorke, the 1984 second printing softcover from Samuel Weiser, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Equinox & Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn by Pat Zalewski and Chris Zalewski, part of the Llewellyn Golden Dawn Series, the 1992 first edition softcover from Llewellyn Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Inner Order Teachings of the Golden Dawn by Pat Zalewski, with an introduction by Nick Farrell, the 2006 softcover from Thoth Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
What You Should Know About The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie, with a foreword by Christopher S Hyatt, the fifth and enlarged 1988 printing of the paperback from Falcon Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Complete Golden Dawn Cipher Manuscript, Golden Dawn Studies Series Number 1, deciphered, translated and edited by Darcy Küntz, introduction by R A Gilbert, the 1996 first edition paperback from the Holmes Publishing Group, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Golden Dawn Source Book, Golden Dawn Studies Series Number 2, edited with introduction by Darcy Küntz, preface by R A Gilbert, the 1996 first edition paperback from the Holmes Publishing Group, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

One week left for submissions to the Fall 2013 Hermetic Library Album

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Untitled added by Agustin Croxatto
Untitled added by Sam W Cole

Audio Pool

Autumn added by AnimaMundi
Tomorrow Never Knows, a Beatles cover, added by Cowslanlr
Descent added by AnimaMundi
Ain Soph added by R Collier-Ford
Pimeyden ruhtinaan nimeen is an Ammattisikiö track added by Utu Lautturi
These Are Not Tears, a collaboration with Dave Migman, added by Audiothrillseeker
She Was A Psycho Killer! added by Monk Zylo

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Fumigations of the Seven Planets by S Aldarnay, is a recent release from Hadean Press
NUIT fashion
Goddess Nuit Kitty from The All Seeing Cat
Strange Factories, a new film written and directed by John Harrigan from FoolishPeople


The Primal Grimoire is a new web-based forum organized around the work and legacy of Kenneth Grant and the Typhonian Mysteries
Ouija Coffee Table
Dangerous Minds punks out before attending Aleister Crowley’s Gnostic Mass
Retreat! by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Music the Dead Can Hear at Observatory on Nov 8, 2013 at 8pm
It’s Aleister Crowley’s Birthday

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