Summary of the week ending Nov 2nd, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending November 2nd, 2013.


Unicursal DRUNKEN KISSES Poster

This Unicursal DRUNKEN KISSES 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 Liber Liberi vel Lapidus Lazuli.


The upcoming release of Magick, Music and Ritual 9 is planned around astronomical Samhain, when the Sun is at 15° Scorpio, on 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 been listening to it on repeat an unseemly number of 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

Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many by Erik Hornung, translated by John Baines, the 1996 first edition paperback from Cornell University Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Illustrations of Masonry by Capt William Morgan, a 1998 paperback reprint by CPA Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Secret Lore of Music: The Hidden Power of Orpheus by Hermetic Library figure Fabre d’Olivet, translated by Hermetic Library fellow Joscelyn Godwin, a new 1997 edition of Music Explained as Science and Art paperback from Inner Traditions, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Golden Thread: The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions by Hermetic Library fellow Joscelyn Godwin, with an foreword by Richard Smoley, a 2007 paperback from Quest Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland’s century, 1590–1710 by David Stevenson, a 2001 reprint of the 1990 first paperback edition from Cambridge University Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde by Hermetic Library fellow Joscelyn Godwin, the 1995 reissue paperback from Inner Traditions, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances Yates, the 2002 paperback from Routledge Classics, is part of the collection at the Reading Room

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Babalon added by Lvciana Vasconcelos
Hermeticism added by burr0ughs
naamah added by Delilah AbredelaVie
Lilith added by Delilah AbredelaVie
Untitled added by Nathan Arrington

Audio Pool

The First Insight added by Mphillips71
Colors that vanish added by Manuel Montero
A Light That Dwelt Within, a collaboration with Mukti, added by Anantakara
Do You Wish You Were A Star, a collaboration with ReV Chloe, added by Ralph Buckley
MicroSpaces Remix added by rfcl
Yesteryear’s Tears added by The OVRMN
Fringe Kissed added by Christopher Friesen

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin is due on December 1, 2013 from Aurum Press
Baphomet Burning Cigarette Pants and more are from Sharon Ehman’s Toxic Vision Clothing
Periphery by Alexx Bollen, a book that may be of interest
Introduction to Esoteric Hebrew on Nov 3, 2013, an online class with François Cartier
Silent Tarot Handmade Tarot Deck by Silent Citadel
A Little World Made Cunningly by Scott David Finch, is a graphic novel that may be of interest
Edmund: the Untold Story of the Martyr-King and His Kingdom by Mark Taylor, a recently released book
Pagan Britain by Ronald Hutton is due in February 2014 from Yale University Press

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