Summary of the week ending Nov 23rd, 2013

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending November 23rd, 2013.


Unicursal THANKSGIVING Poster

This Unicursal THANKSGIVING 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 Mass of the Phoenix.


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

On Holy Ground: A History of The Honorable Order of American Co-Masonry by Karen Kidd, a 2011 paperback from The Masonic Publishing Company, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
The Revival of Magick and Other Essays by Aleister Crowley, edited by Hymenaeus Beta, afterword by Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs, a 1998 paperback from New Falcon, the 2nd in the Oriflamme series, with cover design by John Bowie, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati by Robert Anton Wilson, illustrated by John Thompson, foreword by Timothy Leary, afterword by Saul-Paul Sirag, cover painting by Sallie Ann Glassman, cover design by James Wasserman’s Studio 31, the 1989 third printing from Falcon Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits by Robert Anton Wilson, the 1987 first Falcon Press paperback edition, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Cosmic Trigger II: Down to Earth by Robert Anton Wilson, cover painting by Aiden Willard Cole, cover design by James Wasserman’s Studio 31, the 1991 first printing from New Falcon Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death by Robert Anton Wilson, cover painting by S Jason Black, the 1995 first edition from New Falcon Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room
Ishtar Rising: Or, Why the Goddess Went to Hell and What to Expect Now That She’s Returning by Robert Anton Wilson, cover painting by Sallie Ann Glassman, cover and book design by James Wasserman’s Studio 31, the 1989 first edition from Falcon Press / Golden Dawn Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading

Anthology Project

A Ladder by Sun Duel
Enchanters by 0=2
Labyrinth by Radio Free Clear Light
hand in hand we explore the inferno by idaydream
The 57th Step of the Pyramid by Twelve Hides
Zum schwarzen Ferkel (Oktober Mix) by Antibarbarus
In the Company of the White Rabbit by Radio Free Clear Light

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Qsquare: the superposition of all permutated states of a magic square added by Kyla Dawn Clay
Tiled Qsquare added by Kyla Dawn Clay
Ouroborus and Hexagram added by Kain Morgenmeer
5+6=11 added by Kain Morgenmeer
Above and Below added by K Lenore Siner
Amoris Foedere added by K Lenore Siner
Heart Logic added by K Lenore Siner

Audio Pool

I Need a Shot of Your Love added by Monk Zylo
Arrival added by AnimaMundi
LEGO Photosynthesis Remix added by rfcl
Patterns in the sand added by Twelve Hides
Ultra Vesper added by dr guilty
The Word Of The Law added by aim23-93
Swamp God added by Galen Wade

Video Pool

The Book of Elements from Roland Quelven

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Spare: One Man Play opens Nov 21st, 2013 at Treadwell’s, and runs November 21-22 and 29-30


New Quietus feature on Coil, Coltrane and LSD mentions Aleister Crowley and more
Shallow Then Halo by Cocteau Twins
Heartbeat I & II by Hermetic Delight
Leonardo da Vinci’s viola organista made and played by Sławomir Zubrzycki

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