Summary of the week ending Nov 16th, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending November 16th, 2013.


Unicursal STAR SOUL Poster

This Unicursal STAR SOUL 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 Rite of Jupiter.


Magick, Music and Ritual 9 has been released for astronomical Samhain, when the Sun is at 15° Scorpio, and is available for immediate digital download.

This Fall 2013 issue is the ninth in the series and completes the 2nd full year for the Anthology Project at the library. I’ve been listening to this playlist 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 hope you check out this issue with 16 tracks from new and returning artists, which also joins the ongoing series.

In addition to this newest release, please do check out all the tracks and artists who have participated in the entire series so far by headings on over to the Anthology Project pages to check out all the previous releases.

I also announced a special on digital downloads of the complete 2011-2013 collection which includes all 9 released anthology albums. This 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 them for you if you want more than one of a particular issue.


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.


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

Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin, due on December 1, 2013 from Aurum Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room courtesy of the publisher
Swordships of Scorpio by Alan Burt Akers, reviewed by T Polyphilus
A Season in Carcosa, edited by Joseph S Pulver Sr, reviewd by T Polyphilus
The Wedding Book: Alternative Ways to Celebrate Marriage by Howard Kirschenbaum and Rockwell Stensrud, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Eminent Victorian Chess Players: Ten Biographies by Tim Harding, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Madwoman of the Sacred Heart by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Jean Moebius Giraud, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Aethyr by Yöri Bjartsdottir
Mask of Winter by The Howling Larsons
The Silent Now by Arthur Loves Plastic
North (H3x3n Remix) by Yöri Bjartsdottir
Speculative Spectrum IX 2013 by United Gods
Return by Dessicant
Facing Destiny by Malifick Satyrino

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

code 93 universalis added by Kyla Dawn Clay
rose cross lamen variation added by Kyla Dawn Clay

Audio Pool

Istanbul merephantoms mix 2013 added by Christian Carrière
The Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill by Monk Zylo
Numiini added by erisgumma
The Vineyards of Engedis added by Twelve Hides
Golden Eyesage PsyRadioMix added by Nez Mirage
Someday Together – Live at Symbiosis 2 added by rfcl
No Tears added by dr guilty

Video Pool

Stones and Bones added by Glendalina Ziemba
Kiss the Cobra added by Marc Neys

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services


Philip H. Farber on Memetic Entities, a video from Imperium Pictures
Crowleymass at The Atlantis Bookshop on Sun Dec 1st, 2013 in London, including the opening of a new exhibit of art from the graphic novel Aleister Crowley: Wandering the Waste by Martin Hayes and R H Stewart

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