Summary of the week ending Oct 26th, 2013

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


Unicursal ASK SEEK KNOCK Poster

This Unicursal ASK SEEK KNOCK 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 Matthew 7:7 which appears in the final stanza of the Thelemic and Golden Dawn document Liber Librae.


The upcoming release of Magick, Music and Ritual 9 is planned 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

British Poets and Secret Societies by Marie Roberts, the 1986 first US printing hardcover from Barnes & Noble Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Daemon Tarot: The Forbidden Wisdom of the Infernal Dictionary is a book and deck of cards by Ariana Osborne, due from Sterling Ethos on November 5, 2013, and has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the publisher
Gentle Heretic by Lon Milo DuQuette, is the newest release from Ninety Three Records, which is already available for digital download and physical CDs, but is actually scheduled to officially release on Oct 31st, 2013, and has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the label
The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Frank Kermode, from Harvard University Press, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Éliphas Lévi and the Kabbalah – The Masonic and French Connection of the American Mystery Tradition by Robert L Uzzel, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Morphology of the Folktale (Publications of the American Folklore Society) by Vladimir Propp, the 1968 second revised and edited paperback edition published for The American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Research Center for the Language Sciences by University of Texas Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Geosophia: The Argo of Magic I by Jake Stratton-Kent, Encyclopaedia Goetica Volume II, the 2010 Bibliothèque Rouge paperback from Scarlet Imprint, 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

Sunset over Burial Mound added by Andrew J Cook
Stonehenge at sunset added by Andrew J Cook
Chalice Well Spring added by Andrew J Cook
The Torr added by Andrew J Cook
The Chalice Well added by Andrew J Cook
Ritual added by Kain Morganmeer

Audio Pool

Thorns of Karma added by Monk Zylo
Blumine added by dr guilty
Lego Photosynthesis added by rfcl
puce moment, with Catherine Gil Alcala, added by Manuel Montero
l’adventure de l’harpe orphique, with Catherine Gil Alcala, added by Manuel Montero
a series of Cartomancia del Tarot de Marsella por Eleodora Nesua tracks added by Manuel Montero
The Sacred Ground added by Glasgow’s Gideon Keys

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Eternal Fire Crown from Sharon Ehman’s Toxic Vision
The Wild Hunt 2013 Fall Funding Campaign
Oracle — Mystifying Playing Cards, a crowdfunding effort
The Testament of Cyprian the Mage by Jake Stratton-Kent has been announced by Scarlet Imprint
Events at Treadwell’s for November and December, 2013
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo Del Toro and Marc Zicree is due to release on October 29th, 2013
Pyramidox vel Heb á Qual by Michael Idehall, who is also a Hermetic Library anthology artist, is a work that will be available for pre-order on Oct 21st, 2013


Visions of Enchantment at Cambridge on Mar 17th-18th, 2014
Thunder Perfect Mind is a video of a Jordan Scott & Ridley Scott film for a 2005 Prada ad, staring Daria Werbowy, music composed by John Altman, and words selected from “Thunder, Perfect Mind”, one of the Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi
The Book of the Lost, a teaser trailer

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