Summary of the week ending Oct 19th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending October 19th, 2013.



This Unicursal TRUE RELIGION NO SECT 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 the Thelemic and Golden Dawn document Liber Librae.


The deadline for submissions to the Fall 2013 call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 9 has passed. Planned release will be 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. The entire playlist has already come together. I’ve listened to it on repeat more than ten times and not only does it fit with the entire corpus of the anthology project, but it is itself a wonderfully coherent and fun journey. I can hardly wait for others to get to hear this when it releases!

Although I have previously mentioned this, I have now posted the 2014 anthology album artwork and design call for proposals. If you have an idea you’d like to suggest for the four covers in 2014, do get in contact; or, let others know to contact me if you think they may be interested in this.

I will accept proposals at least through November 31st, and hope to have a final decision no later than December 31st, if not earlier. Hard deadline for complete artwork and design from the selected artist, for at least the first in the sequence, the Hermetic Library Album for Winter 2014, will be Jan 15th, 2014.

While waiting for the release of the next anthology, 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

Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Enchanted Feminism: Ritual, Gender and Divinity Among the Reclaiming Witches of San Francisco by Jone Salomonsen, part of the Religion and Gender series, the 2002 first edition paperback from Routledge, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak by Charles Evans, foreword by Prince Philip, the 1956 hardcover from E P Dutton, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Marvel Boy by Grant Morrison and J G Jones, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Lectures on the Will to Know (Lectures at the College De France 1970-1971 and Oedipal Knowledge) by Michel Foucault, edited by Arnold I I Davison, translated by Graham Burchell, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Key to Solomon’s Key: Secrets of Magic and Masonry by Lon Milo DuQuette, with an introduction by James Wasserman, the 2006 first edition softcover, from the Consortium of Collective Consciousness, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Magical Revival by Kenneth Grant, the 2010 standard edition hardcover from Starfire Publishing, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

Zero days but a couple of hours left for submissions to the Fall 2013 Hermetic Library Album
2014 anthology album artwork and design call for proposals

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Untitled added by Sam W Cole
banishing pendant added by Kain Morgenmeer

Audio Pool

Active Resistance added by HOST
Alter Destiny added by Wendigo
Expiration Date added by Monk Zylo
Nature Has Won added by David B Metcalfe
A’ano’nin (26th Tunnel of Set) added by y3mk
Electric Sunbeam added by Ralph Buckley
Nukes in Iran and all the Internet spam added by Ralph Buckley

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Gentle Heretic by Lon Milo DuQuette
A Fascinating New Publication and an intriguing selection of Secondhand, Old, and Rare books, catalogue #112 from Weiser Antiquarian
The Best of the Equinox, Sex Magick: Volume III by Aleister Crowley, selected and introduced by Lon Milo DuQuette, from Weiser Books
The Thirteenth Path 1, a new occult journal from Aeon Sophia Press
The Essential Enochian Grimoire: An Introduction to Angel Magick from Dr John Dee to the Golden Dawn by Aaron Leitch, from Llewellyn Publications
The Heraldic Lenormand Cartomancy Deck from Spiritus Arcanum


Magic, charms and amulets at Horniman Museum on Oct 29th, 2013
Works by William Blake at Tate Britain through Jan 18, 2014
Museo de la España Mágica, a promotional video
Graeco-Egyptian Alchemy and The Occult Sciences in Byzantium, a paper and a book about occult practices in Byzantium
Technology Shabbat is a video by Tiffany Shlain

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